Jump Start and Collegia Leader opportunities

Support the biggest orientation program at UBC and guide new students as they transition to their university experience.

About the roles

As a leader within the Jump Start and Collegia team, you will work alongside faculty members, First Year Experience staff, and other student leaders to build community with small groups of incoming students.

While representing your Faculty, you will support first year students in developing connections and finding opportunities for involvement and resources to forge a successful path. This role will support programs including Jump Start, Collegia, and Imagine UBC

This year, there are a number of paid leadership roles available. Please review each job description on CareersOnline for position details, including compensation:

Program delivery

In light of COVID-19, the 2021 program delivery details and methods will be informed by University-wide decisions regarding in-person and/or virtual learning for Fall 2021. Some details of these roles will be confirmed closer to the start date. 

At present, Jump Start, Imagine UBC, and Collegia are intended to be a combination of both virtual and in-person programming. As a result, there are many types of student leader positions introduced to welcome, lead, and support first year students through these Orientations programs.

Position requirements

  • You must be physically located within Canada during your role. See start dates below.
  • You must be in good academic and non-academic standing.
  • You must be available for the time commitment as outlined in the job descriptions.
  • Knowledge of in-person and/or virtual services and support options at UBC is an asset.

Skills and qualifications

To be eligible for the roles, you must demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication, digitally literacy, and time management skills
  • Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Proven ability to adapt to new and challenging experiences with a positive mindset
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team with students, volunteers, and staff
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing professional and personal development opportunities
  • Ability to empathize with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Capability to act as a UBC ambassador for student leadership and as a positive and professional representative of the UBC Jump Start, Imagine UBC, and Virtual Collegia programs

Time commitment

Each position has different time commitment expectations. Please see the job descriptions on CareersOnline for full details. 

Position start dates

  • First Year Experience Student Coordinator: May 3, 2021
  • Jump Start & Collegia Leader Roles: August 23, 2021
  • Jump Start & Collegia Senior Leader Roles: August 18, 2021

What will you get out of the role?

  • You’ll learn how to communicate to a diverse group of students and peers.
  • You’ll build leadership and teamwork skills working collaboratively with peers and professional staff.
  • You’ll develop an understanding of how to facilitate engaging programs and have a direct impact on the student experience.
  • You’ll gain insight into the First Year Experience and contribute to the UBC experience.

How to apply

If you have questions