Summer Volunteer Coordinator
The successful candidate will be expected to perform the responsibilities of an office manager, volunteer
coordinator, and promotions manager as well as other related tasks for the Peers program. As an office
manager and volunteer coordinator the individual will be expected to manage the budget, maintain regular
communication with Peer volunteers, and provide empathic listening and assistance to students who contact the
Peer office over the summer. The Coordinator must adhere to confidentiality policies within the program. As
the promotions manager, the individual will be expected to plan and implement marketing of the program on the
Fort Garry Campus. In addition, the individual will assist program trainers in preparing training materials,
network with on and off campus groups, and coordinate all Peers program activities throughout the summer
session. This position also requires planning for the regular session program. The incumbent will work under
the direction of the Student Advocacy office and report to the Peers Steering Committee.
- Plan the September Orientation Weekend
- Maintain office hours and assist student contacts
- Complete volunteer selection process tasks as required
- Correspond with incoming peers throughout the summer
- Develop summer newsletter
25 hrs per week for approximately 16 weeks. Certain time periods will require more flexible hours than others.
Must be available for some evenings and weekends for promotional events.
May, 2007. Exact date is negotiable.
Qualifications & Eligibility:
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, particularly in active-listening and crisis intervention (must have
previously completed training in this area)
Familiarity with campus and community resources
Excellent leadership, managerial, organizational, and teamwork skills
Knowledge and skill in promotions is essential
Computer skills required (Microsoft Publisher, Excel, Word)
Experience in Peers: Students Helping Students or a related program is an asset
Ability to meet the needs of a flexible program schedule is highly desirable
The incumbent must be registered as a student or the 2007- 2008 Regular Session. Graduation from a related
field is preferred.
Hourly rate plus 4% vacation pay. A stipend may be offered to the incumbent for training prior to the start date,
if the incumbent is available.
Closing Date: Thursday, April 5, 2007 by 4:00 p.m.
Submit Resume to: Heather Morris
Student Advocacy office
519 University Centre
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Email: Heather_Morris@UManitoba.ca Fax: 474-7567