Position Title Programmer, Leadership and Mentorship Development
Department/Unit Student Academic Success Services
Posting Number S180-22
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $52,669 - $71,260 per annum
This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our more than 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
The focus of the Student Experience unit within Student Affairs is to help advocate for and create inclusive opportunities for all students. Reporting to the Manager, Student Development and Programming, the incumbent will direct, consult, plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive services and programs that contribute to enriching student life through student leadership opportunities.
Develop an annual leadership/mentorship plan in consultation with the Manager, Student Development and Programming, the Director of Assessment & Special Projects and colleagues across Student Affairs and the University which is inclusive of students’ diverse needs.
Plan, organize and execute events and programming.
Set specific short and long-term student leadership and mentorship goals, as well as create leadership, service, and civic engagement learning outcomes.
Lead the implementation of the Together@Dal program, including mentor hiring, training and matching.
Advise students on leadership opportunities and the value of community involvement in one-on-one and in group settings.
Conduct needs assessments and work with leadership to identify and provide support services that respond to students’ needs and interests. Develop service area goals, action plans, outcomes, and measures of success.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Evening and weekend work will be required and is a frequent part of this position.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Undergraduate degree with three to five years’ experience in leadership development, community engagement, and experiential learning programs in a post-secondary education setting (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Demonstrated commitment and understanding to diversity, inclusion and access, with experience in developing inclusive programs with student development in mind is required. Event management and program development experience is required. Proven ability to lead, coach, and supervise student staff and volunteers is necessary.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html), in particular:
Respect and Inclusion
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 05/17/2022
Close Date 06/01/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant