Western's Off Campus Housing Service

Division of Housing and Ancillary Services at Western University

OCA Job Information
Paid leadership positions are available for students living off-campus!

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 2015-2016 academic year.

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

One Assistant Team Leader position is available in the area of Residence Education.



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 (helping neighbours get to know each other).
  • Respond to questions or requests for support that develop in the community (i.e. bylaws, rental information, theft/security issues 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 four and during special time periods.
  • Respond to emails requesting information and/or advice.
  • Attend staff meetings and events as required.
  • Attend training sessions as designated.
  • Conduct presentations to residence students moving off-campus.
  • Document activities throughout the academic term.
  • Encourage programs that help students integrate into the community.

Terms of Employment

  • September 3rd, 2015 to April 30, 2016
  • Salary: $1, 320.00 (8 payments of $165 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 September 3rd, 2015 to September 7th, 2015.

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ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER POSITION INFORMATION

In addition to their OCA responsibilities, the Assistant Team Leader is responsible for their area as noted below:

Residence Education

  • Preparation and delivery of all aspects of residence education: posters, presentations, scripts, communication & other promotional requirements.
  • Organize and communicate with OCA’s regarding presentation and booth requirements.
  • Deliver feedback and reports on presentations to help improve future residence education programs.

Terms of Employment

  • September 2nd 2015 to April 30, 2016
  • Salary: $1,620.00 (8 payments of $202.50 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 September 3rd, 2015 to September 7th, 2015. In addition, Team Leaders must attend a special training day on September 2nd 2015.

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TEAM LEADER POSITION INFORMATION

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

Newsletter

  • Plan and implement six community newsletters during the academic year. Relate article topics to student/resident concerns at particular times of the year.
  • Plan and implement six internal newsletters for the OCAs.

Social & Administration

  • Ensure meeting & administrative details (minutes, birthdays, giveaways, etc.) are handled during academic year.
  • Plan and promote social events that encourage team building.

Community Outreach

  • Develop community-wide events (off-campus housing awareness, community contests, presentations, etc) and ensure OCA commitments are met.
  • Develop community service opportunities for OCA’s to attend & provide on-going information on other initiatives.

Social Media

  • Plan, create and edit monthly off-campus housing educational videos.
  • Creatively utilize social media sites to promote OCA and mediation services to students at Western

Terms of Employment

  • September 2nd, 2015 to April 30, 2016
  • Salary: $1,820.00 (8 payments of $227.50 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 September 3rd, 2015 to September 7th, 2015. In addition, Team Leaders must attend a special training day on September 2nd, 2015.

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