Junior Academic Advisor

Calgary, Alberta
AVP Student and Academic
AU Calgary
Temporary Full Time
Division AVP Student and Academic Wage Min 40155.5100
Location Name AU Calgary Wage Max 63575.3300
Location Calgary, Alberta Position Type Temporary Full Time
Posted 07/17/2017 FTE 1.0
Closing Date 08/07/2017 Job ID 1207


The Junior Academic Advisor provides information, advising, and related assistance to students and potential students accessing Athabasca University courses, programs, and services.

The successful incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide detailed information to students and prospective students about Athabasca University courses, programs, and services.  This includes, but is not limited to, admission and registration policies and procedures; course and program offerings; fees, financial assistance and awards; delivery methods and options.
  • Respond to and process general inquiries from current students about admission and registration status; transcript evaluation procedures; course contract dates; prerequisites; change in delivery mode; course extensions and withdrawals; examinations, marks, and grades; challenge for credit; graduation status and procedures; special needs; and course materials inventory and course availability. 
  • Assist students and prospective students with the interpretation of institutional and program requirements, policies and regulations.
  • First point of contact - greets and assists students, prospective students, staff and other visitors to Athabasca University, Calgary and directs as appropriate.
  • Because of the one-stop nature of service delivery, all staff are expected and required to provide backup to other positions on an as needed basis.

A two year diploma in a related area (coursework including Communication in Groups and Motivation and Productivity, or similar) is preferred.

Two years of experience related to academic advising (preferably in a post-secondary environment where a variety of service delivery methods are used) would be a definite asset.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The full job profile can be viewed at: http://careers.athabascau.ca/documents/LSS/Jr-Academic-Advisor.pdf.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Mr. Jamie Gibson at (403) 298-2919 or via email at jgibson@athabascau.ca.   

This is a term position located in Calgary, AB with an end date of September 3, 2018.

First consideration will be given to internal applicants according to the AUPE Collective Agreement, Article 11.02.

This is a secondment opportunity for Athabasca University full-time and part-time permanent staff.  Should there be no successful candidate through this posting as a secondment appointment, then the position may be filled as a temporary position.  Employees requesting secondment are asked to provide a supporting written submission demonstrating that the secondment is career related.