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Coordinators

USC Coordinators positions are held by undergraduate students. Coordinators work to engage students in meaningful extracurricular pursuits, while supporting the programming interests and advocacy platforms of the USC Executive. As resource providers, service programmers, event planners, social educators, policy writers and creative designers, Coordinators contribute immensely to the overall student experience at Western.

Applications close:  March 27th @ 11:59pm

VP University Affairs Portfolio

The Academic Coordinator will support the Vice-President University Affairs in their mandate to represent the interests of all undergraduate students at Western University by conducting research; drafting; revising, and reviewing policy; assisting in the coordination of ongoing academic advocacy initiatives; and liaising with the USC’s Advocacy Services Department in accordance with the USC’s academic initiatives and priorities.

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The Student Appeals Support Centre (SASC) exists to assist and educate students by providing confidential assistance and support for undergraduate students looking to navigate situations of conflict or appeal with the university.

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The Student Experience Coordinator will support the Vice-President University Affairs in their mandate to represent the interests of all undergraduate students at Western University by conducting research; drafting; revising, and reviewing policy; assisting in the coordination of ongoing advocacy initiatives; and liaising with the USC’s Advocacy Services Department in accordance with the USC’s internal initiatives and priorities.

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The Wellness Equity Coordinator is expected to manage and maintain the Accessibility Committee, and co-chair the Mental Health Roundtable with the AVP University Affairs. They are also responsible for policy work and research related to accessibility, mental health, and equity based issues on campus. Finally, the Wellness Equity Coordinator will assist the Vice President University Affairs in the implementation of intersectional, equity-focused programming and advocacy projects for the student body.

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VP External Affairs Portfolio

Support the Vice President External Affairs in their mandate to represent the interests of all undergraduate students at Western University by conducting research; drafting, revising, and reviewing policy; assisting in the coordination of ongoing advocacy initiatives; and liaising with the USC’s Advocacy Services Department. This role is focused on the work being done municipally, provincially and federally, including collaborative work through the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) and Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU). The priorities of this work includes, but is not limited to transit, student health and wellness, off-campus safety, sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, and student finances & assistance. 

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VP Orientation & Programming Portfolio

The EnviroUSC Coordinator is expected to promote sustainability amongst the student body and broader campus community through programming, campaigns, and initiatives. The Coordinator shall also bring awareness to key environmental issues affecting the student body and/or campus community and empower the student body and campus community to make progressive, sustainable changes. Finally, the Enviro USC Coordinator shall work with the USC Executive and student groups on campus to ensure programming, policies, and operations are environmentally-friendly and sustainable.

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The Ethnocultural Support Services Coordinator is expected to promote a culturally, ethnically, racially, and religiously inclusive campus community, in which students’ unique backgrounds are embraced and celebrated. The Coordinator is expected to do this work through the Services’ programming; by advocating on recommendations that have been endorsed by the USC Council and/or Executive; and by researching and collecting student voices on the issues concerning inclusivity on campus and in the London community.

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The Health Promotions Coordinator is expected to educate and promote sexual health and wellness, health and safety issues, and wellness services offered on campus. In this role, you will: manage the USC’s free the dot. program (the USC’s free menstrual and sexual health products program); execute educational programming on the topic of sexual wellness; advocate for issues related to sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response that have been endorsed by the USC Council and/or Executive; and organize campaigns to break down the stigma associated with sexual health issues that affect students.

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This role supports the Vice President Orientation & Programming with larger, multi-service projects and the promotion of the Peer Programs on campus. The Peer Programs Coordinator utilizes an intersectional lens when providing programming support, and prioritizes equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppression when working with marginalized communities on campus in affiliation with the VP Orientation & Programming.

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The Public Arts Coordinator will promote the creation and awareness of students’ art through programming and other initiatives, online and in person. In this role, you will execute programming to engage with students and promote all forms of art, encouraging artistic expression and exploration; implement some of the USC’s biggest artistic events, namely Nuit Violette and the Festival of Arts; and collaborate with other files under the Orientation & Programming portfolio to promote artistic endeavors.

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The Student Events Coordinator is expected to support the Vice President Orientation & Programming in the development and implementation of all event-based programming in the portfolio. This includes brainstorming event ideas based on student feedback, budgeting, and organizing event logistics. The Student Events Coordinator works with a variety of stakeholders throughout the organization and on campus, and constantly works in a team environment.

