Employment opportunities

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, LGBTQ, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities. All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job openings are posted until the position has been filled. Due to the number of applications received, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Renison University College is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any accommodation requests, please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department.

Here are the current job openings at Renison:


Human Resources Officer (14 month contract)

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the full-time, contract position of Human Resources Officer.  It is expected that the contract will be 14 months in duration.  

Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department; and community engagement in our non-degree programs through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education.  More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison.

Objectives:  The Human Resources Officer reports to the Director of Human Resources & Infrastructure and is primarily responsible for the administration and implementation of human resources functions within the organization including contract administration, recruitment and selection, performance management, onboarding, health and safety, and employee relations. The incumbent is this role will respond to inquiries and work collaboratively to support a positive working environment that supports and reinforces the mission and values of Renison University College. Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of organization.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Post-secondary education required and related experience required.  A CHRL designation is required.
  • Previous experience with payroll entry and processing is an asset.

Experience:

  • Experience gained in a Human Resources department environment, preferably in a post-secondary setting
  • Demonstrated experience drafting employment contracts
  • Demonstrated experience processing and reconciling payroll along with understanding of related processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact tactfully with students, faculty, staff and other internal departments providing strong customer service
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Professional, diplomatic, with ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Highly detail oriented, with an aptitude for accuracy
  • Effective organizational skills, with the ability to work with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment and decision-making
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; and knowledge of employment websites

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, LGBTQ, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the hiring process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. Please note that the salary range for this role at time of hire is $45,561.16 - $56,951.45.

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2019 (at 11:59pm EST). Interviews will begin the week of March 11, 2019.

Applications, including three references, should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/60463. Please note only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

A full job description is available upon request by contacting Tegan Preston at tegan.preston@uwaterloo.ca.

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Seasonal Maintenance Assistant (40 hours per week; May-August)

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the full-time, definite term position of Seasonal Maintenance Assistant (40 hours per week; May-August).

Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department; and community engagement in our non-degree programs through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison.

Objectives:  

The Seasonal Maintenance Assistant is an integral member of the Renison Plant Operations team. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Assistant will be responsible for general facility maintenance during the summer months (May-August) with a wide variety of tasks related to the overall upkeep of Renison grounds and facilities; practicing safe working habits and maintaining security of the facilities rooms and spaces.  This role will coordinate projects and take a lead role as required by the needs of the department.

The following summary of position responsibilities is not exhaustive and it is understood that the Assistant will perform other duties as requested by the Director:

  • Lifting and moving of furniture
  • Perform minor repairs to the facility
  • Painting and preparing surfaces for painting
  • Maintain community grounds and trash removal
  • Assist in the completion of workload in the absence of maintenance staff

All tasks are to be performed or prioritized in accordance with the Department’s standards of health and safety and quality assurance.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

The Seasonal Maintenance Assistant should demonstrate the ability to perform duties assigned by following established schedules, prescribed methods and procedures, equipment and materials. The Assistant must possess strong communication skills; effectively work independently and as part of a team, as well as with diverse groups of people; and interact with students, administration and peers in a positive and helpful manner.

Application Instructions:

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, LGBTQ, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the hiring process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests.

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2019 (11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/60471.  At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  A full job description is available upon request by contacting Tegan Preston at tegan.preston@uwaterloo.ca.

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Renison Food Services Casual Team Member

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the casual contract position of Renison Food Services Casual Team Member (Mobile Food Kiosk Cashier).

Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department; and community engagement in our non-degree programs through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education.  More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison.

Objectives:  

Reporting to the Manager, Food Services with operational guidance provided by the Food Services Team Leader or an Associate Team Leader, the incumbent is a member of Renison University College Food Services team, who work closely together to ensure that clients and guests receive the highest level of customer care while adhering to all guidelines for food preparation, recipe adherence and catering standard excellence.

The Team Member is a frontline position requiring the incumbent to work in a post-secondary food services environment.  As such, various accommodations may be required: for example, adjusting work schedules and periodicals to meet timelines and/or adjusting service levels to meet guest’s requirements. It is anticipated that this position will provide cashier support at the Mobile Food Kiosk once it is up and running.

All tasks are to be performed or prioritized in accordance with the Department’s standards of health and safety and quality assurance.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • High School Diploma (OSSD – Ontario Secondary School Diploma) or equivalent
  • Food Safety Certificate is an asset
  • Current Renison University College and/or University of Waterloo students will be given priority

Experience:

Experience as a Food Services Team Member including knowledge of methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in superior food service preparation and presentation is preferred.  A demonstrated capacity for the following is required:

  • Retail cash experience
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Product labels/instructions understanding for safe and appropriate use
  • Thorough understanding of the Health and Safety Act
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Record keeping techniques
  • Safety best practices and work methods knowledge

Availability

  • Able to work shifts primarily Monday to Friday during the day (i.e. 10:30am-3:00pm)

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, LGBTQ, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the hiring process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests.

Deadline for applications: March 10, 2019 (11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/60478. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  A full job description is available upon request by contacting Tegan Preston at tegan.preston@uwaterloo.ca.

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Department Assistant, Social Development Studies (20 hrs per week)

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the part-time (20 hours per week) ongoing position of Department Assistant within the Social Development Studies (SDS) Department.

Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department and Studies in Islam Program; and community engagement in our non-degree programs, including the English Language Institute, through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education.  More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison.

Objectives:  Reporting to the Chair of Social Development Studies, the Department Assistant provides academic administrative support to the program and to the Chair.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values and goals of the organization.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree required; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Experience:

  • Administrative experience in an academic environment preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills including demonstrated collaborative abilities and approachability, able to participate in a team environment
  • Highly detailed oriented, with an aptitude for accuracy
  • Effective organizational skills, with the ability to work with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication ability
  •    Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment and decision-making
  •    Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills; advanced knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office and web-based applications

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability including women, LGBTQ, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday February 5, 2019 (at 11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/59835. Please include, at minimum, a resume and three references. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The successful candidate will also be asked for consent to have an educational and a criminal records verification completed.  The criminal records verification provides an indication of the existence of adult criminal convictions, for which a record suspension has not been granted, within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records.

A full job description is available upon request by contacting Tegan Preston at tegan.preston@uwaterloo.ca.

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