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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 2018-2019 academic year.

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

 
 

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 e-mails 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 and participate in programs that help students integrate into the community.

Terms of Employment

  • September 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.
  • 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: $1560 (8 payments of $195, includes $10/mo cell phone allowance).
  • Must attend all training programs and staff meetings. OCA staff training runs from September 1, 2018 to September 5, 2018. An OCA Professional Development Day is scheduled for October 14, 2018.

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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 educational articles.
  • Engagement
  • Encourage team bonding through social events.
  • Develop and implement off-campus housing educational programs for students in residence.
  • Community Outreach
  • Develop and implement promotional events for the Off-Campus Housing Service and Off-Campus Advisors.
  • Plan community service events for Off-Campus Advisor participation.
  • Social Media
  • Create off-campus housing educational videos.
  • Manage the off-campus housing social media accounts.

Terms of Employment

  • September 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.
  • Should reside in (or close to) designated area.
  • Salary: $2,160 (8 payments of $270 each, includes $10/month cell phone allowance).
  • Must attend all training programs and staff meetings. OCA staff training runs from September 1, 2018 to September 5, 2018. An OCA Professional Development Day is scheduled for October 14, 2018.

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