Coordinator, New Student Orientation
Institution: Centennial College
Progress Campus, Toronto, Canada
Deadline: October 3, 2022
Posted: September 19, 2022
(This position is initially open to full time, bargaining unit employees of the college)
Centennial College recognizes and affirms Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Indigenous ways of knowing as central to the vibrancy and uniqueness of its learning and working academic mission. We strongly encourage applications from members of Indigenous communities and all equity-deserving groups including Women, Racialized, Persons with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ communities.
We also recognize that Centennial is situated on the Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and pay tribute to their legacy as well as that of all First Peoples that have been and remain present here in Toronto. We recognize that First Peoples come from sovereign Nations and that part of understanding our responsibilities of residing on this territory are understanding the true history, circumstances and legacy of the Treaties signed here (such as the Toronto Purchase, Robinson-Huron Treaty and Williams Treaties) and including pre-contact Treaties and Agreements between sovereign Nations and that all peoples in this area are therefore Treaty people with obligations and responsibilities to all our relations.
Reporting to the Manager, Transitions and Student Life and working with all members of the Student Community and Engagement team, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating college-wide orientation programming for new students and their supporters to promote student success and resilience from the classroom to career.
With an aim to develop the ‘whole’ student, the incumbent will be rooted in student development theory with a strong understanding of the unique characteristics and demographics of the Centennial student community. The incumbent will work in partnership with the Transitions Coordinator to build a clear path to Centennial College through engaging transitions and orientation programs that will aim to develop the student while assisting in their transition into and out of their College experience.
In partnership with the Manager, the incumbent will coordinate all aspects of the development and delivery of online and in-person orientation programs for all new students at the College. This work includes but is not limited to logistics, liaising with stakeholders across service and academic areas, marketing and promotion, assessment, etc. to ensure adequate promotion as well as successful delivery as well as continued assessment and improvement. The incumbent will also oversee two student positions (Student Co Chairs, Experience Centennial) and work closely with College partners to ensure a seamless and supportive student transition experience – including the development, facilitation, and advancement of in person and online modules.
Cross-institutional collaboration is key in engaging the community in orientation programming in order to ensure that the needs of our diverse student population are identified and met as they prepare to begin their programs at the College. As such, the Coordinator will work closely with colleagues within the Student Community and Engagement team while partnering with Centennial College Student Association Inc, College Residence, Academic Schools, Careers and Accessibility Teams and the College Events team to facilitate efficient and student focused services and programs.
• Liaising with stakeholders across the College to design, develop and deliver comprehensive online and in-person transition and orientation programming for all new students for each of the three intakes annually
• Collaborating with the broader Student Community and Engagement team and other College stakeholders to create and maintain content, workshops and digital resources including synchronous and asynchronous online modules, self-navigable resources, portals, etc.
• Collaborating with the broader Student Community and Engagement team and other College stakeholders to coordinate logistics for transition and orientation programs
• Collaborating with the broader Student Community and Engagement team and other College stakeholders to coordinate messaging to ensure a seamless introduction to the College and key services and programs for students to explore to develop personal and professional skills.
• Collaborating with the College Events team relating to large event logistics to support in-person transition and orientation activities
• Partnering with College service areas and community organizations to provide and deliver content for transition and orientation programming to build community, capacity and confidence for students at the College and in navigating their academic careers
• Developing and implementing program assessments, reviewing results and preparing appropriate recommendations for programs to the Manager for consideration
• Hiring, training, scheduling and supervising student staff and volunteers.
• A 3-year Diploma/Degree or equivalent in Education, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work, Human Development.
• A minimum of three (3) years experience in a post secondary institution, organizing and coordinating large scale events with multiple stakeholders with complex logistical needs
• Demonstrated ability and proven success within the field of student services at a post-secondary institution
• Demonstrated effectiveness in designing programs, services, and events that are accessible and inclusive, and based on current research and data on student learning and development theories required.
• Demonstrated ability in designing and assessing program and learning outcomes that are appropriately clear, specific, and measurable, that are informed by theoretical frameworks and that align with organizational outcomes, goals, and values required.
• Experience developing virtual programs and initiatives to meet the needs of students with limited access to campus services (e.g., commuter, graduate, evening, distance, etc.) an asset.
• Strong public speaking skills, including presenting information to a large group of students or peers, required.
• Experience working directly with students from equity-seeking communities and demonstrated cultural competencies an asset.
Apply online: www.centennialcollege.ca/careers
Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by October 3, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST. Please quote Job ID J0622-2177 Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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