Student Life Coordinator

January 8, 2023

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Job Description

Under the direction of the Manager Student Engagement and Retention, the Student Life Coordinator role promotes and facilitates a culture of student leadership, inclusivity, and engagement, through co-curricular involvement in student organizations, student leadership development and transition programs at the Lassonde School of Engineering (‘School’), to encourage & improve student retention. As such, the role communicates and promotes student life activities through social media and the School’s website.The Student Life Coordinator role participates in planning, coordinating, and/or assisting with various programs and student service operations. The role works with various departments and campus partners to integrate approaches to student engagement programs through all phases, from Recruitment and Conversion, Transition, Academic Orientation, First year, Middle Years and to Upper Year. The role will work with contacts across the School to collect, analyze, and report evaluation data against learning outcomes, thus, ensuring the programming related to student transition, success and engagement is evidence based, theoretically informed, measurable, and marketable.As well, the role coordinates the recruitment, selection, and training processes for WorkStudy students and volunteers assigned to various student leadership and development programs.

Completion of a relevant College Diploma or an equivalent of 2 years recent experience (defined as within the last three years) working at York University and performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below. Additional training in student development and leadership would be an asset.

One (1) year recent related work experience in a post-secondary environment. Experience must include working in student engagement, student leadership or student success, and event planning. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate training and workshops for students. Experience in writing simple reports and information brochure targeted to a student audience. Demonstrated ability to coordinate competing processes and function independently to meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data and prepare written reports for various audiences a variety of formats. Experience in maintaining a database and manipulating data, data entry, retrieving data from financial and student record systems. Knowledgeable in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint at an intermediate level, basic Access skills, including demonstrated knowledge of functions/formulae, creating queries and reports, mail merge. Familiarity with University Student Information is required. Previous student leadership experience would be an asset.


Ability to coordinate and facilitate training and development workshops for students.
Ability to produce written information targeted to a student audience.
Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data and prepare written reports for various audiences in a variety of formats.
Accurate proofreading and cross-referencing skills.
Attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Dealing courteously, tactfully, and effectively with students, faculty and staff.
Ability to obtain and provide information in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.
Analytical skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Exercising good judgment and flexibility in an environment of continuous change and process improvement.
Cognitive ability to understand and apply student leadership, learning and development theory to facilitate student development.
Inferential reasoning skills to help resolve and mediate first level conflicts between student leaders.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to adapt to new and emerging technologies.
Excellent organizational skills.Additional Knowledge Required:
Familiarity with online/web-based content management systems.
Familiarity with event management software and using social media sites such as blogs, WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook.

Additional Notes:
Must be punctual and reliable.
Work independently and as a team member in a high-volume environment with competing priorities.
Flexibility in working hours is required to accommodate events on evening and weekends.

This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

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