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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

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 - Sociology
  • 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

HR Assistant

Full time Position

Date posted: Dec 13, 2019

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Director, People & Culture (Human Resources) the Human Resource Assistant will administrate general HR duties. The position functions in an environment where considerable attention to detail and the ability to handle highly confidential material is required. The HR Assistant is expected to be customer service-oriented and exhibit a high degree of diplomacy and discretion.

Specific Responsibilities

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

  • Process benefit enrollment forms and verify invoices
  • Update and maintain confidential HR documents and files, ensuring all required documentation is provided and up-to-date
  • Communicate with external organizations and set up partnerships or collaborations as part of the department’s employee engagement plan
  • Provide support for all staff members by answering inquiries and provide follow-ups if necessary
  • Assist with arranging and set up of onsite and external activities as required
  • Assist with or help drive employee engagement events
  • Manage the HR department’s outgoing communications (i.e. sending out HR updates)
  • Liaise with the IT department for employees’ off boarding process
  • Ad hoc HR administrative projects as assigned
  • Assist with the development and implementation of policies and procedures and provide feedback for improvements
  • When required, conduct investigations into complaints or concerns received by the HR department and produce reports
  • Collaborate with hiring managers and Talent Acquisition to create job postings and post job vacancies
  • Assist with recruitment activities including screening resumes and scheduling interviews
  • Follow up with background and reference checks
  • Assist with the coordination of new hire administrative processes
  • Facilitate new hire orientations
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

To be successful in the HR Assistant position, an individual must possess, and be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with HR concentration
  • Minimum 2+ years of HR administrative experience
  • General understanding of BC employment standards and legislation
  • Benefits administration experience would be an asset
  • Prior recruitment experience is preferred

Competencies

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner
  • Proven ability to build positive customer relationships at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and organize multiple tasks effectively and to see them through to timely completion

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

Salary $45,000 per annum.

Executive Assistant to the President

Full time Position

Date posted: Dec 13, 2019

Primary Purpose

The Executive Assistant to the President is responsible for providing assistance to the President to ensure and maintain the efficient operations of the President’s work and social agenda. The successful candidate will be working in a fast paced environment and is expected to be able to handle high volume workload, as well as be adaptable to sudden changes and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times.

Specific Responsiblities

The Executive Assistant 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.

  • Creating and executing project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements and following up on action items
  • Coordinating appointments, providing necessary meeting notes and background information in preparation for each appointment
  • Composing and/or editing a variety of documents including highly confidential correspondence, memoranda, contracts and proposals
  • Take meeting minutes when and if necessary
  • Promptly receiving and screening incoming telephone calls, gathering necessary information to facilitate timely and accurate responses, responding when and as appropriate
  • Promptly screening and distributing incoming email, responding when and as appropriate
  • Planning and coordinating business and social special events
  • Schedule meetings and appointments, as well as travel arrangements (including but not limited to: accommodation, car reservations and complete itinerary) for corporate and personal travel
  • Provide general administrative support

Position Requirements

To be successful in the Executive Assistant position, an individual must be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

Education and Experience:

  • A  Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Minimum 2 years of Executive Assistant experience or 4 years of combined relevant experiences
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Proven business writing skills, proficiency in wording, tone, grammar, and punctuation
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and ability to design PowerPoint presentations

Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and interact with all individuals with integrity, empathy and sincerity
  • Ability to build harmonious working relationships with co-workers and clients
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Maintains a calm and professional demeanor 
  • Proven self-starter and problem solver with strong decision-making skills
  • Must be deadline driven and goal-oriented, performs duties with speed and accuracy without immediate and constant supervision
  • Ability to act with tact, good judgment, and discretion; protecting confidential information is a must
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently

Salary: $50,000 - $55,000

Library Assistant

Full Time Position

Date posted: Dec 24, 2019

Primary Purpose 

The Library reflects the focus of the University: we have a small print collection and a sizeable – and growing – electronic collection, with a particular focus on resources relevant for contemporary business. This is a newly created position, and the successful candidate will be joining a team of librarians that provide a full range of services to the UCW community.

Specific Responsibilities  

The Library Assistant is a key member of the Library team, and will act as a first point of contact for student inquiries – generally related to Circulation and simple Reference transactions. Additional duties may include Cataloguing, Reserves management, updating web pages and others (according to the Library’s needs and successful candidate’s interests).

In addition, the library assistant will play an essential role in ensuring that the operations in the library are running smoothly:

  • Collaborates with the other librarians to enhance the library’s services.
  • Helps to circulate and manage the library’s print collection, including course reserve materials and library’s equipment.

Key Activities & Responsibilities

There are two primary duties for the library assistant:

  1. Front line support: answer inquiries from library users (students, faculty and staff), in a timely and friendly manner. These inquiries are mostly ready-reference questions, but for most of the students this is the first point of contact with a Canadian academic library, therefore handling these interactions with utmost professionalism is paramount. The library assistant also provides circulation services and helps managing the Library’s print collection, including course reserve materials and library equipment.
  2. Special projects: under the supervision of one of the librarians, works to enhance the collections and support service enhancement projects in the library. Depending on the interest from the successful candidate, there will be opportunities to grow and develop in additional areas (Cataloguing, Reserves management, updating web pages and others).

 Position Requirements

  • Diploma from a 2-year Library Technician program is required; academic library experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Library policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with an Integrated Library System.
  • Ability to see multiple tasks through completion with minimal supervision.
  • Past experience working with international students.
  • Outstanding oral/written communication and interpersonal skills are imperative.
  • A strong commitment to public service.
  • Warm and calm demeanor.

This position is open to candidates with up to 2 (two) years of experience. This position will require the successful candidate to work occasional evening shifts (to 9pm) and weekends (details to be determined with the successful candidate). Make sure to indicate in your cover letter that you can fulfill these two conditions. The annual salary range will be between $40k-$45k.

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

Deadline for applications: January 19, 2020

University Canada West

100 – 626 W. Pender Street

Vancouver, BC, V6B 1V9