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ENERGETIC, SELF-STARTER ADMINISTRATIVE & STUDENT SERVICES ASSISTANT

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 currently seeking an experienced Administrative & Student Services - Front Desk Assistant who is versatile, proactive and friendly.

If you are a social and cheerful person who have fun talking and supporting 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, the Dean of the English Language Centre (ELC) and works closely with Student Services.

DESCRIPTION:
The Assistant is responsible for front office duties while providing administrative support to faculty, staff, students and school visitors. The Assistant is in charge of organizing and engaging students in North Campus activities and events.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to:

  • Provide support for high school and ELC students, administration and instructors.
  • Coordinate administrative functions such as mail and courier shipments, annual water testing.
  • Schedule maintenance of photocopiers and office equipment.
  • Manage a multi-line telephone system and follow up on telephone and email inquiries in a timely and professional manner.

Reception:

  • Greet and assists students, staff and guests in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness.
  • Answer general phone inquiries using a professional and courteous manner.
  • Direct phone to the appropriate staff members.
  • Provide general information.
  • Sign in and out all visitors.

Office administration:

  • Use computer word processing, spreadsheet, and CAMS to prepare student letters and documents.
  • Sort incoming mail, faxes, and courier deliveries for distribution.
  • Prepare and send outgoing faxes, mail, and courier parcels.
  • Reply to incoming general e-mails.
  • Manage North Campus mail including picking up mail at the Main Campus.
  • Forward voicemail from the general mailbox to the appropriate staff member.
  • Prepare and maintain student files.
  • Process payments for print cards and hand out print cards to students.
  • Post class cancellations.
  • Order office supplies ensuring that basic supplies are always available.
  • Handle general building maintenance requests.
  • File material according to the established procedures.
  • Update and ensure the accuracy of student information in CAMS.
  • Check the copiers’ meter every month and send the report to Docusystem.
  • Arrange staff mailboxes before semester begins.
  • Assign staff voicemail.
  • Update the telephone directory periodically.

Maintain office records:

  • Ensure filing systems are maintained and up to date.
  • Define procedures for record retention.
  • Ensure protection and security of files and records.
  • Ensure effective transfer of files and records.
  • Transfer and dispose of records according to retention schedules and policies.

Student Services:

  • Plan and implement Secondary and ELC student orientation
  • Plan, organize and engage students in events and activities.
  • Process Transcript requests and Letters for students.
  • Schedule tests (LWA, MPT, EPT).
  • Schedule course planning and registration appointments during the semester and orientation.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of student’s activities for the North Campus.
  • Manage the campus bulletin boards: prepare, post up and remove posters advertising campus events.
  • Engage students in campus activities.

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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document) by December 1st, 2017 to careers@columbiacollege.ca

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


LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (PART-TIME)

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 part-time Chemistry Lab Technician.

Position Overview

The successful candidate will provide support for undergraduate teaching laboratories by planning and conducting laboratory preparation, ordering supplies and services, managing materials and inventory, and maintaining equipment.

This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week for 14 weeks, 3 times per year) with flexible hours around scheduled lab sections.  The working schedule includes some evenings and/or some Saturdays.   Columbia College operates on a tri-semester system with three 14 week semesters (mid Sept-mid Dec., mid Jan – mid April and mid May – mid August).

Position Responsibilities
General practices:

  • Compliance with good lab practices at all times, ability to complete (if not current) WHMIS certification and SDS.
  • Proper chemical waste management.
  • Vigilance in lab safety and hazards.

Experimental preparations:

  • Prepare general and organic laboratory solutions for all chemistry lab courses, including the ability to calculate required quantities.
  • Prepare experimental materials clearly labelled for all chemistry lab courses.
  • Stock students’ lab carts with the equipment and other supplies required for each experiment.
  • Assist in tidying up at the end of each experiment.
  •  Replenish used items including solutions and supplies after use, ready for next experimental use.
  • Accurately standardize solutions.

