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Job Opportunity: Career Services Advisor

posted on July 19, 2019
University of Alberta

Career Services Advisor

Office of the Dean Of Engineering

Competition No.  -    S107439341
Posting Date  -    Jun 28, 2019
Closing Date  -    Jul 24, 2019
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $54,531 to $74,751 per year
Grade  -    09
Hours  -    35
The Engineering Employment Centre has an opportunity for a dynamic, impact-driven Career Services Advisor to join our team in serving University of Alberta engineering students and alumni. Details about the position and application instructions are available at:
This position has an end date of two years from the date of hire with the possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Engineering Employment Centre (EEC) serves the Faculty of Engineering's students and alumni by creating connections to industry, facilitating their transition from classroom to career, and fostering life-long personal growth and career success.  Currently, the EEC is seeking a dynamic, impact-driven Career Services Advisor to join their team.

Reporting to the Coordinator, Employment Services, the Career Services Advisor will be involved in the development and delivery of career education services that support and empower undergraduate and graduate engineering students in building the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to successfully launch and advance their careers.  They will also interact with companies, alumni and members of the engineering community to increase on-campus recruitment activities, and to market University of Alberta engineering students for summer jobs and career opportunities.


  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the Engineering Employment Centre’s programs and services
  • Develop, create and facilitate career planning and job search workshops tailored to Faculty of Engineering students and alumni
  • Develop educational materials related to career preparedness and effective job search strategies
  • Provide individualized, knowledge-based advice and feedback to students and alumni on career plans, job search, resumes/cover letters, interviews, etc.
  • Collaborate on the curation and incorporation of resources, articles and best practices relevant to career planning and job search
  • Build and maintain strong connections with employers, related professional and industry associations, and internal and external University partners to enhance the quality and quantity of engineering employment opportunities advertised to our students and alumni via our jobs database
  • Advise employers on Engineering Employment Centre services and effective on-campus recruitment strategies
  • Ensure compliance with the Engineering Employment Centre’s job posting processes and procedures
  • Advise employers on developing effective job postings as needed
  • Plan, communicate and execute employer interviews and events, including scheduling, space bookings, catering, promotion, and event support
  • Collaborate with the Recruitment Assistant and student clubs to ensure the effective marketing of workshops and on-campus recruitment events
  • Mentor and advise engineering student groups and clubs on career and professional development related events and activities
  • Prepare and deliver guest lectures related to career preparedness in various engineering courses
  • Represent the Engineering Employment Centre at the University and community level for networking, trade show, and career fair events
  • Perform other duties as required


  • A university degree in Human Resources, Education, or other relevant program is preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • A minimum of two years experience in career education/advising/coaching, employment counseling, or human resources/talent acquisition/recruiting in STEM, is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and an engaging presentation style
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy as well as effective relationship-building and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures; knowledge of, and/or experience with, delivering career services to graduate students is an asset
  • Detail-oriented and ability to perform in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Ability to work independently and cohesively within a team that's driven to excel
  • Results-oriented, with strong organizational and time management skills; able to plan for and manage competing priorities
  • Strong analytical abilities and experience with career and labour market research is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), G-Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Forms), and Career Service Management databases (familiarity with PlacePro or Orbis is considered an asset)
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings, on an as-needed basis, is required

Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter that outlines why you believe you are the right person for this opportunity. Also, in your cover letter, please provide a detailed answer to the question:

"How will you contribute to a culture of trust, effectiveness and execution in the Faculty of Engineering?"

Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications received with a cover letter that does not specifically address these important items will also not be considered. We look forward to reading about you and your thoughts on how we can work together.

In exchange, you will have the opportunity for professional growth at one of the world’s top universities, the chance to work in a world-renowned, innovative and dynamic department, access to outstanding benefits, and the ability to build your professional network with meaningful relationships within the U of A community. Additionally, all members of the Faculty of Engineering have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty’s staff learning and development program, which includes such offerings as The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Inspiring a Culture of Trust.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.