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Student Services Advisor and Indigenous Supports (PS3) Education Continuing Full Time
Truro Campus Truro, Nova Scotia Department of Student Services
Continuing Full-time Position: Commencing approximately May 10, 2021 Application deadline is 11:59 PM, April 20, 2021 Competition No. 2021-035 This is a Designated Competition open to members of Indigenous/Aboriginal communities. The salary scale for Professional Support 3 is based on twelve steps that range from $58,495.87 - $81,778.09. New Professional Support may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $70,225.64 annually. With the 2020/2021 Academic year primarily offered online, this position may be required to work remotely, onsite, or a combination of both. Specifics to be confirmed upon hire. Responsibilities What you will be doing… You will be helping students make decisions, solve problems, and meet goals that maximize their college experience. You will work to engage and support a caseload of students - including prospective, transitioning-in, current, and transitioning-out students. You will also provide culturally relevant services and supports for Indigenous students and supporting other Student Services staff in developing awareness and skills in working with students in a culturally inclusive environment. You will be planning and delivering events, activities, and interactions which support student growth, engagement, and leadership. You will be advising students in areas of Learning Supports, Career Services, Enrolment, Accessibility, Financial Supports, Student Life, and Wellness. For example, you will: Provide opportunities for students to explore career and employment options; Help students make decisions about academic enrolment, options, and policies; Assist students in planning how to meet financial commitments of college; Help students set and meet learning and work goals Use recreational, cultural, and social events and activities to engage students. You will be a member of campus and provincial Student Services and Advising teams, which provide a continuum of integrated services and opportunities to students in-person, online, and in blended environments. You will initiate and build partnerships with Academic Chairs and Faculty in order to provide services tailored to the unique needs and opportunities of students and programs. You will also be a member of a provincial team of Advisors for Cultural Supports. Qualifications What we are looking for… You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centred perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?
Qualifications and Occupational Experience: The minimum educational qualification for this position is an undergraduate degree. A degree focused in Student Affairs, Indigenous Studies, Adult Education, Education, or Social Science majors would be considered an asset. You have a minimum of three years (full time equivalent) of recent and relevant occupational experience in post-secondary student services and affairs, career development, adult education and service delivery in Indigenous or First Nations settings. Occupational experience that includes working with Indigenous people and a firsthand knowledge of Mi'kmaq community, funders and resources. Ability to speak Mi'kmaq would be considered an asset. You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, EXCEL and/or other student/employee information managements systems such as Banner or Peoplesoft. You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery of culturally specific workshops. You have experience supporting/providing services to youth, or students and prospective students Relevant Skills and Knowledge You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues You are known for your superior customer service skills and can create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in virtual delivery of supports and services using tools such as Microsoft Office TEAMS or ZOOM. You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills You are a strong communicator You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to building online communities, coordinating welcome or orientation events, providing tours, coordinating logistics for large events.) You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to student or employment information databases for example Peoplesoft. You have experience in virtual delivery of supports and services such as 1:1 advisement, demonstrating tools and resources, or conducting webinars. You show a strong commitment to community involvement, specifically Indigenous Communities. Work With Us You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia's economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application. As a condition of employment, Professional Support employees at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Professional Support employees of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Professional Support employees whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program. NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements. NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here: To apply for College jobs, click on the Apply Now button. First time users will be asked to set up an account with a username and password. There are three parts to your NSCC application: Your Profile. You can import your resume or your LinkedIn profile to help populate your profile (click Import Options, top right) or you can complete the profile manually. One thing to note if you are using a resume or LinkedIn; they may not import synchronously with the profile and you may still need to make some manual adjustments. Your Cover Letter and Resume. Towards the bottom of the Application tab, you will see a place to attach or write your cover letter. You will also see a place to attach your resume. Although these two sections say they are optional; they are not optional and are required for a complete NSCC application. Questions. Next to the Application tab, you will see a Questions tab. We will need you to complete these questions in order to submit your application. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late or paper applications.

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