Careers

Why work for GUS Canada?

When you join our GUS Canada team, you join a community of like-minded professionals, industry experts and thought leaders. Join our team and become part of shaping the future of Canadian and global education.

GUS Canada is strongly committed to cultivating diversity throughout our community. We strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming, where everyone is respected and treated fairly. We value diversity and inclusion, cooperation, and sustainability.

GUS Canada also recognizes that it is critical that we attract, retain, promote, and develop talented employees so that our team reflects the diverse backgrounds of the communities we serve.

GUS Canada is an equal opportunity employer promoting fair and unbiased treatment in the workplace and creating unlimited opportunities to thrive. GUS Canada will not discriminate and will take measures to safeguard against discrimination in all aspects of employment on any protected grounds of discrimination. We welcome the diversification of our community by creating and supporting fair and equitable initiatives and removing barriers faced by equity-seeking groups.

How to apply for a staff position

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resumé and the names of three references to: jobs@guscanada.ca

Currently available positions

Salary range: $110,000 – $125,000

Primary Purpose

Under the guidance of the VP, Partnerships and Business Development GUS Canada, the incumbent is responsible for initiating new product offerings and partnerships opportunities.  The Director, Public – Private Partnerships maintains existing relationships with partner institutions and ensures that new partnerships are in line with GUS goals and operational capacity. 

Specific Responsibilities
  • Plays central role in developing GUS Canada Pathway and Partnership brand awareness by building strong relationships with Canadian colleges and universities, participating in industry events, engaging with key internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Works closely with GUS Canada colleges’ functional teams to liaise with public partners.
  • Liaises with internal stakeholders (Academic; Operations, Pathways, HR, Compliance, Marketing) in each phase of public – private partnership to ensure organizational alignment and partnership goals.
  • Works closely with Sales and Recruitment teams in communicating partnerships’ updates and training materials, provides training on ongoing basis.
  • Leads GUS Canada Partnership team that supports public – private partnerships (Manager and Associate Director).
  • Stays current with postsecondary educational trends as well as programs and marketing methodologies and other external trends impacting need for new pathway offerings for GUS Canada institutions.
  • Prepares business plans and PLI for new partnerships.
  • Maintains newly developed programs and existing partnerships for product quality and process improvements.
  • Ensures ongoing PPP contract compliance and successful contract renewals.
  • Supports development of partnership/pathways marketing materials.
  • Attends monthly management meetings and provides department reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Position Requirements
  • University or college degree (Master’s degree preferred) in business or education, or an appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of successful managing partnerships in the education sector,  or in a similar role and/or environment.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the public post secondary education environment in Canada.
  • Experience in a supervisory role and leadership roles.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Acts with ethics, accountability and integrity and demonstrates sound judgment and respect for the individual in all interactions with others.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Works well in entrepreneurial environment where decisions and actions need to happen quickly and professionally.
  • Uses initiative to identify problems, implement independent immediate solutions and create an alternative solution when needed.
  • Builds trusting and productive relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Strong English language skills; other languages are an asset.
  • Ability to prepare and conduct presentations and meetings.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Strong computer proficiency, Microsoft Office ( e.g. Excel, Word and Power Point).
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Must reside in Ontario.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000

Primary Purpose

The Executive Assistant (EA) is responsible for providing assistance to the VP GUS Canada Partnerships to ensure and maintain the efficient operations of the VP’s work and maintain efficient operations assisting three distinct education brands across Canada.

Specific Responsibilities

The Executive Assistant will at various times be responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the Company.

  • Creating and executing project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements and following up on action items.
  • Manage calendar/appointments, providing necessary meeting notes, minutes taking/distribution, PowerPoint and background information in preparation for each appointment.
  • Composing and/or editing a variety of documents and emails including highly confidential correspondence, memoranda, contracts and proposals.
  • Completing special research projects as directed.
  • Promptly receiving and screening incoming telephone calls, providing friendly and professional greeting, taking messages as appropriate, gathering necessary information to facilitate timely and accurate responses, responding when and as appropriate.
  • Expenses.
  • Promptly screening and distributing incoming email, responding when and as appropriate.
  • Maintaining a well-organized filing system that permits easy reference and rapid retrieval of information.
  • Arranging domestic/international travel, accommodation, car reservations and prepare itineraries for corporate and personal travel.
  • Planning and coordinating business and social special events.
  • Provide support for the GUS Canada institutions’ senior executive team.
  • Support drafting Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Coordination of board meetings, compiling agendas.
  • Other duties as required and as appropriate to the position.
Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • A  Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum of 3 years administrative work experience.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Proven business writing skills, proficiency in wording, tone, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and ability to design PowerPoint presentations.

Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and interact with all individuals with integrity, empathy and sincerity.
  • Ability to build harmonious working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Maintains a calm and professional demeanor. 
  • Proven self-starter and problem solver.
  • Must be deadline driven and goal-oriented, performs duties with speed and accuracy without immediate and constant supervision.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to act with tact, good judgment, and discretion; protecting confidential information is a must.

Other Requirements:

  • Multi-tasking skills given the often distractions to work flow.
  • Understanding of government and ministry and experience working with government partners, agents.
  • Understanding of working with various stakeholders.
  • Understanding of delegations: receptions, protocol pieces and culture.
  • Occasional travel will be required to support the senior executive(s).
  • Given the nature of providing support to senior executives, the EA may also be required to work flexible hours or periods outside the normal work day.
Primary Purpose

GUS Canada is looking for a highly creative graphic designer who can take conceptual ideas and create visual representations, both in print and digital media. Our ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of current design software and skilled with every step of the design process from concept to the final deliverable. Working as part of the Marketing & Communications team at GUS Canada, the graphic designer should be able to take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them into a design that connects and speaks to our audience. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of branding and marketing, with the ability to vary style and layouts depending on the project.

Specific Responsibilities
  • The ideal candidate must be able to maintain brand consistency, introduce fresh ideas, and execute effective digital and traditional marketing campaigns.
  • Able to work as part of a team to help solve creative challenges and present workable options.
  • Liaise with suppliers (print, promotional, web advertising placement, magazine ad placement).
  • Ensure brand consistency, be the brand guardian to ensure effective messaging and strong brand recognition.
  • Ensure high quality standards while meeting deadlines and working in fast-paced environment.
  • Creation and maintenance of the following materials: brochures, flyers, pull-up banners, posters, presentation templates, event materials including invitations (print and digital) and other promotional materials.
  • Digital Design – Design landing pages, digital ads, emails, infographics, web banners, social media posts, e-newsletters, and other assets for websites and app.
  • Print Design – Design for print ads, swag items, packaging, displays and more.
  • Illustration – Create illustrations and infographics for use in email, social media and display.
  • Update and maintain internal databases of design files and photography.
Position Requirements

Competencies:

  • Excellent eye for detail.
  • Ability to communicate design choices clearly.
  • Respect timelines/deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic work environment.
  • Great at multi-tasking – Work on multiple projects simultaneously, troubleshoot obstacles, and provide outstanding communication to the team throughout the design. process. Must be organized and able to manage several projects simultaneously and in order of priority.
  • Conceptual thinking. Can start a project off from an incredibly strong point of view and come up with original concepts to move the project forward.
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills—the ability to work with many different people across the organization and the confidence and skill to communicate your ideas clearly.
  • A great attitude and a lack of ego.
  • Has a keen understanding of design based on visual, cultural, and popular trends.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) skills in English.

Education and Experience:

  • Creative digital portfolio demonstrating outstanding conceptual thinking and design skills.
  • University degree or college diploma in visual arts, graphic design or any commercial arts and communications.
  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience.
  • Has a strong stylistic approach, and a strong foundation in what makes a good design.
  • Designs with the end user’s needs in mind. Proven track record of successfully owning the execution and delivery of consumer-facing advertising.
  • Exceptional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other graphic design software, as well as Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS is a plus.

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those candidates who will be considered for an interview.

Primary Purpose

The incumbent will coordinate and administer general HR activities across the GUS Canada brands. This position functions in an environment where considerable attention to detail and the ability to handle highly confidential material is required. The position is expected to be customer service-oriented and exhibit a high degree of diplomacy and discretion.

Specific Responsibilities

The HR Advisor position is responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the company:

Recruitment:

  • Undertake end-to-end recruitment activities to attract and onboard right-fit candidates including posting jobs, screening resumes, conducting phone interviews, coordinating interviews with line managers, contacting references and drafting offer letters.
  • Select the most qualified candidates and maintain relationships with employment agencies.
  • Assisting Managers decide on salaries to offer to new hires.
  • Review and modify pay structures based on external markets as per benchmark studies.

