Norquest College


Job Location CA-AB-Edmonton
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/30/2018 6:07 PM)
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Job Description




This position reports to the Manager, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Advisors contribute to the success of students by coaching, guiding, and connecting them to employer-partners. As a WIL Advisor, you will coordinate placement for Work Integrated Learning that leads to student learning and satisfaction with our employer-partners. You will coach students on various aspects of career development from resume writing to professionalism in one-on-one meetings and in classroom settings. You will assess student experience and determine the best fit for placement. Through regular follow-ups, you will evaluate learning and enhance relationships with employer-partners.


The WIL Advisor expertly markets and sells WIL to students and external stakeholders. Through regular communication with students, stakeholders, and faculty and staff, you will solve problems, provide information, and represent NorQuest College as the first point of contact during work experience placements.


The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit empowers students in the Faculty of Foundational, Career, and Intercultural Studies (FCIS) programs by coordinating work integrated learning opportunities to enhance academic achievement through workforce-relevant experiences with employer-partners. The unit supports all types of WIL within FCIS, including Administrative Professional, Accounting Technician, Apprenticeship Prep, Business Administration Diploma, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, English as a Second Language, and Transitions to Employment. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support multiple programs and grow your skills.


This position plays a key role in enhancing NorQuest’s presence in the community and building NorQuest’s reputation of preparing students to become workforce-ready graduates.




  • Develop, deliver, evaluate, and revise workshops in and out of the classroom related to professionalism, career development, work cultures and expectations, professional communication, dress, soft skills, and more
  • Assist students with all parts of the WIL process (e.g., writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for and practicing interviewing, networking, completing background check applications and other paperwork)
  • Manage work experience courses, including assessing and monitoring students
  • Observe student experience and learning on site
  • Interact with employer-partners to develop work plans for students
  • Represent NorQuest to employer-partners during all communication and site visits and at various external and campus events to increase Work Integrated Learning network and develop presence in community
  • Maintain regular contact with employer-partners during work placements
  • Assess employer-partner suitability to determine best student fit
  • Survey students and employer-partners to improve programming and services
  • Market services to students and employers through social media marketing, newsletters, and more!





  • A relevant postsecondary degree or diploma; equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu
  • 3-5 years of experience in post-secondary environment or hiring and recruiting environment
  • Experience advising students, particularly immigrants, international students, students with disabilities, and English as a Second Language students in an educational or similar setting
  • Experience with PeopleSoft an asset
  • Experience with social media or other marketing an asset
  • Experience with human resources an asset
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, public relations skills and ability to quickly assess situations and make judgements to benefit students and relationships with employer-partners
  • Willingness to travel to employer-partner locations
  • Career Development certificate an asset




  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of professionalism and ability to network and develop relationships
  • Excellent communication skills (one-on-one and group facilitation) for interaction with students, internal, and external stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and rapport building skills to support/create optimal student and employer outcomes
  • Knowledge of labour market and trends
  • Knowledge of employability skills and career development techniques
  • Independent, organized, and committed to student success with a passion for serving students to help them reach their goals
  • Ability to work cooperatively as member of team to meet unit goals and objectives
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products
  • Interest in continuous learning and professional development



SALARY:  $52,052 to 67,626 per annum. Benefits and pension participation start on day one!


Note: We are recruiting to two term positions up to December, 2018.




CLOSING DATE: Open until suitable candidate is found


TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply, please continue with this online process by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document


NOTE: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted within 28 days.




NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As the Edmonton region’s community college, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse, and student-centered learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies, and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.


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