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Student Coordinator, Community Engagement


Background

The Student Coordinator, Community Engagement will provide support with the Queen’s Cares program.

Queen’s Cares is a multi-day community engaged learning program that takes place over the February Reading Week locally, nationally, and internationally. Workshops, reflections, and in-community opportunities combine to allow students to take a deep look at issues identified by communities and explore their own capacity in making real contributions in helping to solve these issues. Unlike traditional volunteer placements, Queen’s Cares will allow students to critically reflect on how their experiences influence others and their own personal growth. Students will also be able to connect experiential learning to their academic studies.


Job Summary

The Student Coordinator, Community Engagement will report to the Community Engaged Learning Coordinator and will be responsible for the Queen’s Cares Program. They will work collaboratively with other members of staff in the Division of Student Affairs. The Student Coordinator, Community Engagement will develop and maintain partnerships across campus, domestically and internationally in planning and delivering programming that aligns with the goals of the Division of Student Affairs.


Key Duties

During the academic year the Student Coordinator, Community Engagement will:

  • Support in the development and implementation of the Queen’s Cares Alternative Reading Week program
  • Review and organize student applications for leader and participant positions
  • Support in the planning and delivery of participant training on campus (booking spaces, arranging catering and AV equipment, creating event run sheets, etc.)
  • Work closely with campus and community partners involved with the program
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of Info Sessions including AV support and answering student questions
  • Assisting with Program Leads facilitation kits, supporting group facilitators and students and acting as a training facilitator  
  • Maintain and contribute to the online presence of DSA programs including the website, blog and social media, in particular for Queen’s Cares
  • Provide additional support for other DSA programs at peak times as needed
  • Be knowledgeable of campus and community resources and make referrals as needed
  • Be a role model by upholding community standards during programming and events as a representative of the DSA and addressing any disruptive, disrespectful and/or inappropriate behaviour
  • Respond to inquiries or requests via phone, email and in person in a professional manner
  • Organize student information and file documents
  • Engage in ongoing professional development
  • Attend staff meetings, one on ones, and other meetings as appropriate
  • Complete verbal and written reports in a timely manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills Required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, writing for the web)
  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as a part of a team with students, volunteers and staff
  • Knowledge of Queen’s programs, initiatives and involvement opportunities on campus and ability to refer accordingly
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Intercultural competence and sensitivity
  • Work with diverse populations and build inclusive communities
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Event Planning
  • Interest and experience in programming for students
  • Knowledge of global development theory and fair trade learning an asset

Eligibility

The Student Coordinator, Community Engagement must:

  • Be a registered Queen’s student
  • Remain in good academic standing for the duration of the position term 
  • Submit a satisfactory Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Check obtained after February, 2018.  They will be responsible to maintain a clean CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check for the duration of their role.

Time Commitment

The Student Coordinator will work up to 10 hours per week Monday to Sunday. Must be available for evenings and weekends as required. The work term will be from September 2018 to April 2019.  The Student Coordinator will be required to work during the February Reading Week. The Student Coordinator will be asked to establish office hours with supervisor at the beginning of the employment period.

Non-traditional hours of work (e.g. evenings and weekends) will be required.


Remuneration

Hourly Wage: 14.56/hr


Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume as one attachment by email to student.experience@queensu.ca. Applications are due at NOON on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. Only candidates who have been chosen for an interview will be contacted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Collins at kevin.collins@queensu.ca.


We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.