International Student Advisor - International Relations Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 4, 2016
Date of Posting: 
December 23, 2015
International Relations Office
International Student Advisor
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with education and experience

January 2016 – January 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island is seeking an individual to serve as one of its International Student Advisors, in the International Relations Office (IRO).


• The International Student Advisor will join the IRO team to support and advise international students in their orientation to, and success at, the University of Prince Edward Island
• The Advisor will also assist other university service sectors to support international students.  Responsibilities will include ensuring a smooth transition for international students, providing guidance and support, liaising with departments and faculties, and facilitating student participation in a range of social and cultural activities at UPEI and within the larger Island community
• The Advisor will also work with and support other programs relating to the welfare and success of our students, such as the Buddy Program and World University Service of Canada (WUSC)


• A University degree in a relevant field (eg. Humanities, Social Sciences, Education)
• A minimum of 2 year’s experience working in a university environment. A combination of education and professional work experience relevant to this position will also be considered
• Experience in personal counseling, mediation, and/or conflict resolution
• Experience working with international students and/or people from different cultures
• Superior interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• An understanding of and sensitivity toward cross-cultural situations
• The ability to communicate in a language or languages other than English, and/or a previous experience in a foreign country, would be considered 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 (

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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