University Advisor
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, Music

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.


The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) of MacEwan University is recruiting for the position of University Advisor. Working with the Music program, the University Advisor is responsible for academic advising in the Department of Music. The University Advisor provides detailed program information to current and prospective students, and to other members of the public; and supports student progress by: advising students, assisting them with registration, and assisting them with tracking their progress throughout their program of study. The University Advisor is also responsible for coordinating events such as auditions, student concerts and juries, and visiting clinicians; and coordinating ensemble activities.


The successful candidate must be service-oriented and have proven critical thinking, problem solving, and organization skills. The University Advisor must be able to work independently and respond quickly and effectively to multiple demands. This position requires attention to detail and above average verbal and written communication skills.


This is a term position until April 2016. The position requires an individual with a related degree, or a diploma with related experience; 3 – 5 years of related administrative experience, including experience in advising students; and experience working with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and the Microsoft Office software suite. Some knowledge of the music industry and formal study of music at the post-secondary level would be an asset. Some equivalencies may be considered.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association employment collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Term
Salary $52,034.69 to $67,645.10 per annum
Please note that salary placement for new hires is up to the midpoint in the band


Closing Date Friday, May 8th at 4:30 pm
Competition No. 15.04.029
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Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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