Norquest College


    Job Location CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2019/01/02 12:41 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time [PRM]
    Job Industry
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Work Integrated Learning Advisor

    Faculty of Foundational, Career, and Intercultural Studies

    Work Integrated Learning Unit


    The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit empowers students in 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.


    This position reports to the Manager, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and contributes to the success of the WIL unit by serving both students and employer-partners. WIL Advisors assists FCIS students by providing resources to students and connecting them to employer-partners to support placement for Work-Integrated Learning leading to students’ workforce readiness. The WIL Advisor coaches students on various aspects of career development from resume writing to professionalism  and develops and enhances relationships with employer-partners to determine needs, mitigate risk, suitability, and work-p lans.  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. 





    • Cold call prospective employer-partners to set up meetings and increase WIL placement opportunities
    • Maintain regular contact with employer-partners to provide support during work placements; solve problems for employer-partners related to WIL
    • Interact with employer-partners to develop work plans for students based on employer needs, student experiences, and course learning outcomes
    • Represent NorQuest to employer-partners during all communication and site visits and at various external and campus events to increase experiential learning network and develop presence in community
    • Manage work experience courses and inputting course information into PeopleSoft
    • Analyze employer-partner suitability to determine best student fit for each employer based on employer culture, position availability, and student experience
    • 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)
    • Survey students and employer-partners to measure outcomes and utilize information to assess and improve programming and service
    • Problem solve to ensure student learning and employer satisfaction
    • Develop, deliver, 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
    • 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 with knowledge of employability skills
    • Excellent communication skills (one-on-one and group facilitation) for interaction with students and internal and external stakeholders
    • Experience advising immigrants, international students, students with disabilities, and English as a Second Language students in an educational or similar setting
    • Excellent interpersonal and rapport building skills to support/create optimal student and employer outcomes
    • Independent, organized, and committed to student success with a passion for serving students to help them reach their goals
    • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, public relations skills and ability to quickly assess situations and make judgements to benefit students and relationships with employer-partners
    • High level of professionalism and ability to network and develop relationships
    • Knowledge of labour market and trends
    • Ability to work cooperatively as member of team to meet unit goals and objectives
    • Willingness and ability to travel to employer-partner locations
    • Flexible and willing to adapt to change
    • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products
    • Experience with PeopleSoft an asset
    • Experience with social media or other marketing an asset
    • Experience with human resources an asset



    SALARY: This is a term position with a possibility of extension. Salary is $52,052 - $67,626 per annum commensurate on education and experience. 




    CLOSING DATE: Open until suitable candidate 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: Notification of receipt will be sent only to online applicants. 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-centred 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.



    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed