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New Student Orientation Week Coordinator (NSO) - Office of the Vice President Academic

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Date of Posting: 
January 27, 2016
Office of the Vice President Academic
New Student Orientation Week Coordinator
Hours of Work: 

3 hours per week (February 22nd - May 1st, 2016)
37.5 hours per week (May 1st – September 10th, 2016)

$11.27 per hour (vacation pay included)

February 22nd to September 10th, 2016 (Hours flexible including days, evenings, and weekends)

The NSO (New Student Orientation) coordinator is a unique opportunity for a current UPEI student. The successful applicant will be mentored in communications, event planning, leadership and other critical skills in order to successfully organize and run orientation week for 700 incoming UPEI students. We are looking for someone who has the energy, natural leadership skills and the organization skills necessary to sustain 5 months of planning and one very busy week. No previous experience or knowledge of orientation week required.


• Work with the Manager Student Engagement and Retention to develop and deliver NSO Program for fall 2016
• Facilitate community and business partnerships for Orientation Week
• Recruit and lead a team of 70+ student volunteers to deliver the Orientation Week
• Utilize various modes of communication, including Facebook pages, Twitter and the UPEI NSO webpage, to communicate with students and respond to questions and requests
• Maintain statistical data for various aspects of NSO activities and events
• Monitor and maintain an NSO budget
• Work with Manager Student Engagement and Retention on various projects related to transitioning students into their first year at UPEI
• Other related and administrative duties as required


• Minimum of 2nd year standing
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience in a leadership role
• Be a self-starter; the ability to work with minimal supervision
• Familiarity with computers and social media platforms
• Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
• Hold a valid driver’s license

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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