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Residence Programming and Academic Initiatives Facilitator - Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

updated on 2:44 PM, July 11, 2022
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Residence Programming and Academic Initiatives Facilitator
Deadline: July 22, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Opportunity
Under the direction of the Associate Director, Residence Life and Education, facilitates the implementation of academic initiatives and residence-wide activities in Housing and Residence Life. The incumbent coordinates the day-to-day operations of the Living-Learning Communities, supports residence’s connection to university-wide academic success programs and coordinates residence-wide programming initiatives with the Residence Life Management team.

Please note that the incumbent is periodically required to be on a 24/7 on-call rotation assisting with facility concerns and responding to students in crisis or other emergencies and must be able to travel to the campus within 20-30 minutes

Qualifications / Required Skills


Completion of a post-secondary degree program in Education or a related field is required
Completion of suicide intervention/mental health training (e.g. ASIST) an asset
A minimum of two (2) years of experience of living in and coordinating student staff within a residence environment, including event planning and crisis response for students
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and deal with conflict
Experience in handling multiple tasks and taking initiative to create a positive living and learning community for post-secondary students
Strong attention to detail and time management skills
Ability to work in a team or independently
Requirement to live in residence (taxable benefit)
This position will require irregular hours including evenings and weekends

Additional Information

Qualified OPSEU candidates will be considered before members of other employee groups. This is a term position with a guarantee to return to home position for OPSEU FTCE employees only.

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University's careersite.

Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.

We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact hr@ryerson.ca. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Salary: OPSEU Grade 10 (starting at $62,262.26)

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About Toronto Metropolitan
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

About Housing and Residence Life:

TMU Housing & Residence Life maintains an extensive Residence Life program. It is the hope of the Residence Life program to support students in all aspects of their lives while living in Residence. Our ultimate goal is to create a community in which students can live and learn in a safe and supportive environment.