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Orientation Administrative Coordinator

Date: April, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): Orientation & Community Events Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Federation Orientation Committee (student staff)
Location: Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The position is designed to act in two equal capacities – one as an Orientation Advisor responsible for the organization and implementation of a comprehensive and intentional Orientation program, and one as an administrative support unit for undergraduate Orientation.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Manage and guide the Feds FOC (Federation Orientation Committee) team – a team of six student leaders hired to create and execute “cross campus” programming for new students during Orientation Week.



2.  Provide support assistance to the Federation of Students’ Orientation & Community Events Manager through the creation of logistics and programming materials in preparation for the Orientation program.



3.  Provide support assistance to all 6 Faculty Orientation Advisors and student teams as needed.

Position Requirements


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree.


Familiarity with Waterloo Orientation is required. Experience as a previous member of the Federation Orientation Committee is an asset. Budget management experience is an asset. Competencies will include analytical thinking, volunteer management, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Should have experience communicating to a diverse audience through various mediums.


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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Is the primary manager of a student staff team which occasionally requires disagreement resolution and conflict management. Additionally, confidentiality is expected in the hiring and selection process of these student staff and student volunteers.

Level of Responsibility:

The position is responsible and accountable for the Orientation events run by the Federation of Students during Orientation Week.

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for decision-making within the scope of Federation-run Orientation events, including matters pertaining to the budget.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an administrative office environment. Shares office space with a student staff member.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions.