Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
$60,172 To $71,857 Annually
# of openings:
The Coordinator, Student Engagement is responsible for
planning, developing and implementing faculty-specific and University-wide
programs, events, and initiatives to engage, develop, and retain undergraduate
students at SFU. The position provides leadership in the development and
implementation of strategies to enrich the undergraduate student experience.
The incumbent participates in the coordination and/or development of program
advertisements and publicity, the planning and organization of events and
conferences, and in liaisons with administrative and academic personnel,
community members, and external organization personnel. The Coordinator,
Student Engagement, manages program and event budgets by participating in the
budget development process; preparing cost projections; and administering expenditures.
The Coordinator recruits, trains, and supervises student ambassadors, co-op
students, and/or volunteers involved in student activities. The position
provides mentoring, guidance, and support to undergraduate student groups and
Undergraduate degree and three years of related
experience within student engagement, retention, and community outreach, OR an
equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Excellent knowledge of student development theories and
Good knowledge of research related to undergraduate
education and the first-year student experience, student engagement and
retention, and community outreach programs.
Excellent organizational, analytical reasoning,
problem-solving, and conflict management skills.
Excellent human resource management and financial
Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and
written), and presentation skills.
Excellent cross-cultural communication skills.
Excellent administration and event planning skills.
Skilled in the use of word processing, database, and
spreadsheet software applications.
Skilled in the use of student information systems and
software applications (e.g., PeopleSoft).
Ability to develop and facilitate student-related
initiatives/programs/events, and training sessions, and to work with students
in a leadership and/or coaching capacity.
Ability to complete training for, and use new
systems/online learning platforms (e.g., Canvas, etc.).
Ability to exercise mature judgement, initiative,
diplomacy and tact.
Ability to interpret and apply policies.
Ability to arrange suitable transportation to various
Assignment End Date: February 7, 2020
Please note: The start date for this position is ASAP.
This position usually works out of the SFU Surrey campus
four days per week, and the SFU Burnaby campus one day per week.
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings,
Please include your cover letter and resume in one