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University Canada West is committed to the principle of employment equality. Recently acquired by Global University Systems (GUS), a European leader in private sector Higher Education, the University offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Business Administration degrees both face-to-face in our downtown Vancouver premises and on-line. Our degrees follow respected Canadian traditions and standards and are approved and regulated by the Ministry of Advanced Education of the Province of British Columbia.  

Faculty

We are a teaching-intensive university, so evidence of teaching excellence is a definite asset. We support research by our faculty, insofar as it supports great teaching and intellectual development. We require all faculty to be active scholars but we also offer an escape from the “publish or perish” lifestyle forced on faculty at many universities. Applicants for faculty positions should have a related doctoral degree, or at minimum a Master’s degree, with relevant post-secondary teaching and work experience.

Staff

We recognize that the spirit and energy of our support staff are key contributors to our rich learning community. Full-time and contract staff members work in a positive work environment with strong support from all of our academic faculties and administrative departments.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching experience and scholarly accomplishments and the names of three referees to: 
University Canada West
626 West Pender Street, Suite 100,
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1V9, Canada.
jobs@ucanwest.ca
T. 1-604-915-9607

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. University Canada West is committed to the principle of employment equity.

Current Positions Available

Student Services Coordinator

Full time Position

Date posted: Nov 11, 2019

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Manager ofStudent and Career Services, the Student Services Coordinator provides a high standard of client service supporting international, domestic, online, and on campus students starting and continuing in their studies. This position works closely with all UCW departments and students to enhance student experiences at University Canada West

The Student Services Coordinator, is responsible but not limited to academic advising, implementation and development of programs and events, advise about university’s services and policies and course registration period. 

Specific Responsibilities

The Student Services Coordinator position is responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the University:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing the course registration period, provide academic advice, and assist with problem-solving and meeting the deadline
  • Responsible for overseeing, developing and implementing Student Service’s programs and services like the Ambassador program
  • Provide information, support and advice on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic advice, course registration process, university policies and procedures and general inquiries
  • Supporting the administrative functions of the campus to enhance the student experience
  • Trains and supervises new staff members when needed on UCW policies, protocols, programs and service
  • Work closely with other department to ensure a smooth delivery of programs, services and information to students
  • Assist in the planning and development of Student Orientation and Academic Readiness
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current policies, procedures and regulations

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Analyze student feedback and provide input to academic planning and the scheduling of future courses with Academic Department
  • Identify specific and general impediments to student success and propose solutions.
  • Assist the Manager of Student Services & Support Coordinator
  • Continuously improve knowledge about courses/programs/processes to enhance the level of service to students.
  • Assist with student events/workshops/activities and report as requested
  • Prepare written reports as required and requested
  • Provide backup administrative support when needed

Position Requirements

To be successful in the Student Services Coordinator position, an individual must be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

Education and experience

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Experience involving direct student contact and support
  • Experience in coordinating and development of program and/or services for students
  • Experience in academic advising
  • Experience in understanding and interpreting policies, protocols and processes
  • A minimum of two years in post-secondary university experience

Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven service-oriented focus
  • General knowledge of admission, registration and retention processes
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Evidence of advanced English skills with written skills at a formal university level
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team with minimum supervision
  • Good judgement and ability to prioritize assignments  
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a calm focus during busy periods
  • Solid working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and ability to troubleshot minor computer programs

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@ucanwest.ca

Student Services Administrative

Full time Position

Date posted: Nov 11, 2019

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Manager of Student and Career Services, the Student Services Administrative person provides a high standard of client services supporting international, domestic, online and on campus students. This position works closely with all UCW departments and with the students to enhance student experiences at University Canada West.  Duties also include administrative support.

Specific Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage course registration for new and current students each term: ensure students are registered in a timely manner
  • Provide information, support and advice on a range of issues, including, but not limited to course registration process, university policies and procedures and general inquiries
  • Deliver information sessions to students per term
  • Assist in Student Orientation and Academic Readiness sessions each term i.e. overseeing the SOAR course registration, delivering presentations
  • Compile and analysis student reports
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current policies, procedures and regulations
  • Administrative duties including, but not limited to attendance tracking, maintaining student records, ordering supplies, research
  • Communicate with students regarding course registration, degree pathways and other information as required

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assist in student related events and activities including, but not limited to planning, supervision and presentations
  • Assist the Manager of Student and Career Services
  • Attend meetings and work in collaboration with student programs and/or committees on student related activities and events on and off campus
  • Facilitate, promote and communicate with staff and external services regarding UCW related programs, meetings and events
  • Participate in promoting UCW activities and events on and off campus
  • Analyze student feedback and provide input to current and future activities/workshops/information sessions
  • Continuously improve knowledge about courses/programs/processes to enhance the level of service to students
  • Prepare written reports as required and requested
  • Provide backup to Student Services frontline office
  • Other duties as required

Position Requirements

To be successful in the Student Services Support position, an individual must possess, and be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

Education and experience

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Experience in post-secondary educational organizations

Competencies

  • Proven service-oriented focus
  • General knowledge of admission, registration and retention processes
  • Organization: efficient, effective, dependable time management skills
  • Accuracy and high level of attention to detail
  • Evidence of advanced English skills with written skills at a formal university level
  • Solid Communication skills: able to communicate with a diverse range of people
  • Ability to constructively engage and form strong relationships with students, faculty, staff and external
  • Strong administrative skills
  • High level proficiency skills in Microsoft Office; particularly in Excel and Word
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team
  • Adaptability and change management skills

Please note that this role involves some work after hours and on weekends. 

