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Administrator, Student Mental Health



Slave Lake

Competition #:


Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

January 10th, 2022

Closing Date:

January 25th, 2022 - 11:59pm

Compensation Rate:

$57,108 to $75,264

Hours Per Week:


Additional Information:

For over 50 years, the Northern Lakes College vision has been to increase accessibility to educational opportunities. With 25 locations across northern Alberta, program sites throughout Alberta, and a unique Supported Distance Learning model, students can access quality educational opportunities without leaving their community. Students can study from the comforts of home, work, on the road, or from one of the many College locations. Northern Lakes College offers a variety of university transfer, diploma, and certificate programs, including Academic Upgrading, Business & Administrative Studies, Health & Human Service Careers, Pre-Employment & Apprenticeship Trades, Resource Technology, University Studies, and Continuing Education & Corporate Training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries. The College service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following full time term position available:

Administrator, Student Mental Health

Reference #NLC-1919R

Salary: $57,108 to $75,264

February 2022 to March 30, 2024

Location: Slave Lake


  • Minimum of a 2-year diploma in Project Management; Business Administration or related fields;
  • Two to three years of proven experience coordinating projects including budgets, processes and reports;
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent time management, organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Class 5 drivers license and willingness to travel.

Successful candidate must provide College or University transcripts, proof of Covid 19 Vaccination, negative PCR test within the past 72 hours or an approved exemption to Human Resources prior to commencement.

For complete details on this employment opportunity, visit us online at click on Careers.

Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-1919R to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3 

Or fax resume to: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: January 25, 2022

Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position Description

Administrator, Student Mental Health

Nature and Scope of Work

The incumbent will be a member of the Student Success team, reporting to the Chair, Student Success.  Responsibilities include: assisting in the initiation, and maintenance of projects and initiatives related to the Post-Secondary Student Mental Health Grant, inclusive of making recommendations on budgets, project direction, contact with third-parties, tracking and reporting.  Additional duties will include creating and facilitating project processes and reporting formats.  The ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and in a team environment are key elements of this position.  It is essential that this individual is open to change, able to determine priorities and has excellent time management skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management Skills

  1. In collaboration with team members, works to define and refine approved projects/initiatives, estimates time and resources and creates project time lines in collaboration with team members.
  2. Creates task analysis worksheets, flow charts, and deliverable schedules.
  3. Assists Dean, Student Success and Chair, Student Success in creating a reporting system, monitoring budgets and project time lines.
  4. Creates and maintains paper and electronic files for each project and initiative.

Communication Skills

  1. Reports progress of projects to department Dean and Chair, team members and contractors through e-mail or phone, as appropriate.
  2. Maintains an open communication process that ensures project challenges are identified, processed and acted on.
  3. Participates in team meetings as a key member.
  4. Liaise regularly with department Dean and Chair as well as Counselling and Wellness team members on the status of the Post-Secondary Mental Health Grant projects and initiatives.
  5. Communicates with key stakeholders and third-party vendors related to projects and initiatives.

Organizational Skills

  1. Coordinates, independently and with little supervision, project management processes.
  2. Ensures meeting workload obligations according to project management timelines.
  3. Coordinates multiple projects at one time, balancing competing priorities.
  4. Creates processes, forms and reports relating to project management tasks.
  5. Applies organizational skills in creating project management process.

Administration Skills

  1. Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs and keeps current with hardware and software training.
  2. Coordinates correspondence, reports and presentations relating to projects and initiatives including drafting, layout and editing routine correspondence, reports, proposals and presentations.
  3. Initiates correspondence and reports by compiling data for informational purposes.
  4. Schedules all tasks and events associated with projects and initiatives.

Accounting, Budgeting and Contract Skills

  1. Creates revenue/expenditure spreadsheets for each grant project and initiative.
  2. Tracks and reports on each stage of multiple projects/initiatives.
  3. Provides input and information to the Chair, Student Success and/or Dean, Student Success in the creation of quarterly forecast sheets and for preparation of quarterly budgets for projects and initiatives.
  4. Monitors invoices and acquires necessary approvals.
  5. Prepares and maintains forms for multiple contracts.
  6. Prepares costing sheets/templates for negotiating contracts.
  7. Liaises with finance regarding payments and coding.


  1. Contribute to other College priorities as required.
  2. Other duties as directed.


  • Knowledge of strategic planning, and grant application and reporting processes.
  • Demonstrates integrity, confidentiality, professionalism and collegiality.
  • Ability to build positive interpersonal working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to collaborate and engage with other College departments and external stakeholders in support of the Mental Health Grant.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral, written and visual communication & presentation skills.
  • Ability to listen to and communicate with staff and other internal & external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and other communication media.
  • Excellent organizational, goal setting and project planning skills.
  • Ability to interpret and adhere to policies, procedures, regulations and best practices.


Internal contacts

  • Other Student Services staff
  • Other College Staff and Faculty
  • Other college departments

External contacts

  • Community resources and supports
  • External agencies and organizations


  • Minimum of a 2-year diploma in Project Management; Business Administration or related fields.
  • Two to three years of proven experience coordinating projects including budgets, processes and reports.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Suggested Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with grant projects and initiatives
  • Experience in using project management software such as Microsoft Project
  • Class five driver’s license
  • Knowledge and awareness of the operation of a post-secondary institution would be an asset.



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