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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:

Director of Equity, Renison University College

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, ongoing position of Director of Equity.

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. 

Objectives:  

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, this senior level position possesses significant knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to equity.  The incumbent is responsible for a proactive approach intended to eliminate barriers to equity throughout the college community (students, faculty and staff). This role will provide strategic leadership and will work with the entire university community to lead, articulate and effect change in equity through policies, programs, practice, and the development of educational initiatives in support of the equity mandate.  The overall purpose is to cultivate the core values of respect, equity and inclusivity at Renison University College.

The Director works collaboratively with other senior leadership, the Board of Governors, and the Healthy Climate Taskforce to achieve equity goals for and with the organization.

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, ideally, a Master’s in a related discipline, LLB or J.D. degree or higher

Experience:

  • Several years of experience and a track record of demonstrably improving equity within the non-profit or higher education world
  • The professional confidence and communication skills to effectively engage senior college leaders and external bodies on what can often be contentious or delicate issues;
  • A strong understanding of systemic issues and analysis, and of the legal and legislative frameworks related to equity and human rights;
  • The ability, with team members, to develop and communicate a compelling and credible vision for the equity agenda;
  • Experience effecting organizational change, including policy, procedural, practical and behavioural change;
  • A high level of interpersonal skills and the capacity to listen effectively and sensitively to a broad range of diverse stakeholders, including students, faculty and staff members;
  • Experience working with members of a senior leadership team working on organization-wide committees and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders;
  • Substantial experience creating and leading change for policies, programs and practices with the framework of equity;
  • The ability to interpret and apply research of superior quality on improving equity;
  • Experience as a change agent, equity advocate and collaborator; 
  • The ability to establish and monitor metrics associated with equity programs towards continuous evaluation and improvement;
  • Competent user of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to a leadership team which reflects its broader commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all 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. 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.

Applications will be treated confidentially. Application materials should be addressed to the President, Dr. Wendy Fletcher, and submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/48284. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Student Ambassador, Marketing and Recruitment, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the part-time, contract position of Renison Student Ambassador.

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 Marketing and Recruitment Manager and receives guidance from the Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach Officer. The incumbent is primarily responsible for promoting Renison University College to prospective students through activities which include, but are not limited to, delivering campus tours, creating social media copy, and assisting with recruitment events. (Approximately 12 hours per month).

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Waterloo
  • Preference for Renison University College academic students and/or residents
  • Good academic standing as defined by the incumbent’s program of study

Experience:

  • 1-2 years’ experience with Renison academic and/or residence student life programs including knowledge of the facilities and operations
  • Familiarity with the programs and services of the University of Waterloo
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy and professionalism
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and as an individual
  • Superior problem solving skills and organizational skills
  • Competent research and analytical skills
  • Experience in delivering presentations and in event facilitation
  • Effective use of social media, including Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Creativity and experience with photography and design 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: January 21, 2018 (11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/48197. 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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Director, School of Social Work, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo and located on the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Social Work. The successful candidate will exhibit distinction in educational leadership, administration, teaching, research and scholarship, and social work service. This is a full time tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin July 1, 2018.

Renison University College is a dynamic, growing community of scholars offering innovative academic programs leading to a 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.

The School of Social Work prepares social work practitioners through an accessible and inclusive curriculum, at both baccalaureate and masters levels, in a learning environment that fosters caring and competent social work practice within regional, national, and international contexts, and embraces principles of justice and equity.

