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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.

STUDENT LIFE COORDINATOR – NORTH CAMPUS
Columbia College is seeking a Student Life Coordinator to work at our North Campus. This is a full time, one year term position. This temporary position might become permanent in the future. The working schedule is Monday to Friday (35 hours per week). The nature of this role might require some flexibility as evening and weekend work might be involved.  The starting date is 2018.

Description:

The North Campus is home to the Columbia College English Language Centre and High School. The NC Student Life Coordinator’s primary role is to enrich the Columbia College student experience, encourage participation in all aspects of student life, and foster experiences to allow students to be successful in their time here.  
The NC Student Life Coordinator is accountable for the planning and provision of extra-curricular events and activities in order to ease students’ adjustment to Canadian school life and to encourage networking amongst our diverse student population at both of our campuses. 
The NC Student Life Coordinator assists the Homestay Coordinator in administrative tasks in order to facilitate students’ cultural adjustment while in Canada, and to provide students with a positive and supportive living environment. This position reports to the North Campus Counsellor Manager.
Nature and Scope of Role 
This position allocates 17.5 hours/week (0.5 FTE) to organizing and coordinating students’ activities and 17.5 hours/week to assisting Homestay.  The hours allotted to each may vary throughout the semester to coincide with the needs of the College but overall this is a full-time position (35 hours/week).  Some evenings and weekends will be required.

a) Student Life Responsibilities:

Planning, promoting and building engagement within a varied extra-curricular program

 

  • Working individually, and with the Main Campus Student Life Coordinator, student leaders, staff and faculty to plan, budget, administer and deliver an annual program of events and activities each semester which meet the needs of the student population at the North campus.
  • Collaborating with individuals and agencies outside of the College to bring activities and information to students.
  • Establishing, supervising and training a network of volunteers to serve both on campus and in the community, and tracking their commitment. 
  • Tracking statistics of student involvement in activities and events to assess effectiveness and popular appeal.  
  • Researching best practices and trends in the student life sector and ensuring that all programs reflect the diversity of Columbia College students
  • Supporting other Student Services related events such as Orientation, Graduation & Awards ceremonies, etc.  
  • Ensuring that all activities adhere to College policies, e.g. student and/or guardian waivers are administered correctly, correct insurance coverage is in place, etc.
  • Submission of an annual budget to Main campus Student Life Coordinator 

Developing the profile of the Student Life Program 
It is the responsibility of the NC Student Life Coordinator to develop the profile of the program to both current and prospective students. 

Managing social spaces, storage areas and equipment 
The NC Student Life Coordinator is responsible for managing the different areas (such as student lounge, storage area etc.), to ensure that they are best serving the needs of our students.

Networking with the Student Population & Staff
The NC Student Life Coordinator position will require active interaction with the student population, both in and around the North and Main campuses and within the program itself.  The role holder will also need to network and collaborate with all staff and faculty to create and promote a broad and successful student life program.

b) Homestay Responsibilities:
The NC Student Life Coordinator assists Homestay and is responsible for coordinating information between the homestay program, agents, students, hosts and any other agents involved in the homestay program; preparing letters to host families, agents and students, contacting students and agents to request any missing information and to follow up as required. 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred  
  • Experience in recruiting and engaging young people to participate in activities 
  • Ability to relate to students in a manner that engenders trust and confidence
  • Outgoing with an ability to inspire others
  • Ability to identify and implement innovative and effective programs that meet the needs of students  
  • Enjoys working with a diverse community,  many at the ESL level
  • An openness and interest in learning about new cultures
  • Ability to use social media to promote events and activities
  • Previous experience as a Homestay Assistant is preferred. 
  • Experience in office administration.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills, with exemplary telephone and email etiquette. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities 
  • Excellent organizational and budgeting skills
  • Able to work with minimum supervision as well as within a team 
  • Effective time management skills and willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary:

Columbia College offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Medical benefits are offered for this contract position.

APPLICATION:

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under first and last name) by October 25th, 2018 to careers@columbiacollege.ca

The title “Student Life Coordinator – North Campus” 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.
 


COMMUNICATION SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Communication Sessional Instructor to teach during the winter semester in our University Transfer and Associate Degree programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Communication.
  • Experience teaching Communication 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 January 2019 and will end April 2019.  We offer an attractive compensation: $7,720.13 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8616.91 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: October 31st.   We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


POLITICAL SCIENCE SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Political Science Sessional Instructor to teach during the winter semester in our University Transfer and Associate Degree programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Political Science.
  • Experience teaching Political 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 January 2019 and will end April 2019.  We offer an attractive compensation: $7,720.13 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8616.91 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: October 31st.   We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


ESL INSTRUCTORS

Columbia College's English Language Centre is seeking an ESL instructor 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 is preferred.
  • TESL/TESOL teaching certification. 
  • EAP teaching experience.
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience in the field.

This part-time sessional position will commence October 22nd, 2018 and will end December 10th, 2018.  We offer an attractive compensation: $52.98 per hour for a Bachelor’s degree holder and $56.29 per hour for a Master’s degree 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: ASAP or October 14th, 2018.  

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


CAREER ADVISOR

Columbia College is seeking a Career Advisor to join the Student Services Department. The working schedule for this full-time position is Tuesday to Saturday, 35 hours per week. The starting date will be December 3rd, 2018.

Summary

The main role of the Career Advisor 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 Advisor 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 Career Advisor 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 Advisor maintains a network of employers and adheres to the highest standard of Career Development practices. The Career Advisor reports to the Student Services Director.

Responsibilities

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) before October 31st to careers@columbiacollege.ca.

The title “Career Advisor” 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.


