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Academic Coordinator

  • Posted:Mar 21, 2023
  • Apply by:May 20, 2023
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Position Title: Academic Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation: Starting Wage $46,500.00 (union grid)

Reports To: Manager, Equity & Advocacy

Unionized/ Non-unionized: OPSEU Local 557 

Position Overview:
Your primary role will be to support students with advocacy needs and academic appeals as their representative and or liaison to the college across multiple campuses. As a progressive-minded individual, you value diversity and are educated in issues of student rights and accessible education.

General Responsibilities:

  • Must be familiar with and adhere to the Student Association (SA) and college policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement the advocacy program across campuses
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation with strong familiarity of educational policies and the human rights code
  • Support students by answering questions, listening and advising the students with regards to the academic support needs and appeal processes in conjunction with George Brown College policies
  • Assist students with the preparation of forms and supporting documentations for the appeals process
  • Provided information sessions and or conduct relevant workshops to education and inform students of their rights
  • Responsible to students to keep the appeals process impartial, ethical, and confidential
  • Provide advice and referrals to students regarding the academic issues and appeals processes and intersecting issues that may assist student success
  • Attend advocacy and appeals meetings as required
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of advocacy and appeals files, data tracking, data analysis and reporting
  • Provide feedback to the academic and student related committees pertaining to student experiences, policies and the colleges rules and regulations
  • Liaise with George Brown College (GBC) departments and partner organizations, such as the Canadian Federation of Students, as required
  • Provide recommendations into SA and GBC academic related policies and procedures
  • Support the SA staff teams by providing information on GBC academic schedules and actions
  • Supervise and support part time support staff, student placement and or student volunteers
  • Provide relevant support to board members in planning and execution of academic related projects and appeals-related campaigns
  • Support the development of the academic advocacy annual report

Performance Measurables:

  • Maintain exceptional attendance and regular hours of work
  • Establish and maintain a positive, professional and interactive working relationship with the SA staff, student executives, GBC staff and board members
  • Encourage adherence of SA policies & procedures to students and volunteers
  • Sound knowledge of GBC student policies and procedures
  • Create strong working relations with the college administration and external community partners
  • Identification of systemic issues that affect student academic success on campus
  • Support the outreach and promotion of advocacy program across campuses
  • Improve level of advocacy services and presentation for the students of George Brown College within the college
  • Reduce the existing communication gaps between the SA and the college as it relates to institutional concerns over academic appeals
  • Ensure all relevant policies and procedures are up to date and are being adhered to by all staff and students
  • Be readily available and supportive to all relevant SA board of directors committees as an effective resource person (attends meetings, provides accurate & relevant data)
  • Work closely with all coordinators and board members throughout the year
  • Attend board and sub-committee meetings as required to present formal and informal reports, advise, answer questions and receive organizational direction
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Progressive experience as an administrator for advocacy or special interest groups
  • A degree or diploma in a related field and/or relevant experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working directly with students using a case management approach
  • Certificate in Conflict or alternative Dispute Resolution, considered an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity and equity issue
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong computer program and data base skills
  • An outgoing personality
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • The ability to take initiative and to work independently
  • The ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in multiple locations
  • Criminal record check is necessary at the candidate’s expense and copy provided upon start of position, or provide a copy of recent reference check (no more than 1yr)

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