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Douglas College

Student Life Coordinator

Full Time
7 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Student Life Coordinator Posting Number 01597SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 14 Salary Range $49,468 annually (with wage increments to a max of $55,605 annually). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 09/06/2022 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Work Arrangements
This regular full-time (35 hours per week) position is available starting September 6, 2022. Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department's need. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the New Westminster/Coquitlam campus. Douglas College is committed to supporting a healthy work/life balance for employees. A modified/flexible schedule and/or hybrid work from home arrangement may be considered.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
Working independently, the Student Life Coordinator is responsible for the overall management, direction, planning, implementation and supervision of Student Life programs that impact the retention and engagement of Douglas College students. The Student Life Coordinator is also responsible for creating and providing programs for the first year experience, student leadership, volunteer and co-curricular programs that support intellectual, personal, and social development of students. The position works closely with students in promoting engagement and creating a vibrant campus atmosphere and sense of community. Additional responsibilities include safety procedures, scheduling, budget monitoring and marketing/communication for Student Life. Provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all client groups.


1. Develops, plans and organizes student engagement activities in support of Student Life
a. plans and designs diverse programs of first year experience, student life, peer programs, evening/weekend activities and special events including the preparation of a semesterly/annual programming;
b. develops and administers operating budgets for student life activities and special events;
c. hires and evaluates student staff including providing orientation and ensuring the provision of appropriate training and professional development;
d. initiates and processes appropriate personnel, payroll, accounting and purchasing documentation;
e. ensures all program regulations and procedures are followed and recommends changes in procedures and regulations to the Manager.

2. Supervises Student Life activities.
a. liaises with Facilities, and external partners to schedule Student Life activities and programs;
b. works closely with the Douglas Student Union to ensure a positive atmosphere that contributes to the growth of student clubs and student life.
c. designs and implements leadership & mentorship programs for individuals/groups;
d. Initiates, implements and coordinates activities, programs and services that enhance student leadership development;
e. through activities and programming, creates opportunities for student involvement, personal and professional growth for individuals and for student-driven organizations;
f. assists in the creation of an environment where the traditional lines between academics and student activities are intentionally merged to enhance and promote the best student experience;
g. develops and emphasizes partnerships through interdepartmental activities and events; co-sponsor or assist appropriate events and activities sponsored by College offices and departments;
h. supervises the daily operation of positions under his/her authority; provides input into staff job
i. approves staff work schedules and time sheets;
j. ensures adequate coverage for areas within responsibility, within existing budget parameters.

3. Plans, implements and evaluates marketing for Student Life
a. markets, promotes and is responsible for public relations for Student Life events and programs;
b. responds to external and internal requests for information;
c. managing and updating the department website;
e. produces brochures, posters, media guides as part of an advertising campaign.

4. Performs other related duties including but not limited to:
a. assists the Manager of the department when requested;
b. represents the department at internal and external meetings as requested.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
• Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years' experience working in the profession of Student Affairs or Student Life or a related Student Services functional area working with an array of students (in first year experience, student leadership, and/or community service learning initiatives). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

• Excellent communication skills including a good working knowledge of the English language (written and verbal), and a demonstrated ability to speak to small and large groups in informal and formal settings.

• Demonstrated ability to
    •work, lead and facilitate student groups at the post-secondary level. •Apply student development literature, theory, and/or best practice to develop programs in the areas of student life and volunteer capacity building, including first year experience programming, student leadership programming, student wellness and community service learning programming. •act and communicate in a professional manner with students, administrators, staff, faculty, individual users and groups, and the general public. •nurture and develop student leadership potential and create a successful student-centred environment. •work with a minimum of supervision. •hire and supervise student assistants and volunteers effectively. •establish priorities and achieve deadlines. •initiate, implement and coordinate activities, programs and services that enhance student leadership development including mentoring programs and community service learning programs •contribute to defining and refining a campus culture that provides opportunities for involvement, personal and professional growth for individuals and for student-driven organizations. •develop and assist in the creation of an environment where the traditional lines between academics and student activities are intentionally merged to enhance and promote the best student experience. •develop and emphasize partnerships through interdepartmental activities and events; co-sponsor or assist appropriate events and activities sponsored by University offices and departments. •serve as a role model and mentor for the general student population and student leaders.

• Valid B.C. Driver's license and access to a reliable motor vehicle or access to reliable transportation to accommodate activities at all campuses or other locations.
Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
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Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/16/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site . Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by August 22, 2022. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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