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Serve.

Effective leaders support and serve others and subsequently help to increase their confidence and skills, setting them up for autonomy and success themselves.

Build.

Successful leaders are willing to dive into problem solving on the ground level by evaluating successes and failures that make up the foundation of the organization as a whole.

Coach.

Strong leaders encourage collaboration among others while being sensitive to their weaknesses and strengths and work hard to bring out the best in everyone individually or as a team.

Create.

Using effective communication, collaboration, and creativity, successful leaders illustrate their visions of the organization to others, working to make it better.

Student Experience recruits more than 300 student leaders each year. These student leaders are referred to as “Western Peer Leaders” and are undergraduate students who volunteer or work for the areas within the Student Experience portfolio.

If you want to contribute to the Western community while gaining transferrable skills and growing your university network, these roles are for you! Western Peer Leader opportunities vary in length, time commitment, and expectations. Find the one that fits you!

How to Apply

Currently, Western Peer Leader opportunities are posted in two places. Please review both options below to find the right position for you.

Option 1

Review the positions below and log in to CareerCentral, and navigate to the Campus Student Leader posting boards. Each role will indicate the application instructions in the CareerCentral posting.

Option 2

Review the opportunities posted on the Volunteers in Progress website and apply through the online application form.

Questions?

Please e-mail successleaders@uwo.ca

Accessibility Mentorship Program (AMP)

AMP Mentor

The AMP Mentor role is crucial for the overall success of the program.  Mentors are responsible for providing academic and social supports to their mentees for the duration of the academic year.  Mentors will be expected to participate in Campus Resource Training, initiate weekly contact and bi-weekly meetings with their mentees, attend bi-weekly Mentor team meetings, as well as monthly Mentor training, and help to encourage mentee participation in social events and activities.

This is position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 1-3 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

AMP Student Coordinator

The AMP Student Coordinator’s role is to supervise and support the Team Leaders and Mentors as they strive to provide meaningful support to their mentees. The Student Coordinator will ensure AMP Team Leaders maintain bi-weekly contact with their Mentor Team, conduct bi-annual performance reviews, provide guidance and advice to the Team Leaders through bi-weekly meetings, and plan social events and team bonding activities.

This is position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: Varies depending on the time of year and the needs of the mentoring team; will average out to no more than 8-10 hours per week.
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

AMP Team Leader

The AMP Team Leader’s role is to supervise and support the Mentors as they strive to provide meaningful support to their mentees. The Team Leader will ensure AMP Mentors maintain weekly contact with their mentees, conduct bi-annual performance reviews for AMP Mentors, provide guidance and advice to Mentors through bi-weekly meetings, and plan social events and team bonding activities. The Team Leader will work with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Programs Assistant to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, and help to develop monthly training for AMP Mentors.

This is position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: Varies depending on the time of year and the needs of the mentoring team; will average out to approximately 5 hours per week.
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Career Positions

Career Profile Advisor: Team Coordinator

The Career Profile Advisor (CPA) Team Coordinator is the key leadership role overseeing the smooth day-to-day operations of the CPA team and Western’s Employment Resource Centre (WERC). WERC and the role of CPA exists to help Western University students improve their employment/application documents (e.g. resumes, cover letters, CVs and LinkedIn profiles) and their interview skills through sharing informed recommendations.  The CPA has a major influence in the confidence of the client and their ability to be successful in their employment or educational goals. The effectiveness of the CPAs and WERC lies principally with the Team Coordinator.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours:
May 1 – August 31:  a maximum of 15 hours per week.
September 1 – April 27:  a maximum of 10 hours per week.
Start date: May 1, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 21, 2019
PDF Job Description

Career Profile Advisor

The Career Profile Advisor (CPA) is dynamic role that exists to provide Western University students and alumni with constructive feedback on their employment/application documents (e.g. resumes, cover letters, CVs and LinkedIn profiles) and interview skills to help clients reach their employment or educational goals. Clients can drop in and receive help in person or through e-advising every day of the academic year.  CPAs staff “WERC”: Western’s Employment Resource Centre, located UCC 210 and Taylor Library.

