MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


University Advisor
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, Department of Theatre

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 a full-time continuing position of University Advisor. The University Advisor is responsible for academic advising for two programs in the Department of Theatre: Theatre Arts and Theatre Production. 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 participating in recruitment activities; scheduling space; providing support for events such as auditions and performances; and various administrative tasks in the Department.


The successful candidate must be service-oriented and have proven critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational 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 strong verbal and written communication skills.


The position requires an individual with a related degree, or a diploma with related experience; 3 – 5 years of related administrative experience, including experience advising students in a post-secondary environment; proficiency in MicroSoft Office and Google docs; and experience working with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions or comparable enterprise software. Some knowledge of theatre would be an asset. Some equivalencies may be considered.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

•    Generous vacation time
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

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.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

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 Continuing
Salary $52,434 - $76,240 per year
Closing Date May 28, 2018
Competition No. 18.05.109

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