09 Feb

Coordinator Student Development Jobs Vacancy in Queen University Kingston

Coordinator Student Development
Queen University
Kingston ON
09 Feb, 2018 30+ days ago

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Coordinator, Student Development

About Queen's University
Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting. We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more.

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.

Come work with us!

Job Summary
Reporting to the Manager of Student Experience, the Coordinator of Student Development has a primary focus on facilitating the transition, learning, development, and engagement of students at Queen’s University. The incumbent works as part of a team of professional and student staff in the Student Experience Office to design, deliver, and evaluate a broad range of educational interventions, leadership and community engagement initiatives, and specialized services that facilitate the personal, social, and academic success of students. Using current research and best practices, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services related to student leadership, student involvement, and community-engaged learning, as well as programs and opportunities to support student learning and development in areas of critical thinking, self-awareness, civic engagement, and health and wellness.

Non-traditional hours, including evening and/or weekend commitments are required on a regular basis.

Job Description

Student Development and Co-Curricular Initiatives

• Coordinates the planning and execution of programs and interventions that help students develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills to facilitate their personal, social, and academic success (e.g., a first-year transition program, a service-learning based alternative reading week, a leadership certificate).
• Schedules events, secures venues/event sites, coordinates food and transportation, supervises student staff/volunteers, coordinates event logistics, selects and liaises with speakers and/or campus partners, arranges A/V and equipment, assesses risk, and develops contingency plans.
• Coordinates, recruits, selects, and advises students who implement a first year play as part of the annual orientation week activities
• As a primary contact, provides assistance, guidance, and support to undergraduate students, regarding co-curricular student learning and development programs, and other student services.
• Works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders and planning groups to develop and implement student and community engagement initiatives.
• In consultation and collaboration with Student Affairs units, and campus and community partners, designs and delivers collaborative training programs for student staff, volunteers, and student leaders, administers student recognition awards and events.
• Researches and synthesizes information for departmental reports and program development, collects and compiles statistical and anecdotal information related to program planning, researches and assesses desired program objectives and student learning outcomes, etc.

Promotions and Outreach
• Implements marketing and communication strategies targeting undergraduate students
• Develops print and web-based educational and promotional materials
• Monitors social media and assists with development and ongoing maintenance of the website, and other communication tools as necessary
• Works closely with Student Affairs colleagues across campus to assist in the implementation of a messaging strategy that aims to enhance the student experience at Queen’s

Collaborative Initiatives
• Establishes and maintains active and positive visibility within the Student Life and Learning portfolio and among student leaders with a shared mandate to enhance the student experience through student development programs and outreach initiatives
• Fosters collaborative partnerships with Queen’s offices and departments, student leaders, and community partners to create and enrich student development and outreach programs for undergraduate students in all years of study
• Collaborates with professional staff in various Student Affairs units, such as Residence Life, Student Academic Success Services, and Health Promotion/Education to implement effective student staff and volunteer training
• Works with campus partners to actively engage students in the delivery of programs and co-curricular activities throughout the academic year which enhance their competency development and learning outside the classroom
• Liaises with internal and external campus stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, alumni, and community groups

Supervisory Duties
• Provides work direction and technical guidance to student staff, schedules and assigns work, and oversees its completion, coordinates and monitors work flow
• Schedules and recommends the approval of student staff hours of work, overtime, and absences
• Participates in screening and interviewing student staff, and providing input into selection
• Reviews assignments and provides feedback on work to student staff
• Provides orientation and on-the-job training to student staff in the unit, provides coaching and feedback on work quality issues, providing related day-to-day supervision, escalates unresolved performance and disciplinary matters to management

Other Duties
• Represents the Student Experience Office on assigned committees, working groups, or events
• Performs other job-related duties as identified with the Manager to support the success of program areas/department
• Provides administrative support as required. This may include answering phone and email inquiries to the Student Experience Office, initiating and drafting correspondence, redirecting complex problems to the Manager

• An undergraduate degree is required with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
• Experience in student education, leadership and/or development, planning and implementing educational programs, volunteer programs, or similar activities
• Experience in program leadership, project management and/or event coordination
• Knowledge of the needs and experiences of undergraduate students and direct experience working with students in a post-secondary setting
• Knowledge of Queen’s University and the opportunities available to its students is an asset

• Awareness/commitment to the principles and processes surrounding student development and communications
• Program development, facilitation, and coaching skills, particularly in a student learning context
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster a team approach to educational programs, projects, events, and activities - Ability to collaborate and build partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including tact/professionalism and an ability to maintain confidentiality where appropriate, excellent report writing, presentation preparation, and skills in developing and implementing communication plans
• Understanding of diverse student needs and commitment to developing intercultural competence
• Strong initiative, and mature judgment and decision-making
• Good negotiation and problem-solving skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities, with attention to detail
• Comfort with and facility for working with complex and ambiguous situations
• Ability to work both independently and efficiently within a team setting
• Ability to integrate the principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity and Indigeneity into all aspects of planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services within the portfolio
• Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and other software application programs, with the ability to adapt to emerging technologies including social media and other digital communication tools

• Determines priorities and makes decisions about student staff utilization and the assignment of work to achieve optimum efficiencies and productivity
• Assesses the suitability of job candidates for student staff positions and recommends the most appropriate person for hire
• Identifies and engages appropriate stakeholders and campus partners
• Sets work priorities to meet competing demands on time
• Determines content and format for draft program materials
• Refers situations to others within the department as appropriate
• Provides information to students, staff, and others who require suggestions or data, and determines when to direct complex problems to the Manager
• Responds to general inquiries, provides reasonable answers, or facilitates means to find solution
• Uses effective judgment to anticipate and respond to difficult situations
• Makes recommendations to the Manager regarding the improvement of program activities based on student learning outcomes assessment and program evaluation

Closing Statement
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca .


  • Advising Students
  • Higher Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Development
  • Student Engagement


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