ADS Level 5 - International Student Immigration Advisor - International Relations Office

Competition Number: 
132E16
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Date of Posting: 
December 23, 2016
Department: 
International Relations Office
Position: 
ADS Level 5 - International Student Immigration Advisor
Contract: 
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

18.75 hours per week 

Term: 

$46,451 to $51,110 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

Reporting to the Director of the International Relations Office (IRO), the successful candidate will provide advice and assistance to international students, visiting scholars, international staff and faculty.  The successful candidate will develop programs, services, and orientation to support the successful transition of international students to UPEI.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Providing one-on-one and group advising to international students and their dependent family members on immigration-related matters such as study permits, re-entry visas, co-op work permits, post-graduation work permits and permanent residence programs
• Providing assistance and advocacy to international students with particular vulnerabilities and needs
• Developing and maintaining up to date immigration and settlement information in a format accessible to students
• Completing mandatory compliance reporting as required by IRCC
• Promotion of engagement and retention of all international students at UPEI through implementation of best practices in immigration consulting and support services
• Assist with planning, coordinating and delivering orientation programs for new international students and providing opportunities for returning students to participate as leaders or mentors
• Building and maintaining strong relationships with relevant internal partners such as the Registrar’s Office, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Student Union, as well as off-campus partners
• Participating in community-wide, department-wide or campus-wide initiatives including special events, special projects, and various committees as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Successfully completed a university degree in a relevant field of study
• Minimum of two years of experience in an international student advising role, preferably in a post-secondary institution
• Must have a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation and be a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
• Highly knowledgeable about Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) policies and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act/Regulations and policies and procedures relating to international students
• Experience in developing and delivering workshops and information sessions
• Proven advocacy skills as evidenced by experience assisting clients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
• Computer skills and experience using the Internet and the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PPT)
• Effective oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution and problem solving skills
• Must be self-directed with the ability to work independently and as a team member
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask, set priorities, and supervise others
• Proven ability to work collaboratively, and maintain strong relationships, with internal and external partners
• Ability to work non-traditional hours to attend student social events as required
• Fluency in a language other than English is 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 (www.upei.ca/hr).

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): 

E. Stanley

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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