Academic Advisor, Exploratory Students (First-Generation), Student Enrolment Services

University of Calgary

We want to take this chance to acknowledge the standard territories of the folks of the Treaty 7 area in Southern Alberta. The Metropolis of Calgary can also be dwelling to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Place Overview

The Pupil Success Centre in Pupil and Enrolment Companies is at the moment looking for 2 Full-time Restricted Time period Educational Advisor, Exploratory College students (First-Era) for about 27 months.

Reporting to the Senior Specialist, Educational Advising within the Pupil Success Centre, the Educational Advisor, Exploratory College students (First-Era), supplies advising and wayfinding assist  for potential and present first-generation college students. As an professional in exploratory and wayfinding advising, the Educational Advisor, Exploratory College students (First-Era) will assist develop and implement programming and companies to assist the wants of first-generation college students.The Advisor will play a key position within the recruitment, retention, and success of College of Calgary first-generation college students, from the purpose of preliminary inquiry by means of to acceptance and profitable diploma completion. 

Place Description

Abstract of Key Tasks:

Program Improvement and Supply

  • Works in collaboration with the Senior Specialist, Educational Advising and the Pupil Success Centres first-generation pupil assist group to develop programming for first-generation college students, together with present, potential, and open research college students, with the purpose of supporting pupil success, retention and completion charges for first-generation college students.
  • Develops and delivers university-wide packages and on-line sources to help college students in wayfinding and educational choice making, exploring educational pursuits, and making ready for college stage research.  
  • Supplies proactive, tailor-made, and well timed outreach, referrals, and intervention with the first-generation pupil inhabitants by means of quite a lot of communication strategies, and thru session and collaboration with colleges and different assist.
  • Reviews on and evaluates the effectiveness of advising packages and interventions in collaboration with the Senior Advisor and the Coordinator, First-Era Applications.


  • Maintains direct contact with and advises first-generation college students together with present, potential college students, and open research college students from all undergraduate Schools. This consists of assembly with people in addition to small teams on an ongoing foundation to construct rapport, navigate college processes, interpret college calendar, diploma necessities, and rules, determine boundaries, and set objectives and develop motion plans to assist instructional choice making.
  • Helps college students in creating expertise associated to educational decision-making Facilitates and interprets quite a lot of life design, wayfinding, and curiosity actions.
  • Assists college students in figuring out development/success obstacles in addition to concrete plans to help college students in shifting ahead towards program choice and diploma completion.
  • Ensures that the integrity of data offered to college students is correct and well timed and is obtainable with discretion and tact.


  • Recommends adjustments to streamline workflow and enhance service supply to first-generation college students, and is included within the design and improvement of advising processes.
  • Works with Enrolment Companies and Recruitment and Admissions together with the First-Era assist group within the Pupil Success Centre to develop companies, occasions and efficient communication methods to make sure that first-generation college students really feel supported of their advising wants.
  • Fosters and maintains cooperative and trusting relationships with these workplaces and different pupil affairs and repair items throughout campus to supply seamless and environment friendly pupil assist processes.
  • Stays present with educational affairs and governance to know, monitor and convey all points of curriculum, sequencing, educational standing, registration and College insurance policies and procedures for all pupil cohorts.
  • Collaborates with school companions relating to pupil issues, pupil progress and diploma necessities.
  • Helps the contributions made to the establishments enrollment administration initiatives and the college’s strategic plan by offering enter and suggestions when requested.
  • Participates in and assist all key unit operations together with monitoring and analyzing statistics, correct file documentation, unit conferences, strategic planning, program evaluation and participation at occasions as required. Perceive and monitor institutional priorities, choices, and benchmarks.
  • Participates in committees and dealing teams regarding pupil success and retention, enrolment administration and recruitment and admissions.

{Qualifications} / Necessities:

  • Undergraduate diploma (Masters diploma most popular) and 3-5 years of pupil companies, pupil affairs, counselling or educational advising expertise.
  • Superior experience of all points of college guidelines and rules in relation to undergraduate pupil registration, curriculum sequencing, educational standing and College insurance policies and procedures together with Freedom of Info and Safety of Privateness Act (FOIP).
  • Common information of admission standards and diploma program necessities for all colleges and their undergraduate packages.
  • Experience in developmental advising and expertise in supporting pupil wayfinding and educational planning in relation to their pursuits, motivators, private strengths, and profession objectives.
  • Expertise in conceptualizing, designing curriculum, and implementing packages and sources that help college students.
  • Expertise efficiently dealing with a big pupil caseload with a optimistic student-centric angle in a extremely collaborative atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated dedication to distinctive, proactive pupil service that upholds the credibility of the college in all areas of duty.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication expertise together with written, 1:1, and workshop facilitation.
  • Robust important pondering, judgement, and decision-making expertise.
  • Talents in downside identification, reasoning, and talent to develop authentic concepts to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated potential to be resourceful, artistic, modern, and versatile.
  • Skill to work successfully individually and as a member of cross-functional groups and constantly display sturdy negotiation, management and customer support expertise.
  • Wonderful pc expertise together with expertise utilizing technical advising instruments (comparable to pupil data administration methods like PeopleSoft, diploma audit software program and Microsoft Workplace).

Utility Deadline:  November 29, 2023

We want to thank all candidates prematurely for submitting their resumes. Please word, solely these candidates chosen to proceed on by means of the choice course of shall be contacted.

Extra Info

This place is a part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls underneath the Specialist / Advisor Job Household, Section 2.

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In regards to the College of Calgary

UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial college, situated in Canada’s most enterprising metropolis. It’s a high analysis college and one of many highest-ranked universities of its age. Based in 1966, its 36,000 college students expertise an modern studying atmosphere, made wealthy by analysis, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial pondering. It’s Canada’s chief within the creation of start-ups . Begin one thing immediately on the College of Calgary. For extra data, go to .

The College of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Technique  committing to making a wealthy, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and helps Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous group partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous views in all that we do.

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