Student Advisor, International

University of Waterloo -

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The Worldwide Scholar Advisor’s position is to be the first assist particular person for college students throughout their co-op expertise at Waterloo. Worldwide Scholar Advisors assist college students and their employer supervisors throughout their worldwide work phrases to make sure a profitable work expertise. Scholar Advisors additionally assist college students when they’re on an instructional time period and within the recruiting course of for his or her subsequent work time period, providing assist for a profitable job search. The Worldwide Scholar Advisor is an integral a part of a service group supporting our college students and employers, and works collaboratively with Account Managers, Account Coordinators, the Worldwide group, and different employees to make sure success of all stakeholders.

Assist college students throughout their recruitment time period to construct job search strategies and to safe

related and priceless work experiences

Develop robust, supportive advising relationships with college students that may support them of their job search expertise

Domesticate belief with college students in one-to-one environments, centering consideration on the values and desires of the scholar in search of service and creating an atmosphere that encourages the event of self-efficacy, resilience and profession confidence

Information and assist college students in navigating the co-op employment course of

Assist college students entry and reference labour market and different sources of knowledge to construct their understanding of the world of labor

Tailor method based mostly on the person’s wants by way of energetic listening, session and related content material data

Assist college students to realize employment by way of resume overview, managing on-line presence, work search ways, interviews, negotiating wage and different job search abilities, together with consciousness of GAC journey advisories & potential journey restrictions

Attain pupil suggestions on work time period engagement & satisfaction associated to employer supervision, remuneration, work expertise, course of and worth of studying

Join with on-campus companions as wanted to additional assist college students (e.g. Profession Advisors, WIL, School Relations Managers, Counselling Providers)

Assist college students throughout their work time period to resolve points and guarantee a profitable

employment expertise

Assist college students by way of tough employment points, akin to harassment, discrimination and termination in a compassionate and considerate method with an understanding of the worldwide cultural context. When further assist is required, refer college students to the Scholar Psychological Well being Advisor, Office Harassment Advisor or Counselling Providers

Contact and meet with college students and employer supervisors throughout work phrases as per pupil advisement pointers

Assist employer supervisors with onboarding and training for achievement to maximise the work time period expertise for college students and employers

Attain pupil suggestions on work time period, employer, wage, work expertise and co-op processes

Encourage reflection on competencies and abilities developed through the work time period and promote a mindset of lifelong studying

Facilitate the graceful transition of pupil from work time period to educational time period by way of to securing employment for his or her subsequent work time period, which can embrace a handover to the scholar’s subsequent Scholar Advisor

Collaborate with different service group members to help with work time period conditions, keep or improve the employer relationship and pursue potential employment alternatives

Strengthen and leverage on-campus relationships for the enhancement of our pupil assist system, and promote Scholar Advising Greatest Practices and Steady Enchancment

Assist different Scholar Advisors in creating and sharing finest practices and coaching guides

Work alongside different Scholar Advisors and Profession Advisors on a case-by-case foundation to allow efficient profession helps for college students

Construct relationships with CEE and campus colleagues by way of involvement of initiatives, committees, tasks and dealing teams

Guarantee adherence of creditable work time period jobs to program/school particular necessities (e.g. admission ranges, work relevance standards, job kind/sequence necessities) and approve coop job postings for college students that prepare their very own jobs.

Assist implementation of university-wide, school, or CE pupil improvement initiatives (e.g.: workshops to arrange college students to work overseas, advancing intercultural effectiveness, psychological wellness / harassment assist, FRTF, and many others.)

Promote steady enchancment of providers to college students, employers and colleagues by offering suggestions to or collaborating in Scholar Advisor Greatest Practices Group, Scholar Advisor WaterlooWorks Coach position and different alternatives

Develop high quality of worldwide employment

Present assist to unemployed college students in search of employment outdoors of Canada and USA, leveraging employer relationships inside and past the Worldwide group

Check with Profession Advisors for details about worldwide job search strategies, whereas additionally serving to college students navigate alternative discovery within the world labour market

Collaborate with Profession Advisors to current workshops on subjects associated to working internationally

Join college students to Worldwide Account Supervisor / Enterprise Developer to determine employers who employed Waterloo college students earlier than in space of alternative

Check with Worldwide Employment Specialist for danger administration necessities and visa session, when mandatory

Execute the emergency response protocol, the place wanted with the Security Overseas workplace, as required

Certification, coaching or equal expertise in psychological well being, profession improvement and/or counselling

could be an asset

Minimal 3 years of pupil consulting, steering and assist is required, ideally in a world atmosphere

Data of co-op schooling most popular

Expertise working in a college atmosphere is an asset

Data of visa pupil challenges within the co-op program most popular

Expertise in constructing relationships with individuals from totally different cultures

Proficiency in languages along with English can be an asset

Lively listening, robust verbal and written communication abilities and significant problem-solving is crucial

The power to develop robust and supportive relationships with college students from all identities and

experiences and have demonstrated expertise working with various teams

Non-judgmental, empathetic and artistic method to working by way of challenges is a should

Means to study materials and sophisticated processes and work inside these constructions is required

An understanding of confidentiality of non-public data, and a capability to respect this and work to correctly reasonable communications accordingly is required

Understanding {of professional} scope and capable of make acceptable referrals to group, institutional

and student-run providers, contemplating potential limitations that people may face in accessing them

Dedication to deepening advising abilities by way of particular person reflective observe {and professional}

improvement, as relevant

Means to construct relationships and collaborate with colleagues each inside and outdoors the division

Means to handle personal schedule and steadiness competing priorities in a fast-paced work atmosphere is


Means to grasp and interpret key enterprise metrics and find out how to use them to prioritize work

Appreciation of the aim and worth of high quality work-integrated studying/co-operative schooling in making ready college students for work/life is most popular

Means to take care of working data of related expertise, together with MS Workplace Suite, MicrosoftTeams, SharePoint, and Buyer Relationship Administration (CRM) instruments

This position is Waterloo-based and operates out of a house workplace with occasional journey to campus required.

Fairness Assertion:
The College of Waterloo acknowledges that a lot of our work takes place on the normal territory of the Impartial, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our fundamental campus is located on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that features six miles on both sides of the Grand River. Our energetic work towards reconciliation takes place throughout our campuses by way of analysis, studying, instructing, and group constructing, and is co-ordinated inside our Workplace of Indigenous Relations.

The College values the various and intersectional identities of its college students, school, and employees. The College regards fairness and variety as an integral a part of educational excellence and is dedicated to accessibility for all staff. The College of Waterloo seeks candidates who embrace our values of fairness, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage functions from candidates who’ve been traditionally deprived and marginalized, together with candidates who determine as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, an individual with a incapacity, ladies and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All certified candidates are inspired to use; nevertheless, Canadians and everlasting residents can be given precedence.

The College of Waterloo is dedicated to accessibility for individuals with disabilities. You probably have any utility, interview, or office lodging requests, please contact Human Sources at [email protected] or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.

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