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

Applicant Profile - While we understand that not every candidate will demonstrate excellence in each of the areas listed below, the following describes our ideal candidate:

Applicants for this senior position will possess a PhD in Social Work (or related field) with at least one graduate degree in Social Work. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of the policies and standards governing Social Work education in Canada, an adherence to the Canadian Social Work code of ethics, and an awareness of alternative codes of ethics. We seek a collaborative leader who is able to inspire students, faculty, staff, and community partners, and who will work to enhance the research profile and reputation of the program locally, nationally, and internationally. The Director must demonstrate strong strategic visioning and leadership skills, with a focus on equity and collaborative team-building. Candidates should have an excellent record of scholarly research and publications, strong administrative leadership experience, accomplishment in University teaching, and a solid understanding and advocacy of multi-modal, on-line learning. Candidates should also have strong professional networks and the ability to initiate community partnered research projects. Additionally, an understanding of field education as the signature pedagogy of the social work profession must be demonstrated. 

Applications will be treated confidentially. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Kofi Campbell, Academic Dean, and submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/48181  
Please include a complete curriculum vitae, a letter of application detailing your leadership philosophy and administrative experience, and a brief outline of your current and proposed program of research. Please provide the names of three potential referees, who will be contacted if your application moves on to the second stage; referees will not be contacted without your permission. 

Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Kofi Campbell, Academic Dean.

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from all 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. 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.

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Assistant to the Chair (part-time), 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: January 15, 2018 (11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/47988. 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

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Assistant Director of Housing and Student Life, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for the full-time, ongoing position of Assistant Director of Housing and Student Life.

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. 

Objectives:  Reporting to the Director, Non-Degree Programs and Student Affairs for the Housing and Student Life department of the College; the incumbent is primarily responsible to ensure a healthy, safe and supportive environment for all students based on mutual respect; to ensure resolution of student conduct issues; to develop and oversee Residential and College-life programs and activities for all resident and non-resident students of the College; and to oversee off-campus housing initiatives.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in student life/leadership or equivalent

Experience:

  • several years of proven experience, preferably in management of a post-secondary residence and student advising
  • demonstrated budgetary and financial understanding and skills
  • highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills, ability to exercise diplomacy
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • demonstrated management and leadership skills; ability to direct, manage and motivate teams and individuals
  • outstanding attention to detail and exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • ability to use forward thinking and judgment skills
  • strong computing skills using Microsoft Office Suite and web-based applications
  • ability to deal with diverse issues in a dynamic and changing student 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: January 14, 2018 (11:59pm EST

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/47942. 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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Assistant Professor (Full-time tenure track), Social Development Studies, Renison University College

Renison University College at the University of Waterloo on the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples invites applications for a tenure track position in the department of Social Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The expected appointment date is July 1, 2018. 

Applicants to this position must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and a PhD in an area related to at least one of the program’s five interdisciplinary specializations:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Education
  • Individual Well-Being and Development
  • Social Policy and Social Action
  • Social Work

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates with a strong connection to Indigenous community or expertise in Indigenous studies.

Further information about the Social Development Studies program is available at waterloo.ca/social-development-studies/.

Affiliated with the University of Waterloo since 1959, Renison University College is committed to excellence in teaching and research.  Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of Renison University College and participate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans.  More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison.

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. 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/47291. Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, 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. Hsiao d’Ailly, Chair of Social Development Studies.

Review of applications will begin on Jan 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor (Full-time tenure track), Social Development Studies, School of Social Work, Renison University College

Renison University College at the University of Waterloo on the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for a tenure track position in the department of Social Development Studies and the School of Social Work at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants to this position must have a PhD in Social Work or a related area and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  If the PhD is not in Social Work, an MSW is required. Preference will be given to candidates with social work experience in both micro and macro contexts and who can teach interchangeably.

Affiliated with the University of Waterloo since 1959, Renison University College is committed to excellence in teaching and research.  Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of Renison University College and participate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans.  More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison.

For information about the School of Social Work, please see: http://uwaterloo.ca/school-of-social-work/. For information about the Social Development Studies Program, please see:

http://uwaterloo.ca/social-development-studies/.

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. However, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are members of equity-seeking groups.  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/47292.  Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, 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. Hsiao d’Ailly, Chair, Social Development Studies. 

Review of applications will begin on January 22nd, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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