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International Student Advisor, International Centre
International & Immigrant Education
Temporary-Initiatives & Opportunities
$26.92 - $31.21 per hour
35 hours per week
September, 2013 - August 2015
Provides international student advising and support; maintains a thorough knowledge of College academic programs and student services, including international admission requirements and academic policies in order to explain/interpret College processes, regulations and policies as required.
Intervenes and advocates on student’s behalf to address diverse situations.
Maintains a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of immigration regulations and policies for international students, and assists students with immigration enquiries
Guided by Manager, coordinates student information peer support (student) employees.
Responds to, supports, and advises international students on a wide range of issues: immigration, health insurance, financial, or personal.
Supports international students in making academic, personal-social, and environmental adjustment to campus and local community life.
Liaises to assist with communication issues with other College departments.
Supports the achievement of annual targeted increases in international student survey results; supports research and implements best practices in improving the international student experience and retention of international students.
Supports the design, development and implementation of a range of innovative and responsive programs, services and events for international students College-wide.
Assists with the development and preparation of student orientation materials and presentations.
Guided by the Manager, coordinates mentoring/volunteer programs.
Ensures a full range of support services is effectively communicated to international students
Researches and visits other institutions, attends conferences and professional forums to keep abreast of international student advising best practices.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Three year diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in International Relations, Education, Business Administration or equivalent.
Minimum three years’ experience in the development and implementation of student programs and services preferably in a post-secondary institution and/or international education.
Licensed Immigration Consultant or willingness to pursue certificate, an asset.
Experience in designing/delivering workshops and managing large events is preferred.
Experience with collaborative projects and cross-functional teams; experience working across a broad range of student groups, with student services and with relevant academic stakeholders is preferred.
Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills, including presentation skills and cross-cultural sensitivity; second language is an asset.
Ability to manage stressful and complex time-sensitive situations with a high degree of diplomacy and discretion.
Strong client service leadership, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills; research and analytical skills.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point), online social media tools and a relational database.
Superior organizational, planning, coordinating and time-management skills; detail oriented, results driven and collaborative orientation.
Ability to work in an environment where a diversity of people and situations are encountered.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.