Academic Advisor - Saskatoon Campus
First Nations University of Canada
Saskatoon, SK
First Nations University of Canada

Academic Advisor

Saskatoon Campus

The First Nations University of Canada, Department of Student Success Services is accepting applications for a full-time, permanent, Academic Advisor at the Saskatoon Campus.

The Organization:
The First Nations University stands at the forefront of Indigenous Education in Canada. Under the guidance of Elders and First Nations communities, the University offers a holistic and innovative academic environment that provides a superior educational experience to students of all Nations. First Nations University of Canada is a federated college of the University of Regina, and its academic programs are accredited through that institution.

The Position:
Academic advising at First Nations University of Canada is a developmental process that considers students’ academic needs, goals, interests and prior education. Academic advisors promote student success and increase student enrollment and retention by promoting programs and services, recruiting for programs and referring students in need of additional resources. Advisors are also responsible for understanding and interpreting the university’s policies and academic options of all programs to help facilitate the student’s academic success. This position reports to the Director of Student Success Services.

The successful candidate will:
Help students make informed decisions about their educational goals
Refer students to other departments, agencies, institutions and services
Research and develop resources to assist students in understanding academic regulations, policies, procedures and programs
Research and provide input into the development of policies, processes and programs
Promotion, recruitment and department development
Act as an agent of the Registrar

The ideal candidate must possess the following:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Two to three years’ experience in academic advising or related careers in post-secondary education
Broad knowledge of the Saskatchewan post-secondary education system and community resources
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to provide outstanding customer service
Understanding and appreciation of First Nation values, norms, and traditions. Ability to speak a First Nations language is an asset
Working knowledge of the uniqueness of the FNUniv and its relationship with First Nation communities and the University of Regina
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and experience with Banner
Experience working with mature students
Be a self-motivator who can work to achieve results while ensuring attention to detail and compliance with reporting requirements

Salary: Determined by URFA APT Collective Bargaining agreement. Paygrade 4 – ($54,181-$72,052)

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Application Procedure:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: The First Nations University of Canada relies on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give preference in employment for this position; therefore please indicate your status on the cover letter.

Applications should include:
Cover letter and resume with three references
Knowledge and experience that demonstrates that you are qualified for the position

To apply for this position please apply online at FNUniv only accepts online applications.

The deadline for application is Sunday, November 3, 2019.

First Nations University of Canada would like to thank you for your interest and to all those that applied; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information: Enquiries should be directed to Human Resources at (306) 790-5950 ext. 2505