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Off-Campus Housing Services
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OCA Job Information
Paid leadership positions are available for students living off-campus!

  • Are you interested in developing your leadership skills?
  • Do you enjoy meeting other students and promoting services and programs?
  • Would you like to help foster a positive relationship with your off-campus community?

Western's Housing Mediation Service offers 20 positions as Off-Campus Advisors (OCA) to students who would like to work in the off-campus community during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Four Team Leader positions are available for the following areas: Newsletter, Social Media, Outreach and Events.

 
 

For questions, please contact: ochc@uwo.ca

 
 
 
OCA POSITION INFORMATION

Functions of the OCA

  • Be a knowledgeable resource for the community surrounding Western concerning issues, events and activities related to off-campus living
  • Cultivate opportunities for positive interaction amongst community members
  • Respond to questions or requests for support that develop in the community (Eg. Bylaws, rental rights, home security etc.)
  • Promote the use of helpful agencies and community resources
  • Work with student groups to promote issues important to students living off-campus

Duties of the OCA

  • Develop and distribute literature to members in the community as needed
  • On-call one week out of every five
  • Respond to emails requesting information and/or advice
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings and planning meetings as designated
  • Attend training and professional development sessions as designated
  • Conduct events for residence students moving off-campus
  • Document activities throughout the academic term
  • Encourage & participate in programs that help students integrate into the community

Terms of Employment

  • August 31, 2019 to April 30, 2020
  • Should reside in (or close to) designated area
  • New staff salary: $1,480 (8 payments of $185, includes $10/mo cell phone allowance)
  • Returning staff salary: $1,560 (8 payments of $195, includes $10/mo cell phone allowance)
  • Should reside in (or close to) designated area.
  • Must attend all training programs and staff meetings. OCA staff training runs from August 31, 2019 to September 4, 2019. An OCA Professional Development Day is scheduled for October 20, 2019

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TEAM LEADER POSITION INFORMATION

Duties of the Team Leader

In addition to their OCA responsibilities, each Team Leader is responsible for their area and supervising several OCAs at a time

  • Newsletter
  • Develop the internal and external newsletters
  • Create, implement and meet newsletter objectives and assign off-campus housing related/educational articles
  • Events
  • Implement team social events that encourage interaction and bonding
  • Plan community service events for Off-Campus Advisor participation
  • Outreach
  • Develop and implement promotional events for the Off-Campus Housing Service and Off-Campus Advisors
  • Develop and implement off-campus housing educational programs for students in residence
  • Social Media
  • Create off-campus housing educational videos
  • Manage the Off-Campus Housing social media accounts

Terms of Employment

  • August 30, 2019 to April 30, 2020
  • Should reside in (or close to) designated area
  • Salary: $2,160 (8 payments of $270 each, includes $10/month cell phone allowance)
  • Should reside in (or close to) designated area.
  • Must attend all training programs and staff meetings. OCA staff training runs from August 30, 2019 to September 4, 2019. An OCA Professional Development Day is scheduled for October 20, 2019

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