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Program Assistant, Black Academic Success & Engagement (BASE)

Part-Time

Location:

Toronto

Deadline: 2021-07-27

Posted: 2021-07-15


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If you are interested in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.

At Humber, our career paths open up a world of infinite possibilities for you to explore. People are at the heart of the Humber experience. Here, every day we work shoulder to shoulder to deliver excellence, and in doing so, we redefine what it means to be a leader in polytechnic education. Humber employees are a diverse group of committed, caring and fun-loving people. We learn and grow together. We take finding and growing the right talent very seriously. We strive to find and nurture extraordinary employees who bring their best each day.

Humber is a place like no other. Here you will “Find Your Spot” and build a career and future that grows as we grow. In this rich, diverse workplace, we encourage innovation ideas. We support you to find deep meaning and purpose so that you can be proud of what you do and where you work.

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Program Assistant, Black Academic Success & Engagement (BASE)

Role Profile


The BASE (Black Academic Success and Engagement) Program seeks to provide students who identify as Black, African, and Caribbean with community, resources, and support to help them fully maximize their campus experience. The BASE offers a dedicated space at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses for students to connect with one another, access resources, and build community. The Centre offers drop-in, weekly discussion groups, events, and customized resources, such as Peer Tutoring.

The Program Assistant, Black Academic Success & Engagement (BASE) is responsible for day-to-day operations of the BASE and is the primary contact for students entering the space. Specifically, the Assistant will be expected to ensure daily operations of the BASE, plan and deliver anti-oppressive programming and supports that fosters an environment within which students are able to feel safe, supported and encouraged.

The position maintains a positive learning and community space and encourages productive student interactions; contacts and networks with community agencies and individuals; builds and maintains effective working relationships with various Humber personnel and resources; assists with workshop and programming logistics. The position regularly updates the Manager on emerging issues, maintains program records and participates in Student Life initiatives when possible.



Weekly Work Schedule:
Monday 1:30 pm - 4: 30 pm;
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Minimum Qualifications

Education
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Cultural/Diversity Studies, or a related discipline. Prior experience in post-secondary or community-based settings is an asset.

Experience
• Minimum 3 years of experience working with diverse student groups while employing a social justice and equity lens.

Skills
• Advanced knowledge of anti-oppression education, anti-Black racism, and their relationship to the educational system, with particular focus on the educational realities of Black, African, and Caribbean students.
• Extensive knowledge of the historical context which shapes the current contexts of Black, African, and Caribbean students.
• Excellent life/career coaching skills including well-developed community-based networking abilities.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and facilitation (individual and small groups) skills
• Excellent data and time management skills
• Excellent skills in MS Outlook, Word & Excel, and utilizing the Internet for research and marketing purposes.



We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective collective agreements. Humber is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.

In order to provide culturally appropriate support for Humber’s Black/African students and to alleviate under-representation of Black/African support staff within Student Success and Engagement, preference will be given to candidates from the Black/African community. Candidates are encouraged to self-declare in their application if they belong to any equity group.

Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

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