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OUSA Student Receptionist Position

OUSA Clubs and Societies

A day in the life of this role will typically involve cash handling, facilitating the bookings of rooms at OUSA Clubs & Societies, cleaning and tidying of the facilities, being aware of the services, facilities and personnel at OUSA Clubs & Societies, helping with the needs of the Clubs & Socs Recreation programme, and completing tasks designated by the Night Services Coordinator.

The best person for this role is someone who is super reliable, bubbly and full of personality, organised, can relate to and communicate with our students (great banter is a must), and is self-motivated.
Due to the nature of the position, a successful applicant will be put on a fixed term contract that ordinarily goes from Orientation Week until the end of exams with a mandatory shut down period during university holidays and summer school.

Applicants will be expected to work two shifts a week, one during the week (Monday-Friday 5:30pm-10:45pm or Friday 12:00-5:30pm) and one during the weekend (Saturday/Sunday 9:45am-3:15pm or 3:15pm-8:45pm). Applicants will also need to be available from late January to early February for training.

Applications are to be sent to michaela@ousa.org.nz and should include a cover letter and C.V. A formal job description is available on request. Applications close November 3rd, 2017.

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OUSA Advocate

OUSA Student Support

OUSA Student Support is here to help out students with any hassles, concerns, or questions. No matter what issue or challenge a student may be facing we are here to help! We focus on helping the student reach the best possible outcome for their situation. Our services are free, confidential, and available to any member of OUSA (Students’ at the University of Otago).

Student Support Advocates are our frontline support staff here to help students navigate life during their time at university, particularly when life is at its worst. The support we offer covers academic concerns, tenancy, financial hardship, wellbeing and pastoral care, and general advocacy and support.

We are a unique support hub for students at Otago because our door is always the right door when you need help. We act as case managers when a situation involves different departments and agencies; making sure that the right connections are made and the best outcomes for the student is achieved. In the morning you might be helping a student to arrange the paperwork for next year’s flat, in the afternoon you could be supporting a student in a time of serious distress. Because of the varied nature of what we do (and we literally do almost everything) you will need to be a dynamic and adaptable person who isn’t easily phased. You will also need to be able to see the big picture and make the right connections in a particular situation, and at the same time be able to get amongst the nitty gritty.

You will be joining a committed team of people who genuinely care and are here to make a difference.
OUSA is a dynamic environment to work in – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.

. The ideal candidate will have:
• A Relevant tertiary qualification such as law, psychology, social work
• 1-2 years’ experience in a support or advocacy position
• Knowledge of the tertiary education sector, community services, and the student demographic
• Written and oral communication skills, active listening/counselling skills, pastoral care skills, problem solving skills, flexible and adaptable, tidy presentation

Applicants should send their CV, completed OUSA application form (available here http://www.ousa.org.nz/home/work-at-ousa/ ) and a cover letter to the Student Support Manager (sage@ousa.org.nz). Applications close Sunday 5th November 2017 at 4pm.

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OUSA Orientation Receptionists

OUSA Main Office

Orientation Receptionists (3 positions available)

These positions are for a fixed term as Orientation is an annual one off event (17-25 February 2018) the employees will work shared shifts with other Receptionists. The hours of employment will depend on which shifts the Orientation Receptionists are rostered onto, but a position will not be offered to anyone not available for training all day on Friday, February 16, then 17 February 2018 until 25 February, and perhaps a shared shift Saturday 17 February 2018 - 11-2pm (People not available for all of these days need not apply.)

Apart from these dates, they will be expected to share shifts with other Receptionists, according to their availability.

The job involves undertaking the selling of tickets and Orientation passes to incoming students and members of the public, dealing with inquiries from people newly arrived to campus, and general reception duties, including the receipt and handling of lost property, assisting staff and executive as required, dealing effectively with students and members of the public, and using office equipment.

The candidates must be familiar with cash handling, know the campus environs well, be calm and friendly under stress and work well with others.

Shortlisted applicants must be able to demonstrate they are able to fit in with the existing roster.

Applications close on 3 November 2017 at 4pm.

Email applications to secretary@ousa.org.nz or ring Donna 479 5331 for further information

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OUSA Volunteer Coordinator and Campaigns Assistant

OUSA Student Support

Are you a people person with exceptional administration skills, a passion for volunteering, and a desire to promote student wellbeing?

The OUSA provides a diverse range of services to its 20,000 student members at the University of Otago. An autonomous body with registered charity status and independence from the University, OUSA offers activities and support to students including:

• A confidential support and welfare advice service, representation and advocacy
• Numerous recreation clubs and societies and the facilities to support these
• A varied events programme
• A student radio station (Radio One)
• An award-winning student magazine (Critic).

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, and hardworking person to join our team to coordinate volunteers across OUSA, coordinate the Class Representative System, and support the operations of our Student Support Centre.

If you are a team player, have a creative approach, are adaptable, and able to work under pressure then we want to hear from you.

You will be joining a committed team of people who genuinely care and are here to make a difference.
OUSA is a dynamic environment to work in – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values input from all staff.

. The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience working with volunteers
• Excellent time management and organisational skills, self-motivated
• Written and oral communication skills, active listening skills, problem solving skills, flexible and adaptable, creative approach, tidy presentation
• An understanding of student life, and the unique Otago experience
• A relevant tertiary qualification.
This is a fulltime fixed term position for 12 months, the start date is negotiable but ideally no later than the beginning of January 2018.

An application form and job description are available at http://www.ousa.org.nz/home/work-at-ousa/ applicants should send their CV, completed OUSA application form and a cover letter to the Student Support Manager (sage@ousa.org.nz). Applications close Friday 10th November 2017 at 4pm.

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