Work Integrated Learning Advisor

Student Services
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Closing date: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 09:00
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Job description: 

Reporting to the Manager, Career Enhancement and Work Integrated Learning, the WIL Advisor is 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, the WIL Advisor develops and facilitates a blended curriculum in career development that is relevant to the students’ field of study.  The WIL Advisor also provides 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, the WIL Advisor develops and maintains industry relations in one (or more) of the following professional fields: Tourism and Hospitality, Humanitarian Studies, Professional Communication, and Global Business Administration. The WIL Advisor may also provide general career coaching and services to students and alumni. 

The WIL Advisor works to support the general initiatives of the WIL office, and shares responsibility for updating and maintaining WIL protocol documents and publications, including: electronic handbooks, student contracts, website information and RRU’s industry database.

  • 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
  • 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 an approximate five month temporary, full-time position working 37.5 hours per week.  This position has been evaluated at Grade 3 and the recruitment range starts at $44,516 per annum.  The University is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation. (If you are currently enrolled in the RRU Benefits Plan your coverage will remain unchanged.)

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

17-103-P0275 – 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 will begin on October 18, 2017 and will close at 9:00 am on October 30, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.   

While RoyalRoadsUniversity 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.

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the University Act and is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Your personal information will be used to record and track your application for this competition and will not be disclosed to any other external third parties unless we are directed to do so by you.  For more information regarding the collection and use of your personal information please contact Royal Road’s University’s Privacy Officer at (250) 391-2600 (Extension 4178) or via regular mail at 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

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