Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Advisor and Engineering Accreditation Coordinator


Closing in 9 days

Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Support Staff (CUPE)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Closing date for internal CUPE applicants


Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.

Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Support Type

Auxiliary (Over 4 Months)

Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)


The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements


The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule Description


Provides advice to students with respect to education planning, academic goals and course selection. Provides instruction on admission and registration processes to current and prospective students through interview, assessment, on-line and group facilitation. Supports and provides advice to the university's recruitment, conversion and retention activities.

Assists the department with the accreditation process with both the Degree Quality Assessment Board and the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board ensuring appropriate documentation and communication. Maintains articulation agreements with other institutions. Supports the department with course and program updates. Assists the department in implementing new degree programs. Assists the department with course scheduling and timetabling; and prioritizes and manages the duties of the Divisional Secretary.


  • Provides advising services to the engineering students, including engineering transfer and BEng programs.
  • Maintains the accuracy and completeness of curriculum documentation.
  • Ensures that approved academic curriculum changes are up to date and communicate changes to faculty, students, college and university transfer programs, and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain reports on curriculum development and approval process for the department.
  • Assists department Chair in managing course scheduling and timetabling.
  • Manages articulation agreements with other institutions.
  • Performs initial assessment for transfer credits of the transferring students.
  • Coordinate with TRU's Co-op Coordinator to ensure 4th year students have met the requirements for their mandatory Co-op year and others students are prepping for their mandatory Co-op terms.
  • Coordinate and maintain record of the development of successful accreditation standards and processes for the engineering degree programs.
  • Communicate with faculty members about program assessment plans and define organizational practices to implement evaluation tools for accreditation.
  • Works in conjunction with course instructors to develop program assessment tools to ensure alignment with program goals and CEAB accreditation guidelines.
  • Writes and prepare program accreditation documents for the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board's (CEAB) review and visit.
  • Ensure appropriate processes, and documentation for CEAB accreditation and other external and internal reviews, are in place.
  • Extracts, manage and store data from a wide range of internal and external sources, compiling and analyzing data, and performing statistical analyses of data for CEAB accreditation purposes.
  • Coordinates the accreditation review processes and document requirements by reviewing information, soliciting content from faculty members from various departments within Faculty of Science offering engineering courses and verifying its accuracy.
  • Coordinates the CEAB Accreditation Team visits.
  • Community outreach and visiting high schools to promote the program.
  • Prepare and coordinate communication with school counselors.
  • Coordinate with marketing and communication to ensure that programs have up-to-date promotional materials.
  • Coordinate with admissions to ensure that students' applications are evaluated timely by the department admission committee.
  • Communicate with potential applicants and provide information as and when required.
  • Assists in arranging promotional events in the department.
  • REPORTS TO Academic and Administrative Coordinator for the Faculty of Science



  • Undergraduate degree preferably in relevant discipline or in Education

  • Three years of related experience with demonstrated experience in educational planning, quality assurance and program accreditation

  • Familiarity with the educational system at the post-secondary levels
  • Familiarity with accreditation processes and program evaluations
  • Familiarity with Degree Quality Assurance processes and procedures
  • Experience-working with students to advise them about professional accreditation related advice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity are essential
  • Must be tactful and articulate in dealing with faculty, staff and students in a multi-cultural context
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with initiative - must be a self-starter
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to make thoughtful, informed, and thorough decisions
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues and propose effective solutions
  • Excellent computer skills and willingness to learn to use new systems

  • Sitting at a desk and computer for periods of time
  • Regular student contact
  • General office conditions
  • Some off-site travel
  • Set-up of computer/audio visual equipment and tables and chairs at off- site locations (on an infrequent basis)
  • Ability to lift/load in excess of 20 kg
  • The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

    Pay Band

    CUPE Grade 08 $33.10

    Salary rate

    Please Note: This position may be subject to a 90% salary for the first 560 hours of employment.


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Science -> Department of Engineering and Applied Science

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details


    Advisor and Engineering Accreditation Coordinator


    Thompson Rivers University




    September 20, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 04, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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