Education Officer - Faculty of Education (reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 1, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 25, 2014
Faculty of Education
Education Officer (reposted)
Part-time Term
Hours of Work: 

16.75 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

As soon as possible until January 9, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Faculty of Education invites applications for the position of Education Officer [EO]. This is a term replacement position which will provide a variety of support services to the Faculty. Reporting directly to the Dean of Education, the EO will liaise closely with the Undergraduate and Graduate Program Co-ordinators, and with a variety of important service units across campus.


Essentially the duties of the Education Officer will fall in to three (3) areas, each of which will take precedence during a specific part of the year but all of which will nonetheless extend over the period of the term.

Recruitment and Marketing: In the fall semester the primary focus of the position will be on the recruitment of students into the Faculty of Education. The Faculty offers a wide variety of programs, from professional certificates to the PhD, and including both the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees. Our students include undergraduates who wish to continue their studies to the BEd and become school teachers; mature students who are seeking a mid-career change; adult educators who wish to upgrade their professional skills and qualifications; new immigrants to Canada who wish to convert their credentials to a Canadian standard; established teachers who wish to study for the MEd; Canadian and international educators who hope to achieve the PhD; and so forth. In this part of the role the incumbent will work closely with the recruitment officers in Student Services. The EO, guided by a number of Faculty committees, will be responsible to develop and implement a strategy to increase the number of qualified applicants to our programs. As the Faculty offers specializations in French, Adult, Indigenous and International education, the ability to engage with Francophone, Aboriginal, mature and EAL students is a requirement for the position. The work will require travel around the Maritimes and, perhaps, nationally. Working with various forms of social media will be an essential part of the position.

Admissions: In the winter semester the primary focus of the position will be on managing the admissions process for the Faculty. Working closely with the Office of the Registrar, the EO will ensure that all student files are complete and will coordinate the competitive selections process for our programs. S/he will also act as an initial point of contact with potential students, providing them with information about our programs, pre-requisite courses and qualifications, admissions standards, and so forth. The EO will liaise with our Admissions Committee and the Undergraduate and Graduate Program Coordinators to facilitate the admissions processes.

Alumni: Over the spring and summer, the primary focus of the EO will be on the development and maintenance of a data base of alumni from the Faculty of Education. Working closely with the UPEI Alumni Office, the incumbent will establish a data base of alumni from the 2012 graduation cohort and then establish methods by which that data base may be comprehensively developed to include previous graduates, and be effectively maintained. S/he will also liaise with the Advancement Office to coordinate fund raising initiatives which involve alumni. Organizing the annual Faculty of Education reunion event celebration will also be an important task for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS: University degree with several years of related work experience. Other equivalencies will be considered. Given the multi-faced nature of the work, the ideal candidate for this position will have excellent oral and written skills in both English and French and be a professionally qualified person who is empathetic to the needs of potential teachers. In addition to excellent interpersonal and communication skills, s/he will have a good understanding of information technology and computer applications, specifically an ability to construct and maintain data bases, and will hold a clean driving license.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.


Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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