Student Assistant – Student Leadership, Student Engagement

Douglas College - New Westminster, BC (7 months ago)

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Work Arrangements

Hours of work: up to a maximum of 20 hours/week. The work terms for this position are:
1. Fall 2019: September 3, 2019 – December 16, 2019
2. Winter 2020: January 2, 2020 – April 22, 2020
3. Summer 2020: May 4, 2020 – August 16, 2020

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.

The Role

Student Engagement is looking for a Student Assistant to assist in creating and implementing a student leadership program and supporting other related events and activities.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the creation and implementation of all student leadership programming and events
  • Assisting in creating learning outcomes and programming through consultation with students and campus partners
  • Overseeing event registration and participant communication
  • Working with Student Engagement Communication Team to create event marketing plans
  • Meet regularly with Student Engagement Coordinator
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Has been a Douglas College student for at least one academic year
  • Has been involved on campus (e.g. is in a club or student group, has volunteered or worked as a student assistant)
  • Has some experience or knowledge in event planning
  • Has the ability to deal with issues with maturity and thoughtfulness as they arise
  • Is detail-oriented, organized, responsible, professional and flexible
  • Is comfortable and has the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Has an open mind to cultures, practices, and sexual orientations different from your own
  • Has excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Is committed to inclusion and is culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of diverse student groups
  • Has the flexibility to work at either campus (New Westminster and the Coquitlam Campus)
  • Has a basic working knowledge of Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Has experience in event planning (desired)
  • Has leadership experience (desired)
Domestic students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College throughout the work term; OR

2. The domestic student must have been enrolled in, and maintained, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College in the term immediately preceding the work term and has indicated an intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term; OR

3. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of two or more (3 credit) courses at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C. throughout the work term

International students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The international student is enrolled in full-time studies at Douglas College, throughout the academic year; OR

2. The international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., has a valid Study Permit that has the notation – “May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186 (F), (V) or (W). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria.” Proof of enrollment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.

An original copy of a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and an original Study Permit are required by law before commencing work at Douglas College.

Qualified Douglas College students meeting the above criteria will be given first preference over students of other qualifying institutions.