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Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, 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.

The following positions are available at Renison:

Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach Officer, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the full-time, ongoing position of Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach Officer.

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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Objectives:  The Marketing, Recruitment, and Outreach Officer reports to the Manager of Marketing and Recruitment and assists by implementing an integrated marketing, recruitment, and communications plan by planning and coordinating recruitment and outreach initiatives. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is national undergraduate/graduate recruitment. This role influences the development of marketing and recruitment strategies, which align with the college’s mission, reputation, and achievement of enrolment management and revenue goals. The incumbent will promote Renison and its programs, facilities and residence, services, awards and financial aid for the purpose of encouraging enrolment. The Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach Officer is a member of a highly motivated, professional student recruitment team that is involved in recruitment planning, strategic development, and the implementation of approved activities.

Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • University degree required; combination of education and experience preferred.

Experience:

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in a not-for-profit marketing and/or communications role, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment, marketing and enrolment management principles as defined by industry enrolment management experts and understanding of marketing and communication strategies for students based on awareness of the motivations of young people and their parents with respect to post-secondary studies. 
  • Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative research coupled with proven ability to assess findings to make informed recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver informational and engaging presentations.
  • Proven superior attention to detail, and accurate work.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a solid understanding of English grammar, a demonstrated successful record of accomplishment in promotional writing focused at a student audience, and extensive experience writing content with the purpose of communicating a brand or message.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and success in solving problems.
  • Highly adaptable, with strong organizational skills, a commitment to continuous improvement, and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and excel in a fast-paced environment characterized by changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in and contribute to an integrated and collaborative team environment and to apply a positive team approach to working with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Strong computer skills, advanced knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of social media platforms.

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. 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: June 26, 2017 (11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42640. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. 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.

Assistant to the School of Social Work (BSW), Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the full-time, contract position of Assistant to the School of Social Work (BSW).

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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

The School of Social Work is committed to providing professional undergraduate and graduate education within a mission that promotes social justice and community service. The post-BA, Honours BSW program prepares generalist social workers to work at all systems levels. The MSW program provides students with knowledge and skills in advanced social work practice within a focus on health, research/scholarship, professional leadership, and social work supervision.

Objectives:  This position is accountable to the Administration & Student Services Manager, School of Social Work.  The Assistant to the School of Social Work (BSW) responds to BSW inquiries, monitors the Field Education Intern Placement Tracking System (IPT) and assists with the SSW generic email account.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Three to five years of experience required, including experience in a University setting or higher education environment
  • Excellent computer skills; advanced knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
  • 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 multi-task efficiently and work with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Required to maintain high degree of confidentiality

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. 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: June 22, 2017 (12:00 Noon EST)

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42638. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. 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.

English for Academic Success (EFAS) Lecturer, English Language Institute (ELI), Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the ongoing, fractional position of Lecturer within the English for Academic Success (EFAS) program of the English Language Institute (ELI).

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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Objectives:  This position is accountable to the Assistant Director EFAS, ELI.  Academic duties include teaching in the EFAS program.  The incumbent will develop course materials as required, under the guidance of the Program Manager. The incumbent is a full member of the ELI: they will attend and participate in ELI meetings and participate in various ELI committees as needed. Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

  • TESL Ontario or Canada certified
  • Undergraduate degree minimum (Master’s preferred)
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience
  • An awareness of international students’ needs as well as English language competencies
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • Experience teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP), especially at the CEFR B2 and C1 levels
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Proven ability to find innovative ways to deal with challenges
  • Flexibility to work in an accommodating environment
  • Professional, tactful and diplomatic comportment, with ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; proficient with variety of Windows software
  • Proficient knowledge of LEARN is an asset
  • Knowledge of Renison University College and related University of Waterloo community is an asset

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. 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: June 9, 2017

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42423. At minimum, a resume and two references should be provided. 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

Sessional Instructor, English Language Studies (ELS), Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for Sessional Instructor with the English Language Studies (ELS) Unit of the Department of Culture and Language Studies at Renison University College.

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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Objectives:  Sessional Instructors in English Language Studies deliver English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS) courses, for credit, to University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students. Instructors work within a collegial framework with course Lead Instructors, and report to the Chair of Culture and Language Studies through the Director of ELS.

Responsibilities include teaching English language courses for credit, developing (in collaboration with the Lead Instructors) a course outline, holding office hours, attending unit meetings, evaluating and providing feedback on student work, and submitting final grades through the university’s online grade submission software.

Qualifications:

Education:

At minimum, the incumbent should

  • hold a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, TESL, or a related field, and
  • be TESL Ontario certified (or hold TESL Canada Standard 3 certification)

Experience:

  • experience teaching in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is an asset
  • ability to provide a supportive environment conducive to student success
  • ability to work collegially with fellow instructors
  • strong computer skills; experience with an online course hosting environment 

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. 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: This is an open call for applications. There is no deadline. Please send employment documents in June or early July, 2017 to be considered for fall term teaching opportunities.

