Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
The mandate of the Student Experience portfolio is to encourage student engagement, support student success, and to enhance overall student life at Western. Student Experience encompasses various departments across three pillars: Wellness & Wellbeing, Sport & Recreation, and Leadership & Learning. Academic Support & Engagement is part of the Leadership & Learning pillar along with Careers & Experience, Propel and the Indigenous Student Center. The Student Experience portfolio operates together to create an environment in which students can thrive and succeed. Student Experience also collaborates closely with the University Students’ Council, Society of Graduate Students, and other departments across campus.
The Leadership Education Program (LEP) is a free program that provides Western undergrads with an opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge that will help them become truly effective leaders. LEP consists of a series of workshops that cover three subjects: Individual Leadership, Group Leadership, and Community Leadership. Students receive a Letter of Accomplishment upon completion.
The LEP Student Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinator of Student Engagement Programs and the Leadership Education Program Team Leaders (8 Total) to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives and program enhancement, assist with program promotion to the Western community and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of LEP.
What will you gain from this role?
Professional leadership experience
The ability to impact a key student service designed to make Western students successful in developing transferrable skills
Critical contributions to the selection process for incoming Team Leaders and Facilitators
Facilitation skills to run LEP committee meetings, workshops, and events
Event planning skills to organize workshops and the LEP summit
The knowledge that you have made a meaningful difference for the Western students you help; when LEP helps students to grow their leadership skills, they take those skills into the workforce and into the larger community to make a difference
Recognition through Western’s Co-Curricular Record (wccr.uwo.ca)
Coordinate and reply to all email inquiries related to the program during that timeframe
Collaborate with staff as well as student facilitators to set dates, times and book locations for fall and winter workshops
Solve problems that may emerge during the day to day operations of the program
Help recruit and select the incoming team of team leaders and student facilitators
Delegate to the LEP Team Leaders in order to meet goals for the program, including aspects of marketing, training and event planning (LEP Summit)
Share your enthusiasm for the development and growth of Western students
Represent Student Experience and Western University through conduct in accordance with professional standards
Respect differences of gender, ethnic origin, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and those with disabilities.
What kind of candidate are we looking for?
Strong organizational skills
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
Dedication to work toward developing a strong team of facilitators
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Dedication, integrity, dependability, initiative
A positive attitude and a commitment to helping Western students
The ability to provide and accept constructive feedback
Strong event planning skills
Ability to manage a large team of student volunteers
Minimum 70% academic average (65% in Engineering)
Western undergraduate student
Completion (or completing presently) at least 10 full courses (or equivalent) at Western
Past experience in the Leadership Education Program
Community or campus involvement
Leadership experience including the ability to inspire a shared vision and encourage volunteer participants to work together to reach this shared vision
Experience with the Leadership Education Program
Experience organizing and planning events and working toward long term projects
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.
Applying at Western
To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.
Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.