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Global Learning Advisor, UCalgary International

Job ID: 32321
Location: Main Campus
Updated July 10, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.


University of Calgary International is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Relief Global Learning Advisor for approximately 1 year.

The University of Calgary (UCalgary) offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to enhance their personal, academic and professional skills through participation in credit and non-credit experiential Global Learning activities, including exchanges, Group Study Programs, research, internships and Global Learning at Home initiatives. University of Calgary International (UCI) administers or coordinates the majority of these programs and agreements in support of the University's Global Engagement Plan.

Reporting to the Manager, Education Abroad, the Global Learning Advisor will provide expertise related to the administrative oversight and implementation of Global Learning programs and activities. They are a liaison for all students and instructors involved in Global Learning programs at the University of Calgary, providing superior advising and assistance related to all phases of the Global Learning process and highly involved in program development, implementation, and promotion. This requires the ability to proactively seek out, understand and convey a variety of complex information in an accurate and easy-to-comprehend manner as well as the initiative to identify and respond to the ever-evolving needs of the diverse students and programs they work with.

The Global Learning Advisor will perform a wide range of duties related to program development and implementation, advising, administration, recruitment, communications, and initiatives.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Coordinating a designated portfolio of Global Learning programs, including contributing to program development, logistical preparations, marketing and recruitment, and comprehensive wraparound support for students and instructional staff involved in programs;
  • Advising prospective Global Learning program participants as to the range of options available, selection of appropriate programs, application requirements and processes, program policies, preparation and post-program procedures, etc.;
  • Administering all student-based aspects of Global Learning programs and providing pre-program, in field and post-program support;
  • Collaborating in the development and implementation of promotion and recruitment activities for Global Learning programs, using a variety of established and innovative method
  • Providing comprehensive programming and support to student volunteers and peer mentors;
  • Contributing to the design, development and implementation of an assigned portfolio of projects to improve and enhance programs and services in line with the Global Engagement Plan.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with 2-5 years experience working in a post-secondary educational setting, ideally with a focus on Global Learning / international programming;
  • Demonstrated experience with program/project management and oversight;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and group facilitation skills;
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience in Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, Yuja, Photoshop and/or Illustrator, online learning platforms (i.e., D2L) Qualtrics, and Zoom;
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, Outlook, CRM, Teams, Excel and database programs;
  • Ability to work within budgets for program development; 
  • Demonstrated marketing/promotional experience, including website development and maintenance, and experience designing, creating and executing marketing initiatives using various social media platforms;
  • Knowledge of University core business systems (PeopleSoft) is an asset:
  • Knowledge of both academic and non-academic university regulations, programs, procedures and services, including University of Calgary degree processes and requirements;
  • Knowledge of FOIPP regulations;
  • Ability to plan for and efficiently manage multiple complex tasks with strong attention to detail while exercising a high degree of personal effectiveness, good judgment, and initiative in a fast-paced challenging environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to seek out, retain and accurately convey large amounts of detailed information;
  • Ability to creatively challenge and demonstrate initiative to generate improvements and foster positive outcomes;
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team setting as well as in an independent, self-directed environment;
  • Familiarity with a variety of countries and cultures, including understanding of and experience with cross cultural communication and adaptation, health and safety, etc.;
  • A second language is an asset;
  • Previous experience in study abroad or working internationally is strongly preferred.

Application Deadline:  July 24, 2024

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase 2.

For a listing of all management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Management and Staff Careers website

About the University of Calgary

UCalgary is Canada¿s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada¿s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada¿s leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

Do you have most but not all the qualifications? Research show that women, racialized and visible minorities, and persons with disabilities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At UCalgary we are committed to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces and encourage you to apply if you believe you are right for this role. 

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.