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Student Involvement Advisor

  • Hiring Organization: McGill University
  • Location: Montréal, QC
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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Campus Life & Engagement

Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) supports all McGill students by connecting them to resources and creating meaningful opportunities for involvement.

They guide students in navigating the McGill student experience through orientation and transition programming and by providing student life opportunities across campus for students to develop their interests and skills.

Position Summary:

The incumbent contributes to planning and implementation of the Campus Life and Engagement (CL&E) strategic directions and ensuring that our programming meets the larger goals and directions of Student Life and Learning (SLL).  

The position actively promotes on-campus and off-campus student involvement opportunities available to a diverse student body. The position identifies, promotes and supports peer support and mentoring programs opportunities available on campus.

 It supports and promotes the use of myInvolvement and other platforms in place. It works in close collaboration with campus partners so that administrative units and student organizations are provided with appropriate access and support.

The incumbent develops processes and procedures for the management of student involvement initiatives and programs and ensures timely usage data tracking.  

The position creates and implements the assessment and tracking of student skills’ acquisition to facilitate student transition/integration to university life and for the career readiness. 

Working in close collaboration with campus and community partners, applying ongoing quality improvement approaches, it conceptualizes, promotes and/or manages various student involvement related projects including Students Helping Students programs. Support new student experience orientation and programming activities as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness, promote and support various student involvement programming including but not limited to Students Helping Students and Engage McGill. Creates toolkits and promotes the use of equity, diversity and inclusion best practices in services offerings.
  • Lead or participate in student involvement programming to build a sense of community and belonging. Advise students on opportunities available to them.
  • Establish and/or maintain effective working relationships with a pool of community and on- campus partners to support the CL& E vision, mandate and objectives. Networks with community of practices and encourage knowledge exchange
  • Organize and support annual campaigns to promote student involvement. Liaise with community and campus partners in their portfolio. Present to various internal / external clientele. 
  • Develop and deliver hands-on training sessions on the usage of the myInvolvement and other platforms in use for both staff and students, including sessions on developing learning outcomes and workshop assessment best practices.
  • Ensure that information/data from various sources (e.g., data from myFuture, BSAC, etc.) can be incorporated into myInvolvement.Ensure that students needs are addressed and prioritized in the next iteration of the platform.
  • Liaise with staff and students to advance and promote co-curricular / student involvement initiatives. Address and/or respond to both general and specific questions concerning myInvolvement / co-curricular records.
  • Liaise with student organizations, informs them of and promote student involvement opportunities

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities

Demonstrated professional experience in a university or college setting with a proven record of achievement and success. Demonstrated experience in community mobilization or development programs combined with experience as a student affair professional in a post-secondary institution is preferred.

Proven planning, organizational and decision-making skills, coupled with the ability to establish and respond to priorities. Team player, with a proven ability to take responsibility and deliver results with minimum direction and oversight, in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

Demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills with a proven ability to manage multiple activities and projects at the same time. Must be composed under pressure with an ability to cope effectively with change. Proven proficiency in crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques required.

Content and project management expertise is strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written French and English communication skills. Knowledge of French and English. McGill University is an English-language university where day-to-day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing.

Student-focused and service-oriented with a demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective relationships with all levels of staff, students, and the community. Professionalism and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential.

Experience running workshops/webinars/groups incorporating the use of technology; excellent presentation, communication and interviewing skills.

Preference will be given to individuals with a Peer Support Canada Certification or equivalent and/or a certificate in volunteer recruitment and management.

Demonstrated skills in a PC environment using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, internet search engines and data management systems.

Additional Information: Evening/weekend hours may be required during peak periods.

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree 3 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary: (MPEX Grade 05) $65,500.00 – $81,870.00 – $98,240.00

Hours per Week: 33.75 (Full time)
Director Student Life and Involvement

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.

We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

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