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ENGLISH SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR – Winter Semester

Founded in 1936, Columbia College is Canada's oldest international college. Located in Vancouver, the College has prepared thousands of young adults for entry into some of the leading universities in Canada and the United States.

Columbia College is looking for an English Instructor to teach English 099 Advanced College Preparation (non-credit) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 10:00am

Our candidate should have:

M.A. in English Language or Literature
Experience teaching at post-secondary level.
Experience teaching a diverse student body.
Credentials and experience in ESL are preferred.

The part-time sessional position will commence February 26th 2018 and will end in April, 16th, 2018.  

Compensation: with a Master’s degree, $5,021.26 per 7 week course; with a PhD, $5,604.49 per 7 week course.

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document) asap to Denise Guiblejman, HR Manager at:  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 – Winter Semester

Founded in 1936, Columbia College is Canada's oldest international college. Located in Vancouver, the College has prepared thousands of young adults for entry into some of the leading universities in Canada and the United States.

Columbia College is looking for a Computer Science Sessional Instructor to teach the following university course:

CSCI 150 – Introduction to Digital and Computer System Design, Section 12 - Monday and Thursday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and Wednesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master degree in Computer Science
  • Experience teaching Computer Science at another post-secondary institution and to a diverse student body.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to act professionally in terms of communication, punctuality and collegiality.
  • To provide two references from Computer Science Professors in respect of teaching competence and professional development.

This part-time sessional position is a replacement.  The start date will be in February (asap). The course ends April 2018.

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,531.89 per full course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,406.74 per full 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 aculibrk@columbiacollege.ca

Application Deadline:  Please submit your application immediately.

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


CAREER SPECIALIST

Temporary, Full - Time Position (35 hours per week)
This a contract position starting April 2018 and ending October 2019.

Summary

The main role of the Career Specialist is to develop and provide career education and guidance program to students on appropriate degree paths, employment opportunities, career development, experiential learning opportunities, job readiness skills and job search strategies.  This position focuses on the delivery of workshops and events and learning in a one-on-one environment. The Career Specialist will provide services that ensure students have access to the information and resources they need in order to make appropriate choices about employment and to find work. The Specialist will work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, community members and employers to address the immediate and long-term career development needs of students as they pertain to future employment. The Specialist maintains a network of employers and adheres to the highest standard of Career Development practices.

JOB DUTIES

Student Interaction & Curriculum

  • Develop and facilitate Career Development workshops both online and face-to-face.
  • Provide one-on-one and group learning opportunities for students.
  • Develop programming to assist students with search strategies and job readiness skills development including resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. 
  • Create a sense of community amongst students, and employers through hosting various networking and learning opportunities
  • Organize and lead career learning and networking events together in collaboration with the Student Services Manager.
  • Engage in evaluation processes to ensure services are effective and meeting the goals of the Student Services department.

Career Development Services & Programs

  • Assess student employment readiness and job search needs, identify any potential employment barriers, and direct student to appropriate services.
  • Understand local and regional labour markets and use this information to support students in their job search efforts.
  • Know the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners and stay current on Career Development practices by engaging in professional development opportunities in the field.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of and stay up to date on labour market information, industry events and news with a focus on provincial, national and international labour markets.
  • Develop a Career Services section in the website.

Employer Coordination

  • Build strong working relationships with key employers.
  • Act as the first point of contact for employers who hire students from our College.
  • Attend internal and external events in order to network and promote Columbia College Career Services.
  • Establish, maintain and promote on and off campus relationships and partnerships with employment sites. Network with employers and identify potential job and internship opportunities for students. 

Other Related Duties

  • Assist Student Services with Registration, Orientation and other related duties as required.
  • Develop operational procedures as needed.

Attend all staff meetings and training sessions as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS.

Requirements

  • Three to five years of experience working within Career Development or a related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject area.
  • Fluent communication skills in English, both spoken and written.
  • Career Development Practitioner Certificate is preferred.
  • Well-developed counselling skills with students.
  • Knowledge of Career Development issues, challenges and practices as they relate to international students.
  • Willingness and ability to engage in public speaking opportunities.
  • Knowledge of instructional design and teaching techniques; experience developing lesson plans and learning goals.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and conducting career workshops and programs. 
  • A well – developed understanding of information technology systems that support higher education guidance.
  • Ability to develop a wide network within the labour market and Columbia College community.
  • Planning and time management skills; event management abilities.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Standards & Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners.
  • A determination to develop professionally and keep up to date with changes in higher education.
  • Strong network within the employer community is an asset.
  • Some evenings and weekends shifts might be required.

APPLICATION

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under first and last name) by February 28th, 2018 to careers@columbiacollge.ca.

The title “Career Specialist” should be included in the subject line.

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


DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, RECRUITMENT AND MARKETING

This is a permanent full-time position (35 hours/week): Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. 

Position Overview
The Director of Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing provides leadership in both strategic enrolment management, marketing and recruitment.  This position manages student marketing, recruitment and admissions sections. He/she designs the strategy regarding maintenance of current markets and development of emerging ones. 

The Director liaises with the Principal to achieve intakes of students each semester to reach the desired enrolment levels identified by the Board of Governors.

The successful candidate will provide direction, coaching and support to admissions staff, communications coordinator and recruiter officers   The Director is accountable for setting the department’s budget and monitoring operations. He/she ensures that the department follows procedures and policies regarding admissions testing, transcript review, applications processing, admissions interviewing and correspondence with students. The Director works closely with the members of his team to enhance approaches, processes and procedures and with the Deans and directors to promote and advance the growth and quality of international engagement at the College.

Major Responsibilities:

Leadership in International Marketing:

  • Provides leadership, building and maintaining a cohesive team responsible for marketing, recruitment and admissions.
  • Represents the College, as appropriate, and works with colleagues at other institutions, government
  • organizations and international associations, as well as with overseas clients and relevant groups, to advance the College’s strategy in marketing recruitment, and enrolment.
  • Designs and advances enrolment management strategies focused on recruitment and retention of international students.
  • Develop strategies to position Columbia College as an attractive choice for high-achieving prospective students.
  • Tracks student statistics and reports regularly to the Principal on student enrolment.

Operations Management:

  • Manages budget and other business matters for Recruitment, Marketing and Enrolment in accordance with Columbia College policies.
  • Oversees the human resources planning, strategically ensuring that staffing will meet the current and future goals and objectives for marketing and enrolment.

Planning and Development:

  • Works with the Principal and Board of Governors to develop strategic directions for Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing.  The Director is responsible for implementing these strategic directions and for developing and implementing tactical plans.
  • Liaises with College Deans and their faculty members to strengthen Enrolment.

Communications:

  • Leads the branding of Marketing and Enrolment,  oversees its reflections in information, promotion and marketing for international students
  • Participates in external events, acting as required as presenter and speaker, to increase the reputation of the College.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of seven years’ progressive experience in international strategic enrolment planning and development.
  • Significant experience and successful results in international marketing and recruitment.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in using information technology systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of the federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada policies and procedures, and other national/provincial policies related to international students in secondary and postsecondary education.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiation, mediation, diplomacy, conflict resolution and intercultural communications, with a demonstrated commitment to collaborative and consultative processes.
  • Excellent English language written and verbal skills, including strong skills in report, letter and speech writing and in public speaking.
  • Minimum of five years’ project, human resource, material and budget management experience.
  • Experience developing performance measurement frameworks (establishing goals, targets and evaluation and performance indicators). 
  • Strong analytical and statistical data manipulation skills.

Salary:

Columbia College offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.  All Columbia College employees are covered by the Columbia College Employment Agreement which includes full benefits, a generous RRSP plan and vacation once confirmed.

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under first and last name) by February 28th, 2018 to Denise Guiblejman, HR Manager at careers@columbiacollege.ca

The title “Director of Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing” should be included in the subject line.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, which may include a Criminal background check and professional references checks.

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


ART SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Founded in 1936, Columbia College is Canada's oldest international college. Located in Vancouver, the college has prepared thousands of young adults for entry into some of the leading universities in Canada and the United States.

Columbia College is looking for an Art Sessional Instructor to teach Art History in our University Transfer Programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

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

This part-time sessional position will commence May 2018 and will end August 2018.

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,531.89 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,406.74 per course for a PhD holder

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: February 12th, 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 instructors for all levels of instruction. 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
  • TESL/TESOL teaching certification.
  • EAP teaching experience.
  • Minimum three years of teaching experience in the field. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document) to Denise Guiblejman, HR Manager at careers@columbiacollege.ca We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.