This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Management
The Educator, Career and Experiential Learning, supports undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts to become career-ready graduates - able to translate career learning from their academic, co-curricular and extracurricular experiences in relation to the ongoing development of their personal and professional identities. In partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Academic departments, the Educator, Career and Experiential Learning, will use career development and experiential learning theories, principles, and tools to positively impact a range of career development programs and services; develop and implement processes that prepare and guide student's critical reflection on their career development through their experiential learning; and connect students to career building opportunities within and beyond the university. This position will also provide one-to-one career advising to students, foster leadership and professional skills development, and grow mentorship opportunities for students. Across all programs, the incumbent will evaluate career learning and development as a result of participation in experiential education programs.
This is a dual-report position. The incumbent reports to the Manager, Career and Professional Development in the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers (CSI&C) and the Associate Dean of Student Success in the Faculty of Arts. The CSI&C and Faculty of Arts work in partnership to support students in the Faculty of Arts to become career-ready graduates and develop their ability to articulate the association between their curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with their emerging personal and professional identities.
The CSI&C supports new students to become successful university learners, prepared to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. CSI&C provides all UBC students access and connection to workplace learning, mentoring, volunteer and leadership opportunities; and offers career and employment-related programs and services to students, academic departments, employers, and alumni.
To effectively deliver services that meet the career and professional development needs of students, the incumbent initiates, develops, and maintains excellent working relationships with colleagues in the Faculties and the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers. The incumbent implements his/her work in full consideration of the needs of students and in support of articulated Faculty-specific priorities.
Externally, the Advisor develops and maintains relationships with alumni and current and prospective employers that build resources and programs to support undergraduate and graduate career development and learning. The incumbent may be required to supervise and train student staff and volunteers and assist with training and supervision of support staff and training of new advisors, coordinators and consultants within Centre for Student Involvement & Careers.
The Educator, Career and Experiential learning uses in-depth knowledge and understanding of career development and experiential learning to design, deliver, and evaluate educative programs that support the professional and career development of UBC Arts students.
Design, deliver and evaluate educative programs and services to help students:
- Intentionally seek out experiential learning opportunities to inform their emerging curiosities and professional aspirations
- Plan their participation in experiential learning opportunities and to critically reflect on the possible career learning opportunities within these experiences.
- Understand the relevance of their disciplinary and non-disciplinary based experiential learning to the ongoing development of their professional identities
- Make choices about their academic program that are guided by an awareness of themselves, and the connections between their discipline and their ongoing career development
Career Building programs and resources:
Design, deliver and evaluate career building programs and resources which leverage current/leading practices within the fields of career development, experiential learning and student affairs.
- Advise, coach and educate students, using a wide variety of platforms and approaches, about career development learning topics, including: career exploration, choosing a major of study, understanding labour market trends, gaining work and volunteer experience, resumes, CVs, job and professional school interviews, networking, professional skills development, mentoring and connecting to the workplace community.
- Develop, implement, and assess programs and resources that develop graduating student outcomes and attributes as outlined by the Faculty of Arts and Academic Departments.
- Foster student leadership through advising, training, and professional development support for student clubs, organizations, and teams. Contribute to the success and sustainability of student-led initiatives.
- Maintain and build relationships with employers and other members of workplace community that build resources and programs to support undergraduate career development and experiential learning. In collaboration with the Employer Relations Team and student clubs, the Co-op Offices, and Alumni Affairs, initiates connections with visiting employers at career fairs, information sessions, mentoring events, and workshops.
- Build and maintain opportunities for students to connect with and learn from employers and other members of workplace community. For example, invites and prepares employers (e.g. recruiters, HR managers) and professional association members, as subject matter experts, to participate in career development programs.
Faculty and Departmental Support:
Collaborate with Faculty and Academic Departments to develop and evaluate customized events and programs for students and alumni.
- This includes planning and design of programs, promotion, coordinating faculty or industry participation, and coordinating the involvement of other members of the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers and/or other student affairs staff. These events may include career fairs, Career Expos, Speaker Series, departmental career/majors-specific events, What can I do with my major web pages, majors exploration events, student leadership development training/programs, web resources, peer mentoring groups, workshops, etc.
- Foster an inclusive and respectful learning environment where all students have the opportunity to thrive professionally, academically, and personally. This includes work with faculty, staff, and students to support distinct populations within the Faculty and to prepare students for success after graduation.
Program Management and Assessment:
- Participate in evaluation of programs and services. Collect and record statistical information and feedback. Analyze, documents and report results, integrate suggestions and improvements into programs and services.
- Leads and participates in projects to develop and implement a variety of career and experiential learning initiatives. Works in collaboration with multiple stakeholders to set project goals, timelines, scope, processes, manage communication among project participants, identify obstacles, plan and chair meetings, track timelines, evaluate outcomes, etc.
- Contribute to strategic planning processes and setting of goals and priorities. Assist in planning, scheduling and coordinating the activities of career education and student leadership team.
- Assist in marketing and promotion of programs and events to students, alumni, faculty, academic departments, and the workplace community.
- Assist in training of professional staff, student staff and volunteers, including peer educators and coaches.
- Undertake other related duties as assigned.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Bachelor's degree required, Graduate degree an asset.
Certification in MBTI, True Colours, StrengthsFinder, or other human capital assessment tools is an asset. Minimum of four years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in career services, experiential learning, university/college student affairs, human resources, business or related field.
Experience working with faculty, students and staff in a post-secondary institution is desirable.
Experience leading and participating in projects involving multiple stakeholders.
Experience using web-based platforms and instructional technology to teach and engage students in career development is preferred. Supervisory experience
Experience recruiting, selecting, training, and managing performance of employees or volunteers. Ability to advise and instruct students and alumni on a variety of career and professional development and work search topics such as career and major exploration; reflective learning practices and articulation of knowledge, skills, and experience; resumes, cover letters, CV, interviews; networking; labour market information, etc.
Exceptional presentation and public speaking skills. Experience creating and delivering student leadership, career and professional development, and work search instructional workshops.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to coach and advise student groups and organizations.
Demonstrated competence in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and special events.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Excellent computer skills - proficient in full suite of MS Office tools. Experience with social software and networking applications such as blogs (Wordpress and Drupal), podcasts, wiki's, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google docs, etc., are assets.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to work effectively with all levels of University personnel.
Some evening and weekend work required. Must be able to accommodate flexible hours to attend events, deliver workshops, or provide training on evenings and weekends.
The incumbent acts independently, often without direct supervision, but within established guidelines. Keeps the Manager, Career and Professional Development and Associate Dean, Student Success informed through informal and formal communication. The incumbent must exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions and planning and executing services and programs. Must demonstrate tact and diplomacy with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public. Works in close cooperation with other career education and student leadership staff within Student Development and Services and within the Faculties.
May train and supervise support staff, student assistants and/or volunteers. Assists in training of new management and professional staff in the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Consequences of decisions can affect future career management and may affect employment outcomes for students. Ineffective recruitment advice would have a serious negative impact on relationships with UBC students, faculty and departments, employers, and alumni. Dissatisfied prospective and current students and/or alumni may contribute to poor public relations for the University, which in turn would have a negative effect on the University's ability to raise funds and attract and retain outstanding students.
Salary: $58,543.00 - $84,336.00
Please submit a resume and cover letter by October 10, 2016 at UBC e-Recruit www.hr.ubc.ca/careers. The full role description is posted on the site. UBC provides competitive salaries, health benefits, pension plan, and professional development opportunities. Review “What we Offer” on the Career site for further details.
The University of British Columbia, one of the world's best universities, is known for its academic excellence, top caliber students, and international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is a hub that facilitates and enhances student learning through career building enriched educational experiences. Through orientation and peer mentoring, the Centre supports new students to become successful university learners, prepared to achieve their personal and career goals. It is a central point for all graduate and undergraduate students and employers on the UBC Vancouver campus to meet, connect, network and build relationships; as well as to research and explore career options. The Centre provides students with access and connection to workplace learning, mentoring, volunteer and leadership opportunities; and offers career and employment-related services to students, academic departments, employers, parents, and alumni.