Director and Assistant Director Positions

SFU-BPK-redBPK PEER MENTORSHIP: Assistant Director Expectations

OVERVIEW:

The BPK Peer Mentorship program at SFU is primarily a student run program. The Director and 2 Assistant Directors will distribute the roles and responsibilities of the Mentorship Program as they see fit. The Faculty Advisor will be consulted on matters beyond the scope of the student director of the program.

The Director and Assistant Directors are expected to work as a cohesive unit that supports each other and their team of mentors throughout the year. Typically, the individual skills of the Director and Assistant Directors complement each other to facilitate the smooth functioning of the Mentorship Program. Ultimately, the Director, in consultation with the Faculty Advisor, has the “final word” on any issues that arise. However, decisions will always be made with the input of the Assistant Directors who make up the remainder of the leadership committee.

POSITION OUTLINE:

The Director and Assistant Directors are responsible for the management of all elements of the Peer Mentorship Program. In particular, this leadership committee acts as administrators, event planners, and coordinators for the events and individuals associated with the program. These activities are entirely self-initiated, with minimal support from the Faculty Advisor. Director and Assistant Directors will have to rely on each other for support and guidance. Alongside the Director, Assistant Directors will help with the recruitment and training of mentors, the recruitment of mentees, the pairing of mentors and mentees; event planning and execution; attending meetings and any social functions pertaining to the Mentorship Program; providing support for mentors during check-in periods; and monitoring the BPK Peer Mentorship email account and page on the BPKSA website. Overall, the leadership committee provides ongoing support for mentors and mentees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to coordinate and lead BLANK NUMBER of mentors and their corresponding mentees
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and conflict management skills
  • Excellent self-initiative and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Experience with the planning, preparation, and execution of various events
  • Comfortable liaising with BPK Faculty and Staff
  • Capable of organizing and quickly responding to a high volume of emails
  • Experience maintaining a Facebook page and/or Twitter feed are assets
  • Basic experience with graphic design and/or website skills are assets
  • Experience being a BPK Peer Mentor is highly recommended

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Attend group training in July, alongside other SFU Peer Mentorship programs. Responsibilities may include preparing training materials, conducting team building and training activities.
  • Advise and support mentors throughout the year
  • Recruit mentees – this process includes a first year student calling campaign during the summer, constructing promotional emails and social media posts, and coordinating classroom presentations
  • Monitor mentor progress and providing feedback for mentors for every official contact period and at any other period during the semester should matters arise. Must be comfortable providing feedback and support though phone, email and in person.
  • Plan BPK Peer Mentorship program events and be present for the majority of BPK events
  • Attend SFU-wide Mentorship Program meetings with the SFU Student Life Educator and representatives from other SFU mentorship programs

COMPENSATION:

  • Volunteer
  • Recognition on your Co-Curricular Record
  • A reference letter will be provided upon successful completion, per request

HOURS PER WEEK: 2-8 (Varies throughout the year)

MENTORSHIP COMMITMENT PERIOD: TBA

Click here for the BPK Peer Mentorship Assistant Director Application

Please send your completed application and resume to bpkpm@sfu.ca

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