Lab maintenance:

  • Assist in keeping the lab and preparation room tidy and organized at all times.
  • Return misplaced items to proper storage.
  • Maintain adequate general supplies in chemistry lab.

Preparation room duties:

  • Keep organized storage of chemicals and supplies in prep room.
  • Maintain adequate stock of lab solutions.
  • Calibration of analytical balances periodically.
  • Assistance in receiving shipment of lab supplies.
  • Adequate inventory management of lab supplies.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will hold a B.Sc. in Chemistry (or closely-related field) or equivalent with at least 1 year of practical experience preparing materials for general chemistry laboratory courses.  

Microbiology or Molecular Biology experience will be an asset.

Skills:
The  Candidate will have strong technical laboratory skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively independently, with faculty, staff, and students. Candidates are expected to have expertise congruent with supporting high school, first year general and organic chemistry laboratory courses.

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated in one PDF or Word document) by November  30th, 2017 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.


MARKETING SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – 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 Marketing Sessional Instructors to teach in our University Transfer Program.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • MBA or Master’s degree in Marketing
  • Experience teaching Marketing 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 January 2018 and will end April 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:  November 30th, 2017.

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


SCIENCE 10 HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is Canada's oldest international college. 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. 

Columbia College is looking for a High School Instructor to teach Science 10 during the Winter Semester (January - April).

The successful candidate must have:

  • a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • a BC Public or Independent School Teaching Certificate;
  • High School teaching experience;
  • ability to teach to a diverse student body;
  • exceptional classroom management skills/strategies;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills and
  • ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, support staff and parents (located out of the country).

The gross salary paid per course is $9,109 for BA holder. When the instructor has a BA and PDP, the gross salary paid per course is $9,458.  The gross remuneration per course is $10,031 when the candidate holds a Master’s degree.

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under First – Last Name) before November 30th, 2017 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.


SOCIAL STUDIES 10 HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is Canada's oldest international college. 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. 

Columbia College is looking for a High School Instructor to teach Social Studies 10 during the Winter Semester (January - April).

The successful candidate must have:

  • a Bachelor ‘s Degree in Education;
  • a BC Public or Independent School Teaching Certificate;
  • High School teaching experience;
  • ability to teach to a diverse student body;
  • exceptional classroom management skills/strategies;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills and
  • ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, support staff and parents (located out of the country).

The gross salary paid per course is $9,109 for BA holder. When the instructor has a BA and PDP, the gross salary paid per course is $9,458.  The gross remuneration per course is $10,031 when the candidate holds a Master’s degree.

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under First – Last Name) before November 30th, 2017 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.


CHEMISTRY 12 HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is Canada's oldest international college. 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. 

Columbia College is looking for a High School Instructor to teach Chemistry 12 during the Winter Semester (January - April).

The successful candidate must have:

  • a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry;
  • a BC Public or Independent School Teaching Certificate;
  • High School teaching experience;
  • ability to teach to a diverse student body;
  • exceptional classroom management skills/strategies;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills and
  • ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, support staff and parents (located out of the country).

The gross salary paid per course is $9,109 for BA holder. When the instructor has a BA and PDP, the gross salary paid per course is $9,458.  The gross remuneration per course is $10,031 when the candidate holds a Master’s degree.

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under First – Last Name) before November 30th, 2017 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 developmental, first and second year university courses.

 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 will commence January 2018 and will end April 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:  November 5th, 2017.

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


GEOGRAPHY 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 Geography Sessional Instructor to teach in our University Transfer Programs. Our ideal candidates must have:

• Master’s degree in Geography.
• Experience teaching Geography at another post-secondary institution.
• 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 January 2018 and will end April 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: November 5th, 2017.

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


COMMUNICATION SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS - 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 Communication Sessional Instructors to teach in our University Transfer Programs. Our ideal candidates must have:

• Master’s degree in Communication. 
• Experience teaching Communication 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 January 2018 and will end April 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: November 30th, 2017.

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) before October 9th 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.