International Student Advisor

SAIT Polytechnic

Worldwide Pupil Advisor
Calgary, AB
Company Improvement, Utilized Analysis & Worldwide – Worldwide Centre /
AUPE Momentary Wage
/ Hybrid
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Finding out overseas is an unbelievable — and generally daunting — expertise. SAIT’s Worldwide Centre is targeted on attracting worldwide college students to review at SAIT, helping with their transition to the institute and life in Canada and supporting them whereas they examine right here. You probably 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 Pupil Assist within the Worldwide Centre (IC), the Worldwide Pupil Advisor (ISA) gives steerage, advocacy and help to scholar studying and improvement and leverage selling long-term, transformational relationship constructing with college students over transactional providers.  The incumbent develops and delivers high-quality providers and applications to help worldwide scholar success and participation in all features of SAIT and Canadian life. The incumbent liaises with a variety of scholar help colleagues, golf equipment, administrative and educational helps on campus to supply a full vary of applications and providers that help worldwide scholar success. The Worldwide Pupil Advisor is liable for methods and applications that may enhance worldwide scholar expertise. The ISA contributes to SAIT’s aims by:
Teaching and advising worldwide college students.
Creating programming, in collaboration with campus service suppliers, to help college students retention, participation, engagement and educational success.
The Function

    • Pupil Programming/ Advising Assist
    • The Worldwide Pupil Advisor gives modern, top quality advising and develop applications that help worldwide learner success and participation in all features 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 scholar life cycle from candidates to commencement
    • Develop relationships with scholar help colleagues, golf equipment, administrative and educational helps on campus to supply a full vary of applications and providers that help worldwide scholar engagement and success.
    • Develops and/ or coordinates Worldwide Pupil Success workshops and occasions primarily based on scholar want
    • Develop, ship and/ or coordinate a spread of important info session and workshops of sensible help and curiosity of worldwide college students
    • Ship cultural advising/ workshops for workers and school in help of/ with Tutorial Companies
    • Preserve and promote ongoing programming and providers, resembling Worldwide Pupil Orientation (ISO), Welcome Dinner and many others
    • Immigration advising
    • Present steerage to particular person learners and generally 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 doable outcomes of immigration points primarily based on interpretation of immigration laws/rules and assists college students in making an knowledgeable choice
    • 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 info periods for frontline employees and school confronted with immigration questions.
    • Advises employees, school and employers concerning immigration rules or inquiries pertaining to scholar coop/work practicum or post-graduation work allow necessities.
    • Coordinate and put together content material for scholar communication associated to immigration through e-mail bulletins, the month-to-month e-newsletter and social media.
    • Might attend Tutorial Misconduct conferences on the request of scholars and/or Tutorial Chairs to supply immigration help and readability for worldwide college students and/or school.
    • Communication Coordination
    • Act as a key contact for college kids, the colleges and different scholar providers.
    • Guarantee a culturally delicate method and applicable communication fashion, demonstrating flexibility and understanding of various cultural wants in all programing.
    • Coordinate inner and exterior communications and supply content material for all scholar communications associated however not restricted to immigration, scholar success and programming alternatives through e-mail, the Worldwide Pupil Publication, inner IC e-newsletter and communications and social media.
    • Coordinate upkeep for the Present Pupil net web page for worldwide college students with new programming and data.
    • Pupil 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 info and information college students concerning their post-graduate work allow utility course of.
    • Analysis greatest practices and advocate new methods for the aim of retaining college students
    • Work intently with SAITSA, Tutorial Chairs, program Advisors, help employees, SDC, Lamb Learner Centre and Workplace of the Registrar to help and retain worldwide college students


    • Bachelor’s diploma in research associated to Grownup Training, Worldwide Relations, Human Companies, Intercultural Communication and/or Occasion Coordination (or equal work expertise and training).
    • A minimum of 3 years working in a cross-cultural surroundings 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 scholar expertise and the problems confronted by worldwide college students.
    • Expertise speaking to a various viewers by varied mediums, coupled with the flexibility to ascertain and preserve efficient cross-cultural relationships.
    • Intermediate abilities in MS Workplace Suite of purposes.
    • Familiarity with the Banner Pupil Data System can be an asset.
    • Range coaching/intercultural communications coaching might be most popular.
    • Expertise Required
    • Distinctive verbal, written and interpersonal communication Expertise.
    • Battle decision, negotiation and problem-solving abilities
    • The flexibility to deal with confidential issues in a delicate method.
    • The flexibility to gather and appropriately analyze statistical knowledge and data.
    • Potential to work independently and as a contributing member of a group departmentally and institutionally.
    • Potential to successfully deal with shifting or altering priorities, together with working extra hours with superior discover.
    • Potential to create a rapport with college students to construct an advising relationship

Job Classification: Pupil Companies Advisor
Wage Vary: $71,302.40
Hours per week: 40hrs
Posting Finish Date: Feb sixteenth, 2024
About SAIT
SAIT is a world 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+ 12 months 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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