Northern College is looking for a highly skilled and motivated Student Life Advisor to join our Advising Services department. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent organizational skills, effective communication skills (verbal and written), and be proficient with computer software including Word, Excel, MIS, and databases. In addition, the candidate should have problem-solving skills and provide excellent customer service. Demonstrated knowledge of student issues and services is an asset.
As an institution, Northern College is committed to the ongoing success and development of everyone who passes through our learning spaces, whether they be our students, employees, or community members. Our belief in investing in those who invest in us is a reason for our collaborative and friendly working environment. We offer top-tier benefits and generous pension packages to our eligible full-time employees with purposeful, rewarding work, supportive supervisors, and positive, engaged work teams.
The successful candidate will provide academic, career, and personal advising as well as referral services to prospective, current, and transferring students as needed. They will also coordinate the administration of pre-admission and other programs to assist students in choosing a pathway or post-secondary studies. Additionally, the Student Life Advisor will provide one-on-one or group conflict resolution/mediation for peer and student-staff issues as needed and guide/advocate/support students through various academic procedures including appeals. They will advise and support the Northern College Student Council (NCSA) and act as a member of the residence and other committees related to student life as deemed appropriate and in keeping with current campus issues and trends. The successful candidate will report to the Campus Manager, Timmins.
To be considered for the role, the candidate should have a two-year diploma in the human services field, such as Social Work, Psychology or other relevant field of study and three years of experience in mediation, interviewing, and working in the human services field.
Northern College offers a defined benefit pension plan, professional development opportunities, wellness programs, an employee assistance program, tuition assistance, generous vacation and holiday closure, group insurance benefits (medical, dental, life insurance, LTD, etc.), and relocation expense reimbursement. The incumbent may be required to provide a criminal reference check. As part of Northern College’s action on reconciliation, the College recognizes its responsibility to make a difference by increasing the number of Indigenous employees who work in the academic field. We encourage applicants who identify as Indigenous to apply.
We’re committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and encourage applicants to request reasonable accommodation at any time during the selection process. Northern College values diversity and is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in Northern College, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at www.northerncollege.ca/careers/. Eligible applicants may be considered for unposted roles and certain part-time and contract opportunities. General applications and employment-related inquiries can be sent to the Human Resource Services department via email or phone.