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SOS Coordinator Recruitment

We typically recruit SOS Coordinators in February/March each year.

SOS Coordinators are senior Peer Leaders with an in depth knowledge of SOS programming. They assist with the day-to-day management of SOS programs and report directly to the College Academic Coordinator.

We typically recruit for the following positions each year:

Summer

  • Peer Mentor Coordinator (Science) / Advising Assistant
  • Peer Helper Coordinator (Lassonde)
  • Mathematics Background Preparation Mentor / Advising Assistant
  • PASS Coordinator

Fall/Winter

  • Class Represenative Coordinator
  • Peer Mentor Coordinator (Science)
  • Peer Helper Coordinator (Lassonde)
  • PASS Coordinator
  • Peer Tutor Coordinator
  • Planning & Training Coordinator

See below to learn more about the responsibilities of each position.

Eligibility

Read HERE to check eligibility requirements.

Application Process

You will be asked to attach the documents listed below.

  • A Resume/CV and Personal Statement combined into one PDF file.
  • An unofficial copy of your student transcript as a PDF. Screen captures of transcript reports are acceptable.

Job Duties

All SOS Coordinators may be required to:

  • Assist the College Academic Coordinator in the recruitment and training of new SOS Leaders.
  • Assist the College Academic Coordinator with the tracking and evaluating of SOS programs.
  • Plan, organize and run numerous events throughout the year.
  • Collaborate with other SOS Coordinators to support student learning.
  • Keep records of meeting attendance and report regularly on their progress to the College Academic Coordinator.
  • Serve as a senior mentor for other SSMs and responds effectively to crisis situations providing support and de-escalation.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of a SOS recognition program to motivate and appreciate their leaders.
  • Assist with the development of learning activities and materials to support their SOS program.
  • Participate in the implementation of a training program for their program.
  • Liaise with current students and student leaders at York on matters pertaining to leadership development.
  • Write and send out regular communication to all volunteer or paid student leaders within their program.
  • Cultivate a sense of community and pride amongst Bethune College students.

Specific Summer SOS Coordinators will have additional responsibilities related to their unique role:

  • Peer Mentor Coordinator (Science) / Advising Assistant
    • Work in the Faculty of Science Advising Office to mentor and advise incoming first-year students
    • Evaluate, schedule and plan seminars for the Fall/Winter semesters
    • Recruit and Hire Peer Mentors for the Fall/Winter semesters
    • Match incoming first-year students with Peer Mentors
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of York Orientation Day (including attending York Orientation Day and York Orientation Day training)
    • Assist with SOS events such as recruitment, socials and SOS open house
    • Assist with advertising SOS services and events
  • Peer Helper Coordinator (Lassonde)
    • Work in the Lassonde Student Welcome & Support Centre to mentor and advise incoming first-year students
    • Develop learning activities and materials
    • Assist with the planning of engagement programming including Academic Orientation
    • Provide peer-to-peer support for incoming students through the development of resources and social media engagement
  • Mathematics Background Preparation Mentor / Advising Assistant
    • Assist in the implementation of the ALEKS mathematics preparation software
    • Monitor e-mails from incoming students to solve technical issues
    • Work closely with a faculty member to create educational materials for incoming Science and Lassonde students
    • Hold regular office hours for incoming Science and Lassonde students to ask questions about mathematics preparation
    • Work in the Faculty of Science or Lassonde School of Engineering Advising Office to mentor and advise incoming first-year students
  • PASS Coordinator
    • Recruit and hire PASS leaders
    • Schedule all PASS sessions in collaboration with the Bethune College office
    • Plan and facilitate 20-hour PASS leader training (late August / early September)
    • Coach Summer PASS leaders in running their sessions, including attending sessions to observe, provide feedback and ensure quality control
    • Ensure that PASS leaders are keeping records of study session attendance

Specific Fall/Winter SOS Coordinators will have additional responsibilities related to their unique role:

  • Peer Mentor Coordinator (Science)
    • Schedule, supervise and support Peer Mentors in planning weekly seminars
    • Schedule and support Peer Mentors in holding regular drop-in office hours
    • Coach Peer Mentors in their interactions with their mentees
    • Plan for the future of the Peer Mentorship program
    • Assist with implementation and advising of SOS events such as recruitment, socials and SOS open house
  • Peer Helper Coordinator (Lassonde)
    • Work with the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre to assist with the Lassonde Peer Helper program
    • Organize and support various workshops and events
    • Provide peer-to-peer support for new students through the development of resources and social media engagement.
  • Class Representative Coordinator
    • Recruit and Hire Class Representatives each semester
    • Plan and Facilitate Class Representative training
    • Provide ongoing support, coaching and instructions to the Class Representatives in each of their roles
    • Collect, organize and analyze data for each of the SOS programs
  • PASS Coordinator
    • Recruit and hire PASS leaders
    • Schedule all PASS sessions in collaboration with the Bethune College office
    • Coach Fall/Winter PASS leaders in running their sessions, including attending sessions to observe, provide feedback and ensure quality control
    • Ensure that PASS leaders are keeping records of study session attendance
  • Peer Tutor Coordinator
    • Recruit and Hire Peer Tutors
    • Schedule, supervise and support Peer Tutors in holding their regular tutoring hours
    • Coach and train Peer Tutors in their interactions with their tutees
    • Collect and analyze data, and plan for the future of the Peer Tutor program
  • Planning & Training Coordinator
    • Plan and Facilitate Basic Peer Leadership Training (Fall and Winter semesters)
    • Plan and Facilitate ongoing monthly training for each of the SOS programs
    • Analyze and Evaluate the success of the Bethune College training model
    • Ensure Bethune College training satisfies the College Reading & Learning Association program certification standards
    • Develop training materials for the Fall/Winter semesters
    • Represent SOS on the Bethune College Council
    • Assist with SOS events such as recruitment, socials and SOS open house
    • Assist with advertising SOS services and events

Pay rate

$17/hr; leaders work 10 hours per week during the 12 weeks classes are in session (Fall/Winter) or all 16 weeks (Summer).