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Employment Opportunity

Instructor(s), Professional Esthetics Certificate Program

Professional Development and Training (Trades)
Competition Number: 14-2052
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
Salary as per BCGEU MOU #1
Start/End: August 19, 2014 up to April 24, 2015
Workload: 0 up to 25 hours per week of direct instruction, Tuesday - Saturday (hours and schedule will vary; may require some evening work).
May be filled by more than one applicant.
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Parksville/Qualicum Campus
Duties: Prepare graduates with entry-level skills to work as an esthetician in any of the following settings or capacities: day spa, resorts, destination and cruise ship spas, hair salons, private business, performing arts industry and sales and promotion.

Instruct and evaluate student learning; record and submit grades. Prepare course materials. Collaborate with colleagues, Administrator coordinator, program advisory committee, industry and other organizations as they relate to the Esthetics program.
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.
Required Qualifications: Esthetics Program Certificate, minimum of five years current and relevant experience in the Esthetics field, including a combination of education, instructing, training and industry experience relevant to the specific course (s) to be taught. Certification to teach adults in a post-secondary environment (e.g., Provincial Instructor Diploma), if in progress, must complete within two years.

Experience as an instructor/trainer of adult learners, demonstrating awareness and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching strategies to address different learning styles and needs. Ability to develop and foster critical thinking skills and support student learning. Excellent interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills in working with students, colleagues, and others. Excellent written and oral communication skills. A high level of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. Ability to work independently within a team context. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications. Demonstrated superior practical skills.

Valid OFA Level 1 Certificate required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing an Esthetics business. Previous successful experience as instructor within VIU's Professional Esthetics Program.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of relevant transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: July 03, 2014 - July 16, 2014
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.