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Orientation & Member Transitions Manager

Date: August, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): President & General Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Orientation Administrative Coordinator, Orientation Programs Assistant
Department: Federation of Students


Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

This position is responsible for developing programs and systems within the Federation of Students that smooth student transitions from applicant to new student, on-campus student to off-campus student, and from student to alumni from the perspective of their involvement in all activities of the Federation of Students. This position coordinates and oversees a number of events and programs occurring on- and off-campus throughout the year, which are campus-wide in nature.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Responsible for the implementation and achievement of Annual Plans



2.  Responsible for new student, off-campus student, and alumni connections and programming:



3.  Oversees the implementation of organization goals and strategies into all campus Orientation activities:



4.  Responsible for developing and maintaining enhanced relationships with on-campus and community partners:



5.  Provides support, direction, leadership, coordination and/or expert advice to the Executive Committee on issues relating to community relations and events:

Position Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Masters in a related field an asset.


5 years progressive management experience in student affairs and student development. Experience working with student governments and demonstrated understanding of student government cultures is essential.  


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Basic Basic Basics Not required

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, communicates with the Executive, the General Manager, the Research & Policy Officer, and employees from Marketing & Communications Department and Campus Life Department.  Externally, this position will have significant contact with politicians, university administrators, and civil staff from all levels of government.

Level of Responsibility:

The position is responsible for the continuous advancement of priorities identified by the President, General Manager and Students’ Council.

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible and accountable for establishing the priorities for the department and addressing the changes to strategic plans by consulting directly with the President and General Manager as appropriate.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an office position.

Working Environment:

With the dynamic nature of student government, the working environment is atypical of a traditional office position. The student leaders, including the President, change over each year providing for a potential shift in priorities and goals each year.  Position may include some travel.  Evenings and Weekends as required.