Counsellor - Department of Student Affairs

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Student Affairs
Full Time Three (3) Year Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications


As soon as possible for Three (3) Year term (Term may be reduced to extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Department of Student Affairs at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a Personal/Academic Counsellor. This position reports directly to the Director of Student Affairs.


Core responsibilities for the position will include:

  • Provision of short term counselling and advising services to students
  • Design and delivery of various mental health and personal development initiatives and outreach activities for our student population.
  • Active participation in the campus community is also required


  • A degree at the Masters level in Educational Counselling, or related discipline, with specific expertise in counselling students in post-secondary education is required
  • Candidate must have, or be in the process of receiving,  the Canadian Certified Counsellor designation (CCC)
  • The ideal candidate will possess a background working with university students in educational development and planning
  • Crisis response training and experience would be valuable to this position  
  • Skills in triage and effective referrals to community resources and managing consultation with medical and psychiatric resources are essential
  • Experience working with a diverse student population reflecting the reality of today’s campus, including issues of culture, gender, orientation, and equity would be a definite 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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

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.