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Program Coordinator, Trades Access

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Position Title Program Coordinator, Trades Access
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s School of Transportation is seeking a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Program Coordinator, Trades Access. This position provides program analysis and coordination support to the Trades Access Department programs and services. Analyzes and provides insight on program performance results, mark reviews, student enrollment, entry assessments and student progress results. Identifies areas of concern and assists with devising and implementing proactive solutions to support the continued success of the programs. Plans, coordinates and executes on tasks that directly support the educational delivery, as well as supporting admissions, program preparation and program administration.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides information and academic advising to students, responds to inquiries and performs administrative duties within the scope of position.
  • Maintains awareness of Program Head goals and objectives, establishing priorities and flagging items requiring immediate attention.
  • Generates, prepares, and distributes a variety of business analytic based reports, including enrolment and financial reports, relating to: program declarations, historical enrolment, budget information, instructor/faculty contract information, operating costs, break even information, etc.
  • Helps coordinate, prepare and implement marketing and promotional activities.
  • Assist with the compilation and copy proofreading for marketing and promotional publications, including online publications
  • Maintains website content for programs, interacts and communicates with the appropriate parties to ensure adherence to applicable website policies and procedures.
  • Provide course and program information to students to orient and resolve problems through in-person communication – phone calls, e-mail and mail. Acts as the liaison between students, instructors/faculty, coordinators and managers.
  • Facilitates term start up process by providing class lists, contracts, course outlines, parking passes and any other materials instructors/faculty require.
  • Builds and maintains term course enrollment spreadsheet, tracks enrollment.
  • Prepares and sends appointment offers/electronic contracts to instructors/faculty and records receipt of confirmations.
  • Advises the appropriate departments of changes in courses – capacity changes, cancellations and change in locations.
  • Contacts students either by phone or e-mail regarding changes in course location or course cancellations, explaining refund procedures and offering alternatives.
  • Coordinates and provides administrative support for program and student related meetings, scheduling, room booking, catering arrangements, preparing and distributing agendas and supporting materials, attending meetings, taking transcribing and circulating minutes and taking appropriate follow-up action as needed.
  • Coordinates and provides support for program orientation sessions.
  • Assists with onboarding and orienting new instructors/faculty and identifies and provides resources on the Learning Hub repository for new instructors/faculty.
  • Ensures that instructors/faculty are attached to their Learning Hub shell for courses.
  • Reconciles monthly purchase card statements as needed.
  • Maintains up-to-date comprehensive knowledge of the School’s and Department’s programs, procedures and process systems. Maintains up-to-date comprehensive knowledge of BCIT’s policies, procedures and process systems.
  • Maintains Banner course file for term roll over and ongoing additions, deletions and changes.
  • Creates and maintains course database.
  • Works with the respective department’s PTS and/or Program Coordinator to prepare, review and update marketing, advertising and social media related materials as required.
  • Assists when needed in course scheduling, instructor/faculty orientation, processing invoices, ordering supplies, photocopying, campus deliveries, correspondence (letters, memos and e-mail) and special even planning/participation/invoicing and delivery including attending as required.
  • Coordinates the distribution and filing of student Individual Accommodation Plans (IAPs) and liaises with the Accessibility Services as necessary with regard to the execution of the plan, such as by arranging exams, ensuring that additional supports identified in the IAP are made available to the student, etc…
  • Set up and maintain filing systems (including confidential files) as required.
  • Tracks and gathers information on programs and student progress by coordinating processes and input methods to gather and support information data needs.
  • Conducts ongoing data validations to ensure data integrity and department data process flows are followed.
  • Extracts data and analyzes outputs on enrollments, student progress, program performance and exam results; Produces insights and metrics on results using statistical methods.
  • Provides summary reports and analytical insights to inform department heads or team leads.
  • Monitors course enrolments; prepares enrolment statistical reports and analyzes trends to make recommendations for developing new courses or making program changes.
  • Works with Department Head to support department planning, resource monitoring and scheduling activities.
  • Provides program information to potential students, and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides students with a high level of support and customer service to enhance their success within our programs, including in areas related to registration and status, orientation, direct entry evaluation and assessment, and Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR).
  • Liaises with Information Services on behalf of end users on system anomalies; recommends and collaborates on solutions to instructors/faculty.
  • Compiles and reconciles financial data related to program costing, budgets, invoicing and cross-charging.
  • Oversee department timetabling requests.
  • Liaises with Student Records, Admissions, Accessibility services and other departments to ensure smooth program delivery.
  • Maintains course outlines and ensures outlines are up to date in the systems.
  • Reviews and processes student status and course grades in Banner.
  • Provides orientation assistance to new instructors/faculty and students.
  • Coordinates the Instructor/Faculty onboarding process and tracks onboarding training
  • completion, ensuring processes and procedures are up-to-date and reflects current Institute policies and procedures.
  • Monitors BCIT website on a regular basis to ensure accuracy and currency of information.
  • Ensures office equipment is serviced as necessary.
  • Participates in Records Custodian training and remains current with record keeping practices, policies and procedures (both BCIT and FOIPOP).
  • Undertakes the duties and responsibilities of Records Custodian in compliance with FOIPOP and Institute policies and procedures, including maintaining index and retrieval systems of office files through the directory of Records Database (DRDB), or appropriate alternative, procuring file folder labels through the DRDB as appropriate, indicating the classification to which files belong and, as appropriate, assisting other office staff with proper security levels to identify and retrieve active records.
  • Undertakes related duties as assigned consistent with the job grade for this position.

Definition: The qualifications section for this job was developed using the approved job evaluation plan, agreed to between the BCGEU and BCIT. The qualifications represent the minimum qualifications required in the future (i.e. to be reflected in job postings) and do not reflect the incumbent’s existing qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business and technology or an analytical discipline.

  • Two years of general experience, plus a minimum of four years of practical experience in similar position, collecting, synthesizing, evaluating and analyzing information for program planning in a post-secondary educational environment.

Software/Computer Application(s) and Expertise:
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word and Access.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of administration, reporting and Content Management Systems such as Banner, Cognos
  • Demonstrated Skills in Learning Management Systems and WordPress.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, planning, coordination, prioritization and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking and conceptual skills.

Administrative Skills (e.g. prioritizing, minute taking, wp speed, etc.):
  • Accurate keyboarding skills of 50 wpm.
  • Project management experience to plan, lead, organize, coordinate and communicate major initiatives involving faculty, staff and students.

Other Skills/Abilities:
  • Detail-oriented with proven ability to meet changing priorities, work to deadlines and make responsible decisions while maintaining a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to speak to large groups and to take the initiative in identifying problems and possible solutions.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of fifteen days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learningcourses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Grade 9: $64,353 - $69,868 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
External hires are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment.
Position Details

Posting Category Administration
School/Service Area SoT Dean's Office
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCGEU Support Staff
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 03/04/2024
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 24B384
Competition Open Date 02/28/2024
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. New employees to BCIT are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. The salary is prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Please select which statement best describes your situation:
    • I am a current BCIT employee, this is not applicable to my situation.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would not be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
  4. All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the Lower Mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland and I am unwilling to relocate

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents