International Student Success and Engagement Coordinator

  • York University
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Nov 03, 2022
Contract Student Services / Experience

Job Description

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY CONTRACT TO DECEMBER 22, 2023.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest Faculty at York University with over 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and almost 100 programs delivered through 25 Departments, Schools and Colleges, plus the IBM Markham location. York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive excellence in promoting and enhancing student success. Through innovative course design, diverse experiential education and learning opportunities, and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that have an impact on the world.Reporting to the Manager, International Student Success & Engagement and as a member of the Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement portfolio, the International Student Success Coordinator works to deliver excellence in supporting and championing international students and their success.

The International Student Success Coordinator is responsible for participating in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of student success and retention programs for international students and coordinates the effective integration of programs across the student life-cycle from prospective student, to beginning alumni engagement for students within LA&PS. This includes new international student transition programs, peer-assisted learning programs, peer mentorship, community building and engagement initiatives, and programs focusing on student leadership and development, and providing direct student support through one on one and group student success coaching. The Coordinator collaborates closely with campus resource partners in international student success including York International, LA&PS Academic Advising Centre, LA&PS Colleges, LA&PS Student Academic Affairs, Achievement & Awards, Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD), Student Counselling and Development, Learning Commons, Student Accessibility Services, the Career Centre and Athletics & Recreation to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to student engagement and success. In collaboration with the Manager, the Coordinator provides support towards coordinating the recruitment, selection, training, and oversight of all working and volunteering students who are assigned to the high priority international student success initiatives. Working closely with the Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement and their Manager, the Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the operational elements of program planning including, but not limited to the support of detailed annual development of operational plans, the analysis and reporting of evaluation data. The Coordinator ensures that the programming related to international student success and engagement is evidence based, theoretically informed and measurable. The Coordinator will support the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and York University, and understands how their efforts contribute to the goals and objectives of the Schools/Departments, the Faculty and the University more broadly. The incumbent will also contribute to a positive, supportive and student-focused team environment of high performance, respect, trust, collaboration and continuous improvement, that embraces diversity and fosters inclusion.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

University degree inclusive of courses in a field related to student development theories, student engagement, leadership studies, adult learning and/or training. Demonstrated knowledge of international student services and retention strategies, internationalization methodology, and of international issues in education. Advanced education at the graduate level or certification in related areas of interest, would be an asset. Two (2) years recent related work experience developing, implementing and facilitating student-centred programs designed to support student engagement, student leadership and student success in higher education preferably within an international student context. Advanced knowledge of student development theories specializing in student leadership, engagement and success in higher education. Experience in developing, implementing and coordinating events. Experience in evaluating student success programs. Proven experience drafting complex documents, reports and communications for a variety of audiences. Familiarity with National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and Beginning College (University) Survey of Student Experience (BSSE). Experience in coordinating the work of peer leaders or Work/Study students.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal (www.yorku.ca/jobs) and refer to posting 106762.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit: http://hr.info.yorku.ca/benefits/

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