Program Officer - Work Integrated Learning (Grant Funded)

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Work Integrated Learning
Program Officer
Full Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


As soon as possible to May 14, 2021 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The mandate of the Office of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is to expand the range of experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities for UPEI students.   Working closely with Career Services, Co-operative Education and other members of the WIL team, the lead program designer will collaborate with faculties, students, student support departments, community, industry and government agencies.  The ultimate goal is to develop a broad range of career development skills and experiential options to enable students to transition successfully to the next phase of their lives.


• Consult broadly across campus to support and expand experiential learning opportunities and develop a comprehensive framework of experiential and work integrated learning
• Develop strategic procedures and practices for a centralized WIL Support Service
• Liaise with academic departments to support integration of placement services
• Develop and maintain guidelines regarding safety, liability, insurance coverage and out-of-province placements
• Act as liaison and resource person for faculty who wish to incorporate experiential and WIL experiences and competencies within courses
• Prepare an annual plan for continuous improvement and promotion of experiential learning
• Identify a platform and process to make experiential opportunities explicit to enable students to  map WIL into their educational plan
• Establish a University-wide employer and community partner relationship and outreach strategy
• Design quality assurance framework and data reporting mechanisms
• Establish a community of practice in collaboration with the Faculty Development Office
• Develop infrastructure to connect undergraduate and graduate students, facilitating research engagement and awareness of research funding sources
• Supervise the work of the WIL Student Advisor and e-Hub activities within Dalton Hall Student Experience Centre


• A master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g: Education, Humanities, Counselling)
• Experience and training in the field of experiential and work integrated learning
• Experience of working in a university environment and a minimum of five years in a teaching, coaching, mentoring or leadership role; familiarity with UPEI would be an asset
• Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and promotion
• Experience in curriculum design including: learning outcomes, threshold concepts, rubrics, data    collection and evaluation
• Demonstrated experience in using emergent technologies and teaching in an on-line and blended environment
• An understanding of and sensitivity to cross-cultural experiences and educational backgrounds, and work culture in other countries
• Outstanding relationship management skills, ability to take initiative, intercultural competencies, and comfort with making presentations and interacting in groups

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.