Career Practitioner - Career Services - Student Affairs Department

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Date of Posting: 
November 25, 2012
Career Services - Student Affairs Department
Career Practitioner
Term Grant Funded Position
Hours of Work: 

24 hours per week

$22.00 per hour, grant funded

December 10, 2012 – April 5, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 Career Services, as part of Student Affairs at the University of Prince Edward Island, invites applications to fill a Career Practitioner Position (temporary grant funded ).
Core responsibilities for the position will include working with the current career counsellor by assisting with resume development and the writing of cover letters , interview skills, job search strategies, delivery of career related services through workshops and presentation, and coordinating different career related events and activities for the student body.
• Deliver career and employment information in the career centre and classroom
• 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
• Collaborate with faculty departments to develop, implement, and evaluate customized events and programs for students. Events may include career fairs, panels, information sessions, workshops, etc.
• Assist in marketing and promoting Career Services programs to students, staff, faculty, university partners, and workplace community
• Deliver presentations regarding career and employment related topics and other related presentations deemed necessary
• Establish and maintain networks with professional associations and community 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
Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and at least two years of relevant work experience in the area of career development. Experience advising and instructing clients on a variety of career development and work search issues such as career exploration, resumes/cover letters, networking, interviewing, and labour market information. 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. Proven competence in planning and conducting programs and social events. Experience leading and participating in projects involving multiple stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong computer skills including MS Office tools and Google Applications. 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 references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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): 

M. MacLean

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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