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.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Columbia College is looking for a full-time Academic Advisor to join our Student Services department. The working schedule is Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (35 hours per week). The starting date is September.

SUMMARY:
The Academic Advisor assists students with the planning of their academic program. Provides advice to students on topics related to education planning, academic goals and course selection. 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. The Academic Advisor reports to the Student Services Director.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES included, but not limited to:

  • Develops education plans for students from culturally diverse backgrounds connecting academic standing to education or career goals, while assessing academic and work history, factoring in life, multicultural experience and financial resources.
  • Provides advice and support for developing processes for application, registration and time-tabling.
  • Identifies at-risk students, either academically or personally, develops action plans, provides appropriate retention strategies and advocates on behalf of students as required.
  • Researches, verifies, and applies detailed knowledge of educational programs, services, and transfer agreements established by Columbia College and other post-secondary institutions for incoming and transfer students.
  • Provides advice and support to the university’s recruitment, conversion and retention activities.
  • Develops, promotes and presents orientations and workshops.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison and referral services with educational institutions, professional and community organizations, and other Columbia College departments.
  • Responds to a variety of internal requests from faculty and administration regarding new programs, courses, and institutional policies.
  • Participates in Orientation weeks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.
  • Three (3) years’ related work experience within a post-secondary institution or related educational environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of secondary and post-secondary regulations and academic requirements.
  • Proficient computer skills. Advanced working knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and written communication skills.

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) to [email protected]. The title “Academic Advisor” should be included in the subject line.

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019

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


ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT

Columbia College is looking for a full-time Admissions Assistant to join our Admissions department. The working schedule is Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (35 hours per week). The starting date is in September.

SUMMARY:

The Admissions Assistant is responsible for providing a broad range of organizational and administrative support to the Admissions department. This position works closely with the Admissions Officers/Recruiters, Admissions Manager and with the Director of Admissions in establishing work priorities and workflow for the department.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to:

  • Respond to calls and written admissions enquiries from students, parents and representatives.
  • Answer general academic programme enquiries from visitors to the College.
  • Create files for new academic student applications and, as necessary, follow-up with applicants and their representatives to help them complete their applications.
  • Track daily/weekly/semesterly admission applications, payments, conversion, and registration.
  • Produce Offers of Admission and Letters of Acceptance for students and send to students/representatives along with official receipts from the Accounting Department.
  • Verify standardized English examination results and National Examination Results from certain countries submitted by new applicants.
  • Schedule assessment testing for academic programme applicants.
  • Set up course planning/registration appointments in consultation with Student Services.
  • Update bursary information form in consultation with Student Services and produce annual “Estimated Cost of Studies” form.
  • Maintain an updated list of college representatives.
  • Produce new and updated contracts and certificates of appointment for college representatives.
  • Undertake additional admissions department administrative tasks as required.
  • Manage CAMS (ERP system) Admissions module.
  • Forward homestay/custodianship applications to the Homestay Department.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to effectively use information technology such as word processors, spreadsheets, database, web authoring, Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven and effective administrative skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to actively engage with a broad range of demographics.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with little supervision.
  • A high degree of professionalism, tact and maturity.
  • Ability to effectively manage time.

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) before August 31st, 2019 to [email protected]

The title “Admissions Assistant” 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.


ESL INSTRUCTORS – FALL SEMESTER

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.

Columbia College is looking to fill the following courses for the upcoming term:

  • 096 Academic Writing – Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 1:55pm
  • 095 Conversation & Listening – Monday to Friday from 2:00pm to 2:55pm

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Masters of TESOL or Applied Linguistics (TESL Canada Standard Three or equivalent)
  • Bachelor’s degree in TESL Canada Standard Two or equivalent (Bachelors + TESOL/TESL/CELTA/etc.)
  • EAP teaching experience.
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience in the field.

This part-time sessional position will commence September 2019 and will end December 2019

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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019

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


COUNSELLOR

Columbia College is seeking a Counsellor to support our University Transfer and Associate Degree students located at Columbia College’s Main Campus.  This is a full time position. There is some flexibility on the working schedule. This position will start September/October 2019.

Summary:

The Counsellor provides advice on most aspects of students’ academic lives including: program choice; course selection and general vocational choice. The Counsellor supports students on the road to college acceptance, matriculation and completion. The Counsellor also assists students with their mental health and wellbeing, and works to develop partnerships with colleges and universities, other college advising professionals, and scholarship providers to drive Columbia College students’ success.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Educational Counseling

  • Provide educational counselling for prospective, new and continuing students.
  • Assist in the articulation process which assures smooth transfer of high school students into the University Transfer Program and appropriate transition of the Associate Degree students into university institutions.
  • Assist students in the development of their individual educational plans and goals.
  • Serve as liaison counselor to universities.
  • 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 and transfer requirements to university institutions.
  • Conduct group orientation sessions.
  • Provide counselling for students on academic probation.
  • Teach Personal Development classes in accordance with division needs.
  • Participate in required and scheduled Professional Development 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.
  • Workwith 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.
  • Receive and investigate reports from faculty members regarding students with excessive absences, poor academic performance and failure to attend class.

Personal Counseling

  • Accept referrals from teaching faculty and other college personnel.
  • Confer with teaching faculty regarding individual students when appropriate.
  • Identify when it is necessary to refer a student to external support services.
  • Maintain knowledge of community support services
  • Provide mental health information and counselling

Evaluation

  • Participate in evaluation of counselling services and programs.
  • Participate in evaluation of equipment, 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 recommendations for purchase of educational, instructional and counselling supplies and equipment.
  • Consult with management on division personnel needs; assist with the preparation of position descriptions and serve on interviewing committees as needed.
  • Adhere to the counsellor work schedule as defined by the negotiated contract.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling.
  • Registration in, or eligibility for registration in, a professional counselling association (BCACC or CCC certification, etc.)
  • Prior post-secondary teaching and/or counselling is considered a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English
  • Ability to relate to diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • The incumbent should be conscientious, self-motivated and possess a strong initiative
  • Excellent Customer service skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Quick learner and adapts to change well
  • Must be able to work effectively independently and as team-player with a diverse group of staff and students
  • Marketing skills and experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Salary:

Columbia College offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $63,000 – $73,000.  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 August 31st, 2019 to [email protected]

The title “Counsellor” 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. 


