The Office of Student Affairs is hiring! 

Application Deadline (Volunteer – Fall/Winter): August 9, 2019 (4:30PM)


Volunteer Positions

40 – 50 positions available, September 2019 – April 2020

The Lion’s Den program focuses on welcoming new/incoming students to Glendon and introducing them to support services on campus and how to get involved. In the fall/winter terms, the focus of the program supports the transition and adjustment of incoming students to university students.

Each peer leader will:

  • Create connections with incoming first-year students and peers to foster a sense of community at Glendon;
  • Facilitate a group session with incoming first-year students at Glendon Orientation Day;
  • Facilitate group workshops and drop-in activities throughout the Fall/Winter terms;
  • Commit to 3 hours at the information kiosk in the Centre of Excellence to answer all students’ questions, direct students to services, host activities, promote events, and provide general information at designated times throughout the academic year. 

Events and canvassing

At the kiosk in the Centre of Excellence, each peer leader will:

  • Assist with the promotion, organization and implementation of special events and projects such as monthly themed activities, meet and greets, other campaigns and initiatives;
  • Do regular walkabouts to raise awareness about upcoming events, campaigns and activities.

Team work

Each peer leader will:

  • Communicate with the team via the Lion’s Den internal Facebook group, attend one 2 hour team meeting per month, and occasionally meet with their Senior Peer Leader to touch base;
  • Contribute to creating a safe, fun and positive team environment.

This is for you if you enjoy:

  • Being a connector and resource person for a group of 20-30 new Glendon students;
  • Being positive, approachable, supportive and relatable;
  • Sharing your love and knowledge of Glendon and its services;
  • Getting involved and building a sense of community;
  • Being a part of a team;
  • Running events & activities and being of service;
  • Getting training, coaching and support from peers and staff;
  • Caring about the success of your peers and creating meaningful relationships.

Eligibility Criteria: Who Are Ideal Peer Leaders?

  • Be returning Glendon student
  • Successful completion of mandatory training on August 26 & 27, 2019
  • Participation in Glendon Orientation Day on September 3, 2019
  • Commit to 3 hours per week at the information kiosk to provide service and to promote and host activities
  • Commit to 2 hours per month at team meetings
  • Be interested in facilitating student engagement and success (including student activities, workshops and programs)
  • Demonstrate coaching, mentoring and facilitation experience
  • Be bilingual (written/oral) in English and French (preferred)
  • Have intermediate to extensive knowledge of Glendon and York programs and services
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills – friendly, courteous, adaptable, good communicator
  • Be responsible, punctual, reliable, and goal oriented
  • Demonstrate good judgment and initiative and have the ability to work as an effective member of a team

What benefits can you expect?

  • Have a chance to improve the lives of others and the Glendon community
  • Receive training to improve their career, personal, leadership skills
  • Receive a good/excellent letter of reference from the Director, Office of Student Affairs
  • Receive a record of involvement on their co-curricular transcripts
  • Attend social events and an appreciation event at the end of the year
  • Be part of a fun and positive team environment

Application Deadline: August 9, 2019 (4:30PM)

3 – 4 positions available, September 2019 – April 2020

The Lion’s Den program focuses on welcoming new/incoming students to Glendon and introducing them to support services on campus and how to get involved. In the fall/winter terms, the focus of the program supports the transition and adjustment of incoming students to university students.

Each Senior Peer Leader will…

  • Support a group of 10 peer leaders throughout the fall/winter term by answering questions, providing mentorship and coaching, and advising on responses to emails
  • Identifying areas of improvement for the peer leader team
  • Providing feedback to the Student Life Coordinator on training needs of the peer leader team
  • Attending a monthly meeting with the Student Life Coordinator
  • Communicate new projects and initiatives clearly and effectively to the peer leader team
  • Resolve conflicts within the team in a timely and supportive manner
  • Work with the Student Life Coordinator and the Program Catalyst to coordinate larger-scale programs and activities, such as conferences and workshops
  • Take a proactive approach to build a community based on respect, consideration, and open-mindedness
  • Volunteer between four to five hours per week

This is for you if you enjoy:

  • Being a connector and resource person;
  • Being positive, approachable, supportive and relatable;
  • Getting involved and building a sense of community and being part of a team;
  • Running events & activities and being of service;
  • Caring about the success of your peers and creating meaningful relationships.

