Casual Academic Advising Assistant

Mount Royal University
December 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:$24.00
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Job Title

Casual Academic Advising Assistant

Requisition #


Job Type

Hourly (for Casual)

Union or Employee Group

MRSA Casual


Position End Date (if applicable)



MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Role

Academic Advising is a developmental process assisting students in the clarification of their educational goals and the implementation of an educational plan to realize these goals. Advisors and assistants play a key role in student retention, advising new and continuing students throughout their tenure at Mount Royal University.

This is a casual part-time position working up to 14 hours per week.

  • Main point of contact for initial reception in Academic Advising Services
  • Triage student supports, screening, and referring as necessary for walk-in students, the main phone line in Academic Advising Services, and emails to the general advising inbox
  • Schedule individual appointments for central Academic Advisors
  • Possess strong working knowledge of Mount Royal Systems (G: Suite, MRU GradU8, Banner, etc.)
  • Take and compile meeting minutes for Academic Advising Services and Campus Advising meetings
  • Provide registration assistance for students who drop into Academic Advising Services outside of when peer registration help is available
  • Provide assistance with submitting internal applications through MyMRU (current students)
  • Support any events or initiatives that are hosted by Academic Advising Services
  • Ensure daily activities and student appointment records are entered into Academic Advising Services statistics sheets for individual appointments and group advising sessions
  • Ensure new Academic Advising Services students complete an intake form
  • Run Argos reports and distribute them at the request of the advising team
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent, or 12 to 18 months of experience in a relevant role
  • Ability to work in an environment with frequent distractions
  • Propensity for interacting with diverse groups of students and clients
  • Professional and inclusive demeanor
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google applications
  • Salary: $24.00 per hour

    Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found

    A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number, Document Title.pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others currently eligible to work in Canada will be given priority.

    Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment athttps:// www.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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