Career Services Advisor

LAW Admin

Competition No.  -    S101948911D1
Posting Date  -    Nov 30, 2022
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $55,212 to $75,685 (pro-rated) per year
Grade  -    09
Hours  -    35.0

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 2 years and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.

If you previously applied to competition# S101948911, do not re-apply. Your previously submitted application will be considered.

Location: This is a hybrid position with a mix of remote and in-person at North Campus, Edmonton. 

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.


Reporting to the Director of Career Services, the Career Services Advisor is responsible for fulfilling the operations of a full-service Career Services Centre, which includes providing career counselling to students and alumni, assisting with the organizing of a comprehensive and specialized career and professional development curriculum for law students, and updating and maintaining resource materials. Regional travel will be required for this position.


  • Supports the strategic leadership of the Director with the goal of enhancing the quality of opportunities and resources available to students and alumni
  • Counsels students and alumni regarding market trends and hiring practices in Alberta and other national and international markets for mainstream and non-traditional career options, as well as leadership opportunities and clerkships with all levels of court
  • Creates, develops and maintains resources for students and alumni including the authoring of career-related handout resources and non-traditional career materials
  • Executes multiple workshop presentations; develops and implements annual career fairs; organizes panel discussions for students with members of the profession, and coordinates training sessions and mock interviews for students
  • Implements programs to provide significant student interaction with member of the profession through an annual job shadowing program, ‘firm hops’ in centres across Canada, career fairs, seminars and receptions
  • Develops and implements strategies to ensure that services and resources are aggressively marketed to students, recruiters and external stakeholders
  • Counsels students and alumni on all aspects of career planning, including but not limited to: academic advising, application preparation, interview skill training, career transitions, and compliance with the rules of the Law Societies across Canada

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Law degree or Canadian equivalency
  • Minimum 1 to 5 years of experience in law or a law-related field; previous equivalent administrative experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and counselling/coaching skills with an emphasis on initiating and maintaining relationships with clients
  • Excellent communication skills to professionally and effectively interact with all clients
  • Strong organizational, analytical, prioritization, supervisory and team building skills
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, deadlines and clients and to work under pressure and with many interruptions
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with a variety of students, alumni and employers
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team with a variety of parties, from senior administrative staff, students, alumni, and faculty members to recruiters and law firm hiring partners
  • Excellent editorial and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency with with word processing, databases, and internet applications
  • Ability to travels regionally to meet with employers, attends meetings, conferences, workshops, networking events and other employment-related events throughout the year
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership in the Law Society of Alberta preferred

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.