POSITION TITLE: Program Monitors (10 positions) – Contract Position
Purpose of Position:
Explore, is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and administered by the provincial and territorial ministries/departments responsible for education or postsecondary education, in conjunction with the Council of
Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). Since its inception in 1971, the program has provided eligible students in
Canada with the opportunity to learn their second official language and become familiar with the cultures represented by that language.
The Explore Monitors will be required to work a variable schedule seven days a week for the duration of the program.
This position will be June 27th – August 5th, 2022.
There is a diverse workload often requiring simultaneous organization. Work is performed under minimal supervision and requires exercising independent judgment within established guidelines. The ability to deal effectively with complex issues and concerns in a cross-culturally sensitive environment is an essential element of this position.
- Functioning effectively in a team environment; striving to achieve optimal collective results; supporting and contributing to team goals and Explore’s strategic directions.
- Advising the SocioCultural Coordinator of any emergency (medical, personal or discipline) relating to the students or staff of the Program and ensuring that information and assistance are provided to those parties that need to know.
- To attend orientation before the start of the program.
- Attending weekly meetings and participating in other scheduled staff meetings.
- To assist with students’ registration and checking into residence.
- Ensuring students are aware of, understand, and comply with program policies and regulations.
- Acting as a role model to students by upholding and reinforcing the rules and regulations of the Explore
- Organize socio-cultural and recreational activities with various organizations: Obtain schedules for local events(e.g., Shakespeare by the Sea, Halifax Jazz Fest) in order to facilitate planning
- To maintain exemplary deportment in keeping with the responsibilities of leadership
- Provide leadership and supervision to students.
- To live in residence to: supervise students, encourage use of target language, and encourage students to adhere to the terms and conditions of participation in the program (room and board included)
- Live in residence to provide 24-hour support to students in case of emergency. Act as advisor for issues or conflicts of interest that may arise.
- Accompany students to Health Center for medical assistance when necessary.
- To work with a partner to organize and facilitate a special interest Workshop, structured for the purpose of providing the context for students to practice spontaneous use of their second language, under the guidance of the SocioCultural Coordinator and the Academic Director
- To meet with two groups of students each day in a special interest workshop\*(see below) Monday-Friday, 2-3 hrs. in the a.m. and 2-3 hrs. in the p.m.
- Document and report any program infractions to the SocioCultural Coordinator to ensure notification is prepared for students breaking the rules or are dismissed.
- Meet with Monitors every Sunday evening to review activities for the week.
- Submit final workshop report to SocioCultural Coordinator.
- Other duties as assigned by the Academic Director or the SocioCultural Coordinator.
Special Interest Workshops include:
- History/Culture of Nova Scotia
- Science/ Environmental Issues
- Book and Film Club
- Journalism: print and video
- Experience organizing and planning socio-cultural activities
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
- Leadership experience within a residential setting
- Strong ability to work with the students and the public, sometimes under stressful situations
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- General knowledge of the Halifax area
- Current First Aid and CPR certification
- Proof of Double COVID-19 Vaccination (recognized vaccine by Health Canada)
- Criminal Record Check
- Proficiency in spoken French
- Previous experience with the Explore Program considered an asset
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs is also desirable
- $3060.00 (plus 4% vacation pay)
Job Type: Fixed term contract
Salary: $3,060.00 per month
- Every Weekend
- Monday to Friday
- Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Halifax, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)