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Community Development Coordinator - UTM: Student Housing & Residence Life

updated on 1:46 PM, September 19, 2018
Province: Misssissauga, Ontario
Position: Community Development Coordinator
Deadline: September 23, 2018
Posted: September 19, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Student Housing and Residence Life practices and upholds four core values for students and staff. As a department we value putting students first, team, intentionality, and commitment. Team members working within the department of Student Housing and Residence Life, have the opportunity to be a member of a high performing team that fosters personal and professional development, ongoing learning, and a passion for education.

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Residence Life, the Community Development Coordinator (CDC) is a live-in position that works to create a positive living and learning environment for residents at UTM. In accordance with departmental policies and the academic mission of the University of Toronto, the CDC will supervise a staff team consisting of live-in student leaders (Dons, Community Assistant), to foster and promote a residence community that supports the academic success and personal growth of all residence students. This will be achieved through multi-modal program development and implementation, leadership development of residence students and staff, and the integration of university support services within the residence community.

In consultation with the Assistant Director, Residence Life, the CDC will be responsible for the supervision, leadership development and management of a team Residence Dons. They will collaborate with the Assistant Director creating the overall vision and strategy for staff recruitment, training and evaluation initiatives, and implement associated programs and tasks. Working collaboratively with the residence life management team, the CDC will develop, implement and assess a comprehensive residentially-based co-curricular program that specifically addresses the myriad issues faced by undergraduate and graduate students as they live and learn in the residence community.

Hours of Work: Regular office hours Monday to Friday. Regular evening and weekend work to coordinate operations and support students living in a 24/7 residence environment. Participate in on-call for emergencies.

Your responsibilities will include:
Planning and implementing components of curricular and/or co-curricular programs and activities
Conducting detailed analysis of program efficiency and student learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
Facilitating educational workshops and seminars
Advising students on co-curricular, academic and personal matters by providing options and consequences incorporating personal circumstances impacting academic success and an understanding of an individual's background
Developing strategies that maximize outreach to students
Providing basic support and general referrals to individuals in distress
Ensuring others adhere to established risk management protocols during University events
Training and coaching student life staff and student leaders

Qualifications / Required Skills

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree
Minimum four years (combination of para-professional and professional experience is acceptable) living and/or working in a university residence setting.
Experience in individual counselling, conflict mediation, program development and community standards enforcement in a post-secondary residence community.
Demonstrated experience dealing with emergency situations and crisis response.
Comfortable working in an unpredictable and often stressful environment.
Proven ability to deal with matters of extreme sensitivity and confidentiality.
Experience supervising or supporting student staff teams
Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office Suite is required
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
Oral and written communication, public skills
Excellent organization and time management skills
Commitment to improving and enhancing the residence experience

Assets (Nonessential):
Familiarity with eRezLife, StarRez and VingCard would be an asset.
Experience working with diverse student communities and international students is also a significant asset.

To be successful in this role you will be:
Problem solver
Team player

Additional Information

This is a live-in, residence life professional role. This position participates in on-call rotation.

We are seeking professional live-in residence life experience.

Salary: USW Pay Band 12 -- $67,372 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $86,157

Contact Information

Employer Profile

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

The University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Student Housing & Residence Life advances the mission of the University by creating a holistic student experience that promotes academic and personal success. We provide facilities that are safe and secure, well-maintained, and competitively priced in an effort to foster a supportive community that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Informed by research and assessment, we offer innovative programs and services that enhance student learning and development. Our peer-based approach, dedicated professional staff and collaborative attitude contribute to a unique and unparalleled student experience.