AVC Wellness Facilitator - Dean's Office - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Date of Posting: 
September 15, 2017
Atlantic Veterinary College
AVC Wellness Facilitator - Dean's Office
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

22.5 hours per week


Commensurate with experience

October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in collaboration with the Department of Student Affairs at UPEI is looking for a Wellness Facilitator.  This person needs to be dynamic, self-starting, results driven and an out-of-the-box thinker who can collaborate with groups on campus. This person will report to the Director of Wellness Programming at the AVC and work closely with the AVC Associate Dean Academic and Student Affairs.  The successful candidate will be an active member of   the AVC wellness programming committee by initiating and facilitating activities.  This position will be located in the AVC building and working primarily with AVC students, staff and faculty but will also work closely with the UPEI Student Affairs Team. 


• Promote, facilitate and coordinate mental health programming and prevention programs for our students
• Meet one on one with AVC students for support, be an academic coach, help coordinate a peer-mentor/counselling program and work on standard prevention programming for our campus community
• The Wellness Facilitator will be tasked with looking at the student experience and our campus life culture to proactively ensure AVC students have the healthiest educational experience possible
• Ensure a holistic approach to student wellness and be competent and comfortable talking about and providing programming around topics which involve the whole student 
• Assist with existing outreach efforts as well as develop and oversee new outreach programming for AVC students


• A Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of three-year’s experience working with post-secondary students
• Previous experience working with students in professional graduate programs is an asset
• Experience coordinating and delivering wellness programs for students is an asset
• Experience working one-on-one with students in crisis is an asset
• Background in leadership role is essential
• Experience coordinating large scale events for a post-secondary student
• Demonstrated experience delivering programming to students, such as Bringing in the Bystander
• Ability to maintain a professional attitude with students, staff and faculty
• Certificate in Mental Health First Aid is an asset
• Knowledge around alcohol awareness and mental wellness initiatives is essential
• Flexibility of work time is important
• Experience working with a diverse community is an asset

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr). Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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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