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Coordinator, Peer Tutoring Program

Up to 15 hours/week in Summer @ approx.$16.55/hour 

Up to 10 hours/week in Fall/Winter @ approx. $16.55/hour 

Job Description

Peer Tutoring provides academic success support to students enrolled in Faculty of Health courses. Reporting to the Student Success Coordinator, the Peer Tutoring Coordinator will work with student leaders from the student clubs to continue to develop, plan and organize the Peer Tutoring Program.

Organizational Status

This position reports directly to the Student Success Coordinator and works in cooperation with the Heads of Calumet & Stong Colleges, the Director, Student & Academic Services & Strategic Initiative, the Manager, Student Success and Stakeholder Engagement, the Student Success Coordinators, the Administrative & Events Coordinator, and student organizations.

Work Performed – Basic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews all Calumet and Stong Colleges materials related to Peer Tutoring
  • Meets with Calumet and Stong Colleges leaders (Heads of Colleges, staff leaders and student leaders) to gain an understanding of the vision and the work currently being undertaken within the Colleges
  • Conducts literature searches and environmental scans and writes reports related to Peer Tutoring
  • Facilitate regular meetings and ongoing communication with Club Peer Tutoring Coordinators
  • Create content and resources to be used in the Peer Tutoring program
  • Develop professional development modules for the Peer Tutors and Club Peer Tutoring Coordinators
  • Create and revise training for new Peer Tutors
  • Communicates with college administration and faculty members and attends all Calumet College and Stong College Offices’ team meetings as required
  • Assists in analyzing the effectiveness of the Peer Tutoring program, e.g., evaluation forms, reflection exercises, etc.
  • Actively participates and contributes to the Colleges social media channels by posting, liking, commenting, on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok
  • Maintains and updates a policy and procedures manual related to the Peer Tutoring Program
  • Participates in mandatory training and office orientation
  • Maintains and updates a comprehensive set of records
  • Consistently acts as a role model by abiding by the Student Code of Conduct; takes a proactive approach in building a community based on mutual respect, consideration and open-mindedness.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of on-campus events including creating event materials and presentations and monitors registration for events
  • Attends all training sessions and meetings, unless in direct conflict with a class, including regular update meetings with the Heads of the Colleges.  Informs supervisors of any conflicts well in advance if attendance is not possible
  • Liaises with other resources available at York for student academic success such as the Learning Commons at Scott Library, the Writing Centre and Learning Skills
  • Plan activities and assists with overall program strategic planning
  • Completes other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • A commitment to student engagement, learning and peer mentorship
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Teaching, coaching, and/or facilitation experience an asset
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Experience in program design or policy planning is an asset
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in peer leading situations                                
  • Computing competency with basic spreadsheets (Excel), word processing and knowledge of PowerPoint is required
  • Experience in program design or policy planning is an asset
  • Knowledge of Survey Monkey, MachForms and/or Event Brite (or desire to learn) is an asset
  • Demonstrated participation in and/or knowledge of Student Success Programs at Calumet and Stong Colleges is required
  • Knowledge of York’s services and resources for students and of campus life.
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence, public speaking and presentation proficiency
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take on new initiatives
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as a member of a team with students, volunteers, staff and faculty
  • Students who are a good fit for this position are approachable, knowledgeable and open to learning about themselves and others. They will show high levels of Emotional Intelligence combined with excellent adaptability and organizational skills

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