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NurseMentor Program Assistant, Dean's Office, Faculty of Nursing

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Job ID: 12656

Updated: May 17, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Dean's Office in the Faculty of Nursing is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time NurseMentor Program Assistant.

The NurseMentor Program Assistant reports to the Senior Manager, Communications. NurseMentor is a new and exciting online mentorship initiative aimed at University of Calgary nursing alumni and current nursing students. This initial contract is for the pilot phase of the project, to be launched in spring.

The mission of NurseMentor is to provide opportunities for professional and personal growth for current nursing students and registered nurse alumni for the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. The program achieves this mission via an online mentorship platform that: connects mentors and mentees to support and guide students' transition to practice; offers alumni the opportunity to become re-engaged with the faculty; and provides guidance to the newest generation of nurses. The role of the NurseMentor Program Assistant is to support the successful administration and delivery of this pilot phase and its potential related programs and events.

The initial pilot is expected to last for eight months. Some weekend/evening hours or on call periods may be required. If the pilot program is successful, the position may be extended.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Exercise sound judgment and decision making, within University guidelines, to ensure delivery of successful NurseMentor events and activities
  • Support the introduction of a NurseMentor pilot program by being first contact point with the IT project manager and software developer to ensure online product meets timelines and deliverables
  • Recruit students and alumni participants through outreach and follow-up communication
  • Assist in matching of mentors/mentees in conjunction with senior manager, communications
  • Provide guidance, support and act as point for contact for program participants
  • Assist in developing working budgets for review and approval
  • Evaluate the success of the pilot phase of the NurseMentor program implementation and make recommendations for changes to ensure continuous improvement; elicit qualitative feedback from participants; assess qualitative and quantitative feedback for evaluation purposes
  • Working with the faculty's digital communications specialist, identify changes to the NurseMentor website and provide regular updates
  • Liaise with internal and external contacts including IT project manager, software developers and senior manager, communications to identify potential issues and make recommendations for future

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum one year of program evaluation experience is preferred
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications or nursing is preferred (a degree/diploma in progress may be considered); knowledge of the Faculty of Nursing is a definite asset
  • Minimum one year of program evaluation experience is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills that facilitate multi-tasking; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint); some web development knowledge is a definite asset
  • A high degree of flexibility, the ability to anticipate and adapt quickly to changing priorities in an effective manner
  • The ability to problem solve is essential
  • Strong decision-making and time-management skills
  • Ability to meet multiple simultaneous deadlines
  • Capacity to adjust work schedule to meet multiple demands and pressures and a demonstrated ability to provide a consistently high level of service
  • Team player with ability to maintain positive relationships with staff, students, alumni and stakeholders across campus and external to the University
  • Knowledge of university culture, processes and procedures an asset
  • An understanding of the challenges nursing students face in transitioning to practice would be an asset

Application Deadline:  May 4, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.

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