Real Estate Division Career Opportunities

Real Estate Course Specialist

The UBC Real Estate Division is looking for a motivated and independent self-starter to join our education team. Working out of UBC's Vancouver campus, no two days are exactly alike for our Course Specialists. As a key member of the academic team, this position offers the opportunity to work with diverse participants in the real estate and educational community in a supportive and collegial environment. The ideal candidate demonstrates attention to detail and has excellent communication skills. He or she is a motivated and independent self-starter, a lifelong learner who enjoys balancing multiple projects at once. A passion for real estate and a commitment to providing our students with an exceptional educational experience is a must!

The Real Estate Division delivers a comprehensive range of industry-driven real estate programs and examinations that serve the needs of the real estate community locally, nationally, and internationally. This includes courses and examinations required for licensing in British Columbia under the Real Estate Services Act and Mortgage Brokerage Act, as well as national education programs leading to designations with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and other professional real estate groups.

The Course Specialist is an integral part of the team responsible for the Division’s educational offerings. The course specialist works with a diverse group of subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure course materials are up to date, accurate, and the best quality possible. Responsibilities include:

  • researching, writing, and editing course materials, assignments, and exams on various real estate related topics;
  • working with real estate industry stakeholders to complete curriculum reviews and needs assessments;
  • collaborating with subject matter experts, curriculum developers, and instructional support staff to facilitate the delivery of the Division’s educational programs;
  • recruiting and managing instructors, markers, and tutors as required; and
  • acting as a content and academic advisor to a wide range of students.

The ideal candidate has post-secondary education in real estate or finance, plus work experience in real estate or education. Excellence in written and verbal communications are a must, as well as strong organizational and prioritization skills.

Salary range: $47,000 to $83,000 depending upon education and experience***. Plus a generous benefits package including vacation, medical/dental coverage,and pension. Enjoy a healthy work-life balance on UBC’s stunning Vancouver campus.

Your application must include a cover letter, resume and list of references to the attention of John Bridal, Associate Director, Diploma & Certificate Programs and can be sent by email to

*** Please see the linked job descriptions below for the three available positions: Associate Course Specialist, Course Specialist, & Senior Course Specialist. Your application should indicate which position you are applying for.