Position: Residence Life Coordinator (Health & Wellness)
Deadline: July 10, 2022
Job Description / Duties
Reporting to the Residence Life Manager (RLM) and working in close liaison with the Residence Life Coordinator – Leadership & Engagement (RLC-LE), the Residence Life Coordinator, Health & Wellness (RLC-HW) works within Mount Allison’s on-campus residence community to create and sustain a welcoming, inclusive, and actively-engaged residence environment that provides all residents with a safe, respectful place to live, study, and grow as individuals.
The RLC-HW does this by:
• Championing positive mental health, physical well-being, and healthy relationships among residence students.
• Actively contributing to the ongoing process of community-building in residence.
• Fostering and furthering opportunities for positive student engagement in residence.
• Overseeing the implementation of a residence education curriculum based on University priorities around 1) Mental Health & Wellness, 2) Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, 3) Alcohol & Substance Harms Reduction, and 4) Healthy Relationships & Consent.
• Working directly with student leaders to plan and support residence activities that further health and wellness objectives.
• Working with students to promote respect for others, regard for the values of community living, and pride in their residence.
• Promoting and applying community standards for residence living through education and use of the Residence Life Code of Conduct.
The RLC is a full-time (term), live-in staff member who works to maintain Mount Allison’s standards of community living. Successful professionals in the RLC role approach the position as a lifestyle, regularly interacting with students and student leaders. Evening and weekend availability will be required on a scheduled basis.
To maintain safety and security as a high priority on behalf of Residence Life at Mount Allison, the RLC will also participate in an after-hours on-call shift rotation. The RLC is expected to triage and manage low to intermediate level emergent situations, applying conflict resolution skills and counselling techniques when necessary. When appropriate, the RLC will direct higher-impact situations to the Residence Life Manager.
Qualifications / Required Skills
• Completed bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of experience in Residence Life at the student leader and/or professional level
• Candidates must have an interest in promoting a proactive approach to student health and wellness
• Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
• Experience in researching, developing, and organizing residence life programs and events, training and development, as well as surveys and assessments.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, and attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
• Ability to liaise with a wide variety of contacts, including, students, staff, emergency contacts
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to create an environment that fosters inclusion and a respect for diversity.
• Experience delivering training/presentations and facilitating large groups of people and teams.
• Conflict resolution skills and familiarity with restorative justice and counselling principles
• Ability to respond to concerns and situations with professionalism, diplomacy, and discretion.
• Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Strong Microsoft office skills, particularly in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
• Familiarity with social media and website management
• First Aid Training and experience with emergency response
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
This is a live-in position. The University will provide the RLC with year-round, on-campus accommodation with the option of an accompanying meal plan at the University dining hall. The apartment includes high-speed internet, local phone service, cable television, and utilities.
If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please forward your application to our Human Resources Department. Review of applications will begin on July 11, and will continue until the position has been filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Note: This is full-time, term position (ending April 30, 2023).
Human Resources Department
Mount Allison University
65 York St.
Sackville, NB E4L 1E4
Fax: (506) 364-2385
Mount Allison University has been ranked the top undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine’s annual University Rankings more times than any other university.
MtA is a primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences university. Our beautiful and historically rich campus is nestled on the Tantramar marshes in the heart of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
The University offers a flexible liberal arts and sciences education that prepares students for any career path and to enter into professional and graduate programs. Mount Allison prides itself on providing a high-quality academic experience, combined with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in a close-knit community.
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.
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