This position is UNPAID.
Hours: 2-3 per week
Start date: March 1, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Employer Relations Student Coordinator

The Employer Relations Student Coordinator serves as a leader to a team of 20 event volunteers during our three annual fairs (Career Fair, Graduate & Professional School Fair, and Job Fair) and acts as a liaison between Western Student Experience and employers during recruitment events. During off-peak periods, the Student Coordinator assists with employer outreach and administrative duties that support the work of the Employer Relations Team.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: maximum 10 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

Event Volunteer

 

As an Employer Relations Volunteer you will assist with campus event set-up, execution, and take-down as well as assisting employers throughout the event. As the Employer Relations Volunteer, you will be representing the entire Western community and act as a liaison between Student Success and Western students and future recruiters.

This position is UNPAID
Hours: 3 hours per fair (3 Fairs x 3 = 9 hours total)
Start date: September 2, 2019
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Experiential Learning Positions

Western Serves Student Coordinator

The Western Serves Network (WSN) aims to connect Western students with volunteering opportunities in the larger London community. The Student Coordinator works closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator to complete administrative tasks, facilitate and guide the planning of large community-based activities, oversee day-to-day operations of Western Serves Network (WSN), and coordinate the training of Western Serves Team Leaders, as well as provide leadership and troubleshooting support to this group throughout the academic year.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: 10 hours a week
Start date: May 6, 2019
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

Western Serves Team Leader

The Western Serves Network (WSN) aims to connect Western students with volunteering opportunities in the larger London community. Western Serves Team Leaders will assist with implementing team-based, co-curricular (not for credit) Community Engaged Learning (CEL) activities at Western. Team Leaders will lead a team for both one time and on-going community engagement initiatives throughout the year. They will be responsible for leading teams of students working with London community agencies, including communication with students and agencies, day-of logistics, and facilitation of reflection activities. They will also provide feedback and direction for the expansion of WSN, its activities, and the marketing and promotion thereof.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study
Hours: 2-3 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 21, 2019
PDF Job Description

Western's Co-Curricular Record (WCCR) Student Coordinator

Western’s Co-Curricular Record Student Coordinator will work closely with Western’s Co-Curricular Record Assistant to support the development, function, evaluation and promotion of Western’s Co-Curricular Record. The Student Coordinator is also responsible for helping to educate Western students about the WCCR and effectively support staff in the day-to-day operations of the Record.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: 10 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

LAMP Positions

Leadership and Mentorship Program (LAMP) 1.0 Student Coordinator

The LAMP 1.0 Student Coordinator will supervise a team of 16 Faculty Team Leaders, and 140  LAMP 1.0 Mentors to ensure they are well-equipped to assist students, by providing training and support, weekly meetings, and coordinating various programs throughout the year including: professor meet and greets, study sessions, writing support sessions, exam de-stressors and networking events.

The Student Coordinator will also work closely with the Coordinator: Student Engagement Programs to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, facilitate program promotion to the Western community, and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of LAMP 1.0.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: 10 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

Leadership and Mentorship Program (LAMP) 2.0 Student Coordinator

The Student Coordinator will work closely with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Program Coordinator to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the Leadership and Academic Mentorship Program

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 10 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

LAMP - Leadership Student Coordinator

The Leadership Student Coordinator will work closely with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Program Coordinator to complete administrative tasks related to Service Learning initiatives, supervise the Leadership Chairs and First-Year Committee members, and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the Leadership and Academic Mentorship Program.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 10 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

LAMP - Leadership Chair

Leadership chairs will supervise a committee of 8 first-year students. They will work with the Student Coordinators to select and establish a partnership with a London based organization. During the fall term, Leadership Chairs will plan and attend 2 service learning experiences with their first-year committee. In the winter term, Leadership Chairs will help to identify and then develop a proposal or project in partnership with their local community organization.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 5 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 21, 2019
PDF Job Description

LAMP - 2.0 Team Leader

The LAMP Team Leader’s role is to supervise and support the Mentors as they strive to provide meaningful support to their mentees.  The LAMP Team Leader will ensure LAMP Mentors maintain weekly contact with their Mentees, conduct bi-annual performance reviews, provide guidance and advice to their Mentor Team through bi-weekly meetings, and plan social events and team bonding activities. The Team Leader will work with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Programs Assistant to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, and help to develop training for LAMP Mentors.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 5 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 21, 2019
PDF Job Description

