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Career & Employment Advisor

Mar 4, 2022 | Job Postings

Career Development & Employment Centre
Employment Opportunity #216-21.22

The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Career & Employment Advisor with the Career Development & Employment Centre (CDEC). This is a continuing, full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with a salary range of $39,499 -49,375 per annum.

The Career Development & Employment Centre provides career and employment advising and skills development to UNB/STU full- and part-time students, as well as Alumni. The role of the Career & Employment Advisor is to provide guidance and coaching through career exploration, career advising, employment readiness, and skills development.

Position summary:

– Provide career advising appointments to assist in the development of individualized career plans.
– Assist students in pursuit of a university career by establishing career plans during all stages of their academic life.
– Conduct interest, personality, and values identification using a variety of career instruments/assessments to clarify goals and potential career interests.
– Assist students in locating career information. Discuss strategies for exploring career options.
– Advise on employment and skills development in both individual appointments and group settings.
– Assist students in resume and cover letter preparation.
– Advise students on employment opportunities, upcoming campus and community recruitment events, internship programs, and government programs.
– Research, develop, and present workshops and in-class presentations related to career development, employment strategies and skills development. Assess the effectiveness of workshops and presentation delivery through client feedback questionnaires.
– Assist with special events such as job fairs, recruitment sessions, educational information sessions, etc., as required.
– Ensure the Resource Room contains current and relevant career, educational, and labour market information and resources. Assist users in locating resources.
– Develop resources for the website and student SharePoint. Ensure career-related information is accurate and up to date.
– Supervise work-study student in the delivery of CDEC campus outreach activities.


– An undergraduate degree, preferably in a social sciences field with course work in Career Development Theory, Counselling/Career Developing Process, and Counselling/Career Development Ethics. NB Career Development Practitioners Certification is also acceptable and considered an asset.
– Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in career and employment advising. Combined experience with career/employment education may be considered.
– Previous experience working in a post-secondary environment an asset.
– Demonstrated understanding of career development theories/practices, post-secondary education programs, job search strategies, and familiarity with labour market trends.
– Excellent written/oral interpersonal communication skills. Detail-oriented and organizational skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
– Appreciation for value of different opinions, roles, experiences, cultures, and backgrounds.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs.
– Self-motivated and the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.

Closing date for applications is March 16, 2022 4:30PM.

This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551.

The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Contact: University of New Brunswick

Closing Date: March 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm

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