Regular Full Time
Faculty / Department:
Student Affairs / Academic Support
Main campus (downtown)
Support Staff (SSUO)
June 17, 2021
June 27, 2021
Hours per week:
Hiring salary range
The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
Reporting to the Assistant Director Student Experience and Support:
Leads the development, implementation, and assessment of learning experiences in residence that contribute to the personal, professional, and social development of students.
Continuously assesses and evaluates initiatives to ensure the needs of all residence students are being met including all undergraduate, graduate, and international students. The objective of these initiatives is intended to support the University mandate for academic success and student learning outside the classroom.
Contributes to a superior learning experience for students living in residence, encouraging student participation in the community, fostering a strong sense of belonging, contributing to student success and retention and in turn, creating a competitive advantage for the University.
Collaborates on learning and assessment opportunities for the Wellness and Recreation sector including educational and sociocultural programming, student wellbeing, student conduct and student support.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, educational psychology, social sciences or related field (or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience)
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in practical and theoretical knowledge of curriculum development in higher education
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in curriculum design, implementation and assessment in a college or university residence environment
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in post-secondary or closely related settings with progressive administrative responsibilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and residence curriculum in higher education.
- Knowledge of student affairs and the educational and student developmental functions of a university residence system.
- Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning and program/service delivery.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities in ways that build trust and confidence.
- Demonstrated ability to respect diversity and use inclusive behavior, responding with sensitivity and self-awareness to the unique needs of students, faculty, and staff, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
- Experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies.
- Ability to act with a considerable degree of autonomy and independence.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in an inter-professional environment with external agencies.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal) in English and French.
- Experience in a higher education setting and knowledge of personal, social, academic and systemic barriers impacting a student’s success.
French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level or higher for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation:
Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation:
Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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