Careers

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.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST

(with Previous Office experience in the Education industry)

Columbia College is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant who is versatile, proactive and friendly. This is a full-time – 35 hours per week position.

The Front Office Assistant should have excellent customer and interpersonal skills. Our ideal candidate should be a self-starter with strong organizational and computer skills. A strong ability to prioritize and to multi-task effectively will be relevant competencies to this role.

Summary:

The Receptionist – Administrative Assistant is responsible for front office duties while providing administrative support to faculty, staff, students and school visitors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reception:

  • Answer general inquires (phone-in/walk-in).
  • Direct phone and fax inquire to the appropriate staff members.
  • Provide general information.
  • Assist students, applicants, agents and patrons.

Office administration:

  • Use word processing documents(templates) and CAMS (ERP system) to prepare letters (Confirmation, Amend Study permit, Bank/Job, Spousal Work Permit, Military, Re-Entry, U.S VISA) and documents.
  • Sort incoming mail, faxes, and courier deliveries for distribution.
  • Prepare and send outgoing faxes, mail, and courier parcels.
  • Issue certificates (Honor Roll).
  • Manage post class cancellations.
  • Order office supplies and maintain inventories.
  • Maintain the filing system.
  • Prepare materials for education fairs.
  • Ship school brochures to fair venues for Admission Officers.
  • Contact transport companies and receivers to expedite, trace and return parcels.
  • Schedule tests for students (LWA, MPT, EPT).
  • Change toners & staples for copiers; maintain usage of copiers.
  • Upload documents onto CAMS and maintain records.
  • Collect payments for transcripts and rush letters.
  • Provide coverage when others in the department are off.

Student Services

  • Process Transcript requests and Letters for students.
  • Assist at orientation. • Schedule tests (LWA, MPT, EPT).
  • Provide help to applicants to the college.
  • Pull out exams as requested by students for Final Exam reviews/Appeals.
  • Verify student IDs (when a student cannot present a photo ID) during exams.
  • Notify students about their Honor Roll status.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Prior Office experience in the Education industry
  • Proficient computer skills. Advanced working knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent ERP system expertise.
  • 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.
  • Ability to interact with professionalism.
  • Able to use multi-line phone system.
  • Able to use various office equipment including fax and photocopy machines.

Gross Salary: $25.22 per hour

Columbia College employees are covered by the Columbia College Employment Agreement, which includes full benefits, a generous RRSP plan and vacation once confirmed.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document and saved under first and last name) before November 30th to [email protected]

The title “Administrative 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.


PHYSICS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Physics Instructor to teach in our High School program the following course:

  • Physics 12 (HyFlex) – Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 9:40 am

*HyFlex: This course will seamlessly shift between teaching in person, synchronously online, or asynchronously.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Master’s of Science in Physics is preferred.
  • A BC Public or Independent School Teaching Certificate.
  • High School teaching experience teaching Physics 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

We offer competitive compensation. The gross salary paid per high school course is $9,500 for a BA holder. When the instructor has the two Bachelor’s requested degrees or a BA and PDP, the gross salary paid per course is $9,865. The gross remuneration per course is $10,469 when the candidate holds a Master’s degree.

How to Apply: We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your BC or Independent Teaching Certificate consolidated into one PDF or Word document. Applications should be saved under the first and last name, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020.

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 Organic Chemistry II – CHEMISTRY 220 (online lecture and face to face lab) in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs. The instructor’s primary responsibilities include the planning, teaching, marking and grading of the appointed course/s.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry.
  • Online and face to face experience teaching Organic Chemistry at another post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent expertise with Learning Management Systems (Knowledge and experience with Moodle is an asset)
  • 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

We offer an attractive compensation: $10,473.73 per lecture & lab for a Master’s degree holder and $11,690.28 for a Ph.D. holder.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume with a cover letter, including your availability (consolidated into one PDF document). Applications should be saved under the first and last name, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

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


CRIMINOLOGY SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for Sessional Instructors to teach Criminology in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs. During this semester, all UT courses will be remotely delivered. Instructors’ primary responsibilities include the planning, teaching, marking and grading of the appointed course/s.

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in Criminology
  • Online and face to face experience teaching Criminology at another post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent expertise with Learning Management Systems (Knowledge and experience with Moodle is an asset)
  • 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

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.

