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Settlement Advisor, LINC

Organization: NorQuest
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Salary $50 - $75,000
Start Date: April 1, 2022

At NorQuest College, the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program fulfills the “we’ll meet you where you’re at” commitment to newcomer students by offering a wide variety of language/settlement/essential skills/work integrated learning programming, scheduling, and delivery modes as well as comprehensive student support options that meet the varied needs of our diverse newcomer student population, with the ultimate goal of helping them build social capital, and empower them to become self-sufficient, independent, and active members of the community and labour market. Just as the entire NorQuest College, the LINC program is passionately committed to creating a positive educational learner experience in a welcoming environment committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and decolonization.

NorQuesters being difference makers, we are searching for someone dedicated to supporting our efforts to join our LINC team as a full-time settlement advisor. If you have demonstrable expertise, formal qualifications, a passion for supporting the newcomer students’ settlement process, experience and understanding in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices, and creating vibrant and welcoming educational environments, we invite you to connect with us by applying for this opportunity.

Learn more about the programs we offer and how you can contribute here.

We're looking for a full-time term advisor to March 2023.

HOW YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

A few examples of how our amazing LINC team members make a difference include:

  • First and foremost, you’ll model and promote practices that support the successful settlement process for newcomers from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and educational backgrounds to help them build social capital, and empower them to become self-sufficient, independent, and active members of the community and labour market in a welcoming environment committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and decolonization.
  • You’ll create a vision for, and actively lead EDI/anti-racism/anti-oppressive/decolonization focused initiatives that will support newcomer students’ education and successful inclusion in the class, program, and college communities.
  • You’ll foster communication and encourage collaboration among many different college areas as well as the community for the purpose of the most effective service delivery to aid the settlement process.
  • More specifically, you’ll work closely with our Settlement Studies program to explore new opportunities and support current initiatives for close collaboration with mutual benefit to all stakeholders.
  • You’ll organize culturally competent and inclusive presentations, fairs, and other events that provide meaningful information to address settlement needs of newcomers.
  • You’ll perform needs assessments to identify appropriate educational and career pathways and interventions, and to provide information and referrals to support newcomers with settlement needs.
  • You’ll support connecting newcomer students to community supports with emphasis on marginalized communities.
  • You’ll assist newcomers in successfully navigating life outside of the college and help them understand their civil rights and responsibilities in Canada.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • You have a diploma or degree in settlement studies, social work, social sciences and humanities, or related discipline.
  • You have an understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion as well as anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices.
  • You have the knowledge of Canada’s colonial history and its impact on Indigenous communities.
  • Indigenous applicants will be given a strong preference as will Arabic, Somali, French, Spanish or Tigrinya speakers.
  • You have experience and ability to communicate effectively with newcomer students of diverse ethnic, cultural, and educational backgrounds for whom English is an additional language.
  • You have a strong knowledge of community resources related to assisting newcomers with a variety of needs.

WHAT MAKES YOU A DIFFERENCE MAKER?

  • You are a positive, dynamic, energizing, future focused, outcomes oriented forward thinker with a strong drive for equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as success for yourself and others.
  • You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and an exemplary level of professionalism and compassion.
  • You have the ability to develop and maintain positive and inclusive working relationship with the community.
  • You have outstanding digital citizenship skills.

SALARY:   $52,573 - $68,302 depending on what you bring AKA your experienence and educationa. This is a term position to March 2023 with a strong possibility of extension and does not qualify for benefits.  

In our ongoing commitment to keep all NorQuest employees safe, our campus and work environments have a full COVID-19 vaccination mandate in place. Ensuring that all NorQuest employees are fully vaccinated is an approach to health and safety that is best suited for the learning, working, and living environments of our college.

COMPETITION NUMBER:  2022-3341

CLOSING DATE:  Open until an amazing candidate is found, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply to become a NorQuester: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document. 

Psst: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date. 


Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.  

So how do we make differences?  

  • We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!
  • We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.
  • We strengthen Alberta.From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.  

And that’s a snapshot of how we are Difference Makers. But there’s so much more to us and we invite you to explore further!  

Apply online here: https://careers-norquest.icims.com/jobs/3341/settlement-advisor/login

Job ID: 2022-3341
Apply to: Human.Resources@NorQuest.ca