LAMP - 1.0 Team Leader

The LAMP Team Leader’s role is to supervise and support the Mentors as they strive to provide meaningful support to their mentees.  The LAMP Team Leader will ensure LAMP Mentors maintain weekly contact with their Mentees, conduct bi-annual performance reviews, provide guidance and advice to their Mentor Team through bi-weekly meetings, and plan social events and team bonding activities. The Team Leader will work with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Programs Assistant to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, and help to develop training for LAMP Mentors.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 5 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 21, 2019
PDF Job Description

LAMP- 2.0 Peer Mentor

The LAMP Mentor role is crucial for the overall success of the program.  Mentors are responsible for providing academic and social supports to their mentees for the duration of the academic year.  Mentors will be expected to participate in Campus Resource Training, spring and fall training, initiate weekly contact and goal setting, attend bi-weekly Mentor team meetings, plan team events throughout the term and help to encourage mentee participation in social events and activities.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 1-3 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

LAMP - 1.0 Peer Mentor

The LAMP Mentor role is crucial for the overall success of the program.  Mentors are responsible for providing academic and social supports to their mentees for the duration of the academic year.  Mentors will be expected to participate in Campus Resource Training, spring and fall training, initiate weekly contact and goal setting, attend bi-weekly Mentor team meetings, plan one event per month and help to encourage mentee participation in social events and activities.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study
Hours: 3-5 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Leadership Education Program (LEP)

Leadership Education Program Facilitator

Leadership Education Program (LEP) Facilitators will deliver at least three workshops (2-3 hours in length). Facilitators will be provided with a workshop outline, slides and a facilitation guide. Facilitators will deliver workshop in pairs and based on schedule availability. LEP Facilitators will help to support two LEP Summits in both fall in winter term.

This position is UNPAID.
Hours: Three or four 2 hour workshops per semester, plus preparation and training
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: Ongoing rolling admission
PDF Job Description

Leadership Education Program Student Coordinator

The LEP Student Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinator of Student Engagement Programs and the Leadership Education Program committee to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives and program enhancement, assist with program promotion to the Western community and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of LEP.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: 5 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

Leadership Education Program Team Leader

The Leadership Education Program (LEP) Team Leader’s role is to supervise and support the LEP Facilitators. The LEP Team Leader will ensure LEP Facilitators attend mandatory training, follow the workshop outline and ensure quality control, provide feedback to improve workshop delivery and work with the LEP Student Coordinator to plan a Leadership Summit in the fall and winter term. The Team Leader will work with the Coordinator of Student Engagement Programs to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, and help to develop training for LEP Facilitators.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: 5 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

Out of Province Student Association Positions

Out of Province Student Association (OPSA) Province Coordinator

The OPSA Province Coordinator will oversee a group of upper year mentors from their assigned province. They will also run programming and events for their region/province and attend regular meetings with the OPSA Student Directors.

The OPSA Province Coordinator will also work closely with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Program Coordinator to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, facilitate program promotion to the Western community, and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of OPSA.

This position is UNPAID.
Hours: Approximately 2-3 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 27, 2019
PDF Job Description

Out of Province Student Association (OPSA) Student Coordinator

This exciting opportunity allows upper-year out of province students to work with a provincial or regional team of peer mentors to provide academic and social support to first year out of province students. Are you an enthusiastic Western student with strong organizational skills? Consider joining our team!

This position is UNPAID.
Hours: Approximately 2-3 hours per week 
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 13, 2019
PDF Job Description

Out of Province Student Association (OPSA) Mentor

This exciting opportunity allows upper-year out of province students to support and mentor first year out of province students. Are you an enthusiastic upper year, out of province student with strong communication skills? Consider joining our team.

