ADS Level 5 - International Student Support Liaison - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
47E14
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Date of Posting: 
June 18, 2014
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Position: 
ADS Level 5 - International Student Support Liaison
Contract: 
Term Part-time
Hours of Work: 

17 hours per week 

Salary: 
$40,890 to $44,995 per annum, pro-rated to time and term, as per CUPE 1870
Term: 

Two-year term, commencing no later than August 15, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Faculty of Education is seeking a dynamic and multi-skilled individual to fill a part-time (50%) term contract position as International Student Support Liaison.
The Faculty of Education is committed to developing caring, compassionate and innovative teachers.  We offer 12-month Bachelor of Education programs in English and French Education.  With specializations in Indigenous Education, International Education, and Adult Education, our undergraduate programs have a strong focus on issues pertaining to diversity, equality and social justice in local and global communities. At the graduate level, the faculty also offers a Masters of Education degree in both course-based and thesis-based streams, as well as a PhD program. International Students are becoming more and more important and new programs in our Faculty are being created to fulfill their needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Global Perspectives Academic Lead, the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, and the BEd Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support related to international students within the Faculty of Education.  This includes:
• Implementing outreach activities as needed in cooperation with university personnel;
• Developing the relationships with community organizations;
• Providing information on programs and university services for international students;
• Assisting the Faculty of Education Admissions Officer in reviewing applications from international students applying to the Faculty of Education;
• Maintaining close communications and information sharing between the Faculty of Education and the International Centre for English Academic Programs, university personnel, Student Services, and the International Relations Office and English Academic Program at UPEI;
• Developing and maintaining a network of internship/practicum placements for the Masters of Education students;
• Assist the BEd Coordinator in international placements;
• Assisting students to ensure they are complying with UPEI guidelines and policies;
• Assisting in supporting Faculty with training and in-service for faculty and staff to address the special needs of international students;
• Conducting surveys, collecting data and preparing and presenting reports related to international students in the Faculty;
• Guiding students regarding any of their general queries to the relevant university services on a day to day basis;
• Planning and implementing tours and social activities for international students;
• Serving as liaison between incoming and outgoing international students (for example, a mentoring program);
• Serving as a contact in student emergency situations for international students.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• An appropriate post-secondary or equivalent education; a University Degree is considered an asset.
• Essential skills include:
o excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, empathy and discretion, ability to develop and maintain positive relationships, ability to manage a small team, excellent written and oral communication skills, initiative and good judgment, sound planning and organizational skills, good analytical skills, detailed knowledge of and experience working with computers including word processing spreadsheets, database programs, etc.;
o excellent analytical skills;
o exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;
o ability to work well with others while meeting regular deadlines, self-motivation and direction, experience organizing and implementing events, leadership experience.
• Experience with International students or in a multicultural environment would be considered an asset.
• The most suitable candidate will be familiar with services and supports available to UPEI students.
• A valid driver’s license is required.

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): 

C. Curran

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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