Work Integrated Learning Advisor

Student Services
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Closing date: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 17:00
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Full or part time: 
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Job description: 

Reporting to the Manager, Work Integrated Learning, you will be responsible for preparing undergraduate and graduate students to be successful in generating internships, practicums, and other forms of experiential education.   Working collaboratively with the academic units, you will develop and facilitate a blended curriculum in career development that is relevant to the students’ field of study.  In this role you will also provide individual coaching to students as they develop their personal action plans, as well as overall case management that extends throughout the students’ workplace experience and helps to ensure that desired learning outcomes are being achieved.

To support the currency and relevancy of curriculum design, you will develop and maintain industry relations in one (or more) of the following professional fields: Tourism and Hospitality, Humanitarian Studies, Professional Communication, and Global Business Administration.  You will also be required to outreach to the business community to support the Office’s initiatives such as mock interviews, networking sessions and the annual Career Development Day. In addition you will collaborate with Career Enhancement Services, Accessibility Services, Coaching & Counselling and International Student Services to support student preparedness and success. 

In this role you will work to support the general initiatives of the Work Integrated Learning office, and share the responsibilities for updating and maintaining Work Integrated Learning protocol documents and publications, including: electronic handbooks, student contracts, website information and RRU’s industry database.


To be well suited to the role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with the theory and practice of career planning and employment issues, such as adult education, counseling, career planning, job search, and employer development
  • Basic research skills and ability to analyze and interpret information
  • Experience working with and supporting academic program offices through a co-op education model
  • Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating workshops and conducting presentations
  • Excellent coaching, communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills, as well as a high level of diplomacy, tact, and judgment necessary when dealing with difficult situations
  • Ability to liaise and communicate with students and employers from a broad range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to handle confidential material and information with discretion
  • Advanced computer skills (including MS Office Suite, Blackboard Collaborate, digital media); skilled at using emergent technologies to reach a global audience
  • Knowledge of the programs and strategic directions of Royal Roads University is an asset
Application submission information: 

This is a regular full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The role is positioned within Grade 3 with a recruitment salary ranging from $42,864 to $53,581 per annum. Royal Roads University is also pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

16-069-P0100 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570 Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition began on August 9, 2016 and will close on August 22, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until successful candidates are found. 

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf. format.