This position is UNPAID.
Hours: Approximately 2-3 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

SAO Positions

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) Student Coordinator

The SAO Student Coordinator supervises and supports a group of 12 SAO Student Leaders throughout the summer. They facilitate the training of these student leaders, conduct student e-advising and phone appointments, manage the SAO email and booking system, and assist with event preparation and management throughout the duration of the program.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)

Hours: 30 hours a week (average)
Start date: May 6, 2019 
End date: August 23, 2019
Application deadline: December 9, 2018
PDF Job Description

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) International Student Coordinator

As the International Student Coordinator, your role is to work with incoming international students to assist with course registration, academic and social supports, and familiarizing them with campus resources. The International Student Coordinator will aid students from diverse backgrounds, utilizing various communication mediums (Phone, Skype, and Email) to help make their transition to university life successful.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)

Hours: 30 hours a week (average)
Start date: June 2, 2019 
End date: August 2, 2019
Application deadline: December 9, 2018
PDF Job Description

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) Leader

SAO Leaders provide support to incoming first-year students in-person, through email, and over the phone. They deliver presentations about campus services, assist with creating timetables, and guide campus tours.  SAO Leaders work with the SAO Coordinators and the Transitions, Leadership, and Enrichment team to ensure this orientation program is a success, by being a key part the day-to-day operations.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: 30 hours a week
Start date: June 10, 2019
End date: August 9, 2019
Application deadline: January 14, 2019
PDF Job Description

Society of Mature Students (SMS)

Society of Mature Students (SMS) Coordinator

The SMS Student Coordinator works to reduce or eliminate barriers to inclusion, as well as connecting incoming mature students with campus resources and supports to ensure a successful transition to University. 

The SMS Student Coordinator will supervise a team of 2 SMS Team Leaders, and 10 Mentors to ensure they are well-equipped to assist students, by providing training and support, bi-weekly meetings, and coordinating various programs throughout the year including: academic support sessions, exam de-stressors, and family-friendly social events.

The Student Coordinators will also work closely with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Program Coordinator to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, facilitate program promotion to the Western community, and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of SMS.

This is a PAID position (please see job posting for details)
Hours: 5 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: January 11, 2019
PDF Job Description

Society of Mature Students (SMS) Mentor

The SMS Mentor role is crucial for the overall success of the program.  Mentors are responsible for providing academic and social supports to their mentees for the duration of the academic year.  Mentors will be expected to attend training, bi-weekly meetings, and coordinating various programs throughout the year including: academic support sessions, exam de-stressors, and family-friendly social events.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study
Hours: 1-3 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Society of Mature Students (SMS) Team Leader

The SMS Team Leader will supervise and support a team of 10 Mentors to ensure they are well-equipped to assist students, by providing training and support, bi-weekly meetings, and coordinating various programs throughout the year including: academic support sessions, exam de-stressors, and family-friendly social events.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study
Hours: Maximum 5 hours a week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Student Academic Athlete Mentorship Program

Student Athlete Academic Mentorship Program Mentor

The SAAMP Mentor role is crucial for the overall success of the program.  Mentors are responsible for providing academic and social supports to their mentees for the duration of the academic year.  Mentors will be expected to participate in Campus Resource Training, initiate weekly contact and bi-weekly meetings with their mentees, attend bi-weekly Mentor team meetings, as well as monthly Mentor training, and help to encourage mentee participation in social events and activities.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: 2-3 hours per week
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Student Athlete Academic Mentorship Program Student Coordinator

The SAAMP Student Coordinator’s role is to supervise and support the Team Leaders and Mentors as they strive to provide meaningful support to their mentees. The SAAMP Student Coordinator will ensure SAAMP Team Leaders maintain bi-weekly contact with their Mentor Team, conduct bi-annual performance reviews, provide guidance and advice to the Team Leaders through bi-weekly meetings, and plan social events and team bonding activities. The Student Coordinator will work with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment (TLE) Programs Assistant to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, and help ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of SAAMP.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: Varies depending on the time of year, but will average out to approximately 10 hours per week.
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description

Student Athlete Academic Mentorship Program Team Leader

The SAAMP Team Leader’s role is to supervise and support the Mentors as they strive to provide meaningful support to their mentees. The SAAMP Team Leader will ensure SAAMP Mentors maintain weekly contact with their Mentees, conduct bi-annual performance reviews, provide guidance and advice to their Mentor Team through bi-weekly meetings, and plan social events and team bonding activities. The Team Leader will work with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment Programs Assistant to complete administrative tasks, create and follow through on initiatives related to program enhancement, and help to develop monthly training for SAAMP Mentors.

This position is UNPAID and eligible for work study.
Hours: Varies depending on the time of year and the needs of the mentoring team, but over the academic year will average out to approximately 5 hours per week.
Start date: September 2, 2019 
End date: April 27, 2020
Application deadline: February 20, 2019
PDF Job Description