Graduation Advisor

Temporary, Full-Time

Start Date: As soon as possible to August 1, 2017

The Graduation Advisor processes and evaluates applications for graduation, provides graduation advising, compiles graduation statistics, produces credentials, and assists with the co-ordination of graduation ceremonies. This position assists with compiling, producing, and maintaining various web pages and printed publications, brochures, newsletters, forms, and other materials related to registrarial information provided to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. This position provides back-up coverage for other members of the Graduation and Curriculum unit.


Education & Experience

  • Two (2) year diploma in communications, business administration, public administration or relevant discipline.
  • Two years of recent related experience providing student support within a post-secondary educational environment. Preference given to candidates with prior credential assessment or grad advising experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of College admission, registration, and graduation policies and procedures, prerequisites, transfer credit and advance standing practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a large integrated information system (e.g., Banner).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with webpage development software (e.g., Dreamweaver, content management software).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with desktop publishing applications (e.g., InDesign, Publisher, or Pagemaker, and electronic publishing application such as Adobe Acrobat).
  • Demonstrated experience in web technologies (e.g. HTML, CSS).
  • Experience in proofing and editing print and web documents.
  • Experience in the coordination of special events (e.g. convocation ceremonies).
  • Experience providing academic advising is an asset.

Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated proficiency with the English language and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in reviewing and editing detailed documents.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities when encountering conflicting demands.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
  • Intermediate proficiency in the use of web, desktop publishing, and business applications (e.g., Dreamweaver, MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Suite).
  • Ability to remain current in desktop publishing and computer software.
  • Demonstrated willingness and initiative for learning new software.
  • Ability to liaise with others in contentious situations and relay unpleasant information
  • Proven ability to develop and manage electronic and paper file systems.
  • Proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to exercise sound decision making and good judgement
  • Accurate keyboarding skills at 45 wpm.

Salary Range: $1,761.55 - $2,019.30 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 22)

Employee Group: CUPE

Hours & Days of Work: 9:00 am – 5:15 pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is subject to the compressed workweek schedule.

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

Closing Date: April 13, 2017

Competition No.: C054-17

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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