Career Practitioner - Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
27E15
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Date of Posting: 
June 4, 2015
Department: 
Office of Skills Development and Learning
Position: 
Career Practitioner
Contract: 
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
$46,451 (Off Scale CUPE 1870) per annum, prorated to time and term
Term: 

August 3, 2015 – August 31, 2016 (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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

● 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 below. You can also apply in person 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): 

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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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