Career Practitioner - Office of Skills Development and Learning (Grant Funded)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Date of Posting: 
October 18, 2016
Office of Skills Development and Learning
Career Practitioner
Full Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$46,451 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded – Off Scale)

As soon as possible to March 31, 2017 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Office of Skills Development and Learning at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications to fill a Career Practitioner Position.


Core responsibilities for the position will include working with the Career Counsellor by assisting with the delivery of career related services through workshops and presentations (on such topics as résumé and cover letter development and writing, interview skills, job search strategies) and coordinating different career related events and activities for the student body.

Duties will include:
● Deliver career and employment information one-on-one, in small groups and classroom settings
● Assist with the development of  career and employment information and provide students with relevant and helpful career and employment resources
●  Develop and implement strategies to engage students in the career development process, which would include in-person and social media strategies
● Create, coordinate and execute career related events such as career fairs, panels, information sessions, workshops, etc.
● Assist in marketing and promoting Career Services programs to students, staff, faculty, university partners, and workplace community
● Collaborate with faculty departments to develop, implement, and evaluate customized events and programs for students
● Deliver presentations regarding career and employment related topics and other related presentations deemed necessary
● Establish and maintain networks with employers, and professional associations and organizations that support the career development process
● Maintain and update career resource materials which would include maintaining and refreshing the career employment website
● Other duties as required


● Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and relevant work experience in the area of career development
● Experience advising and instructing post-secondary students on a variety of career development and work search issues such as career exploration, résumés, cover letters, networking, interviewing, and labour market information
● Proven competence in planning and conducting career focused events
● Experience leading and participating in projects involving multiple stakeholders
● Experience creating and delivering career and work search instructional workshops
● Strong writing, presentation and public speaking skills
● Experience using web-based platforms and instructional technology to teach and engage students in career development issues
● Experience with social media software and networking applications such as blogs, podcasts, LinkedIn and Twitter
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong computer skills including MS Office tools, Google Applications and Moodle
● Ability to collaborate in a team environment and to work effectively with all levels of University personnel

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 (

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): 

C. Breau

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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