Under the general direction of the Program Manager, and working with other members of the Centre for International Experience, the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme Coordinator assumes responsibility for maintaining and delivering the Laidlaw Scholars Programme and supports other scholarship programs at the University of Toronto. The Coordinator supports the selection process and program components to provide undergraduate students with hands-on experience of research plus bespoke leadership development and mentoring to prepare and develop these students as future leaders in all fields. The Coordinator supports successful candidates to complete all requirements of the program, including student leadership training, student research project(s) undertaken both at the University and/or overseas at a partner institution, and reflection assessments. The Coordinator is responsible for promoting the Laidlaw Scholars Programme by working with wider University of Toronto members of staff and liaising with these groups to deliver the program, mentoring and student support resources. The Coordinator builds the capacity to meet the leadership training and education needs of the Laidlaw Scholars Programme by delivering and/or organizing workshops, evaluating student progress, organizing student community events, supporting the arrangement and execution of research placements, and identifying resource people within and outside of the University who can also assist in meeting those needs. The incumbent works closely with the Program Manager, other members of Student Life, and partners both within and outside the University to deliver the program to ensure students have appropriate research opportunities and appropriate leadership development training.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum four (4) years related experience in experiential program delivery and development, with an emphasis on program development, implementation, assessment and group facilitation, preferably within an international educational setting, or non-profit sector. Program delivery experience through a combination of student affairs, campus or community organizations, international partners or related sector is an asset. Experience working with students directly and units, stakeholders in student experience (e.g. faculty members, professional staff, community, external partners, etc.). Formal training and/or education in at least one of the following areas: higher education, student affairs, leadership development, student development, or adult education.
Strong knowledge of computer programs (Word, Access and Excel) is required.
Ability to work under independent initiative. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated workshop development and facilitation skills. Ability to exercise initiative, creativity, and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to relate to students in a supportive and motivating way. In-depth understanding of student governments, other campus organizations and University policies and procedures related to student life and research project activities. Working knowledge of leadership development, leadership identity development, program management, student development and other related theories. Good organizational, interpersonal, conflict mediation, troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Superior communication skills relevant to student and campus life. Excellent public speaking skills.
Notes: This is a 6 month term position. Occasional travel and overtime.
This posting is scheduled to close on December 20, 2019 at 11:59:00 PM EST.
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 12 - $69,730 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $89,172. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Field: Student Life
Job Posting: Dec 13, 2019
Job Closing: Dec 20, 2019, 10:59:00 PM