POSITION TITLE: Lead Leadership Peer Educator & Programs Assistant
UNIT & DEPARTMENT: Student Community & Leadership Development
ELIGIBILITY: Full-time Domestic and Full-time International students. Must be work/study eligible [link to work/study programs page] and must complete the online Student Financial Profile [link to SFP page].]
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1 Summer, continuing into Fall/Winter as Lead position
RATE OF PAY: $17
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Summer + Fall/Winter (May – August, Sept – April 30th)
HOURS OF WORK: Summer term: 30 hours/week. Fall/Winter term = 10 – 15 hours/week.
LOCATION: The position is intended to work on-campus and those interested should only apply if they can be present on the Keele campus during designated work hours. In the event the university decides to pivot to a remote work environment again, SCLD will determine how to best utilize staff to continue to run operations.
The Work Study Student program provides on-campus job opportunities for eligible York University undergraduate students. Work Study Student employees are provided opportunities to contribute to support roles while developing valuable, relevant skills and work experience for the workplace. These roles offer a learning and development opportunity for Work Study Student employees to receive experiential on-the-job training, guidance and mentorship. Under the guidance of permanent staff members, Work Study Student employees will provide support to their relevant department/faculty in clerical, administrative and technical capacities. As part of your Work-Study/LEAP experience, you will 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
JOB DESCRIPTION: Lead Leadership Peer Educator & Programs Assistant will work directly with the Student Leadership and Development Coordinator to provide support for York’s leadership development programming. They will also act as a resource, mentor and support for the student staff team, and will assume additional responsibilities in the areas of project and administrative support, and team development.
- During the summer, work with Student Leadership & Development Coordinator to inventory, plan for, and develop programs, trainings, offerings and leadership workshops for the upcoming year.
- Assist the Leadership & Development Coordinator in implementing plans with the full team during F/W.
- Assists in developing professional/personal development for team, as well as for PLT Professional Development Series to support community and peer to peer learning.
- Acts as a positive role model by demonstrating leadership, and working collaboratively with other SCLD/relevant areas to brainstorm/plan community engagement events.
- Researching, developing & presenting workshops on various leadership topics to their peers
- Assist with innovative ways to use various social/digital media platforms to market the events and program to current York students and staff to reach a broader audience.
- Assist Student Leadership & Development Coordinator with writing & implementing leadership curriculum.
- Liaise with current students and student leaders at York on matters pertaining to leadership development, including custom programming & training requests and individual questions or concerns.
- Compile and input program-related data and statistics for analysis.
- Assist with planning, creating and executing all of the below leadership events and programs including, but not limited to:
- Leadership Retreat at YorkU
- Leadership trainings: college presidents, peer mentors etc.
- Peer Leader Training
- Peer Leader Training: Professional Development Series (ongoing)
- Leadership Community of Practice
- Winter Leadership Summit – day long leadership conference
- Becoming YU Student Success Mentorship Program
Education & Experience:
Applicants must be current York undergraduate students. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record of demonstrated leadership, as well as a genuine interest in and comprehensive knowledge of various career and leadership topics, social justice, and the ways in which we can reflect current world events in programming; an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel are strongly recommended, as well as experience using Photoshop and design programs such as Canva. Incumbent must also have strong research & presentation skills.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Demonstrates effectiveness in program development, and coordination.
- Event and activity planning experience.
- Sound judgement.
- Must be highly organized, energetic & able to make a positive contribution to all tasks related to the smooth functioning of Student Leadership programming at York.
- Demonstrated skills in event planning and management.
- Excellent communication skills: written, oral & the ability & willingness to speak in front of large groups.
- Demonstrated excellence in prioritizing tasks with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to work flexibly with competing deadlines.
- Superior customer service and interpersonal skills, while presenting a professional image of themselves, the program and the University at all times.
- Well versed in social media networking and community building strategies and tactics.
- Relevant multimedia content curation with creativity and “out of the box” thinking.
- Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database management, spreadsheets)
- Demonstrates reliability, punctuality and eagerness towards new experiences and learning.
- Ability to accurately complete tasks diligently and on time.
- 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. They will show high levels of Emotional Intelligence combined with excellent adaptability and organizational skills.
MANDATORY TRAINING DATES:
- Peer Leader Training (Beginning of May, Date TBA)
- May Summer Orientation
- Ongoing monthly Peer Leader Training: Professional Development
- Leadership Unit Training: Week of August 29th – Sept 2nd
- Spark: Winter Leadership Summit (January/February)
- Ongoing Training advised as far in advance as possible
*Dates subject to change; additional training may be added.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR APPLICATION:
- Cover letter questions: (max 250 words)
- Why do you want this position?
- What leadership topics are you most interested in & why?
- What does anti-oppression have to do with leadership work?
- Part A: Professional Development (PD) Training Plan
- This position requires a role in assisting with the training & development of new peers. As lead, your task is to create & provide a 2-day training plan for your newly hired peers. Upload your plan in PDF or PPT.
- Your plan must include:
- Easy to read, no more than a 2-page outline of all training sessions, activities, delivered by & times during the 2-day training. It is not necessary that you deliver or are the presenter for each session.
- Clear learning outcomes for each session (Hint: google & use Bloom’s Taxonomy as a guide when creating learning outcomes).
- A plan that’s easily compatible with both in-person or online delivery model.
Consider the following:
- What is the purpose behind holding a peer professional development training?
- What topics might be important for your newly hired peers to learn?
- What sessions, topics or activities might promote personal and professional growth?
- What accessibility needs might you need to consider?
- How might you assess whether or not your peers learned what you said they would learn?
- Which campus partners might you want to partner with?
- How would you continue your peers’ development beyond the 2 training days?
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
April 4 at 12pm
- Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.
- All applicants must submit their application using a @my.yorku.ca or if unpermitted, a @yorku.ca e-mail domain.
- Please email Urshian Khalid (she/her), Leadership & Development Coordinator at email@example.com with questions.