Employee policies & benefits:

  • Draft and revise policies and ensure they are well communicated to team members.
  • Assist in the implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • Responds to employee and manager inquiries related to policy interpretation, processes, and programs; escalates matters as required.
  • Maintaining and updating the company’s employee handbook and policies in accordance with all provincial and federal requirements, training and educating staff where necessary.

HR Operations:

  • Handle employee life-cycle events i.e. probation confirmation, transfer, etc.
  • Manage termination-related matters and prepare termination letters.
  • Support HRBPs with progressive discipline policy.
  • Advise and support leaders on team relations related issues by answering questions, giving directions, escalating issues, and offering solutions as appropriate.
  • Be well-versed in laws and regulations regarding hiring and terminating.
  • Provides support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolves any issues that may arise.
  • Manage the benefits administration from enrolling, removing employees, reviewing and analyzing plans.
  • Maintain employee documentation in a central database and prepare monthly HR reports
  • Administer and monitor Performance Assessment process.
  • Coordinate learning & development processes.
  • Ensure professional development plans are implemented (if any).
  • Work with line managers and management to develop employee training manuals.

Employee engagement:

  • Proactively build high engagement culture in the organization by way of interventions as per various organization survey outcomes.
  • Support & deliver the engagement activities for all GUS Canada brand.
  • Help organize social events and programs to help teams build bonds.
  • Guide and support managers on good people practices and organisational change initiatives.
  • Work with our local leadership teams to foster a safe and positive work environment.
  • Manage special HR projects, policy updates, mental health & staff wellbeing activities and employment legislation updates as required.
  • Work with various functional leads to help coach and develop management and leadership skills critical for scaling the organization.

HR reporting:

  • Tracks key HR metrics; compiles reports and presentations and provides recommendations as assigned.
  • Keeps current with relevant employment-related legislation and HR trends and best practices to ensure relevancy and compliance.
  • Identify and implement internal process improvements for all HR and Administrative operations, as well as own any initiatives in support of improving employee relations.
  • Document the “as is” process models, compare them to the “to be” process models and determine the necessary steps for change.

Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Competencies:

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Proven ability to build positive customer relationship at all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and organize multiple tasks effectively and to see them through to timely completion.
  • Experience with conflict resolution.
  • Experience facilitating engagement events.
  • Experience in with working with C Level Employees.
  • Strong Excel and Power Point knowledge.
  • Experience with graphic design and/or Canva an asset.
  • Excellent time and self-management.
  • Relevant Recruitment Training.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with HR concentration.
  • Minimum 2+ years of HR Administrative experience.
  • General understanding of employment standards and legislation.
  • CPHR preferred.
  • Experience in full cycle recruitment.

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those candidates who will be considered for an interview.

Primary Purpose

The incumbent is responsible for coordinating various projects, initiatives, and educational partnerships across GUS Canada institutions with primary focus for University Canada West and Canadian College of Technology and Business.

Specific Responsibilities
  • The project manager manages the entire lifecycle of various special projects which includes developing project proposals, coordinating the activities of a project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of the project for University Canada West (UCW) and Canadian College of Technology and Business (CCTB).
  • Support the planning, execution, and evaluation of various projects for UCW including BC MBA games and National MBA games.
  • Support the planning, execution, and evaluation of various projects for CCTB including international partnerships and government funded projects.
  • Follows project management methods, procedures and quality objectives and tracks metrics for assessing progress.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse group of employees and providing excellent customer service to external partners, agents, and affiliates.
  • Facilitate and host partner requests for institution visits and other engagements.
  • Able to cope with competing demands and to prioritize tasks.
  • Research, compile and synthesize information related to prospective partners and or other related topics.
  • Develop partnership proposals, partnership agreement templates and drafts for internal review.
  • Support academic pathway mapping with admin work.  
  • Maintains the agreements and partnership databases and records.
  • Participates in existing projects and performs other ad-hoc duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Require a bachelor’s degree.
  • A solid experience and understanding of the post-secondary education sector is a strong asset.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to cope with competing demands and to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to use own initiative and pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively in a team environment.

Get in touch

We’re happy to discuss your inquiry and answer any questions