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.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Columbia College is seeking an imaginative Graphic Designer to work with our Student Services and Admissions departments. This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative energetic environment and to put in practice learned skills and creativity in a well-established and exciting academic institution.

Overview:

This position will be reporting to the Communications Coordinator. The Graphic Designer will work independently as well as collaboratively while taking direction from others.

The Graphic Designer will creatively design different informational and promotional materials for different events and activities such as:

  • Mental health and wellness event outreach.
  • Community events, celebrations, and volunteer opportunities on campus.
  • Academic information (Course Planning, Workshops, New Courses).
  • Volunteer recruitment and training workshops.
  • Health and safety tips.
  • Visuals for the College’s bi-weekly e-newsletter.

This position will also support the Learning Centre within Student Services by:

  • Creating a Learning Centre Logo.
  • Designing posters including information about tutors’ hours and workshops.
  • Creating large infographic posters to place on the walls of the Learning Centre.

Finally, the position will also support the Recruitment, Admissions, and Marketing department by:

  • Designing infographics and icons for the Columbia College website and other college collateral.
  • Assisting with website updating where necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); able to efficiently design promotional material for multiple communications platforms (e.g. posters, Instagram, Facebook, etc.).
  • Ability to create clear and compelling infographics to convey data.
  • Familiarity with content management systems such as WordPress.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Ability to communicate effectively (in both verbal and written form)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to meet deadlines and be flexible with work schedule
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity

This part-time position will start as soon as possible, with the contract end date in May 2020 (with the possibility of contract extension). This position will be 11.5 hours per week from January to April, and 17.5 hours per week in May. The remuneration for this position is $25.23 per hour (plus 4% vacation).

Application:

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under first and last name) by January 31st, 2020 to [email protected] The title “Graphic Designer” 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.


GOVERNOR FOR A CHARITABLE EDUCATION SOCIETY

Established in 1936, Columbia College is Canada’s longest established international college and has consistently been a top-three provider of international students to the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria.

Columbia College delivers exemplary English, Secondary and University Transfer programs, and as a result of recent restructuring, we are poised to enter a new phase of growth to facilitate a major expansion in charitable programming. We anticipate that our charitable activities will have a major social impact in Vancouver in the coming years.

The Columbia College Society is, therefore, recruiting a volunteer to sit on the Society’s Board as a Governor. The Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the expansion and management of the Society’s charitable operations and for planning its future development. While not an exhaustive list, independent governors will have experience in education, finance, capacity building, governance, or community development. The role of a governor offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of the College and to the community, to work with other members of the Board and administrative staff.

The desirable individual would have senior-level, not-for-profit, charity and/or community development experience. An individual who has been involved in or has led charitable program development would be particularly suitable. This Governor will be instrumental in supporting the process of developing our charitable goals into community-based programs, collaborative partnerships, and community connections that fulfill our educational purpose.

Governors may expect to serve at least one Society committee, in which case the Board will endeavour to appoint a governor to a committee where their skills and experience can make the most positive contribution. Governors may also have an opportunity to serve on working groups established for specific purposes. Since the Board of Governors is only composed of three members, each member will hold the position of either Chair, Vice-Chair or Secretary.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience serving on a Board of a not-for-profit or charitable organization
  • Charitable or not-for-profit program development experience
  • Fundraising expertise
  • Successful track record in pursuing and implementing community partnerships
  • Organizational Development skills, education, or experience
  • Demonstrated planning ability
  • Strong communicator
  • Active volunteer
  • Connected to the community
  • Knowledge of community development programs in a post-secondary context
  • Experience with a not-for-profit or a charity in the startup stages of development, and/or not-for-profit real estate management

Responsibilities:

  • Be an active relationship builder for Columbia College
  • Promote the organization in the community
  • Provide input to the strategic direction of the Charity
  • Act in an advisory capacity as required
  • Prepare for, and attend monthly Board meetings
  • Together with the Executive Director and Board Governors, take responsibility for the charitable programming of the Society

Former Columbia College Society members can be nominated as independent board governors, but they must have severed their employment relationship with the College for twenty-four months before they can serve on the Board as an independent member.

Former Columbia College students can be nominated as independent board members, but they must have finished their relationship with the College for twenty-four months before they can serve on the Board as an external member.

The position will ideally start in February 2020.

APPLICATION:

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

Application Deadline: January 27th, 2020

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 Winter 2020 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 February 3rd, 2020 and ends in April 2020. The remuneration is $28.08 (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: ASAP

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. Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Biology (or closely related field) or almost completing the graduate program.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or biochemistry.
  • 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 will have the following schedule:

  • January 27th, 2020 to February 21st, 2020 – 4 hours per week
  • February 24th, 2020 to April 11th, 2020 – 8 hours per week

The remuneration is $28.08 (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: ASAP

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


PHYSICS SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR – SECOND HALF OF THE WINTER SEMESTER

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

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master of Science degree in Physics
  • Experience teaching Physics 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 March 2020 and will end in April 2020.

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,852.10 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,767.71 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: ASAP

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