Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
Western Foot Patrol is a free service at Western University that assists in keeping campus a safe place to study, work and live. We are volunteer-driven service, with between 250-300 volunteers each school year. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty and staff. Our mission is to raise awareness of personal safety issues, deter crime through visible patrols and to provide safe escorts to community members. This proactive approach to safety focuses on "students helping students", engaging student volunteers in the direct provision of services, creating a sense of ownership and responsibility.
The Marketing & Social Media Coordinator is responsible for carrying out marketing, social media, promotional and fundraising activities as well as general activities related to the Coordinator position. Duties associated with this include representing Foot Patrol at events, creating social media content, creating and implementing marketing and promotional activities, performing on call duties, office administration, working with volunteers and liaising with the Western community.
Marketing & Social Media Responsibilities
Develop, implement and participate in marketing and promotional activities
Represent Foot Patrol at events such as Fall Preview Day, March Break Open House, Volunteer Week
Create and manage social media content
Secure donations for weekly draws, banquet prizes, contests
Distribute and track WFP marketing materials throughout campus
Initiate & promote contests, draws, activities for volunteers during evening shifts
Organize and distribute appreciation gifts
Maintain proper documentation of marketing activities
Complete marketing reports
Assist in recruiting and interviewing volunteers
Assist in hiring and interviewing new staff
General office administrative duties
Perform on call duties as required, which includes last minute filling of volunteer positions, liaison for weekend staff
- Must be a full time student at Western (enrolled in minimum 3.5 courses), and expect to retain full-time student status for the duration of this appointment.
Experience in marketing, promotions and social media are assets. This position requires excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including being effective in working with both volunteers, staff and people outside the Western Foot Patrol. The individual should be flexible, and be comfortable and have experience in a leadership role.
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
Written and verbal communication skills to express ideas clearly, and adapt communication style to suit the situation and audience
Comfortable speaking with and making presentations to large groups of people
Ability to create engaging social media content and monitor multiple platforms
Flexible, reliable and dependable with the ability to consistently work assigned schedule
Ability to maintain a positive, outgoing attitude with genuine customer service orientation
Ability to follow processes and practices with high attention to detail
Demonstrates integrity and works in accordance with Western's policies and procedures
Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized work environment
Computer skills with Microsoft Office, with the ability to learn and use new software programs as required
Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students and the public
Ability to prioritize and organize a fluctuating work load
Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team in a fast-paced environment to achieve department goals
Ability to work in a manner that is compliant with confidentiality requirements as applicable
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.
Applying at Western
To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, please provide a cover letter and resume.
Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.
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.