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Posted: August 5, 2005

Academic Advisor

One Year Contract (Renewable)

Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs, the academic advisor ensures that students obtain sound and accurate academic information and advice, and appropriate intervention in cases where they are experiencing academic difficulty. Working within a team of other academic advisors, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with students throughout the academic year and for carrying out advising programmes and interventions that would aid in meeting established retention targets for first year students. The incumbent will assist with the planning and implementation of programmes to improve and promote advising services on campus.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a liberal arts discipline; however, a master’s degree is strongly preferred. Candidates with experience advising students in a University setting will be of particular interest to the selection committee. The successful candidate will be highly organized with excellent communication skills. Experience with programme implementation is an essential requirement for this position.

The salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the University offers an excellent fringe benefits package. The closing date for receipt of applications is August 16, 2005 or until the position is filled. Letters of application, including the names of three contacts for reference purposes, should be sent to: Colleen Comeau, Director of Human Resources, St. Thomas University, P.O. Box 4569, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3.

St. Thomas University is a Catholic, undergraduate, liberal arts university where excellence in undergraduate teaching is the highest institutional priority. An equal opportunity employer,
St. Thomas is committed to employment equity for women, Native persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.