Student Success Advisor
FACP faculty members prepare students for success in a wide range of post-
secondary programs, workplaces, and communities. They support and empower
students towards growth and change. They contribute to the culture of the
Faculty through energetic teaching, scholarship and institutional service.
Faculty members must be committed to inclusivity and diversity, and they play
a critical role in building the capacity of the Faculty.
Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation
Adult Basic Education Nanaimo
Monday to Friday, 7 hrs per day
As soon as possible
Appointment End Date
May end early or be extended.
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Referees/References
Provide ongoing student support while working in ever-changing, dynamic
programs. Play an active role on numerous teams within Academic & Career
Preparation and Vancouver Island University. Stay abreast of factors that may
impact students and assist in creating solutions to changing conditions.
Maintain close relationships with VIU faculty and staff, as well as relevant
partners. Provide student support from first contact through transition to
post-secondary or employment. This includes facilitation of ABE Information
Sessions, assessment/placement procedures, intake interviews, course and
career planning, and personal coaching. Oversee British Columbia Adult
Graduation Diploma application process. Provide general support, advocate and
offer conflict resolution and referral to appropriate agencies and internal
departments for students. Work closely with Aboriginal Student Transition
Advisor and Chairs to ensure retention and transition of Indigenous students.
Liaise closely with Student Affairs and Mentorship programs.
Required Qualifications :
Master's Degree in relevant field from an appropriately accredited
institution; proven advising skills; familiarity with and demonstrated skills
in teaching adults in developmental programs; knowledge of learning
disabilities, learning challenges, study skill strategies and approaches which
can enhance student success; high level of interpersonal skills; familiarity
with VIU programs and procedures; recent experience with assessment
procedures; sensitivity to the needs of a wide variety of adult students
returning to education; ability to work effectively as part of a team
comprised of instructors and support staff; and demonstrated ability and
recent experience in handling the above-listed duties.
Teacher training in a relevant field. Teacher training in a relevant area;
teaching/tutoring experience; or background in counselling or career coaching.
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable
original certifications at time of interview.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity
and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible
minorities, and people of Indigenous descent.
It is currently a requirement of employment at VIU that all employees
disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Employees who are unvaccinated or
who choose not to disclose their vaccination status may be subject to
secondary safety measures, including rapid testing.