Community Engaged Learning Coordinator
UWO Main Campus
Careers and Experience
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Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 14
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.
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. 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 primary purpose of this position is 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 with a Master’s degree in Education or related field preferred
- 3 years’ experience working in Higher Education in an administrative role
- Recent and direct experience working in community engagement field preferred
- Experience building effective cross-sector partnerships preferred
- Experience in program management preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- 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
Interested applicants are asked to visit https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #29148by 11:59PM on January 31, 2023.
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, Indigenous 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.