Position: Coordinator, Student Life
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Posted: January 29, 2018
Job Description / Duties
The Coordinator, Student Life (Coordinator) is a live-in role and is responsible for all aspects of Student Life in their assigned area of Residence, including student staff management (coaching, support, and discipline), student support (crisis, conduct, and conflict management/resolution), programming delivery, and community oversight. Centered on principles of holistic student development and inclusivity, Coordinators work towards student success and community within Residence, while meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. This work includes continuous conduct follow-up, advising on and coordination of support efforts, and continued assessment of risk for both students and the community.
Nature of Work:
The Coordinator is required to live in an assigned apartment in their respective Residence area, be highly visible in the community, work flexible hours, and participate in an on-call (24-hours/day) rotation. This position has sessional peaks and an annual cycle. Peak periods (such as academic year start and end) require wide availability and have high work demands (e.g., evenings and weekends). Additionally, the Coordinator position often holds irregular work hours in order to facilitate availability to students during the regular cycle due to staff meetings, trainings, and other after-hours support.
ASPA/EXEMPT - Accountabilities:
• Supporting Students
o Responds to emergency situations and student crisis in a timely manner with appropriate levels of communication, consultation and referral
o Responds – through RAs or personal contact, coaching, or investigative discussion – to students in distress, conflict, or engaging in disruptive behaviors (conduct violations)
o Practices a high level of accountability around student follow-up, record-keeping and reporting
o Reviews student updates and reports and follows up as appropriate
o Works to create an inclusive community founded on principles of equity and an appreciation of diversity
o Designs, facilitates and assesses student development programming based on shifting student needs
o Promotes and enforces adherence to Residence and University policies
• Supporting Student Staff
o Recruits and hires student staff
o Manages and coaches staff, including overseeing disciplinary processes, and meeting regularly with all levels of staff; serves as a role model and mentor to student leaders
o Develops and/or assists in execution of training initiatives, leadership development, and professional development opportunities for student leaders
• Supporting Management and the Coordinator Team
o Functions cooperatively and autonomously, develops priorities based on the goals of the unit
o Collaborates with colleagues, student staff, and students by working to actively contribute to team situations, communicating with respect and actively working to reduce and resolve conflict
o Supports departmental policy and process
• Supporting Residence and the University
o Works to build collaborative relationships and partnerships on-Campus and in the community, especially with services offering student and departmental support
o Works to promote and support Residence and University goals and initiatives
o Respects the confidential nature of the position and treats information accordingly
Qualifications / Required Skills
Education: Undergraduate degree is required. Relevant area of study will be considered an asset.
Experience: One to three years of relevant experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with Student Affairs and/or Residence Life experience
Skills: Demonstrated experience in the areas of student leadership, student development, crisis response, and support. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with highly confidential information, with supervisory skills, and/or with a background in student support. Strong oral and written communication skills are imperative. Program development and conflict resolution skills and experience will be considered definite assets. As a condition of employment, the successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and to obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
Salary: The salary range is CAD $47,386.00 - 74,042.00 per annum (Specialist Professional Phase 1). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Richelle Lubin at 306-966-1650.
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