Dual Credit Coordinator
Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, BC
The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is responsible for the academic direction and fiscal management of the academic programs and initiatives of the University, the promotion of excellence in scholarship. The Manager is responsible for ensuring the Office's processes support the coordination and integration of the diverse planning processes.

Employment Group
ADMIN
Position Number
00903
Division
Provost and Vice-President Academic
Department
Office of the Provost
Campus
Nanaimo campus
Appointment Type
Regular Part-time
FTE
0.60
Workload
21 hours per week
Pay Level
Excluded Pay Band 6
Appointment Start Date
05/02/2019
Posting Restrictions
Subject to ADMIN Job Evaluation
Applicant Documents
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Referees/ References
Posted Date
11/01/2019
Closing Date
23/01/2019
Job Reference
376

Duties:
Reporting to the Provost Office, the Dual Credit Coordinator works in partnership with Deans, Associate Deans, and School Districts in the ongoing administrative development and operation of Dual Credit programs at Vancouver Island University. The Dual Credit Coordinator supports secondary students to pursue education at the post-secondary level and to obtain qualifications for local employment opportunities.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice-President, Academic, the Registrar, and the Dual Credit Oversight Committees, the Dual Credit Coordinator is responsible for tasks and areas identified by Deans, Dual-Credit oversight committees, Campus Principals, and others who are connected to Dual Credit programs.

The Dual Credit Coordinator will create a single point of access at the VIU Nanaimo campus to provide information about, and to assist in the implementation of, dual-credit programming. Additionally, this position will streamline School Districts' overall experience interacting with VIU on dual credit activities. The Dual Credit Coordinator will also liaise with dual-credit coordinators at the regional Campuses (Cowichan and Powell River).

The Dual Credit Coordinator's duties include, but are not limited to:

Serve as the primary point of contact for secondary students, parents, Deans, and School District personnel, for Dual Credit activities.
Be the main point of contact for instructors working with secondary students, as needed.
Liaise with regional campuses and collaborate with VIU faculty, VIU Dual Credit oversight committees, the High School at VIU, and School District teachers and administrators on the implementation of Dual Credit courses and programs.
Demonstrate a strong service orientation and maintain positive relationships with members of the Mid-Island Partnership agreement (MIP) and internal VIU stakeholders.
Identify and pursue opportunities to communicate Dual Credit opportunities and increase awareness and uptake of Dual Credit opportunities (e.g., presentations, PAC meetings)
Collaborate with secondary students, parents, and other stakeholders, to connect resources to reduce barriers and resolve issues. Collaborate with VIU Industry Training Authority personnel on reporting and other matters.
Facilitate referrals to supports (e.g., tutoring, counseling, disability supports) for secondary students attending course(s) on campus. Develop and provide student orientations, interviews, parent orientations, social events, and teacher team meetings.
Contribute to the MIP agreement and operating procedures, as needed. Participate on Dual Credit committees; bring forward, discuss, and resolve issues with Dual Credit processes.
Retain Dual Credit records and collaborate on contract templates and formatting.
Collaborate and liaise with the Office of the Registrar and the Office of University Planning and Analysis on Dual Credit data-gathering and reporting.
Analyze, recommend, and continuously improve Dual Credit practices, as needed.
Exhibit professionalism and a high standard of ethical behaviour.

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree (Student Personnel, Social Work, Adult Education, Counselling, Education, or similarly relevant field) from an appropriately accredited institution.
Minimum three years demonstrated experience with relevant student program planning, student development, and the organization, implementation and evaluation of student-related initiatives.
Demonstrated awareness of, and ability to respond to, the developmental needs of a diverse student population.
Demonstrated excellence in communication with diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated excellence in public speaking, group presentations, and group facilitation.
Demonstrated proficiency with technology relevant to the position, including Microsoft Office, student information systems, and relational database programs.
Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence and a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters Degree (Student Personnel, Social Work, Adult Education, Counselling, Education, or similarly relevant field) from an appropriately accredited institution. Experience in a post-secondary institution. Familiarity with BC Colleges, Institutes and University systems, programs, services, policies and procedures, especially in Trades. Familiarity with VIU's learner support programs and services.

Note:
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.