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Posting ID : 3365
Apply By : 10/11/2013
Position Title : JumpStart to Higher Education Co-ordinator
Department : Access & Transition Centre
Job Type : Part-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Manager, Access and Transition Services, with day-to-day supervision by the Access & Transition Offi
Position Summary : Reporting to the Manager, Access & Transition Services, with day-to-day supervision under the Access & Transition Officer, the incumbent will assist with delivering services and programs to support the JumpStart to Higher Education Program.
Accountabilities : JumpStart to Higher Education will provide Waterloo region grades 6, 7 and 8 students from at-risk communities with the opportunity to learn about pathways to post-secondary education through a variety of programs and activities. The program will help students and their families to better understand how a post-secondary education can be achieved and will provide information to assist students and their families in their decisions in grade 8 around the streams they choose for high school. The program is offered by Access & Transition Centre - Learning Services, the Faculty of Education, Conference Services and the Centre for Community Research and Learning at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Waterloo region boards of education. The JumpStart to Higher Education co-ordinator:

• Develops and builds relationships with the external partners, including: administrators with the Waterloo Region boards of educators, educators at target schools, parents/guardians and prospective students
• Develops workshops and programs to demystify post-secondary education for a Grade 6, 7 and 8 audience
• Helps to educate the target community about the benefits of post-secondary education through school visits and community forums
• Develops and creates a communications plan and supporting program materials to promote the program
• Develops creative outreach tools including social media
• Recruits, trains, and oversees student mentors from the Faculty of Education
• Co-ordinates the logistics to facilitate student participation in the program
• Generates data and statistics to summarize the impact of the program
• Helps prepare the program’s annual report, which will be distributed to community partners and funding bodies

Qualifications : • Minimum bachelor of education degree, with preference given applications with the junior/intermediate specialization
• Minimum three years teaching experience, with preference given to those who have taught in local school boards
• Demonstrated understanding of the principles of learning as well as a comprehensive understanding of the Ontario elementary post-secondary system
• Awareness of a wide variety of community needs (aboriginal, recent immigrants, first-generation, etc.) an asset
• Experience supervising student employees preferred
• Skills of persuasion and influence to gain co-operation and co-ordination of activities for the various target audiences
• Ability to identify problems and deal with difficult situations by probing for information, analyzing complex situations and develop solutions for unique situations.
• Superior research, writing, communication and presentation skills
• Strong customer service and public relations skills
• Ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage shifting priorities (event planning)
• Strategic planning skills

Grade : WLUSA-08
Salary : $31.03 - $36.51
Salary Notes : This is a part-time (17 hours/week), limited term position from October 2013 to July 2014.
Please Note :

This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.


Please submit a cover letter and resume.



Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with the best available candidates who have the appropriate combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of a visible minority.  To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007.

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