Position: Student Life Coordinator
Deadline: February 25, 2019
Posted: February 2, 2019
Job Description / Duties
The Bader International Study Centre (BISC), the UK-based campus of Queen’s University (Canada), is seeking 4 Student Life Coordinators for a 10-month term commencing 12 August 2019 until 30 June 2020. The Student Life Coordinator (SLC) is a key part of the professional service offered by Student Services. The SLCs play a major role in defining student life at the BISC and is an essential part of the student experience.
The role of SLC is a challenging position. SLCs often become engrained socially and professionally within the BISC community, leading to a lifestyle commensurate with living and working at a countryside castle estate. SLCs live in the student residence and take responsibility for dealing with a wide variety of issues including offering advice and support to students, assisting in the conduct process and facilitating intentional living and learning experiences that enhance student growth and well-being, promote intellectual development, and guide their development as individuals and community members. Student Services also deliver a significant amount of social and educational programming on campus that reinforces the university’s academic mission and contributes to the student’s overall learning experience. SLCs will be expected to be pro-active, to take personal responsibility and to work as a part of team in which effective communication and reliability is key. In addition to regular programming duties, SLCs will take on one specific portfolio. Each portfolio will be responsible for mentoring and leading a small group of students.
The nature of the work requires SLCs to work a shift pattern as determined by the Assistant Student Services Manager and the needs of the students. Duties will vary somewhat, but SLCs will be required to be on call approximately 10-14 days per month in either a primary or back-up on-call role. Being on-call at the BISC requires staff to carry a work phone 24/7 so they can be reached in concerning and emergency situations. SLCs are part of a relatively small team, the majority of whom live in the residence building. SLCs will be the first point of contact for the students and will be called upon to exercise sound judgement in crisis situations.
28 days paid holiday per annum pro rata including bank and public holidays. SLCs will be required to be available at key times of the year, such as Fall, Winter and Summer Orientation, training and the opening and closing dates, as well as being available for Mid-Term Trips and on occasional weekends. Vacation times must be approved by the Student and Enrolment Services Manager in advance with an expectation that breaks of greater than 6 consecutive days, including weekends, are to be scheduled in the break periods between terms.
Qualifications / Required Skills
We are looking for self-reliant individuals who can take the initiative and work in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The ideal candidate will have experience of living and working in a university residence setting.
Applicants are expected to be educated to an undergraduate degree standard or equivalent and have suitable experience delivering programming in a university environment. Experience in, or familiarity with, the Canadian post-secondary sector would be an asset. Must be eligible to work in the UK (see application package for more details). Please note applicants will be required to satisfactorily complete a Criminal Record check from their country of origin and/or an enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Hours: 40 hours/week
Contract type: Fixed term contract from August 12, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Must be available for a
7-day training/student orientation July 7-14, 2019* in Kingston, ON.
*Date subject to change
For full job description: https://www.queensu.ca/bisc/about-us/employment/student-life-coordinator
Salary: £17,100 per annum pro rata
Student and Enrolment Services Manager, Roxy Denniston-Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bader International Study Centre, located at historic Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, is the overseas campus of Queen’s University, Canada. The campus occupies a 600-acre estate, including a range of academic, residential and recreational facilities. Our dedicated faculty and staff provide exceptional academic programming for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Canada and around the world. We also serve as a venue for international conferences and meetings. Our wholly owned trading subsidiary, Herstmonceux Castle Enterprises Limited, is responsible for running the gardens and grounds, corporate events and other functions.
The BISC is committed to employment equity, inclusion and diversity and supports fair treatment and opportunity for all.