Eligibility Criteria: Who Are Ideal Senior Peer Leaders?

A successful candidate must:

  • Be returning Glendon student
  • Successful completion of mandatory training on August 26 & 27, 2018
  • Optional participation in Peer Leader Training with the Student Success Centre at the Keele Campus on April 24, 2019
  • Participation in Glendon Orientation Day on September 3, 2019
  • Commit to 4 – 5 hours per week at the information kiosk to provide service and to promote and host activities
  • Commit to 2 hours per month at team meetings
  • Be interested in facilitating student engagement and success (including student activities, workshops and programs)
  • Demonstrate coaching, mentoring and facilitation experience
  • Be bilingual (written/oral) in English and French (preferred)
  • Have intermediate to extensive knowledge of Glendon and York programs and services
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills – friendly, courteous, adaptable, good communicator
  • Be responsible, punctual, reliable, and goal oriented
  • Demonstrate good judgment and initiative and have the ability to work as an effective member of a team

What benefits can you expect?

  • Have a chance to improve the lives of others and the Glendon community
  • Receive training to improve their career, personal, leadership skills
  • Receive a good/excellent letter of reference from the Director, Office of Student Affairs
  • Receive a record of involvement on their co-curricular transcripts
  • Attend social events and an appreciation event at the end of the year
  • Be part of a fun and positive team environment

Application Deadline: August 9, 2019 (4:30PM)

4 – 5 positions available, September 2019 – April 2020

Accessibility Peer Mentor (APM) is a service for students with disability/ies by students with disability/ies. APM focuses on supporting students navigate the accommodations process, foster an inclusive and diverse community, bring attention to accessibility-related needs, and be a friendly face for Glendon Campus York University students.  

Each APM will…

  • Liaise with the same group of students from August (by email) to the end of the winter term (in person and by email).
  • Facilitate a group session with their mentees at Glendon Orientation Day
  • Facilitate group 1 workshop/event/activities related to accessibility both in Fall and Winter terms
  • Contact their mentees once in fall term and again in winter the term to encourage and assess development
  • Meet with their mentees to cover various mentoring topics
  • Commit to 3 hours at the information kiosk in the Centre of Excellence to answer all students’ questions, direct students to services, host activities, promote events, and provide general information online and in person.

We are looking for 5 Accessibility Peer Mentors, who are: 

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about promoting an inclusive community 
  • Enjoy helping others 
  • Have strong organization skills, are self-driven, and effective communicator 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, responsible, punctual, reliable, and goal oriented 
  • Ability to work within a team, different student organizations, and independently 
  • Have sound judgment 

Accessibility Peer Mentors will: 

  • Organize a facilitate community or awareness events on a monthly 
  • Help student navigates the accommodation process and/or alternate exam request system. APM will be communicating with mentees via email or in-person 
  • Participate in team meetings and work with other student-run organization ( i.e. GCSU, health-ed, Lion’s Den Peer Mentor) 
  • Refer students to on-campus resources (Glendon and Keele) 
  • Provide appropriate support to the mentees 
  • Promote an inclusive, accessible and diverse community 
  • Bilingualism (French and English an asset)  

Accessibility Peer Mentors must: 

  • Be a Glendon Student 
  • Attend mandatory training on August 26 and 27th  
  • Commit to 3 to 5 hours a week to provide mentorship to students, plan and facilitate events, attend bi-weekly team meetings. Accessibility Peer Mentors may need to be available in the late afternoons. 
  • Be in second (2) year or higher with an overall GPA of 6 (B) or higher 
  • Registered with accessibility services for at least one (1) term  
  • Bilingualism (French and English an asset) 

The benefits of becoming an Accessibility Peer Mentor? 

  • Have a chance to improve the lives of others and the Glendon community 
  • Opportunity to develop your work-related skills 
  • Receive a good/excellent letter of reference from the Accessibility Counsellor  
  • Receive a record of involvement on their co-curricular transcripts 
  • Be part of a fun and positive team environment 

 

Application Deadline: August 9, 2019 (4:30PM)

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