Senior Peer Coach
Senior Peer Coaches support the Peer Education program by assisting with the supervision of Peer Coaching including mentoring Peer Coaches and developing and co-facilitating training and professional development initiatives. Benefits include developing transferable skills in the areas of coaching, facilitation, collaboration and leadership. This position is ideal for senior-level students who are interested in management, teaching and counselling or who wish to strengthen their leadership skills for any career path.
Students with experience coaching and mentoring fellow students are encouraged to apply. Experience in Peer Education is an asset, but not required.
"I've been an SPC for almost 2 years and it's been such a great experience! I've learned a lot of different skills, such as facilitating, content creation, and perfecting my coaching skills. I especially enjoy getting to know all the coaches in the Peer Education program and also working with other SPCs on exciting projects. I've found encouragement and support in this role and I would highly recommend applying for this amazing position."
– Heather (SPC from 2016-Present)
"My experience as an SPC has been extremely rewarding! Working alongside a wonderful team, I've had the opportunity to help improve the Peer Coaching aspect of the Peer Education program by revising old material and implementing new ideas. This role has challenged me to take my experience as a Peer Coach and think of ways to make it even better for others. In this role, I have continued to develop my interpersonal skills through one-on-one Coach meetings, and I've also had the opportunity to work on my facilitation and presentation skills. Being able to enhance these transferable skills in a supportive environment has bolstered my confidence in my ability to apply these skills in the future."
– Henri (SPC from 2017-Present)
"The SPC experience has played a huge part in my personal growth since I started. The core skills of coaching (listening, paraphrasing and asking impactful questions) allowed me to help my coachees identify areas to work on and how to work on it. That in itself is wonderfully fulfilling. Yet at the same time, this role reinforced my own abilities to self-coach in times of crossroads and has helped practice my own self-awareness.
There are perks too. I love being on a team where everyone is so thoughtful and supportive. I also love the networking aspect; as an SPC I have gotten to know a lot of people from outside my faculty. It's always fun to chat and see how other people see the same issue. Plus the presentation skills from training coaches and assessing practice runs are invaluable for any future endeavour."
- Symphony (SPC from 2017-Present)
For Position Details and how to apply:
- Go to myinvolvement.sfu.ca and click on "Student"
- Log in with your computing ID and password
- From the left hand menu, click on "Opportunities"
- Click on "Getting Involved"
- Enter the Job ID in the "Search by Opportunity ID" search field
Start date: September 2019
Application deadline: Closed