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Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Advisor

Posted: November 18, 2022

The Role

Position Status: Temporary until March 31, 2023, with a possibility of extension

The Organization

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta and has a mandate in education, training, and research. With a decentralized network of 10 employment services centres, in addition to two mobile service units, RLI designs and delivers training and education services to more than 140,000 Alberta Métis.

The RLI Vision is: “A Skilled and Knowledgeable, Self-Reliant Métis Nation.”
The RLI Mission is: “To enhance the self-sufficiency and well-being of Alberta Métis through quality education, training, and research.”

The Opportunity

Rupertsland Institute is recruiting for a Temporary Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Advisor. The PSE Advisor will evaluate Métis students’ abilities and interests through one-on-one interviews, and individual academic planning.  The PSE Advisor will also act as a liaison between students and other post-secondary student service professionals. The PSE Advisor will work with students to ensure that all prerequisites are completed and identify any barriers that may hinder student success. The PSE Advisor will work with students on an on-going basis in developing a solutions-based approach in achieving academic success. This may include, but is not limited to, referring students to additional RLI student services.

To Fit the Role

Responsibilities

  • Assist students with funding applications and advise applicants of other resources, provide ongoing support to students.
  • Identifies potential areas where students may need additional support and makes appropriate referrals to other student service professionals and community supports.
  • Offers an overview of campus life, learning, and expectations in a Post-Secondary setting.
  • Assists students in managing arising issues, such as delays in financial support and other unexpected life events.
  • Maintains regular contact with students for the duration of their funding.
  • Sets reminders in the RLI database to contact students and Post-Secondary institutions regarding attendance and overall progress.
  • Documents student information, comments, and other pertinent information in the RLI suite of software, ensuring that hardcopy and digital files contain accurate and up-to-date information, with all activity documented on file summary notes. Maintain records as required and input information as stated in the appropriate operational manuals.
  • Work with students to develop necessary skills, such as: organizational and time management skills and effective study habits. Support students in creating a plan to achieve academic and career goals.
  • Act as an advocate for students by collaborating with instructors, professors, administrators, and other student support networks to help students succeed.
  • Assist in preparing statistical reports as required.
  • Attend meetings and events within the Métis community, educational institutions, and career and information fairs.
  • Travel and other duties as required.

Location

One of four regional offices in Alberta – Peace River, Grande Prairie, Calgary or Edmonton

Qualifications

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of student-centered advising techniques.
  • Knowledge of Post-Secondary application requirements, processes, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, and ability to learn and use RLI software.
  • Multicultural competencies: ability to work with diverse student demographics.
  • Knowledge of challenges, barriers, social and economic factors facing Métis individuals.
  • Knowledge of current and future Labour Market Supply and Demand.
  • Knowledge of education programs/institutions and occupational requirements.
  • Understanding of applicable privacy legislation, such as FOIP and PIPA.

 

Skills:

  • Excellent active-listening, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to research Canadian Post-Secondary programs and promote community involvement (i.e., volunteer at Local Métis organizations).
  • Ability to effectively multitask and demonstrate exceptional organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to interpret and explain policies and procedures to students, prospective applicants, and the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with academic and administrative partners.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Psychology, Education, Social Sciences, the Humanities, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years working with students in a Post-Secondary setting.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable vehicle for travel.
  • Capable of working in person in one of our regional offices
  • Ability to provide a clear Criminal Record check.

Application Deadline

Until a suitable candidate is found

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to employment@rupertsland.org until a suitable candidate is found, quoting PSE-Advisor-Temporary in the subject line.

 

Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.