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:


Student Services Counsellor (13 month contract)

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and respectfully acknowledging its presence on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the full-time contract position of Student Services Counsellor. It is expected that the contract will be 13 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 Student Services Counsellor is accountable to the Vice-President Student Affairs and Community Education in the support of all students of Renison University College (i.e. residence, credit, and non-credit) for the provision of clinical mental health services and wellness programs.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent the College in a manner consistent with its values, goals, and strategic directions.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • A Master degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field
  • Eligible for registration with the appropriate College of health practitioners

Experience:

  • 3+ years of clinical counselling experience, preferably within a post-secondary institution
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Superior oral and written skills
  • Ability to problem-solve with tact, identify and manage challenges, and generate plans of action
  • Ability to take initiative and show resourcefulness
  • Ability to address student needs in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong computing skills using Microsoft Office Suite

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 $72,724.24 - $82,000.00.

Deadline for applications: May 26, 2019 (11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/63296. 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 Julie Jamieson at julie.jamieson@uwaterloo.ca

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Casual Facilities and Event Support Team Member

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and respectfully acknowledging its presence on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the casual contract position of Casual Facilities and Event Support Team Member.

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 Casual Facilities and Event Support Team Member is accountable to the Director of Facilities. The incumbent is a front line member of the Facilities team, who provides physical support and initiative for event set up, as well as liaising with Conferences, Food Services, and Housekeeping.  Some seasonal grounds work is also required of the incumbent.

The incumbent is responsible for receiving and executing directions for room set up, take down, and light janitorial duties.  The incumbent must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and interact in a professional and courteous manner in a team setting.

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

Qualifications:

  • Current Renison or University of Waterloo student; preference will be given to current Renison residents
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact in a professional and courteous manner
  • Proven track record of accountability and the ability to take initiative
  • Ability to collaborate and work within a team setting
  • Utter responsibility is also a requirement

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. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 17, 2019 and will be accepted until all positions have been filled.

Application materials should be emailed to the Director of Facilities, Jim Robson at rjrobson@uwaterloo.ca. 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 Julie Jamieson at julie.jamieson@uwaterloo.ca.

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Manager Hub Implementation, Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and respectfully acknowledging its presence on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the full-time, 18 month contract position of Manager Hub Implementation, Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub for mental health promotion among Canadian children and youth.

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, 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:  

The Manager Hub Implementation leads or contributes to a variety of knowledge development and knowledge exchange activities undertaken by the Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub. The Hub is an initiative of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund (MHP-IF) which supports projects that advance child and youth mental health promotion across Canada. This position is responsible for activities to develop and test innovative methods for knowledge production, support nested communities of practice across 15-20 projects funded through the MHP-IF, and share learnings with the broader population mental health promotion community.

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 population health or a related field

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a research project management role;
  • Experience in population health intervention research and evaluation with a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods;
  • Experience in knowledge exchange processes in the academic, public or not-for-profit sectors preferred;
  • Experience with web content management systems, social media and/or arts-based methods preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven ability to work successfully with a wide range of organizations and individuals including in community groups, academia, education, non-governmental organizations and multiple levels of government;
  • Ability to act on high level directions and work in a highly autonomous setting;
  • Demonstrated respect for and understanding of the challenges facing diverse populations; experience with Indigenous communities preferred;
  • Flexible and able to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and within a dynamic and geographically dispersed team;
  • Knowledge of child and youth mental health promotion sectors preferred;
  • Oral and written fluency in both English and French preferred

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity, 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. Please note that the salary range for this role at time of hire is $61,166.72 to $76,458.40.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/62406. 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 Julie Jamieson at julie.jamieson@uwaterloo.ca.

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Knowledge Development and Exchange Associate, KDE Hub

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and respectfully acknowledging its presence on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the full-time, 18 month contract position of Knowledge Development and Exchange Associate, Child and Youth Mental Health Promotion KDE Hub. Part-time opportunities may be available; this is an exceptional post-doctoral opportunity.

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, 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:  

The Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Associate has the primary role in supporting, developing and integrating the work of population health intervention research, evaluation and knowledge exchange undertaken by the KDE Hub. The Hub is an initiative of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund (MHP-IF) which supports projects that advance child and youth mental health promotion across Canada. The position provides scientific guidance for the development and application of common indicators across diverse child and youth mental health promotion projects, and the development of population health intervention research and evaluation protocols. The position is also responsible for developing and facilitating knowledge exchange across 15-20 projects and for sharing learnings with the broader population mental health promotion community. This is an exceptional post-doctoral opportunity.

