Staff Information

Overview

UTM Across Canada requires the participation of staff members that travel with the group to provide safety support, program facilitation, and transportation to students. Staff are selected based on their demonstrated crisis response, program facilitation skills, driving ability, and travel experience as related to the selected opportunity. 

The staff responsibilities in this program include:

  • Crisis management, emergency response, safety protocols, and critical thinking;
  • Leading a group of 10 students through various provincal destinations (including travelling on flights when appropriate, driving the group van, staying in shared accommodations, and navigating meal times);
  • Pre and post departure trainings and reflections;
  • Facilitating an educational program based around the culturally, historically, geographically unique aspects of Canada in the regions that are visited;
  • Managing a budget, handling trip logistics, and maintaining a schedule.

The potential for personal and professional growth for staff participating in this program is great. The areas where skills can be developed cover much of the CACUSS competencies and can be used for each individual in their own professional development plan.

 The staff responsibilities align well with the following CACUSS competencies:

  • Communication;
  • Intercultural Fluency;
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion;
  • Leadership, Management, and Administration;
  • Student advising, support, and advocacy;
  • Student learning and development.

Important Dates

Date Description
September 11 - October 2, 2017 Staff support applications for Fall 2017
Late October 2017 Selection committee decisions communicated to staff
November  2017 Program orientation sessions
Early April 2018

Pre Departure training sessions

April 24 - May 4, 2018* Travel Period
(Exact dates will be confirmed by late October. Travel will last for 9 days and 8 nights.)
Mid May 2018 Post travel reflection session

Requirements

  • Age 25 or older as of April 15, 2018 (this is an insurance requirement to drive the vans);
  • Valid Canadian Driver's License with a driving record in good standing;
  • Willing to obtain a driver's abstract if selected;
  • Comfortable driving a mini-van through unfamilar roads;
  • Ability to deliver program curriculum and facilitate daily reflection sessions;
  • Previous knowledge of destinations is considered an asset;
  • Ability to obtain valid First Aid Certification prior to travel dates.

Application Process

  • Interested staff should complete the application detailing the training and experiences that would make them a good fit for the program;
  • Applications will close at 11:59 pm on October 2, 2017;
  • Decisions will be sent out in late October 2017;
  • For additional information please contact us at utmacrosscanada@utoronto.ca.