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IO Psych & Applied Psych Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

The program coordinator position in Industrial Organizational Psychology (IO Psych) and Applied Psychology (Applied Psych) is integral dynamic and growing programs. Operating under the general oversight of the Program Director, this role spans educational and administrative dimensions where time is divided based on departmental needs.

In an academic capacity, this position entails crafting course syllabi for course(s), delivering approved curricula on campus (i.e., practicum preparation), ensuring alignment with course and program learning objectives, assessing students, academic advising and continually refining the course content.

On the administrative side, the role primarily centers on coordinating student practicums. This involves cultivating relationships with practicum sites, seeking new industry partnerships for practicum opportunities, managing student placements, tracking progress, building relationships with industry and overseeing the quality of experiences for students and affiliated sites. As well, for thesis and capstone students, tracking progress, maintaining the database, scheduling oral examinations and dissemination events.

There is also the opportunity for the this position to contribute to university-wide initiatives and strategy, including committee work.

Beyond these specific duties, the role is designed to offer strength-based, meaningful contributions that advance the mission and vision of Adler University. By leveraging industry expertise and best practices, the role fosters a culture of academic and professional excellence through a social justice lens.

  • An earned master's degree in psychology, applied health or business from an accredited university is preferred or a related discipline.
  • At least two to three (2-3) years’ experience in university/college or related level of related industry role(s).
  • Robust professional network with relevant industry connections to the position in the Vancouver area, preferred.
  • CPHR and/or SHRM designation or candidate preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Leadership & Project Management: Demonstrated capability in leading and overseeing practicums, community involvement, and professional development in diverse settings.
  • Social Responsibility: Firm commitment to training practitioners serving marginalized communities resonates with Adler University’s emphasis on social justice and engagement.
  • Teaching & Student Supervision: Passionate about teaching with a record at the college/university level and/or group facilitation with adult learners, that aligns well with Adler's scholar-practitioner model. Ability to lead seminar classes.
  • Cultural Competence: Proven ability to manage diverse student and client relationships and to train culturally diverse students.
  • Problem-Solving & Vision: Exceptional critical thinking skills with the ability to foresee challenges and recommend strength-based solutions.
  • Emotional & Professional Maturity: Demonstrated emotional intelligence and professionalism.
  • Technical Proficiency: Functional knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Communication: Robust written, oral, and listening communication skills.
  • Will supervise students, practicum stakeholder relationships.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Practicum Oversight: Supervises MAIOP/MIOP practicums, coordinates student applications, contracts, and evaluation cycle, and ensures regular engagement with site supervisors. Site visits as required. Coordinates current and prospective practicum sites, securing necessary agreements and ensuring they meet program requirements.
  • Database Maintenance: Keeps up-to-date records of practicums, theses, and capstone projects.
  • Training: Provide training on Time2Track, a practicum tracking tool, and guide students and supervisors.
  • Academic Contribution: Coordinates capstone and thesis database, student, progress, dissemination and administrative requirements. Teaches practicum preparation course(s).
  • Service: Contributes to the university and the broader field through association involvement at various levels.
  • Advising: Provides student guidance during designated office hours.
  • Additional Duties: Undertakes other tasks as directed by the Program Director.
Expected Salary Range: $25,000 - $30,000 CAD

Work Environment (Physical Demands): The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Universal Core Behaviors:

  • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School’s Vision, Mission, Values and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.
Teamwork and Collaboration:
  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships.
Responsive to Change:
  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate and informed independent judgment when needed.
Quality-Driven and Accountable:
  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance, accept responsibility for actions and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in professional, timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).
Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:
  • Supports and models the School’s Values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.
  • Articulates the School’s Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School’s Vision, Mission and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance the School’s strategic plan and key strategies.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Adler University is committed to the principle of equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and
potential employees, along with discrimination and a harassment-free workplace environment. Equity and diversity are
essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been
underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on
any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation,
Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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