Open Position Student Advocate

Position Overview

Job Title: Student Advocate
Campus: UofGH
Number of Positions: 1
Position Type: Full-Time Contract, 35 hours/week
Term: July 2022 – April 2023, with possibility of one-year extension
Compensation: $20/hr

 

The Student Advocate is a key contact and advocate for students at the University of Guelph-Humber. The Student Advocate contributes strategically to IGNITE offerings and ensures the mission of IGNITE is being successfully implemented throughout their campus.  They work collaboratively to advocate for the student body to various internal and external stakeholders. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Advocacy

  • Pursue advocacy initiatives aligned with the strategic plan as determined by the Advocacy Committee 
  • Represents IGNITE and the student body at-large on Humber/Guelph-Humber committee meetings 
  • Oversee IGNITE’s advocacy and outreach efforts for its domestic and international student membership 
  • Actively seek out input from students and provide leadership to IGNITE by advancing the implementation of strategic objectives and goals of the organization 
  • Be knowledgeable and involved in IGNITE’s Equity and Sustainability action items 
  • Be the first contact with the College Student Alliance and work towards transforming student concerns into feasible changes at the institutional level

Engagement 

  • Participate in student outreach initiatives, empower students and build community on Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber’s campus by advocating for student rights, supporting student groups, events, and initiatives, and providing opportunities for social impact  
  • Always present themselves in an appropriate manner, which reflects IGNITE, Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber students at large in a positive manner  
  • Create an open and consistent student feedback loop  
  • Engage with equity-seeking student groups and create outreach initiatives to gather feedback to better improve their student experience  
  • Develop and manage student-centric advocacy initiatives and feedback loop through listening sessions and daily student engagement 
  • Participate in assigned committees  

Administration  

  • Respond to e-mails, phone calls, and online interactions from students, co-workers, and partners 
  • Answer student journalism students by email or by an informal interview  
  • Develop an effective and appropriate continuity plan for the incoming Student Advocate 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Must be a current University of Guelph-Humber student or recent (Spring 2022) graduate
  • Must commit to full-time hours (35hrs/week)  throughout the length of your contract 
  • Have a passion for advocating for issues on behalf of students
  • Ability to think strategically, formulate and execute plans to meet organizational goals 
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making ability 
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment and oversee multiple projects 

About IGNITE

IGNITE Student Union (IGNITE) is a non-profit organization and the official student union representing more than 33,000 full-time students of Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber.  With offices located at the North and Lakeshore campuses, IGNITE provides students with exciting events, essential services, and leadership opportunities.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should fill out the application and attach their resume, cover letter and a copy of their current timetable (if applicable) below.

IGNITE is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a post-secondary environment.   

IGNITE is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our Human Resources Director will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.  

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required by the organization.

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