SCIENCE TUTOR – PART-TIME

Columbia College is looking for a Science Tutor for the fall 2019 semester. Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Biology (or closely related field) or almost completing the graduate program.
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry preferred.
  • Experience tutoring Biology and Chemistry at another post-secondary institution.
  • Experience in teaching a diverse student body.

The position is approximately 8 hours per week. We have flexibility with the working schedule, and more hours may be available closer to the end of the semester. This part-time position starts on the week of September 16th, and the last week is December 2nd, 2019.

The remuneration is $27.60 (plus 4% vacation) per 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019

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


ECONOMICS TUTOR – PART-TIME

Columbia College is looking for an Economics Tutor for the fall 2019 semester.  Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Economics or attending 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 8 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 September 23rd, 2019 and ends on the week of December 2nd, 2019. The remuneration is $27.60 (plus 4% vacation) per 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019

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


ENGLISH SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR – FALL SEMESTER

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

Our ideal candidate must have:

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

This part-time sessional positions will commence September 2019 and will end December 2019

We offer an attractive compensation: For example, for a course with five contact hours + 2 office hours we offer $9,006 for a Master’s degree holder and $10,005 for a Ph.D. 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 [email protected]

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019

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


PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR – FALL SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a High School Instructor to teach Physical Education Monday to Friday from 2:10 pm to 3:50 pm.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education is preferred;
  • A BC Public or Independent School Teaching Certificate in Health Sciences;
  • A High School teaching experience;
  • The ability to teach a diverse student body;
  • Exceptional classroom management skills/strategies;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, support staff and parents (located out of the country).

This part-time sessional position will commence in September 2019 and will end in December 2019.

The gross salary paid per course is $9,337 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: August 31st, 2019

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


INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

SUMMARY:

As an Instructional Development Consultant, you will guide our instructors through a thoughtful review process following best practice in course design. You will support instructors in developing new programs, reviewing programs and curriculum, and supporting the advancement of teaching practice using a comprehensive and evolving range of techniques and educational technologies. Reporting to the Academic Board through the Vice Principal – Academic, the Instructional Development Consultant, provides leadership in the analysis, design, selection, operationalization and support of campus-wide learning and teaching applications. This position requires a high degree of coordination and the ability to work effectively across campus to gain consensus and effectively influence and motivate faculty members, identify opportunities and resolve challenges. Understanding of issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in the teaching and learning context is critical, and an equity-minded lens and approach are required for this role. The successful candidate must be trained and experienced in the design, development and implementation of curriculum projects, and the design of instruction for online, blended and classroom learning using a broad range of instructional tools. The successful candidate is expected to be a self-starter with the ability to lead both projects and faculty members.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports instructors in course design, developing learning outcomes and assessments that are aligned. Provides guidance to implement the process and methodology of creating quality learning environments and experiences for students.
  • Participates in developing, evaluating and enforcing the College and departmental policies, procedures and strategies relating to curriculum development and design.
  • Serves as a consultant to the College community regarding alternative methodologies in instructional design and development services.
  • Maintains excellent working relationships with faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Oversees projects, including budget development.
  • Prepares and submits comprehensive reports, planning documents and supporting information to aid in effective instructional design initiatives; makes recommendations based on analysis of current and future needs, new advances in the field of education and instructional technology.
  • Develops necessary administrative systems and operational procedures to monitor instructional design for on-going and future projects.
  • Assesses, determines and develops training plans for staff and self that ensure that new technologies are understood and fit into project plans and enhancements.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of training for the faculty community in new advancements in instructional techniques.
  • Develops strategies that strengthen culture and build capacity for inclusive teaching and learning practices across Faculty divisions and departments.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness; makes recommendations.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge in pedagogy theories and technology; advises the College community of the current trends and changing technology.
  • Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, education, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible educational experience.
  • Recent teaching experience that includes full responsibilities for lesson planning, experiential learning, and rubric-based assessment designs, preferably at the post-secondary and secondary level.
  • Knowledge of competency-based curriculum and assessment design approach.
  • Knowledge of access and usage of open educational practices, resources, and textbooks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work with and direct diverse group of people.
  • Knowledge of best pedagogical practices and experience with teaching training workshops.
  • Knowledge of indigenization programs at post-secondary institutions.
  • Experience developing plans and strategies working with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to build relationships with faculty, students and staff.
  • Effective leadership, consultation, facilitation, consensus building, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills. Ability to effectively facilitate to achieve an appropriate outcome.
  • Creativity and commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge to lead project teams in the development of sound instructional products, including those that use existing and evolving educational technologies.
  • Design and develop curriculum that maximizes the benefits of existing and evolving educational technologies
  • Excellent project management and quality assurance management skills.

Columbia College offers a competitive compensation package. The annual salary range for this position is $67,770 – $81,141 dependending 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.

APPLICATION:

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under first and last name) to [email protected]

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019

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


ECONOMICS SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR – FALL SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for Economic Sessional Instructor to teach in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs the following course:

  • Economics 103 – Principles of Microeconomics on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Our ideal candidate 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.

This part-time sessional position will commence in September 2019 and will end in December 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 Ph.D. 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: August 31st, 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 August 31st, 2019 to [email protected]

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