Employment Opportunities

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.

LIBRARIAN

Columbia College is seeking a continuing Full-Time Librarian to join a dynamic library setting. The working schedule for this position is Tuesday to Saturday 8:30-4:30 or 9:00-5:00, with occasional evenings or changed days of work. The starting day will be after mid-July.

Position Overview

The Library’s mission is to create a positive learning environment and support student success. Our competitive pay and teamwork ethos make us a favoured employer for library professionals seeking fulfilling work in an upbeat environment. The librarian in this role will have primary responsibility for developing and guiding the library’s instructional program and will manage the library’s electronic presence, while also providing reference services and participating in collection development. As a small team, all CC Library staff work together to improve services across all library functions. Importantly, the successful candidate will bring a student-centered approach to all their activities at Columbia College.

Position Responsibilities

  • Leads the library’s Information Literacy efforts. Creates innovative lessons and adapts existing materials in accordance with ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy; uses active learning techniques and best practices; designs and conducts assessment for Information Literacy classes; and liaises with faculty to determine how the library can best support them.
  • Responsible for managing and troubleshooting electronic resources, including statistics and reporting.
  • Supervises LibGuide creation and management, database implementation and troubleshooting, and statistical reporting.
  • Coordinates with College communications department to manage Library website.
  • Serves as the Library’s AskAway local coordinator. Supervises Library Technicians and Assistants; schedules on-call staff and delegates work.
  • Provides reference services across a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Participates in all aspects of collection development and management; uses faculty and student input to create well-rounded physical and electronic collections.
  • Recommends, leads, or participates in programs, displays, social media campaigns, and special projects.

Qualifications

  • Completion of an ALA accredited MLIS degree or equivalent.
  • Information Literacy or related teaching experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy.
  • Knowledge of educational tools and trends, such as gamification, VR/AR, and course delivery platforms.
  • Technical skills using ILS, CMS, and vendor interfaces.
  • Experience providing reference services and research help to students.
  • Experience in collection development, particularly non-fiction for lower-level academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated willingness to take initiative; ability to creatively problem-solve and implement effective solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Able to exercise good judgment; Adaptable, flexible, and a team-player.
  • Understanding of International Students and the challenges they face is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Punjabi or any East Asian language an asset.

Hours of Work: Regularly Tuesday to Saturday 8:30-4:30 or 9:00-5:00, with occasional evenings or changed days of work

Salary: The salary for this position is attached to the Columbia College Faculty Grid and is dependent on experience and qualifications. 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 including salary expectations and resume (consolidated into a PDF or Word document) by July 7th, 2019 to: [email protected]

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


HISTORY SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – FALL SEMESTER

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

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in History.
  • Experience teaching History 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 September 2019 and will end December 2019.

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,720. 13 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,616.92 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: July 5th, 2019

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


PSYCHOLOGY SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – FALL SEMESTER

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

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology.
  • Experience teaching Psychology 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 September 2019 and will end December 2019.

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,720.13 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,616.92 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: July 5th, 2019

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


COMPUTER SCIENCE SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – FALL SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Sessional Instructors to teach Computer Science in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs to teach during the fall semester.

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science
  • Experience teaching Computer Science 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 September 2019 and will end December 2019.

We offer an attractive compensation: $9,006.82 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $10,053.07 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: July 1st, 2019

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


SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

Columbia College has a wonderful opportunity for a Senior Financial Analyst eager to join a collaborative, collegial and inclusive environment. This exciting and dynamic role reports to the Financial Controller and supports the strategic decision-making process of the College by performing various functions relating to financial reporting and analysis. This position is responsible for preparing monthly financial statements, financial pro forma and data analysis, and developing a business intelligence database. The Senior Financial Analyst provides recommendations for financial process improvement and participates in committee meetings to discuss financial results.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES included, but not limited to:

