University of Victoria
The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.
The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $69,909 - $78,685 maximum starting salary is determined through knowledge, experience and internal equity.
Performance range: starting salary to max of $91,385 is available through annual performance increases
The Division of Student Affairs helps to transforms students’ lives by supporting and inspiring the highest standards of student learning and success, community engagement and staff development. The Division is comprised of over 30 reporting units in six departments: Athletics and Recreation, Campus Services, Indigenous Affairs, Office of the Registrar, Student Recruitment and Global Engagement, and Student Services.
The Student Services department includes a diverse range of services including Health, Counselling, Residence, the Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities, the Office of Student Life, Academic Advising, and International Student Services.
The Office of Student Life (OSL) provides pro-active education and programming for students by developing and delivering programs to enhance the overall co-curricular and educational experience of students and strategically support important campus issues (e.g., sexualized violence awareness and prevention, student mental health, student focused equity and inclusion) and other priority issues that impact the student experience.
Additionally, the OSL is responsible for the student conduct office including the administration and oversight of non-academic student misconduct on behalf of the university. Working closely with campus partners, the OSL supports the coordination and response for high-risk non-academic student issues that require case management support.
The OSL also works to:
(a) engage student leaders in experiential learning opportunities & programming to further their personal/interpersonal development, civic/community engagement in a manner that supports priority OSL programs;
(b) engage students to be active participants in their mental health and in the creation of a supportive, respectful campus community;
(c) create and implement programming designed to educate and increase student awareness on campus issues (e.g., positive mental health, sexualized violence awareness and prevention, and other key student issues; and
(d) support student success/retention through student engagement & experiential learning.
The Manager of Student Life is responsible for the direct supervision, strategic OSL program planning and day-to-day decisions for a range of programs and services that fulfill the goals and objectives of the OSL. These include the Bystander Intervention Training program, the Student Life Leadership Program, leading various initiatives under the SMHS and various other student-focused programs.
The Manager supervises the development and measurement of learning outcomes and other evaluation strategies for OSL programs; and the broader use of assessment tools to help measure the quality of the student experience.
This position requires a graduate degree in a related field (e.g., education, psychology, public administration, Student Affairs administration, sociology, etc) and three or more years of professional experience in a post-secondary or other complex organization. Equivalent combinations of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
Experience must include:
Developing programming for students with intended outcomes related to student learning, retention and success.
Working directly with students and student groups from diverse populations including experience working with student advocacy groups.
Management and coordinating large events;
Demonstrated leadership, supervisory skills and the ability to inspire staff, a team and student leaders.
Working effectively both independently and in a team environment, collaborating with a broad range of students and units to achieve goals/objectives.
Developing and delivering programming, training and presentations on sensitive topics
Organizing and overseeing large programs comprised of student leaders.
Public presentations and publicly responding to questions/concerns and/or media requests
In addition, this position requires:
An understanding of campus and community programs and services related to sexualized violence, mental health and student wellness/success
Excellent negotiation skills;
Strong leadership, strategic planning and organizational skills
Demonstrated, strong interpersonal and communication skills in a collegial environment.
A high level of professionalism, and ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact, diplomacy and compassion
Excellent conflict management skills
Being self-motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on new responsibilities and adapt, manage and facilitate change
An ability to work effectively with a diverse population and with all levels of university personnel
An ability to balance and manage multiple, competing priorities.
Excellent organizational and written/oral communications skills.
Excellent research and analytical skills.
Exceptional presentation, training and group facilitation skills.
An ability to motivate and appropriately recognize students, volunteers and staff.
Strategic planning, process development and budget management experience
Continued success in the position requires:
Working effectively with academic and administrative colleagues and student organizations, and actively listening to others to garner cooperation and support.
Sound knowledge of student development theory, contemporary student health and wellness issues, including the particular needs of students with disabilities, LGBTQ+, graduate, Indigenous and international students.
Being responsive to rapidly changing student and institutional needs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative and harmonious working relationships.
The following are considered to be assets:
An understanding of the impact of trauma on student wellness, retention and success
Professional experience working in complex work environments.
Experience working with a wide range of diverse constituents.
A background in project management.
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.
Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at [email protected] Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
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