Employment Posting:
Student Experience Coordinator, Access and Inclusion Support

Employment Type:
Contract Positions

Student Experience Coordinator, Access and Inclusion Support

Full Time Support Staff (contract)

Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President, Students, the Student Experience Coordinator, Access and Inclusion Support is responsible for the implementation of student success and retention programming, including outreach, transition and retention programming directed to students demographically at risk of attrition and students who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education.   

Specifically, this position will work to increase post-secondary education participation and retention among individuals identified as likely to experience greater difficulty accessing post-secondary education: first-generation, rural, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+ new Canadians, people with disabilities, crown wards and fostered/CAS-supported youth individuals with lower high school GPAs or those returning to education.

This position provides outreach to potential students who may not consider post-secondary education to be an option. The position will work closely with guidance counsellors, teachers, community groups and individuals to identify potential students who have been marginalized, and to help increase participation rates among under-represented groups.

Based on established research regarding co-curricular life in higher education, student development and leadership theory and practice, and on a thorough understanding and practice of democratic principles, the Coordinator will develop and implement initiatives that foster civic responsibility and community involvement in support of the University’s strategic goal of enhancing the student experience. The Coordinator will execute these duties through reviewing, collecting, and evaluating data, collaboration with staff and faculty across the campus community, creating innovative programming/services for students, and meeting individually and as groups with students.

The successful candidate will possess a University degree as well as three years’ of directly related full-time work experience with university retention programs. The successful candidate should also have a deep understanding and experience of systemic and personal barriers that under-represented and at-risk demographics of students face in accessing and pursuing postsecondary education and a strong familiarity with programs and supports to alleviate these barriers.

Please submit your letter of application and resume in one document, via email to careers@nipissingu.ca. The posting will remain open until filled. Hiring is subject to final budgetary approval. 


Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as LGBTQ2+, and visible minorities.

First consideration of candidates is given in accordance with Article 12.05 (b) of the OPSEU Full-Time Support Staff Collective Agreement and OPSEU Part-Time Staff Collective Agreement.  The search committee would like to thank all applications for their interest in Nipissing University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please email access@nipissingu.ca.