Job Posting: CRS Summer Course Coordinator

Job Type: Contract (10 months)
Location: Toronto, ON, CANADA; Industry: Education
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Date Posted: August 28, 2018

JOB TITLE: Summer Course Coordinator, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

TYPE OF POSITION: Part Time Contract – 10 months with a possibility of renewal

SALARY: $1,500 per month for 10 months (Sept. 30, 2018 – July 30, 2019)

HOURS: Flexible, average 10 hours per week, with understanding that full-time on-site presence is required for duration of Summer Course (May 6-10, 2019).

CLOSING DATE FOR POSITION: September 7, 2018 @4pm EDT


  1. A) Responsibility for overseeing the design, coordination and facilitation of the Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration;
  2. B) Responsibility for the overall operation of the Course, including financial matters, website updates, and recruitment as well as supervision of the Summer Course interns.


  • Working under the supervision of the CRS Academic Course Director (faculty member at York), develop course curriculum and recruit guest faculty from university, government and NGO sectors to present at the course;
  • Liaise with local settlement organizations and other groups, as needed, for off-site activities and visits;
  • Critically review all required course readings and develop points of curricular cohesion;
  • Manage the course website, Twitter feed and Facebook page;
  • Develop a marketing campaign for Summer Course 2019;
  • Support the hiring process and provide supervision of course interns;
  • Oversee the selection process of participants and subsidy awards;
  • Liaise with on-campus housing and manage room bookings for participants;
  • Liaise with other York partners (e.g. bookstore, catering companies);
  • Facilitate the entire Summer Course and oversee all aspects of course direction;
  • Write final report for the Summer Course;
  • Ability to meet with Academic Director of Summer Course at CRS (York University’s Keele campus) on bi-weekly basis;
  • Other duties as required.


Doctoral student or PhD with expertise in the field of Refugee Studies and/or cognate areas; experience with curriculum development desired; program or project management preferred.


  1. Strong communication skills, including excellent verbal and written English skills (editing and composing documents) and the ability to summarize complex ideas, as well as the cross-cultural communication skills needed to work effectively in an international, intercultural, academic atmosphere. French language ability desirable.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  3. Knowledge of and/or experience in Refugee Studies.
  4. Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, take initiative and solve problems.
  5. Strong financial administration skills (spreadsheet bookkeeping and reporting).
  6. Excellent supervisory skills.
  7. Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task and demonstrated ability to organize events (e.g., conferences, lectures).
  8. Advanced knowledge of MS-Office software (especially Word and Excel), email software packages.

Please submit by email (subject heading:  CRS Summer Course Coordinator Job) a CV and cover letter including the names of at least two references no later than September 7th, 2018 at 4pm EDT to:

Michele Millard Coordinator
Centre for Refugee Studies