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Advancing YU Student Lead

Advancing YU Student Lead

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Advancing YU Student Lead

Program: Advancing YU

Unit / Department: Student Engagement, LA&PS Colleges

Job Type: Leadership, Planning, Programming

Eligibility: You must be eligible for work-study or international work-study to work within the Faculty of LA&PS. Please review the eligibility requirements for domestic students and international students to verify your status. 

Number of Positions Available: 1 SU, 2 F/W

Type of Position: Paid

Rate of Pay: $17.00 per hour

Employment Term: June 2023-April 2024

Hours of Work: SU: Up to 35 hours per week, F/W: 10-15 hours per week

Job Description:

The Advancing YU Student Lead is an upper year undergraduate student with good academic standing who will work with the Student Engagement Coordinators (SECs) to support the Advancing YU Program, and any additional projects as needed. The Advancing YU Student Lead will provide administrative support, contribute to the planning and execution of various events and initiatives, provide peer support, and maintain various records and documents in relation to the Advancing YU Program. The Advancing YU Student Lead will also support in facilitating and leading peer to peer drop-in sessions both online and in-person, supporting and addressing any concerns from within the Advancing YU Program. 


  • Fostering a community of inclusivity, collaboration, and elevating the student voice.  
  • Providing peer-to-peer support via in-person, online drop-in, or peer mentoring sessions. 
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for online and in-person activities, including workshops, panel discussions, and mentor/mentee meetings. 
  • Attending regular meetings with supervisors, preparing for weekly meetings, discussing the status of ongoing Advancing YU projects, programs, and brainstorming ideas.  
  • Assisting the SECs in developing and implementing evaluation and tracking tools to measure the impact of the Advancing YU Program. Examples include surveys, forms, and event reports. 
  • Providing communication to program participants via a weekly newsletter. 
  • Research related to program design, development, and assessment, as assigned. 
  • Attending required training and professional development sessions, as required.  
  • Attending regular meetings with Student Engagement Team and/or SECs. 
  • Responding to emails and messages on MS Teams within a timely manner.  
  • Completing other duties as assigned 

Student Learning Components:

As part of your experience, you will be required to participate in Becoming YU, a program designed to support students in:   

  • creating meaningful goals and objectives; 
  • recognizing the value of their personal, academic and professional experiences; 
  • identifying their competencies and skills; and 
  • articulating their skills and experiences with confidence. 

Becoming YU includes regular meetings with your student employment supervisor/coach for reflecting on your progress and getting valuable feedback. 


  • Candidates MUST have successfully completed the Advancing YU program.
  • Current upper year undergraduate York student (I.e., third year or above). 
  • Must be in good academic standing.  
  • Experience and familiarity with Advancing YU, LA&PS, and York (Keele) campus student support services. 
  • Previous experience in peer mentorship is an asset. 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), academic writing, public speaking, and presentation proficiency. 
  • The successful applicant must meet eligibility requirements set out in the online Student Financial Profile questionnaire. Please complete SFP questionnaire on the Student Financial Services website.  
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures. 
  • Knowledge of York’s services and resources for students and of campus life.  


  • An eagerness to learn and take initiative.  
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to work with students in a confidential, professional, and supportive manner. 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.  
  • Strong presentation skills. 
  • Great attention to detail.  
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with students, volunteers, and staff.  
  • Students who are a good fit for this position are approachable, knowledgeable, and open to learning about themselves and others.  
  • Extensive knowledge of York University and College specific resources.  
  • Ability to liaise with campus partners including but not limited to: Learning Skills Services, Career Centre, and LA&PS Academic Advising.  
  • Experience with project management tools such as MS Teams, Slack, etc.  

Experience required: 

  • Successful completion of the Advancing YU program. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to work with students in a supportive, professional manner.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to peer support and the value of post-secondary experiences. Experience-based knowledge of effective study strategies and learning skills. 
  • Experience-based knowledge of Advancing YU and York University resources.  
  • Ability to liaise and build relationships with campus partners including but not limited to: Learning Skills Services, Career Centre, and LA&PS Academic Advising.  
  • Experience with project management tools such as MS Teams, Outlook, Slack, etc.  
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with demonstrated presentation skills.  
  • Some graphic design/ artistic ability, marketing and/or communications background is an asset. 
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Resume