Student Advisor - Work Integrated Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Date of Posting: 
October 4, 2017
Work Integrated Learning
Student Advisor
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

 37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with experience

As soon as possible for One (1) Year Term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

UPEI’s Office of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a new unit reporting to the Vice President Academic and Research with a mandate to expand the range of experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities for UPEI students.   In collaboration with Career Services, Co-operative Education and other members of the WIL team, the WIL Student Advisor will work directly with students preparing them to be successful in obtaining internships, practicums, and other forms of experiential learning.


• Work closely with WIL Project Lead to enhance career preparation for UPEI students
• Provide coaching to students as they develop individual action plans and career portfolios
• Develop training modules for student mentors
• Recruit and train student mentors
• Gather and organize information so that it is readily accessible to students
• Stay current with all experiential and WIL opportunities available to students
• Promote experiential and work integrated learning to students
• Assist in developing certificates in leadership training and intercultural competencies


• An undergraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g.: Humanities, Counselling, Education); a master’s degree would be considered an asset
• Experience in designing curricula, training materials
• Demonstrated experience in a teaching, coaching, mentoring or related leadership role; experience working in a post-secondary environment would be considered an asset
• Competence with computers and technology:  MS Office Suite, researching, organizing and analyzing information. Skilled in using emergent technologies, social media/promotion
• Must demonstrate excellent English proficiency and competence with Moodle or similar course management systems
• An understanding of and sensitivity to cross-cultural experiences and educational backgrounds, and work culture in other countries
• Outstanding relationship management skills, ability to take initiative, and comfort with making presentations and interacting in groups 

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 ( 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): 

T. Corman

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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