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As Team USC Coordinator, you will lead a group of student ambassadors in order to bolster the USC’s ability to engage, reach, and receive feedback from the broader undergraduate and professional student body. Through a series of programs, initiatives, and campaigns, you will work to foster student engagement in, generate awareness of, and garner feedback on the USC. This programming includes, but is not limited to, USC Day in September; Late-Night Breakfast during high-stress periods; and supporting House Olympics programming.

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VP Student Services Portfolio

The Charity Coordinator promotes volunteerism amongst the student body by maintaining relationships with local charitable organizations to recruit and promote opportunities for students; administering volunteer opportunities through the USC; executing fundraising initiatives; and facilitating charity events throughout the year.

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Create a positive and supportive environment for the student leaders on Western’s campus involved in
the clubs community. In this role, you will oversee the development, review, and enforcement of all
policies related to the clubs community. You will also work with the Clubs Governance Board to bring
students’ great ideas to life and ratify new clubs each year.

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Under the direction of the Vice President Student Services, the Clubs Support Coordinator oversees
day-to-day activities of the Clubs system, including clubs governance, clubs training and clubs events. The Clubs Support Coordinator assists with projects, which will include Clubs Week, Club Town Halls, Clubs Appreciation, Clubs ratification and Clubs policy procedures.

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The Early Outreach Coordinator shall promote post-secondary opportunities to youth in the London
community to help them discover their passions and abilities. In this role, you will act as the Program
Director for the USC’s Early Outreach Leadership Conference — a weekend-long conference on both the
Western and Fanshawe campuses aimed at students for whom structural barriers may make
post-secondary education inaccessible. You will establish professional relationships with campus and community partners; assist in the selection and training of student volunteers; and execute all
programming and initiatives.

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The Food Support Services Coordinator is expected to work to reduce food insecurity on campus by providing quality and accessible food to students by administering the USC’s Food Bank. In addition to managing the Food Support Service, its food hamper system, and various food drives, the Coordinator will also have the opportunity to educate students on food insecurity and address food-security stigma on campus through online and in-person campaigns and initiatives.

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The Gender Equality Network (GEN) Coordinator is expected to educate Western University’s campus on issues of gender equality and gender diversity by providing comprehensive and diverse educational programming through events, speaker series, conferences, and collaborative initiatives with various on-campus groups and community partners. Through an intersectional and feminist lens, GEN recognizes issues of gender equality and diversity as topical and relevant discussion for university campuses. GEN also makes active efforts to reach out to students of all genders to provide feminist resources in the community. GEN will liaise with other campus groups and organizations on campus and in London to create shared advocacy initiatives and programs to ensure that Western a welcoming and intersectional space for all. 

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Under the direction of the Vice President Student Services, the Governance Coordinator will provide policy writing and governance support to the portfolio.

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Work collaboratively with the AVP Student Services and the Vice-President Student Services to facilitate the Grants Program, presiding over the disbursement of the Grant Fund. [Read more] [Apply]

The Peer Support Coordinator is expected to manage and maintain the USC Peer Support Centre (PSC), including all its programs, services and operations, but not limited to: volunteer management and public education programming. They will oversee all logistical aspects of the Center and work alongside other stakeholders in the program. The AVP Student Services will support the Peer Support Coordinator.

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The PrideUSC Coordinator is expected to facilitate programming and initiatives that promote the inclusivity and acceptance of all genders and sexualities amongst the student body. As well, the Coordinator will develop a variety of campaigns and educational resources dispelling misunderstandings related to gender and sexuality. Finally, you will work with the USC Executive to ensure the organization’s work is intersectional, inclusive, and equitable.

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VP Communications & Public Affairs Portfolio

The Brand Journalism Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to author stories for USC Voice. The position
will report to the Vice President Communications & Public Affairs, and receive assignments, deadlines,
and support from the AVP Communications & Public Affairs. 

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The Campaigns Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to ideate, manage, and executive campaigns for the USC in an effort to bolster the organization’s communications efforts. The position will report to the Vice President Communications & Public Affairs, and receive assignments, deadlines, and support from the AVP Communications & Public Affairs. 

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Under the direction of the Vice-President Communications & Public Affairs (VP-CPA), the Community Engagement Coordinator will spearhead student engagement initiatives with a direct focus on bringing students closer to the USC. The USC offers incredible services, operations, initiatives, and programs that all students should know about so they engage with the USC in ways that best suit them. The focus of this position is to engage with the USC’s internal leaders and create communications methods to inform the student body. This could be through a newsletter, the USC Now app, community building initiatives, or through social media initiatives with the support of the USC’s Campaigns Coordinator. 

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