ART SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Sessional Instructor to teach Art History during the winter semester in our university transfer and associate degree programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Art History.
  • Experience teaching Art History 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 January 2019 and will end April 2019. 

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,720.13 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,616.91 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: October 25th, 2018

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


SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

Columbia College is looking for a Science Instructor to teach in our High School program.

The successful candidate must have:

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

This part-time sessional position will commence January 2018 and will end April 2019. 

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.  Applications should be saved under the first and last name and sent to careers@columbiacollege.ca

Application Deadline: October 25th, 2018

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


CHEMISTRY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

Columbia College is looking for a Chemistry Instructor to teach in our High School program.

The successful candidate must have:

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

This part-time sessional position will commence January 2018 and will end April 2019. 

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.  Applications should be saved under the first and last name and sent to careers@columbiacollege.ca

Application Deadline: October 25th, 2018

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


CHEMISTRY SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Sessional Instructor to teach Chemistry in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry
  • Experience teaching Chemistry 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 January 2019 and will end April 2019.

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: October 25th, 2018

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


ACADEMIC ADVISOR/COUNSELLOR – NORTH CAMPUS

Columbia College is seeking an Academic Advisor/Counsellor to support our English Language Centre (ELC) and High School program students located at Columbia College’s North Campus.  This is a full time position. The working schedule is Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm (35 hours per week). This position will start November 2018.

SUMMARY:

The ELC &High School Academic Advisor/Counsellor assists students with the planning of their academic program. Duties and responsibilities include academic advising, course planning, student orientation and working with other members of Student Services, Faculty, Admissions, Administration and liaising with external institutions, agencies or individuals.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:         

Educational Counselling

  • Provide educational counseling for prospective, new and continuing   students.
  • Assist students in the development of their individual educational plans and goals.
  • Serve as liaison to college divisions/departments.
  • Participate in the implementation of Student Services Department policies and procedures.
  • Employ knowledge and skills necessary to counsel students about the different College programs.
  • Conduct group orientation sessions.
  • Provide counseling for students on academic lack-of-progress probation.
  • Teach Personal Development classes in accordance with division needs.
  • Participate in required and scheduled Professional Development week activities each semester.
  • Assist in the planning, development and implementation of programs designed to encourage the success and retention of students.
  • Attend and participate in department/division meetings.
  • Participate in articulation activities and the coordination of inter‑divisional and intra‑divisional learning activities.
  • Participate in advisory committee meetings for divisional programs.
  • Participate in student orientation and registration.
  • Participate in "drop in" counseling.
  • Cooperate with Faculty in identifying and working with students with special needs.
  • Participate in college information and career fairs.
  • Works with faculty members and administrators to determine whether or not students have valid reason(s) to be withdrawn without penalty from individual classes or from an entire semester; communicates these decisions to other offices in the College.
  • Receives and investigates reports from faculty members regarding students with excessive absences, poor academic performance and failure to attend class.         

Career and Occupational Counseling

  • Provide career counseling through Personal Development classes, individual appointments, vocational tests, or other career guidance systems.
  • Provide Counselling to meet career or occupational objectives.

Personal Counseling

  • Accept referrals from teaching faculty and other college personnel.
  • Confer with teaching faculty regarding individual students when appropriate.
  • Competent and able to identify when is necessary to refer a student to external support services.                 

Evaluation

  • Participate in evaluation of counseling services and programs.
  • Participate in evaluation of resources, supplies, tests, and other materials used on the job.
  • Participate in the follow-up of students relative to educational goals.

Professional Development

  • Continue to develop professional skills and knowledge.
  • Attend/participate in professional skills and knowledge.
  • Participate in planning, developing and implementing staff development programs.           

Professional Responsibilities

  • Attend commencement ceremonies and convocations.
  • Keep official records and collect data required by College policy and administrative procedure.
  • Provide recommendation for purchase of educational, instructional and counseling supplies and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Counselling.
  • Prior secondary or post-secondary teaching and/or counseling is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the BC High School Education system.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to relate to diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Conscientious, self-motivated and possess strong initiative.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Quick learner and flexible.
  • Must be able to work effectively independently and as team-player with diverse group of staff and students.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • A well – developed understanding of information technology systems that support higher education guidance.
  • Willingness and ability to engage in public speaking opportunities.
  • A determination to develop professionally and keep up to date with changes in higher education.

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.

APPLICATION:

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under first and last name) by October 22nd, 2018 to careers@columbiacollge.ca

The title “Academic Advisor/Counsellor – North Campus” 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.


GEOGRAPHY SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Sessional Instructor to teach Geography 100 – Introduction to Human Geography in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Geography
  • Experience teaching Geography 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 January 2019 and will end April 2019.

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: October 25th, 2018

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


MATH SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Sessional Instructor to teach Math in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master of Science degree in Mathematics
  • Experience teaching Math 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 January 2019 and will end April 2019.

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: October 25th, 2018

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


ENGLISH SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for English Sessional Instructors to teach in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs.

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • M.A. in English Language or English Literature
  • Credentials (CELTA, TESL or TESOL certificate) and experience teaching ESL courses.
  • Experience teaching at post-secondary level.
  • Experience teaching a diverse student body.
  • Demonstrated success in innovative or student-centred teaching techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

These part-time sessional positions will commence January 2019 and will end April 2019.

We offer an attractive compensation: For example, for a course with 5 contact hours + 2 office hours we offer $9,006 for a Master’s degree holder and $10,005 for a PhD holder.  The course compensation is tied up to teaching hours.

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: October 25th, 2018

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


HISTORY SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR - WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Sessional Instructor to teach History 110 - Canada to 1867 and History 120 - Canada from 1867 in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in History.
  • Experience teaching 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 January 2019 and will end April 2019.

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: October 25th, 2018

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