Northeastern British Columbia


Fort Nelson

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Date Posted:

July 25-August 02, 2017

Job Order #

Regular Parttime Monday-Friday 3.5 hrs/day


Northern Lights College
Fort Nelson, BC

Job Title:

Aboriginal Student Advisor

Starting Date:



$28,268.50 - $35,231.00 annual salary, depending on experience and qualifications as per the BCGEU Faculty Collective Agreement.  We offer a competitive benefit package; College Pension Plan enrollment; 105 hours of vacation time per year -- front loaded and pro-rated; and annual increments up to a maximum of $45,424.50 annually.

  • Some Post-Secondary education, plus 3-5 years of related experience in an educational or training setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

  • Advanced knowledge of Aboriginal Peoples and Culture is essential. 

  • The nature of this position requires a student-centered individual who has extensive knowledge of Aboriginal student experiences and educational challenges.

  • The ability to plan and execute projects as part of a team, and to develop quality working relationships with students and fellow staff is essential.

  • The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work independently.

  • Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal candidates.


The Aboriginal Student Advisor provides direct support services to Aboriginal students within the post-secondary environment. These activities and services include, but are not limited to: providing information and assistance concerning programs and services the institution has to offer, assisting students with application, admissions and registration processes, and encouraging study groups. 

In addition, the advisor assists students in accessing Band funding, Metis funding, or other sources of Aboriginal funding, and provides information about available bursaries and scholarships.

Assisting the Coordinator of Aboriginal Relations, the advisor will provide support in planning and hosting cultural events, and can direct students to those who can provide cultural teachings outside of the college in support of activities promoting spiritual and emotional wellness.

In addition, the advisor will invite and welcome staff and faculty to attend cultural events.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to forward a resume and letter of application, quoting the competition number, and including names and telephone numbers of three current professional references to .


Competition Number:  17:092A


We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with NLC; however, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.  Please note that all internal candidates will be given first consideration.

Closing Date:

August 02, 2017