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UBC Collegia Advisor

Position descripiton

UBC Collegia Advisors help support first year commuter students as they transition to UBC from high school both academically and socially. UBC Collegia Advisors will greet members, facilitate introductions, run programs, answer questions, and serve as space stewards. 

Primary duties

A UBC Collegia Advisor’s duties and responsibilities can be divided up two ways:

  1. Maintaining the physical space and promoting a place for growth

  2. Building and maintaining the community space through interaction and programming

Benefits of this position

This position offers an excellent student leadership opportunity which aligns with the focus of experiential learning at the Centre of Student Involvement and Careers. A UBC Collegia Advisor will learn a myriad of skills such as communications skills, teamwork, programming, community building, and mentorship. A UBC Collegia Advisor will have an immersive year-long experience, one which the student is empowered to design their learning, yet feel like they have been given the proper supportive training. Having a common goal of developing a collective community will provide the overall framework and larger motivations of why the UBC Collegia Program is important to the campus as a whole.

Desired skills and experience

  • Experience in UBC programs, initiatives, and involvement opportunities on campus and ability to refer accordingly
  • Interest and experience in programming for commuter students
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new and challenging experiences with a positive mind-set
  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership and organizational skills
  • Work with diverse populations and build inclusive communities
  • Problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team with students and staff

Educational requirements

Eligible candidates must be enrolled at UBC-V for studies in the 2017-18 academic year and meet the requirements for Work Learn. A UBC Collegia Advisor must be enrolled at the undergraduate level with a minimum 65% cumulative GPA.


The UBC Collegia Advisors are part of the UBC Work Learn Program running from September 6, 2017 – April 27, 2018.  UBC Work Learn students are mandated to a ten hour a week commitment.  The UBC Collegia Advisor hourly wage during the Work Learn period is $16.26/hr.  

Mid-August to September 5th, all UBC Collegia Senior Advisors are expected to attend mandatory training and orientation.  During this period, UBC Collegia Senior Advisors are compensated at the hourly minimum wage rate (currently $10.45/hr).

Time commitment

Important dates*

First Team Meeting

Wednesday, March 29th @7pm-8:30pm Arbutus Collegium

Question, Persuade and Refer Training

Date TBD (approximately 2 hours)

Student Leadership Conference

January 2018 (Typically first or second Saturday)

Regular meetings

Wednesdays 4pm-5:30pm

*Please note that these training sessions and meetings times are mandatory.  Successful candidates will be asked to not schedule any classes, other meetings or commitments during this time.  

Position term and time commitment

Advisor Orientation

August 24-28, 2017

Welcome Weekend

August 31, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Imagine UBC 

September 5, 2017

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