Student Life Coordinator

Job description

Student Life Coordinator

Date Posted: 01/08/2021
Req ID: 2189
Faculty/Division: University College
Department: College Administration
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combined teaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty. The diversity of opportunities and perspectives within the Faculty reflect the local and global landscape and the need for curiosity, innovative thinking and collaboration. At Arts & Science, we take pride in our legacy of innovation and discovery that has changed the way we think about the world.

University College is the founding college of the University of Toronto. Our welcoming community is built on traditions of openness, inclusivity and diversity. Our student programs address issues of social justice from a variety of perspectives and help students develop the skills to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world around them. We are also home to professors committed to undergraduate education from a range of disciplines, who are leading researchers in their fields. Students, faculty, staff and alumni at University College work together to ensure that all thrive in our vibrant community.

Your opportunity:

Under the general direction of the Assistant to the Dean of Students, Student Life (ADSL), the Student Life Coordinator (SLC) supports the planning and implementation of a wide range of programs designed to promote the active engagement of the College’s students. The SLC promotes community development, academic success and personal growth of students through program implementation, leadership development, supporting student organizations, and informal interactions with students.

Please note this is a term position.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
  • Liaising with internal and external contacts to coordinate execution of seminars and workshops
  • Organizing, summarizing and circulating program and/or course evaluations
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Fostering cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
  • Liaising with internal contacts to ensure consistent administration of embedded student support services
  • Responding to enquiries within the defined scope of the role and redirecting as appropriate
  • Screening and making referrals to appropriate resources and services

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent and related experience providing administrative and advising support to student leaders and student organizations in a post-secondary education institution.
  • Experience administering leadership programs.
  • Experience with student-focused event planning, promotion, and execution.
  • Experience supporting the development of co-curricular activities.
  • Experience working with and advising students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience administering mentorship programs.
  • Experience advising student groups.
  • Experience writing content for and maintaining websites.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide effective guidance and advice to students, student leaders and organizations in a responsive, empathetic, thoughtful, and discreet manner.
  • Demonstrated time-management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize, multi-task and organize work, and meet tight deadlines while able to pay attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Knowledge and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To be successful in this role youwill be:

  • Adaptable
  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Closing Date: 01/18/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 09 -- $58,242 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $74,482. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time