**Applications submitted without a completed Supplemental Information Request (SIR) will not be reviewed.  Please review the Application Instructions carefully.**

Permanent, Full-Time

Start Date: As soon as possible

Reporting to the Manager of International Student Services, the International Student Coordinator (ISC) is a member of the International Student Services Team.  The ISC is one of five positions that provide day-to-day service, support and information to Langara College’s international student population.  Position provides information to international students including pre-arrival resources, course registration, student engagement resources, medical insurance, referrals to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resources, cross-cultural adaption, etc. This position supports international students’ adjustment to Langara and increases their engagement in extracurricular activities through development and delivery of various programs and workshops. 

Qualifications:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate discipline such as Social Services, Social Science, Humanities or International Education field.
  • Over two years of related experience in a cross-cultural educational setting with experience in the design, planning, and delivery of support services/programs and workshops to students, preferably international students.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Certification from Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) OR Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA), a preferred asset.
  • General knowledge of other cultures, their history, religions, norms and customs.
  • Intermediate to advance knowledge in the use of computer applications including word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (Excel), e-mail and Internet searching.

Skills & Abilities

  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is preferred:  Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Russian.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English, including cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service skills in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Ability to research, design and present program information.
  • Ability to effectively work with and provide information, assistance and related services to international students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to use tact and discretion to deal with or settle complex requests or complaints.
  • Ability to interpret and apply College, government, and departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a student service team, as well as independently.
  • Ability to provide leadership in organizing and motivating individuals and groups of people.

Working Conditions:

  • Hold a valid passport and be able to acquire a visa into countries that the College fosters relationships.
  • Able to travel provincially, nationally and internationally.
  • Have no criminal record that would interfere with carrying out duties of the job.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident in Canada or hold a valid Canadian Work Permit.
  • May be required to work some non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Vacation time will need to coincide with low service periods and not in conflict with the other staff vacation requests.
  • Ability to physically handle heavy materials and/or equipment (i.e. promotional materials, display stands for student events).

Salary Range: $1,768.14 - $2,210.17 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade H)

Employee Group:  ADMIN

Hours & Days of Work: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.

Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and SIR (Supplemental Information Request) no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description please click here.

Please note that internal applicants may be given first consideration.

Closing Date: March 31, 2017

Competition No.: A014-17

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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