Fall 2020 FCAT Senior Welcome Leader

Posted on August 04, 2020

Position overview

Position role: Fall 2020 FCAT Senior Welcome Leader

Employment type: Volunteer; 10-15 hours August & September / ~4 hours per month September to December

Application Deadline: ASAP

Departmental contact

For questions or concerns about this position, please contact:

Aran Armutlu
sec_sry@sfu.ca

Position description

POSITION TITLE: FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION, ART & TECH SENIOR WELCOME LEADER
DEPARTMENT: STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & RETENTION
CAMPUS: BURNABY & SURREY CAMPUS
TIME COMMITMENT: 10-15 HOURS AUGUST & SEPTEMBER / ~4 HOURS PER MONTH SEPT-DECEMBER

Overview

Student Engagement & Retention works collaboratively with FCAT to coordinate first year initiatives. Due to classes and programming being offered remotely during this time, SER have developed the HIVE (Home for Interactive Virtual Engagement) program for new students this year. HIVEs will be split by faculty and into groups of roughly 30-50 new students. Within SFU 101, students will be placed into their HIVE groups where they will have common courses, time zones, and interests. The HIVE intends to welcome new students to SFU life and help them “find their people”, and it will be a safe space for them to grow connections in an environment that fosters a culture of inclusion.

Leaders will moderate HIVE groups and act as a resource for new students, but also help facilitate connections amongst new students. There will be extensive training to ensure Leaders are equipped to run sessions with new students and cultivate connections within digital spaces. HIVE groups will also attend digital Welcome Day (September 8, 2020) which will both welcome new students and celebrate the start of the school year.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the recruitment, training, and check-ins of a group of Welcome Leaders
    • Build connections with your WL team over the summer months, in person and online
    • Attend bi-weekly team meetings, social events, campus outreach initiatives to help recruit Welcome Leaders
  • Engage in traditional Welcome Leader tasks including:
    • Introduce SFU spaces and classrooms at the Burnaby campus to new students
    • Provide students with the confidence, knowledge, and motivation to access campus resources and services
    • Foster inclusive community on campus and meet the needs of a very diverse student population
    • Represent your faculty by participating in a Faculty Session and building excitement
  • Act as a student resource for staff & faculty during Welcome Day planning

Skills & Qualifications

  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.25
  • Have completed 2 terms at SFU by Fall 2020
  • Be a professional and positive ambassador for SFU
  • Have respect for and enthusiasm about serving a diverse population
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management skills, and the ability to adapt to new challenges
  • Complete all mandatory training (see below)

 

You’re Growing By

  • Having the opportunity to welcome, guide, and positively impact a group of new students and the SFU community
  • Developing skills in communication, team building, and group facilitation
  • Connecting to a network of students, staff, and faculty who are involved in transition programming
  • Developing time management, organization, event planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Gaining free access to Passport to Leadership (P2L) for 2020/2021
  • Receiving recognition as a Student Ambassador Program (SAP) opportunity on your SFU Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Time Commitment

Total time commitment for this role: 10-15 hours (interview, training, check-ins, Welcome Day) in August & September and roughly 4 hours per month September & August – All online

Activity

Date(s): TBC

Duration

Notes

HIVE Moderation

August – December

1-2 hours per week

Bulk of hours will be in August and early September, with some engagement with new students through until December

Senior Welcome Leader Training

TBC

1 hours - TBC

This short session will go over the responsibilities of how to effectively oversee a HIVE group

Training (Part 1):
Student Core Leadership Training (live + Canvas course)

TBC

4 hours - TBC

Core Student Leadership Training is mandatory for all students volunteering as Senior/Welcome Leaders, Peer Mentors. Please note you only need to attend once if you are doing multiple roles.

 

Training (Part 2):

HIVE Logistics

TBC

2 hours - TBC

Walkthrough of the digital spaces and training on how best to utilize them

 Welcome Day

Tuesday, September 8

2 hours - TBC

Moderating breakout groups and participating