BCIT’s Program Advising department is seeking an enthusiastic, positive individual for a temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE) Program Advisor position. As a Program Advisor, you are equally comfortable in a recruiting and an advising role. Program Advisors provide guidance on the complexities of BCIT’s educational options and support students through their complete student lifecycle from pre-admission through to graduation. Program Advisors work collaboratively with departments within the Registrar’s Office, Student Services and academic areas to effectively communicate information for students to meet their educational goals, make informed choices and access appropriate services.
Full-time studies Advisors have a heavy emphasis on recruitment. Each Advisor will actively support the PSBC High School Liaison outreach activities (on-line for Fall 2020). When safe, other off campus activities include career and trade fairs, presentations to agencies and large employers. On campus and/or virtual recruiting events include BCIT Big Info nights and individual program information sessions in the evenings. The remainder of includes advising by telephone, virtual appointment and email.
Part-time Studies Advisors work one-on-one with prospective and current part-time studies students to assist them in course and program selection to meet their educational and career goals. You will bring strong facilitation, organizational and administrative skills to this high volume role. When in-person advising resumes, part-time advisors work a minimum of one evening per week and be on rotation to provide service at our Downtown Campus. You will be required to work a Saturday during part-time studies term start and available to attend in-person and/or virtual evening information sessions
Duties & Responsibilities
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist students to make informed decisions about their educational options (through full-time or/and part-time) by consulting and guiding students to assess program and course selection needs, advising on specific program entrance requirements and processes, providing successful applicant profile information and strategies for admission to competitive programs, advising students on transfer credit, advanced placement and laddering options to higher credentials and providing appropriate agency, counselling and faculty referrals
Understand the unique needs and complexities of our diverse student population and facilitate the appropriate referrals to specialized services
Deliver immediate support to students in distress; follow up with appropriate referrals
Maintain knowledge of labour market trends, education systems and BCIT policies and services
Research and update resources to maintain current and in-depth knowledge of programs
Promote and recruit by participating in PSIBC (Post-secondary Institutions of BC) high school liaison visits, providing follow-up visits with high schools students and counsellors, participating in external community events and career fairs, and developing and maintaining strong relationships with high school counsellors and educators
Administer Part-time Studies Programs, which involves approving and processing program declarations within timelines, facilitating program modifications and course substitutions, processing transfer credit requests and auditing BCIT credentials within convocation deadlines
Contribute to departmental initiatives including assigned projects/duties.
BCIT Diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree preferred
Minimum of two years’ work experience in a similar role
Comprehensive knowledge of BCIT programs, systems and services
An excellent working knowledge of the BC post-secondary educational system, particularly in relation to technology and trades training programs, including career opportunities and labour market trends
Demonstrated ability and experience working with and advising youths, adults and a multicultural population.
Demonstrated ability to make formal, effective presentations, and in public speaking
Must be able to work independently and as a team player
Must be able to perform duties professionally and tactfully under pressure
Superior time management and organizational skills, and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent written and oral communication, using tact, diplomacy and cultural sensitivity
Computer literacy and keyboarding skills; specifically including a student information systems (such as Banner) and Microsoft Office applications, plus the ability to use other software programs as required; experience with multimedia software preferred
Valid BC Driver’s License and access to reliable personal transportation – mileage will be compensated
Ability to lift and carry supplies and equipment up to approximately 20 pounds.
Please note: It is anticipated that this position will work from home for the majority of time for the duration of the contract. The successful applicant for this position must be able to travel for 1-2 weeks at a time, up to 3 times between September and December as well as work at least one to two evenings per week. In addition, you will be scheduled, periodically, to work on weekends.
BENEFITS OF WORKING AT BCIT:
Being a part of BC’s Top 100 Employers, and a member of the CCDI.
A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a superb pension plan.
Access to Professional Development Funds and opportunities for career development.
Increase your knowledge with Tuition waivers for BCIT courses.
Enjoy subsidized parking and discounted access to our fitness facilities (including classes like Yoga and Zumba).
Additional Wellness and Employee Assistance programs.
Salary Range 50,043 to 62,105 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Salary based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement.
Posting Category Administration
School/Service Area Office of the Registrar
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCIT Faculty and Staff Association (FSA)
Job Status Temporary
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 08/31/2020
Anticipated End Date 04/30/2021
Competition Number 20FSA197
Competition Open Date 08/12/2020
Competition Close Date 08/16/2020
Open Until Filled?
Quicklink for Posting http://careers.bcit.ca/postings/3222