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Student Activity Coordinator - St. Paul's University College

updated on 9:30 AM, July 7, 2021
Province: Waterloo, Ontario
Position: Student Activity Coordinator
Deadline: July 14, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Director of Student Life, the Student Activity Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning and implementing Living-Learning Community activities, educational and wellness-based programs, and other special interest programs, events and community service initiatives. The Student Activity Coordinator is also responsible for enhancing leadership and engagement opportunities within the residence and broader St. Paul’s student community.

Job Tasks:
1. Provide leadership and support to the Living-Learning Communities (including establishing and maintaining key relationships), St. Paul’s booster club, student coffee shop, Activities Council, Student Union, and grad apartment families and tenants. Develop termly schedule of activities for each community. Conduct program and event evaluations.
2. Recruit and train Peer Leaders and oversee regular peer leader group check ins and 1-1 check ins.
3. Review and provide recommendations for Programming Proposal Forms submitted by Peer Leaders and student groups.
4. Purchase supplies, provide resources, and attend LLC and interest based community activities and events. Manage and track budgets and receipts for each LLC, interest based community, and student group. Support LLC and interest-based community events with event logistics (room bookings, event setup, purchasing supplies, arranging catering, etc.). Solicit event feedback from participants.
5. Coordinate volunteers and Peer Leaders for special events and activities (Start of Term, End of Term activities; Open House Days; Move In Days and O-week).
6. Assist the broader Residence Life Team by providing information on student activities and sharing information and concerns.
7. Lead staff engagement activities across the various student led teams (Team times, jacket orders, etc).
8. Assist with supporting and clarifying student concerns, residence life policies and procedures, and provide support and resources to students in distress or crisis.
9. Participate in a rotating on-call schedule with other senior residence staff. Ensure up to date knowledge of conduct model and emergency response procedures and resources for crisis management.
10. Support in the organization of St. Paul’s tour days including event logistics, overseeing volunteers, and liaising with other campus units. Organize and schedule volunteers.
11. Coordinate and oversee Peer Leader Training preparation and implementation.
12. Carry out activities to further involve former residents and student stakeholder groups.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Ability to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends with extensive 24/7 on call responsibilities.

• 1-3 year experience in residence life programming and event planning

• Undergraduate degree

• Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision
• Ability to work in team based settings
• Knowledge of the First Year Experience and student transition theory
• Skills in event planning and facilitation
• Ability to create and facilitate presentations, training workshops, and groups
• Skills in mental health and physical health first aid programs

Additional Information

This is a full time, 9-month contract beginning in August.

This role is ideal for recent graduates who are looking to gain skills and experience working in student affairs. We are a small, dynamic team with lots of opportunities to explore individual areas of interest.

Salary: $41,983 annual salary

Contact Information

Steve Prentice
Director, Student Life

Employer Profile

St. Paul's University College is an Affiliated College located at the heart of the University of Waterloo. We offer courses primarily in Human Rights, Indigenous Entrepreneurship, International Development Studies, and Canadian Studies.

We house 450 students in undergraduate and graduate residences and offer several Living Learning Communities for the Faculty of Environment, Women in Engineering, and Financial Analysis and Risk Management.

We house the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre and the GreenHouse social impact incubator. We have an Indigenous Residence Community and a French Language and Culture Floor.