Position: Residence Programming Coordinator
Deadline: April 7, 2021
Job Description / Duties
We strive to provide the best student experience through the development of thriving Residence communities, which engage our diverse student population in purposeful campus and community experiences, that lead to personal, civic and leadership development.
The Programming Coordinator is a key member of the Residence Life Management Team in addressing the transitional needs of our incoming students. In consultation with other members of the Residence Life Management team and Residence Counselling, this role develops proactive strategies to address high-risk situations (e.g. underage drinking, mental health issues), through program design and delivery of educational awareness campaigns, as well as dry-alternative social programs for students in residence. The Programming Coordinator draws upon Student Development Theory to facilitate the implementation of a Residential Curriculum, which assists in creating thriving communities, and supports the best student experience for first-years, upper-years, graduate students and families living in the residences and University-owned accommodations.
Maintaining a strong liaison with campus partners, the Coordinator establishes strategic partnerships with colleagues on campus to deliver joint programs and initiatives that address divisional and University priorities. The Programming Coordinator also coaches the nine Residents’ Councils and the University Students’ Council in handling joint social, wellness and awareness programs on campus, and provides oversight and guidance to the risk management, financial processes and project management aspects of the residents’ councils.
Qualifications / Required Skills
- Undergraduate Degree, preferably in Health promotion or Education
- Masters Degree in Education, Student Services or Leadership preferred
- 2 years’ experience in Residence Life or Student Affairs
- 2 years' previous experience in large-scale event planning and coordination
- Experience providing leadership and support to student leaders, including performance assessment
- Past experience working with elected bodies (student government) is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of and ability to manage social media platforms, communication and engagement strategies for student populations is preferred
- Excellent oral and written communications skills with emphasis on proposal development and presentation to internal contacts, up to senior management
- Influential interpersonal skills that build strong, collegial relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organization
- Demonstrated staff management skills with an ability to develop a strong department team coupled with an ability to work effectively as a member of the Residence Life Management Team
- Ability to provide leadership and supervision of staff in day-to-day operations
- Astuteness in balancing competing group interests and political platforms
- Proven ability to take initiative and champion a project from conception to implementation and evaluation
- Judgment, analytical and problem solving skills with a consultative, collaborative, imaginative and innovative approach to addressing issues and opportunities
- Planning and organizational skill with a proven ability to build and manage a financial and strategic plan
- Strong record of teamwork with the motivation and ability to work independently with little supervision
- Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office at an intermediate level
- Willingness to follow a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends
Salary: $60,000 - $71,000
Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online, reference job # 21764 by midnight on April 07, 2021.
Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.