  • Preparation of monthly financial statements, including bank and subledger reconciliations, financial forecasts, and variance analysis, on a timely basis.
  • Support stakeholder information needs by analyzing and reporting on key performance indicators and various financial performance metrics to support the achievement of the annual business plan.
  • Recommend improvements to financial policies and processes by analyzing, interpreting, and reviewing financial information in order to ensure current processes are aligned with the strategic and operational plans; investigate and respond to financial anomalies and/or inconsistent processes by providing recommendations to resolve the issue.
  • Participate in special projects, as required by the Financial Controller, to optimize and automate financial processes and reduce manual work procedures.
  • Act as a subject matter expert to the Finance team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Commerce, or Administration.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or CPA finalist or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years experience in a financial analyst role, with preference given to educational or health administration sectors.
  • Advanced Excel and data analyst skills with the proven ability to interpret results in order to build business intelligence and support business decisions.
  • Experience with the implementation of integrated systems for accounting, payroll, HRIS, and point-of-sale systems.
  • Knowledge of policy and procedure and internal control development and optimization.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Collaborative work ethic with analytical and creative skills and ability to be curious to investigate all potential solutions.
  • Ability to build, influence, and maintain strong relationships with multiple stakeholders in order to communicate financial information.
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend improvements to financial policies, procedures, and controls to achieve operational efficiency and business goals.
  • Demonstrates adaptability and resilience in response to changing work environment and business demands.
  • Effectively assists and serves members of the College community to meet their needs.
  • Values the diversity of the College’s people and their cultures, and actively incorporates the vision, mission, strategy, and goals.

Columbia College offers a competitive compensation package dependent on experience and qualifications. All Columbia College employees are covered by Columbia College Employment Agreement which includes a comprehensive medical and dental coverage, a generous RRSP plan and additional benefits once confirmed.

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into a PDF or Word document) before June 15th, 2019 to [email protected]

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


ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS – FALL SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for an English Instructors to teach in our High School program

The successful candidates must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in English Language.
  • Credentials (CELTA, TESL or TESOL certificate) and experience teaching ESL courses.
  • A BC Public or Independent School Teaching Certificate.
  • 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).

These sessional positions will commence September 2019 and end December 2019

The gross salary paid per course is $9,337.00 for BA holder. When the instructor has a BA and PDP, the gross salary paid per course is $9,695. The gross remuneration per course is $10,276 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: July 1st, 2019

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


LIBRARY ASSISTANT – ON CALL

 

About Columbia College Columbia

College serves a diverse group of students from Grade 10 through 2nd year university. Its largest student group is registered in a challenging Associate Degree program; many students continue their studies at local BA-granting institutions. The College strives to provide our students with the foundation they need to achieve their career and academic goals.

Position Overview

The Library is a dynamic partner in our students’ educational journey: our mission is to create a positive learning environment and support student success. Our competitive pay and teamwork ethos make us a favoured employer for library professionals seeking fulfilling work in an upbeat environment. This casual position provides excellent service on an on-call basis. The successful candidate will actively support student learning, guided by a student-centered approach and a strong belief in the value of education.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist patrons with locating materials, use of equipment and technology, use of online resources, citations, and basic reference questions
  • Perform general circulation duties including check-in, check-out, creating and maintaining patron records, opening and closing duties, and troubleshooting issues with patron accounts
  • Stack maintenance and general library tidiness
  • Assist with material processing, book displays, social media, and other library outreach initiatives, and other projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Library Technician diploma completed or in process; BA preferred
  • At least one year of work experience in an academic library setting

Skills & Abilities

  • knowledge of library circulation services and procedures
  • experience using an Integrated Library System
  • extensive working experience with Microsoft Office suite, including Access, Excel and Word
  • excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills 
  • friendly, approachable, with a customer-service orientation
  • able to exercise good judgment
  • adaptable, flexible, and a team-player
  • able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • knowledge of International Students and the challenges they face is an asset

Hours of Work: on-call during Monday to Saturday as required.

Salary: The gross rate for this position is $24.79 per hour.

Please submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume (consolidated into a PDF or Word document) by Friday, June 14th, 2019 to: [email protected]

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


CRIMINOLOGY SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – FALL SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for Criminology Sessional Instructors for the following courses during the fall semester:

  • Criminology 100 – Introduction to the Criminal Justice System – Wednesday and Saturday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Criminology 251 – The Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour –Wednesday and Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

*(other courses at different times may be added)

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in Criminology.
  • Experience teaching Criminology 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 September 2019 and will end December 2019.

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,720.13 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,616.92 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: July 1st, 2019.

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