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 self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Available opportunities are listed below.

Student Worker (2 positions)
Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL)

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 university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) provides education, information, and support in various formats for MacEwan University, students, faculty and staff, employers, community partners, and alumni in the context of student career development. This role would be approximately 15 hours per week, and we are flexible around your class schedule. Preference will be given to students who are able and interested in continuing full-time in the summer of 2021 (returning as a student in Fall 2021).”

You will join a professional, positive team and will receive valuable training on advising skills, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation, which will help you in your future career. Additionally, you will gain experience with resource development, and participate in event planning and marketing to meet business objectives.

Position Requirements

  • Facilitate one-on-one meetings with students to provide feedback on resumes and cover letters.

  • Conduct mock interviews and provide feedback to help students improve their interview skills.

  • Assist full-time CDEL staff with special projects and initiatives, such as developing informational resources for key stakeholders.

  • Assist with event planning and marketing-related activities.

  • Maintain records of appointments on database and provide administrative support.

  • Deliver presentations for classes or student groups on resume writing, interview preparation and other career related topics.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • A willingness to learn and engage in creative thinking and problem solving.

  • A strong interest in helping fellow students.

  • A positive attitude and the ability to communicate and work well with team members.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage time efficiently and deal with multiple tasks at once.

  • Capable of adapting to new situations and being flexible with change.

  • A strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to work well independently.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and tact in dealing with people and situations.


  • Student status: enrolled in a MacEwan University program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Comfortable learning new programs and applications, such as MacEwanLife, our online communications platform.

  • Experience in advising roles is an asset.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Effective recognition and retention programs

  • Continuous learning culture

  • Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Applications must include:

Your resume and a letter (1-2 pages) addressing the following questions:

  1. In general, how do you think accessing Career Development and Experiential Learning services may add

  2. value to a student’s post-secondary experience?

  3. Why are you interested in this position?

  4. How have your education and experience prepared you for this position? (Hint: you can talk about specific classes, work experience, volunteer experience, sports/extracurricular activities, relevant personal experiences, etc.).

  5. Is there anything else that you’d like to tell us to help us make our decision?

Note: Students who are called in for an interview will be asked to complete a pre-interview test and prepare and present a 3-5 minute presentation on career development topic of their own choosing.
(All successful candidates must be available to attend training sessions in the last two weeks of August, schedule to be determined)

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.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five 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 Casual
Salary $15.00 per hour - $18.59 per hour
Closing Date February 28, 2020
Competition No. 20.02.012

Personal Information Collection Notification
Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.