How to Apply: 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, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

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


PHYSICS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Physics Instructor to teach in our High School program the following course:

  • Physics 12 (HyFlex) – Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 9:40 am

*HyFlex: This course will seamlessly shift between teaching in person, synchronously online, or asynchronously.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Master’s of Science in Physics is preferred.
  • A BC Public or Independent School Teaching Certificate.
  • High School teaching experience teaching Physics 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

We offer competitive compensation. The gross salary paid per high school course is $9,500 for a B.A. holder. When the instructor has the two Bachelor’s requested degrees or a B.A. and PDP, the gross salary paid per course is $9,865. The gross remuneration per course is $10,469 when the candidate holds a Master’s degree.

How to Apply:

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your BC or Independent Teaching Certificate consolidated into one PDF or Word document. Applications should be saved under the first and last name, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020.

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


COMPUTER SCIENCE SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for Sessional Instructors to teach Computer Science in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs. During this semester, all UT courses will be remotely delivered. Instructors’ primary responsibilities include the planning, teaching, marking and grading of the appointed course/s.

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science.
  • Online and face to face experience teaching Computer Science at another post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent expertise with Learning Management Systems (Knowledge and experience with Moodle is an asset)
  • 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

We offer a competitive compensation: For example, for a course with five contact hours + 2 office hours, the salary is $9,160 for a Master’s degree holder and $10,228 for a Ph.D. holder. The course compensation linked to teaching hours.

How to Apply: 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, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

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


MATH SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for Sessional Instructors to teach Mathematics in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs. During this semester, all UT courses will be remotely delivered. Instructors’ primary responsibilities include the planning, teaching, marking and grading of the appointed course/s.

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Mathematics.
  • Online and face to face experience teaching Math at another post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent expertise with Learning Management Systems (Knowledge and experience with Moodle is an asset)
  • 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

We offer a competitive compensation: For example, for a course with four contact hours + 2 office hours, the salary is $7,852.097 for a Master’s degree holder and $8,767.709 for a Ph.D. holder. The course compensation is linked to teaching hours.

How to Apply: 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, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

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


COMMUNICATIONS SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for a Sessional Instructor to teach Communications in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs. During this semester, all UT courses will be remotely delivered. Instructors’ primary responsibilities include the planning, teaching, marking and grading of the appointed course/s.

Course Information:

CMNS 110 – Introduction to Communication Theory – Monday and Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Communications.
  • Online and face to face experience teaching Communications at another post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent expertise with Learning Management Systems (Knowledge and experience with Moodle is an asset)
  • 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

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

How to Apply: 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, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

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


POLITICAL SCIENCE SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for Sessional Instructors to teach Political Science in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs. During this semester, all UT courses will be remotely delivered. Instructors’ primary responsibilities include the planning, teaching, marking and grading of the appointed course/s.

Course Information:

PSCI 100 – Introduction to Political Science – FLEX*
PSCI 202 – Introduction to Comparative Politics – FLEX*

*FLEX courses are offered asynchronously, meaning that the course content is not given during a scheduled day and time, like in another class. Rather, students may engage with the course content at any time throughout the day, to best support their learning objectives. Instructors of these courses will be providing office hours and significant opportunities to connect with students on a regular basis

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Political Science.
  • Online and face to face experience teaching Political Science at another post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent expertise with Learning Management Systems (Knowledge and experience with Moodle is an asset)
  • 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

We offer an attractive compensation: $7,852.097 per course for a Master’s degree holder and $8,767.709 per course for a Ph.D. holder.

How to Apply: 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, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

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


ASIAN STUDIES SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS – WINTER SEMESTER

Columbia College is looking for Sessional Instructors to teach Asian Studies in our University Transfer and Associate Degree Programs. During this semester, all UT courses will be remotely delivered. Instructors’ primary responsibilities include the planning, teaching, marking and grading of the appointed course/s.

Course information:

ASIA 131 – Introduction to Asian Religions – Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ASIA 131 – Introduction to Asian Religions – FLEX*
ASIA 131 – Introduction to Asian Religions – FLEX*
ASIA 110 – Introduction to East Asia (China) – Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

*FLEX courses are offered asynchronously, meaning that the course content is not given during a scheduled day and time, like in another class. Rather, students may engage with the course content at any time throughout the day, to best support their learning objectives. Instructors of these courses

Our ideal candidates must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Asian Studies.
  • Online and face to face experience teaching Asian Studies at another post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent expertise with Learning Management Systems (Knowledge and experience with Moodle is an asset)
  • 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 in January 2021 and will end in April 2021.

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

How to Apply: 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, as well as include your expected availability for the winter semester, and sent to [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

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