Job Posting

Student Engagement Coordinator, Transition Coaching

Full Time Continuing - Hybrid work

Institution: Uoft


University of Toronto Mississauga

Deadline: September 28, 2022

Posted: September 20, 2022


About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

The Centre for Student Engagement at the University of Toronto Mississauga is committed to creating inclusive learning environments to cultivate holistic student development. Built through meaningful collaboration and informed by research and assessment our campus & community based programs, services and resources promote access to post-secondary education, support transition into and retention through university and encourages student engagement and community engaged learning. With over 90 opportunities led by 160 student leaders and professional staff, the Centre for Student Engagement believes that student involvement is a powerful tool to support an individual’s navigation of the post-secondary environment and to feel empowered to contribute and make an impact within their community.

The Student Engagement Coordinator, Transition Coaching reporting to the Manager, Orientation, Transition and Engagement, assumes primary responsibility for programs that offer one-on-one and peer coaching that aims to equip students with strategies and skills for improving their transition experience and academic skills through the development of resiliency, effective habits, goal setting, and resource utilization. The cornerstone programs of this portfolio include the Transition Coaching Program which utilizes a transition vulnerable index to outreach and provide academic coaching to new to UTM students and Grad Connect, a mentorship program that pairs an upper-year student with a grad or post-grad student mentor to support their planning for graduate school.

Your responsibilities will include:

Advising students on co-curricular, academic and personal matters by providing options and consequences incorporating personal circumstances impacting academic success and an understanding of an individual's background
Training and coaching students on realistic goal setting and time management skills
Screening and making referrals to academic advising and learning skills programs and other resources or services
Writing case notes after a client meeting
Planning and implementing components of curricular and/or co-curricular programs and activities
Fostering cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
Planning and overseeing the implementation of an evaluation framework for programs and initiatives
Monitoring accounts for a project and/or program

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science or related discipline or acceptable combination of equivalent experience. Training in coaching required (ex. Brief Coaching, Life Coaching, Motivational Interviewing Programs etc.)
Minimum four years of student development programming, coaching or advising specifically working in a post-secondary education setting.
Experience coaching a diverse student population and facilitating group programming and individualized learning with an emphasis on goal setting and transition activities.
Expertise and knowledge of best practices in student transition, learning skill development, and program development.
Experience with evaluation and research tools, and demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize data.
Supervision of student staff with proven ability to lead, coach, train and motivate.
Experience managing a budget.
Highly collaborative, with proven ability to work collegially with students, faculty, and staff
Effective time management skills with the ability to manage large volumesof work and effectiely prioritize, multi-task and organize work.
Knowledge of student information management systems and databases (ex. ROSI, CLNx, eTools)
Strong intrapersonal and active listening skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Excellent administration skills including word processing, data analysis, databases and strong working knowledge of excel.
Demonstrated ability to deal with matters of extreme sensitivity and confidentiality.
Strong written and public speaking skills.

Assets (Nonessential):

Experience with the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement
Experience with a Curricular Approach
Training in ASIST

To be successful in this role you will be:

Problem solver
Team player

Closing Date: 09/28/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 -- $71,842 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $91,875. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

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