Academic advisor

The Government of Northwest Territories’ department Aurora College based in Fort Smith, NWT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Academic advisor. The Government of Northwest Territories’ department Aurora College is a key institution for higher education and skills development in the region. It Offers a range of academic programs, vocational training, and community learning initiatives. This college plays an important role in empowering individuals and contributing to the socio-economic development of the Northwest Territories. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of Northwest Territories
Department: Aurora College
Division: Education & Training
Position: Academic advisor
No of Vacancies: 2
Salary: $100,269 to $119,750 yearly
Employment Type: Full Time/Regular
Location: Fort Smith, NWT, Canada
Job ID: 24487
Position Number: 91-17185


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have a Bachelor of Education or related education
Experience: Candidates should have 2 years of experience working in an advising position in a post-secondary setting

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should demonstrate knowledge of adult instructional methods, coaching for success, and project management
  • The candidates should travel via small aircraft or by automobile on gravel roads or seasonal ice roads  for the provision of advising in small remote communities and community learning centres across the NWT

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have knowledge of career development and post-secondary academic advising theory, methods, and processes for prospective and registered students
  • The candidates should complete academic advising credential or certificate within three years of hire
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of adult education theory, program delivery, and evaluation methodologies
  • The candidates should be familiar with all Aurora College program entry, PLAR, transfer credit, and progression requirements, as well as practicum opportunities
  • The candidates should have knowledge of post-secondary program scheduling and the establishment of student timetables
  • The candidates should be informed about local, regional, territorial, and national labour market initiatives, information, data, and trends
  • The candidates should be knowledgeable about territorial and federal funding programs and supports for post-secondary education, trades and apprenticeship, student financial assistance, scholarships, and bursaries
  • The candidates should have knowledge of, or the ability to acquire knowledge of, northern culture, cross-cultural processes, and international student needs


  • The candidates should be able to provide leadership and direct academic advising college-wide and support successful student transition into and through post-secondary education
  • The candidates should be able to establish and maintain strategic outreach with high schools, training organizations, community and professional organizations, employers, industry, government, non-government, and other post-secondary organizations to promote Aurora College programs
  • The candidates should be able to measure and evaluate the performance of the academic advising services through the use of a performance measurement system, administration and tracking of data, and development of reports and recommendations that align with student supports
  • The candidates should be able to develop career and academic advising strategies, products, tools, and supports for prospective and registered Aurora College students


  • The candidates will get an annual Northern Allowance of $6,903

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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