Campus & Community
Program & Community Engagement Coordinator

Program & Community Engagement Coordinator

Residence Life creates an inclusive and vibrant community where students grow and develop to flourish in and out of the classroom. Through our residence community, students have a sense of belonging where they learn to live with, learn from, and take care of others, as well as themselves.

General Description:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Residence Life, the Program & Community Engagement Coordinator, organizes Residence-wide social, educational and leadership programming for over 250 Residence students aligned with our community’s values. The Program & Community Engagement Coordinator fosters meaningful relationships with both on campus and community partners to create engaging, student centered, programming. This position also co-manages the Residence programming budget with the Assistant Dean of Residence Life.

The Program & Community Engagement Coordinator incumbent must also be hired as a Residence Don at King’s. Therefore, applicants who are interested in the Program & Community Engagement position must also apply to be a Residence Don (part time) at King’s. The incumbent can expect to work 15-18 hours a week as a Residence Don and approximately 20 hours a week working as the Program & Community Engagement Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Residence-Wide Programming:
    • Create and implement a curriculum of academically enriching, health promoting, harm reducing and community building programs and activities.
    • Identify and develop relationships with both on campus and off campus partners, who are experienced in their field, to facilitate educational workshops for students.
    • Collaborate with other on campus partners like the Student Support Advisor, Equity Officer, Sexual Health & Safety Officer, Accessibility Officer, Athletics and more to co-create programming.
    • Lead the organization of key community events like Formal Meal, Maritime Night, Big Night, Mental Health Awareness Week and more.
    • Support community programming for the Scholars-in-Residence.
    • Provide programming support to the Don Team.
  • Residence Programming Communications:
    • Manage UKC Residence social media accounts including writing, designing, editing, and publishing content weekly.
    • Collaborate with the Student Communications Coordinator and the Website Manager to promote residence programs on other King’s media channels.
    • Collaborate with other on campus partners like the Student Support Advisor, Equity Officer, Sexual Health & Safety Officer, Athletics and more to promote their services within residence.
  • Co-Manage the Residence Programming Budget:
    • Allot funds from the Residence Programming budget to individual programs based on an assessment of funding needs in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Residence Life.
    • Prepare grant proposals and donation requests to help fund Residence Life programs.
    • Manage the acquisition of programming supplies and materials.
    • Provide administrative support to the Residence Don Team for program-related expenses and budgeting.
    • Organize and submit expense reports & reimbursement requests in accordance with King’s standards set by the Bursar’s office.
  • Administrative Duties:
    • Assess and evaluate the impact of residence programming and prepare reports on trends.
    • Review, assess and approve Don programming proposals.
    • Analyze assessment data to help improve future programming.
    • Manage supplies and materials for programming and events.
    • Support special projects as directed by Assistant Dean of Residence Life or the Dean of Students.
    • Assist in the Residence Don and Patrol team training program as needed.
    • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

The Program & Community Engagement Coordinator will be a trusted and enthusiastic community builder with a passion for working with youth to support their personal growth and development.

Additional qualifications, skills and experience include:

  • At least one (1) year of experience working in Residence Life at an educational institution or experience in program delivery in a similar field (e.g. youth, mental health, community development).
  • Ability to cultivate a sense of belonging for students of diverse cultures, worldviews and lived experiences.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating programming.
  • Possess a high level of creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience managing multiple competing tasks and priorities.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to support and advance equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging within the residence community through residence programming initiatives.

Employment Equity Statement:

The University of King’s College is committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, persons who are neurodivergent, folks from rural communities (especially rural Atlantic Canada), and all candidates who would contribute to the diversification of our community.

Our goal is to have a diverse Residence Team that represents the lived experiences and worldviews of our student population. Members of these groups are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

Duration of Assignment:

The appointment will formally commence on July 1, 2023, for a 12-month contract. The duration of the contract is subject to change based on budgetary approval.


Remuneration for the Program & Community Engagement Coordinator is combined with the Residence Don remuneration.

Program & Community Engagement Coordinator Remuneration:

 $20 per hour plus 4% vacation pay.

Don Remuneration:

Remuneration for the Don position is comprised of taxable benefits (housing and food) and stipends.

Taxable Benefits: 

  • Housing accommodation for the duration of the contract.
    • This is a taxable benefit, and the total value of this benefit will depend on the accommodation type assigned to successful candidates in their offer letter.
  • Food accommodation during the academic year.
    • Dons are expected to take meals in Prince Hall (dining hall) regularly to assist in building relationships with their community. Dons are assigned the 14 meals per week plan. This is a taxable benefit, valued at approximately $4,200.
      • Dons can upgrade their meal plan and can pay the difference between the 14-meal plan and their chosen meal plan at their own expense.


  • Dons also receive a $500 stipend per term ($1000 total) as remuneration for on-call This stipend is paid out at the end of each term.

Application Process:

Interested candidates can apply for this opportunity by completing our online application form for the Residence Don position. Through this online form, applicants will be asked to indicate their interest in applying for the Program & Community Engagement Coordinator position.

UKC Residence Don and Programming & Community Engagement Coordinator Application Form

The application deadline is March 12, 2023, at 11:59pm. The application form will automatically close when the deadline has passed.