Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week:
Please note, this is a temporary full-time contract opportunity with an expected end date of August 26, 2022 to cover a leave of absence.
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.
The mandate of the Student Experience portfolio is to encourage student engagement, support student success, and to enhance overall student life at Western. Student Experience encompasses various departments across three pillars: Wellness & Wellbeing, Sport & Recreation, and Leadership & Learning. Careers & Experience is part of the Leadership & Learning pillar along with Academic Support & Engagement, Propel, and Indigenous Student Center. The Student Experience portfolio operates together to create an environment in which students can thrive and succeed. Student Experience also collaborates closely with the University Students’ Council, Society of Graduate Students, and other departments across campus.
Careers & Experience helps students deepen their academic learning and actively plan for personal and professional growth through career education, experiential learning, and industry exploration. We foster an environment in which students are able to discover their potential and design their future.
The Community Engaged Learning Coordinator aims to develop and increase the number of course-based (for credit) Community Engaged Learning (CEL) opportunities for Western students. CEL is an educational approach that integrates community-based projects into academic courses in order to enhance students’ learning and help them gain transferable skills, while addressing real-world social issues. The Community Engaged Learning Coordinator is a member of the Experiential Learning unit within the Careers & Experience department, and contributes to the goal of every student graduating with at least one experiential learning activity.
- Undergraduate degree
- Master’s degree in Education or related field is preferred
- 3 years’ experience working in Higher Education in an administrative role
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Recent and direct experience working in community engagement field
- Experience building effective cross-sector partnerships
- Experience in program management
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with well-developed presentation and public speaking skills
- Ability to establish meaningful and long-lasting partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Creative problem-solving skills and sound professional judgment
- Proven ability to effectively manage a project from beginning to end
- Ability to research and keep up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices in the field
- Strong commitment to customer service, including needs assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement
- Ability to work in a fluid and challenging work environment with changing priorities and quick turnaround times
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
- Strong organization skills, including the ability to multi-task and prioritize for high quality outcomes
- Intermediate computer skills and the ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments
- Compelling and persuasive communication skills to engage individuals and teams inside and outside the University
- Ability to remain highly motivated, resilient, innovative, and collaborative when faced with challenges
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.