Student Life Coordinator, Orientation and Transition (Term)

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/13/2024

Req ID: 37947

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: New College

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Position Number: 00040916


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.

Opened in 1962, New College has a long-standing commitment to social justice, and to supporting its diverse body of 6000+ undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to engage in the wider community. New College supports two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health, and Studies in Equity and Solidarity – and houses four departments (African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Human Biology and Women and Gender Studies). New College prioritizes personal attention to students, innovative interdisciplinary programs, links with professional faculties, career mentorship, and community outreach initiatives. The College has built a rich learning community for students including academic support, amenities for studying and social interaction, and opportunities for co-curricular and community engagement. The College offers a spirited and challenging environment for students to have theopportunity to broaden their experience, create life plans, and meet others from different fields. New College is a friendly, welcoming and informal community that places a high priority on student support services and encourages diversity. For more information on New College, see

Your opportunity:

Under the general direction of the Assistant to the Dean, Student Life and Leadership, the Student Life Coordinator, Orientation and Transition (SLC, OT) supports the planning and implementation of a wide range of programs designed to promote the active engagement of the College’s first year students. The SLC, OT promotes community development, academic success and personal growth of first year students through program implementation, mentorship and transition support opportunities and student organization advising, as well as informal interactions with students.

As a member of the New College, the SLC, OT willbe committed to an equity that recognizes, supports, and responds to the diverse histories, lived and marginalized experiences of students and many communities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing plans and process improvements for program and service activities geared towards first year students at the College.
  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
  • Liaising with internal and external contacts to coordinate execution of seminars and workshops
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Fostering cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
  • Advising student groups on the development of clubs and societies
  • Liaising with internal contacts to ensure consistent administration of embedded student support services
  • Screening and making referrals to appropriate resources and services

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two years of recent and related experience providing administrative and advising support tostudent leaders and student organizations in a post-secondary education institution.
  • Experience advising student groups.
  • Extensive experience administering orientation programs.
  • Extensive experience administering mentorship programs.
  • Experience with student-focused event planning, promotion, and execution.
  • Experience supporting the development of co-curricular activities.
  • Experience working with and advising First year students and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience writing content for and maintaining websites.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide effective guidance and advice to students, student leaders and organizations in a responsive, empathetic, thoughtful, and discreet manner.
  • Knowledge and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Successfully completed and received a certificate for ASIST and safeTALK.
  • Knowledge of New College.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Approachable
  • Intuitive
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful

This position is a one year term position. 

This role is currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, pursuant to University policies and guidelines, including but not limited to the University of Toronto’s Alternative Work Arrangements Guideline.

Closing Date: 06/24/2024, 11:59PM ET

Employee Group: USW 

Appointment Type: Budget – Term 

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: 

USW Pay Band 09 — $65,407 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,646. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 

Job Category: Student Services

Lived Experience Statement

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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