Application materials should be addressed to Julia Williams and submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42315. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. Please note: only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Office, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the part-time, contract position of Administrative Assistant to the Executive Office.

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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Objectives:  This position work co-operatively with the Executive Assistant to the President to support aspects of the work of the Academic Dean, the President and the External Relations office.

Responsibilities include supporting the work of the Dean through scheduling the Dean’s calendar, supporting faculty matters (i.e. Annual Performance Reviews (APR), research, and employment matters) and assisting with Academic discipline and Integrity issues.

Responsibilities also include the overall administration of the Raisers’ Edge friend/fundraising database, ensuring the integrity and security of the data.

Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

Education:

•    Undergraduate degree

Experience:

  • Administrative experience working in a university or higher education environment
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact tactfully and with diplomacy with students, faculty, and staff
  • Highly detail-oriented, with an aptitude for accuracy
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and take initiative
  • Excellent computer skills including data base management; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SharePoint; Previous working knowledge of Raisers’ Edge is essential
  • Effective organizational skills, with the ability to multitask efficiently and work with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Effective problem solving skills and an ability to work in an accommodating environment
  • Exercise sound judgment, and maintain absolute confidentiality
  • Experience working with international delegations is desirable
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and professionalism, are desired qualifications
  • Knowledge of the University of Waterloo’s departments and faculties

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. 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: May 30, 2017

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42201. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. 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

Assistant to the Chair, Social Development Studies, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the on-going, part-time (17.5 hours/week) position of Assistant to the Chair within the Social Development Studies 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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Objectives:  This position is responsible for administration of the office of the Chair, within established policies and procedures according to the annual calendar of events. Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

Education:

•    Post-secondary education, with an Undergraduate degree preferred

Experience:

  • Administrative experience in an academic environment preferred.  Experience supporting management, executives or other senior leaders
  • Independent judgment in areas of time management, task prioritization and decision-making
  • 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
  • Proven ability to manage a large volume of work, conflicting priorities and deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication ability
  • Excellent computer skills; advanced knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office and web-based applications

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. 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: May 25, 2017

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42184. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. 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

Residence and Student Life Coordinator, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the on-going, full-time position of Residence and Student Life Coordinator. This position is scheduled from 3:00pm to 11:00pm, Monday to Friday to accommodate planned student activities and a variety of student academic schedules.

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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Objectives:  This position is accountable to the Director, Student Engagement and Housing.  Responsibilities of this role include administrative duties; student, staff and volunteer coordination; working with other program staff in student and residential life programming to support the non-academic life of students and their experience while living in or participating in Renison University College’s community; student and student staff development and resolution of student conduct issues to ensure a healthy, safe and supportive environment for all students. The goal is to create programs to targeted student groups that succeed in engaging students in opportunities outside the classroom. Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

Education:

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

Experience:

  • Several years of leadership within the student life experience, preferably in a university setting
  • Demonstrated organizational skills; highly detail oriented, with an aptitude for accuracy
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to be sensitive to student concerns
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professional, tactful and diplomatic, with ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and exercise good judgment and decision-making
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Strong computing skills using Microsoft Office Suite software and web-based applications
  • Ability to deal with diverse issues in a dynamic and changing student environment
  • Knowledge of the University of Waterloo’s support services

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. 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.  

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42065. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. 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

Assistant or Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Renison University College

The School of Social Work, Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  An appointment date of July 1, 2017 is preferred.  We are seeking candidates with demonstrated competency in teaching social work, commitment to master and baccalaureate level education, experience with online teaching and course development, and an established publication record and program of research, preferably health focused.

Qualifications:  A doctorate in social work or related field is required; if doctorate degree is not in social work, an MSW degree is required; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research; at least five years of social work practice experience; and an established research program. Preference will be given to candidates with specializations in mental health and health, Indigenous social work practice, and community based scholarship.  Given Renison’s commitment to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and decolonizing social work education, scholars with Indigenous perspectives, knowledge and experience are encouraged to consider this opportunity.

Renison University College offers programs and courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees. All degrees are awarded by the University of Waterloo. The MSW is Canada’s first health-focused online Master of Social Work program and is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

In acknowledgement of Canada’s Original peoples, Renison University College is grateful to conduct its educational work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.  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 through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education.  

The School of Social Work is committed to providing professional undergraduate and graduate education within a mission that promotes social justice and community service. The post-BA, Honours BSW program prepares generalist social workers to work at all systems levels. The MSW program provides students with knowledge and skills in advanced social work practice within a focus on health, research/scholarship, professional leadership, and social work supervision. Full-time and part-time programs of study are available.

More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison

For more information about the School of Social Work please visit our website at:

https://uwaterloo.ca/school-of-social-work

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities.  All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process.

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/38911

Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching portfolio, a sample of an online course or module developed by the applicant, and a brief outline of current and proposed program of research.  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded and directed to Dr. Colleen McMillan, Interim Director, School of Social Work, Renison University College, 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G4. 

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.