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Pathways to Academic Success (PAS) Coordinator - Student Affairs - Student Experience Hub

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Student Affairs - Student Experience Hub
Pathways to Academic Success (PAS) Coordinator
Part-Time Ten (10) Month Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
30 hours per week (Some evening hours may be required. Working September 1 – June 30, with an annual 2 month leave)

$67,930 to $75,314 per annum, prorated to time and term

The Department of Student Affairs at UPEI invites applications to fill a leadership role to support student success and development at UPEI. Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs, the PAS Coordinator has two main responsibilities: supporting students placed on Academic Probation through the development and delivery of the Student Success Program, a mandated noncredit course, and developing and coordinating campus wide support programs to promote student success.  This position requires a great deal of autonomy and initiative including working independently to develop and create curriculums and programming to meet evolving student needs for a complex and varied student population, managing teaching staff, researching, and identifying best practices in student development and being part of a larger team supporting student success, including academic and career advising, and supporting students in distress and students of concern.


  • Ongoing development and coordination of the Student Success Program (SSP), creating in person and online classes for students in this non-credit course required of all students placed on academic probation (students may also enroll on a volunteer basis)
  • Hire, train and supervise instructors to deliver the Student Success Program
  • Update and revise curriculum to meet changing needs of students and ensure course delivery that supports a holistic approach to student success addressing academic supports, mental health, and social and emotional supports 
  • Research resources and develop appropriate class activities that adhere to sound pedagogical principles
  • Develop informal and formal assessment tools according to sound pedagogical principles
  • Develop assessment guidelines/marking rubrics to ensure consistency for all participants
  • Update learning platform (Moodle) with appropriate activities and resources (for both online and in person)
  • Ensure curriculum is developed and delivered meeting principles of Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Support instructors with complex student issues and help make appropriate referrals around academic, career, social emotional, accessibility, food and housing insecurity, addiction, sexualized violence, etc.
  • Ensure instructors and students are aware of and understand Academic Regulations pertaining to Academic Standing, Academic Probation, and Academic Suspension
  • Make decisions about course offerings- times, dates, number of sections, class size limits, classroom space/suitability – work with appropriate registrar’s office staff to deal with issues regarding same
  • Collaborate with the Registrar’s Office to ensure timely communication of academic standing
  • Hire, train and supervise the Pathways to Academic Success Facilitator and collaborate with all academic support staff in providing academic coaching and academic support workshops to the campus community
  • Meet with students online or in person to develop effective study skills and strategies including, but not limited to, time management, effective reading and note taking, presentation skills, etc.
  • Assisting students with academic appeals processes, writing letters of reference or support for students
  • Basic and complex academic advising.  Helping with course selections, advising on faculty/major/minor choices, career paths and other academic choices including exiting and re-applying to the university for academic or personal reasons
  • Working with faculty and staff to ensure program awareness and ensure proper referrals are made to services
  • Create and deliver academic support presentations to campus groups and classes - video and/or in person


  • Bachelor's Degree (BEd preferable). Master’s degree an asset
  • Five (5) years of experience working with students at the post-secondary level
  • Experience developing and implementing academic support programming and familiarity with instructional design
  • Experience hiring, training, and supervising teaching staff
  • Knowledge of the student life cycle and understanding the importance of referrals to appropriate supports
  • Experience interpreting and applying academic policies and regulations
  • Ability to manage stressful situations and students in distress
  • Experience working in a diverse community
  • Ability to work with students to develop effective study strategies in a one on one and/or group setting. Experience using online educational platforms is an asset
  • Effective time management, organizational, presentation and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and with 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 ( 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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

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.

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.