International Student Advisor

SAIT Polytechnic

Worldwide Scholar Advisor
Calgary, AB
Company Improvement, Utilized Analysis & Worldwide – Worldwide Centre /
AUPE Short-term Wage
/ Hybrid
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Learning overseas is an unimaginable — and typically daunting — expertise. SAIT’s Worldwide Centre is targeted on attracting worldwide college students to check at SAIT, aiding with their transition to the institute and life in Canada and supporting them whereas they research right here. When you have a ardour for guiding college students to new alternatives, and have expertise supporting and mentoring worldwide, we wish to meet you. 
The Alternative
Reporting to the Supervisor, Worldwide Scholar Assist within the Worldwide Centre (IC), the Worldwide Scholar Advisor (ISA) offers steerage, advocacy and assist to pupil studying and growth and leverage selling long-term, transformational relationship constructing with college students over transactional providers.  The incumbent develops and delivers high-quality providers and packages to assist worldwide pupil success and participation in all facets of SAIT and Canadian life. The incumbent liaises with a variety of pupil assist colleagues, golf equipment, administrative and tutorial helps on campus to offer a full vary of packages and providers that assist worldwide pupil success. The Worldwide Scholar Advisor is answerable for methods and packages that can enhance worldwide pupil expertise. The ISA contributes to SAIT’s targets by:
Teaching and advising worldwide college students.
Creating programming, in collaboration with campus service suppliers, to assist college students retention, participation, engagement and tutorial success.
The Position

    • Scholar Programming/ Advising Assist
    • The Worldwide Scholar Advisor offers modern, top quality advising and develop packages that assist worldwide learner success and participation in all facets of SAIT and life in Canada
    • Incorporate preparation, facilitation, documentation and evaluation of advising interactions in guiding college students to develop into profitable, resilient and impartial learners.
    • Advise college students regarding transition, retention, immigration, settlement, service, helps on and off campus and any query about
    • Advise candidates, present college students and different events regarding SAIT insurance policies and procedures pertaining to pupil life cycle from candidates to commencement
    • Develop relationships with pupil assist colleagues, golf equipment, administrative and tutorial helps on campus to offer a full vary of packages and providers that assist worldwide pupil engagement and success.
    • Develops and/ or coordinates Worldwide Scholar Success workshops and occasions based mostly on pupil want
    • Develop, ship and/ or coordinate a variety of vital data session and workshops of sensible help and curiosity of worldwide college students
    • Ship cultural advising/ workshops for workers and school in assist of/ with Educational Providers
    • Keep and promote ongoing programming and providers, comparable to Worldwide Scholar Orientation (ISO), Welcome Dinner and so forth
    • Immigration advising
    • Present steerage to particular person learners and typically their households with regard to federal immigration insurance policies and procedures, together with help on particular person circumstances and the decision of issues associated to immigration inquiries
    • Advises college students on attainable outcomes of immigration points based mostly on interpretation of immigration laws/laws and assists college students in making an knowledgeable resolution
    • Develop and maintains print and net assets to allow present college students to finish immigration processes and necessities independently
    • Stays present on adjustments associated to immigration (IRCC) insurance policies and procedures to present learners and up to date graduates
    • Plans and coordinates data classes for frontline employees and school confronted with immigration questions.
    • Advises employees, college and employers relating to immigration laws or inquiries pertaining to pupil coop/work practicum or post-graduation work allow necessities.
    • Coordinate and put together content material for pupil communication associated to immigration by way of e-mail bulletins, the month-to-month e-newsletter and social media.
    • Might attend Educational Misconduct conferences on the request of scholars and/or Educational Chairs to offer immigration assist and readability for worldwide college students and/or college.
    • Communication Coordination
    • Act as a key contact for college kids, the faculties and different pupil providers.
    • Guarantee a culturally delicate strategy and acceptable communication type, demonstrating flexibility and understanding of numerous cultural wants in all programing.
    • Coordinate inside and exterior communications and supply content material for all pupil communications associated however not restricted to immigration, pupil success and programming alternatives by way of e-mail, the Worldwide Scholar E-newsletter, inside IC e-newsletter and communications and social media.
    • Coordinate upkeep for the Present Scholar net web page for worldwide college students with new programming and knowledge.
    • Scholar Development, Well timed Completion and Retention
    • Refer college students to recourses for funding, scholarships and monetary help.
    • Help with the event and implementation of the retention technique.
    • Present data and information college students relating to their post-graduate work allow utility course of.
    • Analysis greatest practices and suggest new methods for the aim of retaining college students
    • Work carefully with SAITSA, Educational Chairs, program Advisors, assist employees, SDC, Lamb Learner Centre and Workplace of the Registrar to assist and retain worldwide college students


    • Bachelor’s diploma in research associated to Grownup Schooling, Worldwide Relations, Human Providers, Intercultural Communication and/or Occasion Coordination (or equal work expertise and training).
    • At the least 3 years working in a cross-cultural setting ideally with worldwide college students.
    • RCIC or RISIA in good standing or turning into licensed inside six-nine months of commencing the employment
    • Demonstrated understanding of the worldwide pupil expertise and the problems confronted by worldwide college students.
    • Expertise speaking to a various viewers by varied mediums, coupled with the power to ascertain and keep efficient cross-cultural relationships.
    • Intermediate abilities in MS Workplace Suite of purposes.
    • Familiarity with the Banner Scholar Data System can be an asset.
    • Variety coaching/intercultural communications coaching will probably be most popular.
    • Abilities Required
    • Distinctive verbal, written and interpersonal communication Abilities.
    • Battle decision, negotiation and problem-solving abilities
    • The power to deal with confidential issues in a delicate method.
    • The power to gather and appropriately analyze statistical knowledge and knowledge.
    • Skill to work independently and as a contributing member of a staff departmentally and institutionally.
    • Skill to successfully deal with shifting or altering priorities, together with working extra hours with superior discover.
    • Skill to create a rapport with college students to construct an advising relationship

Job Classification: Scholar Providers Advisor
Wage Vary: $71,302.40
Hours per week: 40hrs
Posting Finish Date: Feb sixteenth, 2024
About SAIT
SAIT is a worldwide chief in utilized training. Named certainly one of Alberta’s Prime Employers , we provide the prospect to work with a objective — getting ready the subsequent era of trade leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and explorers.
Constructing on our 100+ yr historical past, we’re on the lookout for modern, daring and collaborative workers who embrace change and ship world-class buyer experiences. Your future begins now at SAIT.
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