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University of Alberta

Reporting to the Supervisor, Residence Life – Education and Leadership, the Coordinator, Residence Transition and Education supports the Residence Education and Leadership portfolio, which directly and substantially contributes to the development and operations of Residence as a Learning Environment.  The Coordinator, Residence Transition and Education is a key contributor to the development and delivery of specialized programming in residences, including: student-staff training and leadership development, transition and orientation programming (including BaseCamp and Eastern Ascent), living-learning communities and programs (cohort floors), community engagement and service (Engage Edmonton), residence wide-educational initiatives (bystander training, mental health week, etc.), and population specific programming (e.g. Aboriginal and LBGTQ programming).  The Coordinator, Residence Transition and Education also provides oversight for a group of student programming staff.


  • Coordinates the development, delivery, and assessment of the BaseCamp first-year orientation program for over 1800 students and the Eastern Ascentand Block Party programs; this includes significant and complex management of bookings, program planning, and working with partner organizations to realize the successful event execution
  • Works with the Supervisor, Residence Life – Education and Leadership on the assessment and evolving goals of orientation programming and implementing their directives
  • Coordinates training and programming for Orientation Mentors
  • Coordinates the selection processes (some in partnership with the relevant student association representatives) for hiring the student staff
  • Responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of Student Staff Training; develops, administers, and examines assessment of outcomes for Student Staff Training
  • Coordinates the development and delivery of ongoing leadership and professional development opportunities for student staff and residents at large
  • Assists in the development and delivery of two Alternative Reading Week  Service Learning opportunities for residence students
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community organizations in the Edmonton area
  • Develops and manages Engage Edmonton, a local Community
  • Service project to facilitate opportunities for greater student participation and community impact
  • Supports the development of co- and extra- curricular learning opportunities for students, such as cohorts in partnership with Faculties
  • Oversees the living-learning theme communities in various residences (e.g. active living and wellness, volunteer and services, etc.) in collaboration with the respective Residence Coordinator
  • Coordinates special educational programs that address holistic student development (e.g. alcohol education, sexuality and equality, etc.)