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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 Off-Campus Advisor (OCA) positions to students who would like to work in the off-campus community during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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

 
Application deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
 

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

  • September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021
  • New staff salary: $1,520 (8 payments of $190, includes $10/mo cell phone allowance)
  • Returning staff salary: $1,600 (8 payments of $200, 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 Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

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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
  • Develop content for the Off-Campus Housing social media accounts

Terms of Employment

  • September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021
  • Salary: $2,200 (8 payments of $275 each, includes $10/month cell phone allowance)
  • Should reside in (or close to) designated area.
  • Must attend all training programs and staff meetings. OCA and Team Leader staff training runs from Friday, September 4, 2020 to Tuesdsay, September 8, 2020.

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