Providence University College

For nearly a century Providence has been a Christian academic community in the evangelical tradition that teaches people to grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service. Providence infuses learning with Christian faith, to form and equip students for a wide variety of vocations to participate in God’s creative and redemptive work in the world.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the University College Academic Dean, the Professional Learning Director develops and implements career services activities within the University College, and assists students in connecting their purpose, classes and major to career opportunities.

This position:

1) cultivates relationships with potential employers,

2) coordinates job placements and internships,

3) monitors student success in placements and internships,

4) develops and oversees assessment of the work experience, and

5) advises students on entering the workforce and succeeding in a career.

In addition, they:

1) work closely with fellow Faculty to develop professional learning opportunities, 2) collaborate with the First Year Advisor to begin students’ career planning,

3) develop and teach one course focused on career planning annually, and

4) hold regular office hours on campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Internships

  • Provides vision and direction for a university-wide internship program
  • Promotes experiential education to students, faculty and employers
  • Counsels students about internship opportunities
  • Prepares students for their internship search
  • Works with employers to develop and implement experiential learning opportunities that meet their needs
  • Seeks and develops internship resources for students, faculty and employers and maintains them on the Providence website
  • Offers classroom and organization presentations as requested by Providence and the Southern Manitoba community
  • Plans and organizes an Internship Fair each semester

Career Services

  • Develops and directs a comprehensive career development program for students and alumni with the goal of helping students secure professional jobs upon graduation
  • Establishes strategic goals including long-range planning and assessment
  • Initiates and maintains recruiting relationships with employers for job opportunities
  • Oversees on-campus student employment and supports the development of this program
  • Collaborates with faculty to infuse curriculum with experiential learning opportunities
  • Provides job and career readiness workshops for students
  • Develops and teaches one course on career planning annually
  • Develops and updates publications, including website materials and other online resources
  • Collaborates with the Alumni Coordinator to track and measure job and career outcomes

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Higher Education, Business, Psychology, Counselling, or related field (or equivalency)
  • Minimum three years of related experience in academic or career counselling
  • Experience in developing and presenting job search and career management content
  • Proven knowledge of career development theories and career counseling skills

COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Professional adherence to ethical and privacy standards
  • Proficiency with MS Office, database management and career management software
  • Familiarity with social media applications
  • Ability to travel to meet with employers as required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
  • A commitment to Christian higher education and service
  • Management and relationship-building skills
  • Positive and team-oriented attitude
  • Strong commitment to working with a diverse student population
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Be fully supportive of the Providence Mission, Vision and Values
  • Affirm without reservation the Providence Covenant of Faith and uphold the Providence Covenant of Community Life: www.prov.ca/why-providence/who-we-are/

APPLY

  • To apply, submit a cover letter, CV and supporting documents by email to:
    • Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji, University College Dean
    • c/o Marlin Reimer, Human Resources Manager
    • Email: hr@prov.ca
  • Targeted start date for position: July 1, 2021
  • Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Further information about Providence University College may be found at www.prov.ca