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Student Success Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Student Affairs


Dalhousie University

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Position Description

Student Affairs is a collection of integrated units that collaborates with faculty, staff and students to enhance the student experience. We promote an inclusive, holistic and student-centric approach to learning and academic success and act as a professional resource in the delivery of evidence-based student enrolment, wellness, development and academic support programs and services. Reporting to the Senior Advisor on Retention and Director, Student Academic Success, the Student Success Advisors assist students with making informed decisions on meaningful educational and career plans. Advisors foster the development of the whole student, grounded in theory and using evidence-based approaches, to create a student experience that is purposeful and intentional.


  • Working collaboratively with the Black Student Advising Centre, provide information and resources to students of African Decent attending Dalhousie.
  • Offer academic guidance, advice and support specifically to African-Nova Scotian, African-Canadian and African students at Dalhousie.Assist all students in the development of an educational plan, and in clarifying their career, and academic goals.
  • Facilitate the development, implementation and assessment of programs and services that promote student learning, development and retention.
  • Enhance students’ awareness of available educational and career resources (such as honours programs, tutoring, co-op programs, study abroad, other experiential learning opportunities including volunteering or part-time employment) and make appropriate and purposeful referrals.
  • Monitor student caseload; analyze data, ensure proactive and intrusive follow up, propose process improvement opportunities; submit reports and ensure accurate data collection.
  • Establish rapport with students, groups, colleagues, and others that acknowledge differences in lived experiences.

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Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with three to five years’ experience working with students in a post-secondary setting.
  • Previous experience in academic and career exploration is required; experience in program planning, assessment and/or event planning will be considered an asset.
  • Candidates must also possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Due to the student population this position will primarily advise, the successful candidate must identify as African Nova Scotian/Canadian.

Preferred Qualifications