Coordinator of Gateway Program (Formerly the Transitions Program) - Student Affairs

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Date of Posting: 
June 29, 2017
Student Affairs
Coordinator of Gateway Program
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with qualifications

As soon as possible for two year term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 

Student Affairs requires a Coordinator of the Gateway Program to oversee students, mentors and programming, and be a learning strategist. The Coordinator will be an advocate for all students while designing and implementing programs for students at UPEI.

We are looking for a creative person capable of engaging with teachers, students, parents, faculty and staff. This high-energy person needs to work as part of a larger team that assists with the department of Student Affairs and is open to ideas and feedback on an annual basis to inform decision-making


The successful candidate will:

• Meet with individual students to identify learning needs and plan
• Central point of contact for students in the Gateway Program
• Develop and instruct tutorials for students
• Develop and enhance on-line programs and resources for students
• Oversee and develop Moodle sites for students
• Responsible to manage budgets and accounts essential 
• Interact with first year students and new student orientation
• Help students chose courses and program of studies
• Ensure the implementation of individualized student program plans
• Conduct evaluation of the recommended strategies on student success
• Provide training, supervision and support for student assistants and mentors
• Conduct educational workshops for faculty and staff
• Maintain confidential case records, relevant statistical data and required reporting    information
• Be a learning strategist for students in the Gateway Program
• Perform other responsibilities as required.


The successful candidate will possess the following:

• Minimum Bachelors degree
• Masters Degree in Education preferred (or in progress);
• Minimum 3 years related experience working with students
• Demonstrated experience working with students in a post-secondary environment
• Experience working with students on an individual and group basis
• Experience with program development and management
• Experience writing grants and proposals an asset
• Experience with on-line learning and developing on-line learning opportunities
• Demonstrated experience with providing enhanced support for post-secondary students
• Demonstrate strong communication and empathy skills 
• Teaching experience in the following areas: study skills, time management, stress management, communication skills, critical thinking, learning styles and exam preparations
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, organizational and record-keeping skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

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): 

K. Lawlor

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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