UofT is hiring the FCO Peer Mentorship Coordinator!

 

UofT is hiring the FCO Peer Mentorship Coordinator!

 

The goals of the FCO Peer Mentorship Program are to assist students with family responsibilities with finding resources, services, programs, and spaces that will help with school and family balance.

 

Duties:

Under the direction of the Family Care Advisor & Outreach Coordinator, the Peer Mentorship Coordinator will:

  • Assist in promoting the FCO Student Parent Peer Mentorship Program
  • Outreach, train, and coordinate mentors
  • Act as a mentor, including as an in-office mentor once a week for two hours and online student activities.
  • Provide a supportive environment for mentors and mentees to meet, socialize, and reflect on their experience as mentors
  • Assist with providing peer mentors with opportunities to develop their leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate with mentors on a regular basis, as well as keep track of mentors’ interactions with peers and record them.
  • Assist in assigning mentors to various outreach events and keep track of their attendance.
  • Assist in the CCR recognition of the mentors activities through a reflection activity.
  • Attend meetings at FCO to reflect on and discuss mentorship-related issues when needed.

 

The Coordinator will be involved in several minor research projects. The Coordinator will assume other duties as requested.

 

 

Qualifications/experience:

  • Experience integrating/managing studies and own family responsibilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Well-organized
  • Able to work independently and show initiative
  • Demonstrated interest in community development, public education, sociology, equity issues, advocacy.
  • Creative thinking and a sense of humour are essential.

 

CCR Competencies:

  • Goal-setting and prioritization
  • Decision-making and action
  • Leadership
  • Fostering inclusivity and equity
  • Creativity

 

Official Description to appear on CCR Record (255 characters)

The Peer Mentor Coordinator plans and organizes peer mentor schedules, develops and coordinates outreach materials, implements peer mentor/mentee social events, and acts as a student parent mentor.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be registered in an undergraduate or graduate program on a full-time or part-time basis (i.e., registered for at least 2.0 credits over the fall/winter sessions).
  • Be taking at least 40% of a full course load for the entire fall/winter period of study – no course load averaging is permitted

 

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to: family.care@utoronto.ca

U OF T – FAMILY CARE OFFICE

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About the Family Care Office:

The mission of the Family Care Office is to assist individuals who are navigating the challenges of integrating family responsibilities with education and/or work.