Position: Career Advisor and Educator
Deadline: July 6, 2020
Job Description / Duties
Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Student Success and working with other members of the Dean’s Office, and the Student Success Team, the Career Advisor and Educator will be responsible for developing and delivering career education programs for students at Victoria University (Victoria College and Emmanuel College). The Career Educator and Advisor will play a significant role in the development and support of the Vic Ready program, preparing students for success through and beyond university.
The Career Educator and Advisor will develop strong working relationships with academic and co-curricular partners at Victoria University and in the broader University of Toronto community. This position will also work with students and student groups to: identify opportunities for career education; develop and deliver career education programming; prepare students for career exploration activities; monitor progress and assess learning outcomes related to career education activities.
Working with other offices at Victoria University, and in collaboration with the University of Toronto Career Centre staff, the incumbent will ensure that all students involved in career learning have appropriate opportunities for pre-placement skill building and post-placement facilitated reflection and integration of learning. This position also designs, implements and interprets assessment projects related to student career development learning outcomes. The Career Educator will work actively to develop and implement initiatives that foster career planning competencies.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Master’s degree in student development, leadership development, higher education, or adult education or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
Minimum 5 years experience in an experiential program delivery environment, with an emphasis on project and program development, implementation, assessment, group facilitation and group reflection, preferably within an educational setting, or the non-profit sector. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to research, learn and utilize theoretical approaches and best-practices for career education, particularly in an online/virtual environment. Demonstrated experience building relationships with academic and co-curricular partners, students and student groups.
Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and well-developed technology skills including locating and evaluating relevant material using the Internet and database searches; comfort with automated computer systems (e.g. job search databases) and electronic learning tools e.g. blogs, social networking, e-learning, video clips. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven track-record designing and implementing interactive learning opportunities including the delivering workshops, webinars, and leading online discussions. Demonstrated experience developing rubrics to assess learning outcomes. Sound presentation and public speaking skills utilizing new technology, humour and creativity.
Proven knowledge of experiential learning models, pedagogy and andragogy. Ability to exercise initiative, creativity, and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to create an effective, multi-modal learning environment for students. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment in a busy, deadline driven workplace. Ability to work in a highly diverse University community and to work constructively and cooperatively with a variety of campus partners in order to foster and support an environment of trust, respect and collaboration. Demonstrated experience that indicates personal commitment to innovation, teamwork, flexibility and integrity. Working knowledge of career development, student development and other related theories. Commitment to continuous professional learning and development.
Union (USW Local 1998) – Office of the Dean of Students
Posting Date: June 22, 2020
Closing Date: July 6, 2020
Position Title: Career Advisor and Educator
Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Type of Appointment: Term position (expected duration August 2020 - May 2021)
Salary: Salary: $70,457 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,103
To Apply (Internal Candidates)
Internal candidates are asked to submit their applications online by logging onto Dayforce. Please visit https://www.vicu.utoronto.ca/careers/ and click Internal Opportunities to login and apply.
Note: Please apply by submitting your full application under one file (Word Doc or PDF).
Victoria University thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted
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