Reporting to the Associate Director of the Advising Centre, the Academic Advisor will deliver holistic, integrated advising to prospective and current students. The advisor delivers quality advising practices for the support of domestic and International students in a range of programs. The duties include assessment interviews, program planning, and creating individual academic success plans.
The advisor assists students to support career goals with strong academic planning; and collaborates on and participates in student orientations and other student engagement events and will develop and instruct workshops on relevant topics. The advisor determines the special advising needs of certain sub-populations of students and develops programming and strategies to support these students; collaborates with other academic support areas to deliver supports that meet the needs of the students. The advisor will maintain currency on program and curriculum changes; ensure the currency and relevancy of advising practices; liaise with external and internal stakeholders; and promote the philosophy of post-secondary education. They will act as a student liaison and advocate as well as act as a resource for instructional faculty and administration with respect to the development of programs, admissions and policies. This is a multi-campus position and the candidate must be available to work some evenings.
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution is required with at least two years’ experience in student academic advising in a post-secondary environment.
The successful candidate will have:
Demonstrated collaborative, inclusive, relational approach to working with others
Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication, including attention to the audience
Demonstrated problem-solving skills, creativity, resourcefulness
Experience in the development and delivery of presentations
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, including teambuilding
Evidence of ongoing professional development relevant to the position
Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of students, including subpopulations within
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Banner and Achieve Appointment Manager software is an asset;
Evidence of a strong commitment to the ethical and professional standards (FOIPPA regulations) of providing service to students
Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the unceded (ancestral) territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in S’olh Temexw (Our World; Our Land). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó: lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and our Education Plan. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.
UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.
UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.