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Orientation Student Assistant (4 positions)

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POSITION TITLE:                                ORIENTATION STUDENT ASSISTANT (4 Positions)

DEPARTMENT:                                   STUDENT LEARNING AND TRANSITIONS                                                               

DATE POSTED:                                   NOVEMBER 20, 2017                                                                     

CLOSING DATE:                                 JANUARY 15, 2018

EMPLOYMENT DATES:                    MAY 14, 2018 –  AUGUST 31, 2018

RATE OF PAY:                                     $12.06 - 12.36/ HR AS DETERMINED BY HR POLICY           
HOURS OF WORK:                            35hrs/week                       



The Student Learning and Transitions (SLT) Orientation Student Assistants assist the department in planning, implementing, and assessing first-year student orientation programming including New Student Orientation (NSO), Lakers Orientation (LO), International Student Orientation, Accessibility Transition Program (ATP), and components of Frosh Week.


The Student Learning and Transitions (SLT) Orientation Assistants will aide the SLT team by assisting with:

        Developing, implementing, and assessing comprehensive new student programs for a diverse student population with various stakeholders;

        Collaborating with various departments throughout the institution to facilitate new student programming incorporating multiple perspectives (including Residence Life, Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Student Accessibility Services, International);

        Preparing content for multiple audiences across different formats (online, print, etc.) as required;

        Promoting the department through social media channels in alignment with the SLT Social Media Strategy;

        Researching and data gathering relating to best practices within student development and services;

        Participate in ongoing professional development including in-service opportunities provided by the department; 

        Completion of utilization and satisfaction reports; and

        Other duties as assigned.                                                                                                               

Prior to assuming the duties of the position, candidates must complete the following:

  • In person, orientation and training session(s) as outlined by the department
  • Completion and submission of all required paperwork


        Applicants must be able to attend the hiring carousel on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

        Student (2nd year and above) with strong academic standing (cumulative average of 75% or higher).

        Excellent level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.

        Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.

        Knowledge of Nipissing University programs, initiatives, and services that promote student academic and personal success

* Please note that the availability of this position is pending final budget approval. 

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title to sdshiring@nipissingu.ca.

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for participation in the selection process will be contacted. Those contacted for consideration will be asked to provide three (3) references at a later date. Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please submit your letter of application and resume by: January 15, 2018, 04:00 PM

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title to sdshiring@nipissingu.ca.​


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