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Assistant BA Program Counsellor

University of Guelph

This is a Contract position in Guelph, ON posted July 25, 2022.

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Professional and Managerial Group

Assistant BA Program CounsellorBA Counselling Office

Temporary full-time from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2024
Hiring #: 2022-0525

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program works primarily within the College of Arts and the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.  The University prides itself in its learner-centered approach that provides students with an outstanding education and a promising future.

Reporting to the BA Program Counsellor, the Assistant BA Program Counsellor will be part of the BA Program Counselling team and will provide academic advising services to BA students.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing information to students regarding regulations and procedures affecting their academic progress; course selection and planning; advising faculty and department chairs on policies and procedures; acting as a liaison between faculty and students when required; advising students on academic implications related to any personal, medical, or mental health difficulties; referring students to appropriate departments/units on campus when necessary (e.g., Student Wellness Services); monitoring progress and approving graduation; participating in semester-end academic reviews; advising on options for in-semester or post semester appeals/academic consideration, and participating in recruitment and admissions processes.

Requirements of this position include:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field and two (2) years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
  • High level of diplomacy/tact when working with and communicating with students, staff, faculty, and parents
  • Proven teamwork capabilities
  • Experience with advising/counselling, conflict resolution, or mediation
  • Skills in prioritization, problem solving, and decision making
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a familiarity with Colleague or other student information systems would be an asset
  • Additional requirements include an understanding of academic programs and overall student experience, knowledge of university policies/procedures, and experience with policy implementation and interpretation

Classification               P04
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 07 25  
Closing Date: 2022 08 08 (extended)