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Career Services Consultant

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position is a full-time position until Jan 3, 2024 or until the permanent incumbent returns.  

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Career Services Consultant
Position Summary
The Career Services Consultant assists clients with the necessary services and resources to identify and explore career goals, employment and volunteer opportunities and support them in obtaining desired employment. The Consultant provides a range of services designed to support prospective students, students, and alumni.

The incumbent is responsible for planning and delivering career and employment events throughout the year including coordinating committees or teams, delegation of tasks and evaluation. This position will collaborate with the Career Education and Experience Development (CEED) Centre to identify employer opportunities and employment prospects for students. The Consultant takes the lead in liaising with RDP faculty and staff, the Students’ Association, and local employers to ensure Career Services is meeting the needs of all stakeholders.
Position Responsibilities
  • Assist a diverse population of prospective students, students and alumni to
    identify their career goals, employment needs and opportunities using a variety of
    service delivery methods
  • Provide career development training and resources to clients for job search skills,
    resume and cover letter writing, portfolio development, networking and
    interviewing skills
  • Promote the Red Deer Polytechnic online job board, career fair, and employer
    spotlights as well as manage online job board and postings
  • Coordinate and deliver special events including professional development
    conference, student entrepreneurial events, career workshops and collaborative
    opportunities with other RDP departments
  • Promote the CEED Centre and Career Services by attending,
    presenting at and/or participating at events such as Info Daze, New Student
    Orientation, Open House, Program Spotlights, Career Nights, Trades orientations
  • Responsible for coordinating marketing and promoting Career Services events
  • Allocate budget specific to each event in collaboration with the Associate Dean
Other duties as assigned in job description
Required Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of post-secondary training, completion of a community college
    certificate including trades apprenticeships or equivalent
  • All employees in this position are to provide a satisfactory Check in accordance
    with the Polytechnic’s Criminal Record Check Policy prior to the start of their
  • Two to three years relevant experience
  • Membership in a national or provincial association dedicated to career
    development (i.e. CACEE, CDAA, HRIA, etc.)
  • Experience in a post-secondary setting and proven ability to work effectively with
    a diverse population (ie. students, faculty, staff, employers, other career
    development professionals and community agencies)
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience
  • Excels at networking and building relationships
  • Career event planning experience
  • Experience developing and facilitating career and employment workshops
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, facilitation and communication skills
  • Excels at providing a student-centered approach
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and prioritize competing responsibilities
  • Takes initiative, uses creativity and well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Demonstrates a high level of independence in planning and decision making
  • Strong research and writing skills, with attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications
  • Four (4) year undergraduate degree, or three (3) year undergraduate degree plus
    one full additional year of University in a related program representing four years
    of study or equivalent
  • Certified Career Development Professional Designation (an asset)
Salary or Hourly? Hourly
Salary Starting at $30.04 per hour
Benefits and Compensation Information
An additional 15% of the hourly rate in lieu of vacation, statutory holidays and benefits. 
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.

Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-A-155
Employment Type Term-Certain Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 11/27/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 01/03/2024
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Open Date 11/15/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is a full-time position until Jan 3, 2024 or until the permanent incumbent returns.  

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents