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 a full-time 12-month term position of University Advisor. Working with the Department of Music, the University Advisor provides support to students and faculty in the Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music (BMus). This support covers the student life cycle: participating in recruitment activities; providing detailed information to potential applicants; advising students regarding their progression of study, advising on University requirements, and providing information about options and services available that foster student success. The Advisor also provides support to the department chair and other faculty for academic activities. The Advisor will be expected to advise on special circumstances such as transfer credits, after degree programs, etc.; and to assess course outlines from other institutions to facilitate potential student exchange opportunities.
The Advisor acts as the point of contact for groups requesting band clinics: providing information; completing required paperwork and online records; and communicating internal requirements. The Advisor also participates, as required, in recruitment activities, such as tours and open houses, so some flexibility in hours of work may be required.
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 with some ambiguity; and be able to apply sound judgment when responding quickly and effectively to multiple demands. This position requires attention to detail and well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
This is a term position starting in July, 2019. The position requires an individual with a related degree, or a diploma with related experience; experience advising students; a good understanding of the structure of the BMus; and experience working with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, G-Suite, and the Microsoft Office software suite. Some knowledge of the music industry would be an asset. Some equivalencies may be considered.
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This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note; Article 22.1.1 (Grid Placement); initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first three steps of the salary grid.
MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
|Category||Full-time Replacement Term (12 months)|
|Salary||MSA Band E $52,434 to $76,240 per annum|
|Closing Date||Until a suitable candidate is found|
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