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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.

Here are the current job openings at Renison:


Field Education Coordinator

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, ongoing position of Field Education Coordinator with the School of Social Work (20 hours per week; ideally 9am-2pm Tuesday to Friday).

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

The School of Social Work is committed to providing professional undergraduate and graduate education within a mission that promotes caring, competent, social justice-oriented social work practice. The post-BA, Honours Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program prepares generalist social workers to work at all systems levels. The Master of Social Work (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:  Reporting to the BSW Program Manager, this position is primarily responsible for matching students with Field Education placements in the Part time BSW stream, within the School of Social Work. The Field Education Coordinator ensures that the Field Education program at the Bachelor level is delivered according to University and Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) policies and guidelines.  Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison and the School of Social Work, in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the program and university.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social work
  • 2-5 years in social work practice, teaching or administration. Experience in an academic institution is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Utilization and awareness of social media platforms
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage both internal and external relationships
  • Outstanding critical thinking and decision - making skills
  • Ability to balance competing demands and manage priorities
  • Professional, tactful and diplomatic, with ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Highly detail oriented, with an aptitude for accuracy
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Proficiency in the use of technology (e.g. Word-processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentations, email, file management, etc.) Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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, ethnicity, 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: October 14, 2018 (at 11:59pm EST)

Applications, including three references, should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/55978. 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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Food Services Team Member - General Help

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, ongoing position of Food Services Team Member – General Help (30 hours per week; 8am-2:30pm Monday to Friday).

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:  Reporting to the Manager of Food Services, 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 to meet timelines and/or adjusting service levels to meet guest’s requirements. 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
  • Courses related to Safe Food Handling Standards

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.

A demonstrated capacity for:

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, demonstrating diplomacy and a courtesy manner
  • Product labels/instructions understanding for safe and appropriate use
  • Read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Record keeping techniques to maintain consistency, and quality
  • Safety best practices and work methods knowledge
  • Following cash handling processes related to daily balances
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • To serve customers with visually appealing products, hot/cold food and beverages during service times

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, ethnicity, 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: October 14, 2018 (at 11:59pm EST)

Application materials should be submitted online through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/55977. 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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Manager, Communications

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 Manager, Communications.

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 Manager, Communications is responsible for all day-to-day communications-related responsibilities including social and digital media strategies around content and optimization, web content and search engine optimization, various print media and publications, including the annual alumni magazine. The Manager, Communications is a proactive individual who will take a leadership role in the design and delivery of communication strategies and plans for both internal and external communications. This position requires a hands-on individual who takes initiative and can collaborate with departmental management, campus partners and external organizations. Working closely with the Director, External Relations and Communications the Manager, Communications will ensure that all communication activities, including social media, web and print, are consistent with, support Renison’s brand, its overall strategic plan, and are advancing its goals and objectives. The Manager, Communications will play a key role in advancing the priorities of Renison University College by showcasing the strength and breadth of research and outreach activities of its faculty and instructors as well as implementing communication initiatives that will target all aspects of the student experience.  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 in an appropriate discipline (i.e. journalism, business communications, marketing or public relations)

Experience:

  • Experience working in a university or college environment
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating digital media campaigns and awareness of changing trends
  • 5 years’ work experience in journalism, business communications, marketing, public relations or similar discipline
  • Extensive experience with various forms of communication with a strong emphasis on print, electronic and new media technologies and interactive communications channels
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills including the ability to effectively communicate with different audiences and influence outcomes
  • Superior interpersonal, facilitation and partnerships skills including tact, diplomacy and discretion including skills to work with stakeholders to assess needs and determine strategies
  • Excellent organizational skills to effectively prioritize and execute concurrent communication planning and initiatives
  • Experience in developing a strategic communication plan
  • Experience with project management
  • Ability to work in an independent and self-directed manner
  • Ability to develop integrated communication plans
  • Thorough research and analytical skills to assess options and recommend strategies based on findings, and to measure achievement
  • Creative and able to develop and incorporate new ideas and innovative approaches to meet objectives
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of services, along with the ability to adapt  and harness changing technology

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, ethnicity, 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: September 30, 2018 (at 11:59pm EST)

Application materials, including a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references, should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54981. 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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Administrative and Research Officer, Executive Office

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 Administrative and Research 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:  Reporting to the VP: Academic & Dean and the VP: Student Affairs and Community Education, this position work co-operatively with the Executive Assistant to the President to support aspects of the work of the Vice-Presidents and the Executive Office. Responsibilities include supporting the work of the VPs through calendar scheduling and management, supporting faculty and staff matters (i.e. Annual Performance Reviews, committees, and employment matters), assisting with Academic discipline and Integrity issues, research relevant to the work of the Executive Office, and the writing and editing of appropriate communiques and other documents for both internal and external audiences.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working in a university or higher education environment
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact tactfully and diplomatically with students, faculty, staff, and community members
  • 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
  • Excellent 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
  • Demonstrated ability to complete high quality research including analysis
  • Ability to produce high-quality written drafts of memos, announcements, speeches, research findings, etc.
  • Exercise sound judgment, and maintain absolute confidentiality at all times
  • Experience working with international delegations is desirable

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, ethnicity, 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: September 23, 2018 (at 11:59pm EST)

Applications, including three references, should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54785. 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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