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Since 1936 Columbia College has offered quality educational programs designed to prepare students for university admission. These programs include a University Transfer Program that is fully integrated into the BC Transfer System, a Secondary Program that is Certified by the Province of British Columbia, and a full-time Academic Preparatory English Program that is accredited by Languages Canada. Thousands of students, both Canadian and international, have progressed through Columbia’s programs to successful Canadian universities.

FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Columbia College is currently seeking a Receptionist - Administrative Assistant who is versatile, proactive and friendly. This position will be starting in May.

The working schedule is Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 1:00pm (with ½ hour unpaid break) at Columbia College North Campus.

If you are a social and cheerful person who have fun talking and supporting ESL and high school students from all over the world, instructors and visitors with all sorts of questions, this wonderful job opportunity is for you! 

You should also be comfortable using a computer, be open to learning new things and willing to help out others when something needs to get done.  You need to be a self-starter with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and be able to effectively prioritize and multi-task in an educational environment.

This role reports to the Head of the Secondary Program and the Dean of the English Language Centre (ELC) and works closely with Student Services.

DESCRIPTION:

The Front Desk Receptionist - Administrative Assistant is responsible for front office duties while providing administrative support to faculty, staff, students and school visitors.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to:

  • Provide support for high school and ELC students, administration and instructors (answering questions, directing incomers, checking main campus students ID’s, maintaining various sign-up sheets, etc.)
  • Direct Main Campus students to SEC faculty offices and provide assistance.
  • Contact and schedule photocopier maintenance.
  • Greet and assist students at the reception.
  • Act as the point of security for the NC in making sure there are no strangers on campus.
  • Manage visitor sign-in record.
  • Provide general information to visitors concerning the programs and the College in general.
  • Use CAMS and spreadsheets to track down students who are missing documents.
  • Use spreadsheets to keep track of ELC students’ attendance.
  • Create probation letters for Secondary and ELC students and mail them.
  • Maintain student files, including creating and updating plastic folders for Ministry inspection.
  • Process payments for print cards and lockers; give out print cards and instructions on using the lockers
  • Issue refunds for lockers.
  • Order faculty-requested office supplies as needed.
  • Handle building maintenance requests, including contacting the building manager and contractor, updating maintenance log, directing workers upon arrival, etc.
  • Upload student documents onto CAMS and ensure their contact information is up to date.
  • Contact students via email/notice slips regarding missing documents / contact information.
  • Promote student events and activities by emailing NC students and creating event posters
  • Plan the Secondary/ELC student orientation, including meeting with SEC/ELC heads, Admissions, and student Services.
  • Create a spreadsheet with all Secondary Students’ schedules and schedule counsellor course planning appointments for them.
  • Update course planning appointments upon cancellations and rescheduling requests.
  • Assist Student Services with student activities when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Energetic, proactive and positive.
  • Bachelor‘s degree or Diploma.
  • Strong interest in working in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Experience in office administration.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills, with exemplary telephone and email etiquette.
  • Hard worker and willing to learn and take on responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan and organize events and share ideas.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Able to use multi-line phone system.
  • Knowledge and ability to use various office equipment including photocopy machines and scanners.
  • Occupational First Aid or willingness to achieve minimum Level 2 Certification.
  • Assist Student Services with Student Activities when required.

The gross hourly rate for this position is $24.18.

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document) by May 21st, 2018 to careers@columbiacollege.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

COMPUTER SCIENCE SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Columbia College is looking for a Computer Science Sessional Instructor to teach during the second half of the summer semester the following courses:

  • Computer Science 165 (16) – Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web (Mondays and Thursdays from 16:00pm to 18:00pm.  Wednesdays from 16:00pm to 17:00pm).
  • Computer Science 101 (17) – Connecting with Computer Science (Tuesdays and Fridays from 16:00pm to 18:00pm.  Wednesdays from 17:00pm to 18:00pm).

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master degree in Computer Science.
  • Experience teaching Computer Science at another post-secondary institution and to a diverse student.
  • Demonstrated success in innovative or student-centered teaching techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in teaching a diverse student body.

This part-time sessional position will commence June 25th and will end August 2018.

We offer an attractive compensation: $4,393.60 per half course for a Master’s degree holder and $4,903.93 per half course for a PhD holder.

Please submit a cover letter and resume consolidated into one PDF or Word document.  Applications should be saved under the first and last name and sent to careers@columbiacollege.ca

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

ECONOMICS SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS

Columbia College is looking for Economics Instructors to teach Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Business & Economics Statistics Economics in our University Transfer Programs during the second half of the summer semester.

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in Economics
  • Experience teaching Economics at another post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrated success in innovative or student-centered teaching techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in teaching a diverse student body.

These part-time sessional positions will commence during the week of June 25th, 2018 and will end August 2018.  The appointment is only for the second half of the summer semester.

We offer an attractive compensation: $3,765.94 per half course for a Master’s degree holder and $4,203.37 per half course for a PhD holder.

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter (including your availability) and resume consolidated into one PDF or Word document.  Applications should be saved under the first and last name and sent to careers@columbiacollege.ca

Application Deadline: April 22nd, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest inthe position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


ECONOMICS TUTOR - PART-TIME

Columbia College is looking for an Economics Tutor. Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Economics or almost completing the graduate program.
  • Experience teaching and tutoring Economics at another post-secondary institution.
  • Experience in teaching a diverse student body.

The current position is for 12 hours per week. Some scheduling flexibility is possible, and more hours may be available closer to the end of the semester.

This part-time position will start on the week of May 21st, 2018 and ends on the week of August 1st, 2018. The remuneration is $26.93 (plus 4% vacation) per hour. 

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter and resume consolidated into one PDF or Word document.  Applications should be saved under the first and last name and sent to careers@columbiacollege.ca

Application Deadline: April 22nd, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


ESL INSTRUCTORS ON CALL

Columbia College's English Language Centre is seeking an ESL instructor for all levels of instruction. The ESL Instructor on Call position might turn into a Sessional position in the fall semester. Students enrolled in the program, both international and domestic, are developing their English language skills in preparation for post-secondary study.

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Master’s Degree in English/ESL is preferred.
  • TESL/TESOL teaching certification. 
  • EAP teaching experience.
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience in the field.

Remuneration Information:

  • Non-Preparation Rate: $33.97/hour
  • Preparation Rate: $42.16/hour 

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document). Applications should be saved under the first and last name and sent to careers@columbiacollege.ca

Applications Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.