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

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Doctoral degree in population health, health policy, health promotion or a related field

Experience:

  • Experience in knowledge development and exchange processes in the academic, public, or not-for-profit sectors;
  • Experience with a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods;
  • Interest and some experience working in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated experience in systems thinking and innovation preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapidly changing environments;
  • Proven ability to work successfully with a wide range of organizations and individuals including in community groups, academia, education, non-governmental organizations and multiple levels of government;
  • Ability to act on high level directions and work in a highly autonomous setting;
  • Demonstrated respect for and understanding of the challenges facing diverse populations;
  • Flexible and able to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and within a dynamic and geographically dispersed team;
  • Knowledge of child and youth mental health promotion sectors preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including French language skills (preferred), comfort with public speaking, and the ability to write for publication;
  • Strong technical skills (publication and presentation software, web design, web-based tools, social media tools, etc.)

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity, 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. Please note that the salary range for this role at time of hire is $72,724.24 to $90,905.30.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/62405. 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 Julie Jamieson at julie.jamieson@uwaterloo.ca.

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Managing Director, Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and respectfully acknowledging its presence on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the full-time, 18 month contract position of Managing Director, Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub for mental health promotion among Canadian children and youth.

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, 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:  

The Managing Director has the primary role in supporting, developing and integrating the work of the Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub. The Hub is an initiative of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund (MHP-IF) which supports projects that advance child and youth mental health promotion across Canada. This position is responsible for the operational management of finance, human resources, information technology and administrative functions of the KDE Hub. This includes developing and monitoring implementation of strategic directions and operational plans for the KDE Hub working closely with the project co-Leads and Leadership Team.

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

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Graduate degree in population health or a related field

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior operational role in the academic, policy or practice sectors;
  • Experience in health promotion or population health intervention research;
  • Demonstrated experience in systems thinking and leading change and innovation;
  • Experience creating and managing budgets

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Working understanding of knowledge development and exchange processes and policy development in the academic, public, and not-for-profit sectors;
  • Knowledge of child and youth mental health sectors and services;
  • Understanding of diversity and equity, and experience working with diverse and dispersed individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated analytic ability and skills and experience in project management;
  • Collaborative leadership approach;
  • Strong relational and network building/partnership development skills;
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapidly changing environments;
  • Ability to act on high level directions and work in a highly autonomous setting;
  • Demonstrated respect for and understanding of the challenges facing diverse populations;
  • Flexible and able to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and within a dynamic and geographically dispersed team;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including comfort with public speaking;
  • Oral and written fluency in both English and French preferred

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity, 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. Please note that the salary range for this role at time of hire is $79,296.16 - $99,120.20.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/62403. 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 Julie Jamieson at julie.jamieson@uwaterloo.ca.

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Information Technology Specialist

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and respectfully acknowledging its presence on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Attawandaron (Neutral) peoples, invites applications for the full-time, ongoing position of Information Technology Specialist.

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, 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: The Information Technology Specialist is responsible for the provision and support of information technology and related computing systems at Renison University College. These responsibilities include management of computing environments and supporting infrastructure enabling and improving outcomes for administrative, teaching, and student computing in the College.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the organization.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Post-secondary education in computer science or program related to information technologies field.

Experience:

  • Strong understanding of end user requirements for web and enterprise solutions across different platforms and browsers
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on the ability to provide training and “workarounds” to common technical problems in a way that end users can understand and embrace (i.e., communicate technical solutions using non-technical, easy-to-understand language)
  • 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
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows administration

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity, 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. Please note that the salary range for this role at time of hire is $45,561.16 - $56,951.45.

Deadline for applications: May 5, 2019 (11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/61431. 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 Julie Jamieson at julie.jamieson@uwaterloo.ca.

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Part-time/Sessional teaching opportunities, School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Renison University College (affiliated with the University of Waterloo) invites applicants for part-time/sessional teaching opportunities in the BSW and MSW Programs for the Fall 2019 term (September start date), Winter 2020 term (January start date), and Spring 2020 term (May start date).

To teach in the BSW Program candidates must hold a MSW degree, and have a minimum of five years practice experience in social work, including social policy, and/or community engagement. Classroom and online teaching experience in social work is an asset.

To teach in the MSW Program candidates must hold a MSW degree and a PhD (or near completion) in Social Work or a related discipline, and have substantial practice experience in social work, including social policy, and/or community engagement, and experience teaching in social work. Online teaching experience is an asset.

In keeping with the School’s commitment to the TRC’s Calls to Action, we strongly encourage candidates who would bring Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies to the School to apply. We will consider candidates who would bring Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies but who do not hold a MSW and/or a PhD (or near completion) in Social Work or a related discipline.  

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, equality and respect for diversity.

As part of Renison’s commitment to an inclusive environment that encourages intellectual curiosity and respect for equity and diversity, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, sexuality and gender, disability, among other diverse identities. 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 Melanie McKellar (x28728 or melanie.mckellar@uwaterloo.ca) or Tegan Preston (x28642 or tegan.preston@uwaterloo.ca) at Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Renison University College respectfully acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

Applicants should submit an electronic application that includes a cover letter and up-to-date curriculum vitae to:

Professor Andrea Daley, Director

c/o Ann Dennis

Email: adennis@uwaterloo.ca

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