Competition Details

Community Development Specialist
Student Engagement
$33.00 - $38.25
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017 (midnight)
Support-Full-Time (Temporary) - Appendix D


We require a qualified individual to work collaboratively with team members to develop, deliver and evaluate programming that fosters student leadership and development, promotes community and civic engagement, supports student transition to College, and promotes inclusion and respect among community members. Full-time temporary support staff replacement position Appendix D – August 21 – December 22, 2017 (Full-time support staff will be given first consideration)


  • Planning, coordinating and delivering the Conestoga College Student Respect Campaign
  • Developing, revising, and facilitating Respect Workshop (including Respect literature to support students and faculty in class on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion)
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and providing formal and informal feedback to students in paid positions (e.g. Respect Interns)
  • Recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training; developing inclusive training, engagement and recognition initiatives for student volunteer committee members
  • Developing, organizing and executing Respect-themed events (e.g. Random Act of Kindness Day etc.) with the support of students in both paid and unpaid positions
  • Adhering to the Student Engagement marketing plan, to deliver a comprehensive campaign communication strategy through various mediums
  • Maintaining records and statistics; analysing quantitative and qualitative statistical data; evaluating effectiveness of initiative against defined outcomes; developing reports and making recommendations that target continuous improvement
  • Researching best practice models used outside of the College
  • Working with the Student Engagement Team to develop and support paid and unpaid Student Leadership positions
  • Identifying student leadership opportunities that support departmental strategic plan
  • Coordinating and supporting volunteer Student Committee(s) for student initiatives as identified in the Student Engagement Department Annual Activity Plan (e.g. Truth and Reconciliation, Cultural Diversity week, and  and Respect Initiatives,  etc.)
  • In collaboration with the Student Engagement Team, develop, coordinate and execute various cross College events and initiatives that support the Student Engagement strategic objectives
  • Organizing and coordinating the logistics of the event (e.g. scheduling, room booking, work requests, etc.)
  • Creating partnerships with faculty to engage programs/courses in event execution and participation
  • Liaising with internal and external service providers to establish and support event participation
  • Coordinating promotion in accordance with the Student Engagement marketing plan
  • Maintaining records and statistics; analysing quantitative and qualitative statistical data; evaluating effectiveness of event(s) against defined outcomes; developing reports and making recommendations to target continuous improvement
  • In collaboration with the Student Engagement Team, develop, coordinate and execute methods in which students can easily access off-campus volunteer opportunities or engage in activities associated with civic responsibility (as identified in the Student Engagement Annual Activity Plan)
  • Liaising and collaborating with community organizations to develop action plans and access support


  • Three year diploma/degree in Leadership, Community Development, Education, Student Development, Recreation, Social Work or Sociology
  • Completion of seminars/courses in Interpersonal Communication Training; Diversity Training; Leadership Development; Volunteer Management; Program Development and Evaluation is required
  • Three years of experience working individuals in a community development capacity, preferably within an educational setting
  • Experience advising, delegating, leading, motivating, supervising and coaching staff or volunteers
  • Experience developing and facilitating experiential workshops, specifically related to the topics of leadership and diversity; event planning/managing
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply literature, research, institutional data and theoretical frameworks to establish evidence and outcomes-based programs and services
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations (as defined in the Human Rights Charter) and ability to facilitate discussions around diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong judgement, flexibility, adaptability, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service – specifically students, staff and external contacts
  • Able to travel and work out of multiple locations

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