Salary Range: $40,000

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@ucanwest.ca

Academic Advisor

Full time Position

Date posted: Nov 11, 2019

About University Canada West

UCW is a business and technology oriented, teaching intensive university. 

UCW offers undergraduate and graduate degrees (Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and Master of Business Administration), both online and on campus. The university also offers the University Academic Preparation program for students needing to upgrade their English and the MBA Foundation program for students who need more preparation before entering the MBA program.

The University is currently growing with all programs increasing in size and with plans to develop additional programs in the business and technology areas. The academic year has four intakes: in January, April, July and October (each term is 12 weeks in length).

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of the Academic Advisor position is to provide quality academic advising service to students on topics related to education planning, academic goals and course selection.

General Description

Under University Canada West’s (UCW) organizational structure, the Academic Advisor provides academic advising to students and reports to the Manager of the Academic Department and works closely with facultyStudent Services.

This position is integral to the delivery of quality services to students (domestic, international, undergraduate, graduate, on-line and on-campus), plus coordination with faculty and staff across all University programs in Vancouver.

Hours of work are variable.

Specific Responsibilities

The Academic Advisor will at various times be responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the Company:

  • Meets at least every second semester with continuing students in undergraduate programs and as needed with students in preparation programs and graduate students to plan for the upcoming semesters and to review/revise long range academic program schedules;
  • Assists students in planning a program consistent with their abilities, interests and career demand; Identifies options for student to satisfy specific degree requirements; evaluates and makes recommendations on petitions and adjustments to student's program of study;
  • Monitors academic progress of students, and make a follow-up with the students on any report of unsatisfactory work, including, but not limited to, probation, poor attendance, and failing students; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas and refers students to appropriate campus recourses for assistance;
  • Maintains an up-to-date Advising Profile for all undergraduate students, with a summary of course planning for the students, dates of appointments, notation of special circumstances, etc.;
  • Proactively contacts and is available for student advisees on a regular basis. Office hours should be preferably given to the advisee early in the semester. Advisor should plan for extended hours during the pre-registration advising;
  • Provide advice to students in regard to academic appeals and other related issues;
  • Interprets and explains the university policies and procedures;
  • Evaluates transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to the applicable degree program;
  • Assists AA students with admission requirements and developing plan for transferring to other universities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Competencies:

  • Required professional and personal attributes include:
  • Administrative experience in a post-secondary educational setting
  • A strong, service-oriented focus
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Proficiency in Moodle or similar Student Learning Platforms
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and employ diverse IT modules
  • A high level of ethics, discretion, tact and diplomacy
  • Advanced oral and written abilities
  • Organization and accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to positively engage with students, faculty and staff and constructively problem-solve
  • Adaptability and change management skills
  • Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Basic training in office practices, customer service and communication
  • One to three years’ experience in student counselling, development, education or related field in a fast paced environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@ucanwest.ca 

Part-Time Sessional Instructor

Part time Position

Date posted: Nov 11, 2019

Specific Responsibilities

As part of your teaching role, we will expect you to: 

  • Create a positive classroom and learning environment through effective student engagement 
  • Use a variety of appropriate teaching/learning strategies
  • Use academic technology effectively to enhance and support learning
  • Evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of techniques 
  • Develop, revise and adapt appropriate learning resources for students
  • Provide academic support to students as part of regularly scheduled office hours 
  • Contribute to curriculum development and revision 
  • Maintain contacts with relevant industry and professional associations 
  • Remain current in technical knowledge and instructional delivery techniques
  • Participate in meetings and activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities
  • Teach in the ACBSP accredited BCom and MBA programs

Position Requirements

The successful candidate(s) will teach on a part-time basis in the MBA program and/or the BCom program at our downtown Vancouver campus. We are looking for faculty in all areas of business and especially in the following:

  • OPMT 620 - Operations Management
  • MRKT 621 - Marketing Management
  • HRMT 621 - Human Resources Management in The global Environment
  • MGMT 601 - Leadership in the Global Context
  • ORGB 601 - Organizational Behavior 
  • ACCT 621 - Accounting for Managers (CPA Preferred) 
  • FNCE 623 - Financial Management
  • FNCE 625 - Investment analysis and Management
  • FNCE 627 - Personal Financial Planning
  • FNCE 629 - Global Financial Institutions Management
  • COMM 203 - Information Gathering
  • COMM 205 - Writing For The Media
  • COMM 207 - Visual Communication For Media
  • COMM 302 - Public Affairs
  • COMM 304 - Social Media
  • COMM 306 - Creative Non-Fiction

English:

  • ENGL 100 - Academic Writing
  • ENGL 105 - Contemporary Literature: Drama and Narrative

Social Sciences & Humanities:

  • SOCI 100 - Academic Writing
  • POLI 102 - Politics & Government
  • HIST 305 - Canadian Urban History

Sciences:

  • ECOL 100 - Introduction to Ecology
  • PHYS 101 - Introductory Physics

Requirements

  • Master's degree or Doctoral degree with experience in the industry and post-secondary teaching experience
  • Experience teaching in an environment with diverse student
  • Track and record of scholarly activity in the field

Competencies:

  • Professional experience in industry or business
  • Excellence in teaching to diverse audiences
  • Student focused approach to teaching with strong sense of academic integrity

The successful applicant will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in an area in which the applicant has expertise and in which the school has need for course coverage. This position also includes service (such as committee work and student coaching) within the university.

Compensation

Compensation range is from $1800-$7000 dependent on class size/program and mode of program delivery.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@ucanwest.ca