Experiential Education Coordinator

University of New Brunswick

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Closing Date: December 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM

We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


WHAT WE OFFER:

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Standard Work Hours:

Mon – Fri jobsincanada.one 8:15 am – 4:30 pm jobsincanada.one 36.25 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

Must be available to travel at short notice to address emergency situations.

Salary Range:

$49,263.00 – $65,148.00 per annum

Why Choose UNB?

UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, minimum three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we’re proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work from home options.


YOUR FOCUS:

Reporting to the Dean, the Experiential Education Coordinator (EEC) is central to Renaissance College’s pedagogical approach as a learning community. The EEC is responsible for the experiential learning and community life events that are vital components of the BPhil degree program. The EEC oversees a robust array of activities at Renaissance College, which includes planning, organizing, and attending events, and liaises with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to support individual and course-based experiential learning and leadership opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with community partners domestically and internationally.
  • Develop, update, and implement policies and procedures pertaining to the internships,
  • Facilitate departure and return process for international internships (flights, insurance, immunization, etc.).
  • Develop and ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols for students traveling internationally.
  • Serve as students’ first point-of-contact in case of emergency situations related to internships on a 24/7 basis,
  • Coordinate with other UNB units to ensure student access to all relevant campus resources.
  • Mentor students searching for internships. Work with organizations to develop and approve placements, including vetting potential partners through site visits.
  • Manage internship bursaries and scholarship.
  • Identify and review potential internship placements for the quality of their leadership and cross-cultural learning opportunities, which can entail visits with potential partners abroad.
  • Prepare and lead internship preparatory classes throughout the fall and winter terms.
  • Serve as academic supervisor while students are onsite during internship placements.
  • Plan and organize community life activities in collaboration with Renaissance College faculty, staff, and students, including liaising with the Renaissance Student Society (RCS).
  • Participate in student orientation.
  • Attend community life events, helping to ensure success of events.
  • Facilitate connections between current students and RC alumni.
  • Advise the Dean on matters of internships and experiential learning.
  • Participate in Renaissance College and UNB committees where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Social Sciences or Humanities with a focus on inter-cultural communication, international development, or experiential education.
  • Experience mentoring students at the university level.
  • 3-5 years’ experience sending students abroad, and experience working with community organizations in Canada and abroad.

Additional Strengths

  • Experience working or living abroad would be an important asset.
  • Must be available to travel at short notice to address emergency situations.
  • Outstanding inter-cultural communication skills (another language is an asset).
  • High level of tolerance to change, risks and uncertainties.
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure.
  • Positivity, empathy, and initiative.

WHO WE ARE:

Renaissance College is a school within the University of New Brunswick that incorporates the traditional ideas of liberal education with leading edge contemporary education theory to educate tomorrow’s leaders. The unique blend of interdisciplinary and experiential learning, domestic and global internships, small cohort size, and community focused student learning engages students and promotes life-long learning. Located at 811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, RC has a unique learning environment and is Canada’s first undergraduate program in interdisciplinary learning. Renaissance College offers a Bachelor of Philosophy degree, a minor and certificate in Leadership Studies, and in association with the College of Extended Learning at UNB, a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree.

This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.


COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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