Open to both Internal and external
Support Staff (CUPE)
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Closing date for internal CUPE applicants
Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE
applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.
Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the
“closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be
recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE
applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.
Ongoing Specific Term
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)
The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental
The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Program Advisor provides advice to students with respect to education
planning, academic goals, and course selection. This position may work with
students from pre-admission inquiry through to graduation; it proactively
encourages students to complete credentials in a timely manner.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for advising students in assigned programs. Assists with coverage in other programs.
Responds to student inquiries, develops program plans, and advises on course selection.
Researches and makes recommendations on admission requirements and transfer credit assessments.
Works closely with Associate Deans and Program Coordinators.
Assesses/monitors student records and notifies the Program Coordinator of deficiencies associated with program continuation; conducts degree audits for student graduations.
Works closely with Enrolment Services, Recruiting, Delivery and Registrar's Office on resolving issues relating to admissions and advising.
Establishes rapport with students within portfolio.
Takes a student-centered approach and receives student referrals.
Approves and prepares letters of permission for program students to take non-TRU courses.
Evaluates and makes recommendations according to transfer credit and block transfer articulation guidelines.
Assists the respective Chair and Program Coordinator with data entry for course scheduling.
Engages in continuous training and professional development related to assigned programs.
Maintains student files in accordance with TRU policy around data retention and destruction.
Represents TRU-SON at career fairs, trade shows, and recruiting events.
Provides training to other staff relating to course and program advising, admissions processes, advising theory/practice and systems management.
Dean, School of Nursing
Grade 12 plus a Bachelor degree from a recognized university in a relevant
Three years related work experience including:
Minimum of three years' experience in post-secondary institution or related educational environment assessing student's previous education, skills and background
One year working in a fast-paced environment
One year student advising experience
One-year marketing experience
Experience with National HSPnet System is an asset
Experience supporting Master level students and program committees is an asset
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB
Excellent organization skills including the ability to set priorities,
multi-task and work with minimal supervision, and remain focused on
Ability to interpret admissions and transfer credit policies and
guidelines, to recognize exceptions, and to take appropriate action to
Demonstrated ability working in a fast-paced environment
Intermediate research and analytical skills
Ability to investigate and listen in order to solve problems and provide
Aptitude for exacting and precise work, a high degree of accuracy,
thoroughness, and attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a widely
diverse student population and coworkers and across functional areas of
Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with students, staff and members
of the public
Strong computer skills including student admissions and transfer credit
modules and MS Office
Ability to maintain a student-focused as well as sales-focused approach
Familiarity with BC post-secondary education
Comprehensive knowledge of TRU programs and courses
Knowledge of student-tracking applications and tools
Familiarity in working with students from equity-seeking groups in program
advising and/or demonstrated understanding of diversity and equity
initiatives, including admissions.
Sitting at desk and computer for long periods of time
General office conditions
Ability to lift up to 20 kg
The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement
with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently
$29.79 - $33.10 ( CUPE Grade 08 (90% - 100%) )
Please Note: This position may be subject to a 90% salary for the first 560
hours of employment.
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> School of Nursing -> Dean, School of Nursing
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with
a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome
those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our
faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous,
Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops
or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited
to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the