Student Life Jobs

We're hiring part-time student staff at all three main campuses for this Winter!

The Student Life department at Mohawk College fosters meaningful relationships and personal development by providing students with intentional experiences and services in a fun, inclusive learning environment. Across the year, we recruit a number of students to support one of three of our major programs:

  1. Campus Ambassadors: Campus Ambassadors are friendly faces who help support students on campus and foster community through in-person programming. 
  2. Campus to Community: Campus to Community is Mohawk College’s volunteer outreach program, which connects Mohawk students with the greater Hamilton community through community-based volunteer projects. We work with a variety of  community organizations to build relationships and give back to our community.
  3. First Year Experience: The First Year Experience (FYE) Program at Mohawk College is designed to support first year students in their transition to college life! New students can opt into the program to get sorted into an FYE House with other first-semester students in their faculty and participate in weekly virtual sessions and challenges.

Learn more about the job opportunities in each program below.

 Select a role below to read its respective job description:

Campus Ambassador - IAHS

Role Summary: 

Campus Ambassadors are friendly faces who help to support students on campus. Students in this role will offer a warm welcome and friendly hello to campus visitors while providing information about campus services (virtual and in-person).  

The Campus Ambassador team will support Mohawk’s Here to help campaign by sharing information and supporting Student Life programming through on-campus activities.  

This is a paid, on-campus student leader role at a rate of $15.50/hour for 10-15 hours/week depending on the time of semester. 

 

Weekly Responsibilities: 

  • Support Student Life programming throughout the semester 
  • Facilitate weekly programming throughout the semester and engage with students in conversation, to provide information and/or answer questions on specific topics related to getting involved on campus and the Co-Curricular Record 
  • Provide up-to-date information and/or answer questions about campus and student services, wayfinding, and events 
  • Give campus tours

 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • In good academic and student conduct standing 
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Comfortable engaging others 
  • Responsible, organized, and dependable 
  • Culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of a diverse group of students 
  • Must have a cell phone and download the Microsoft Teams app 
  • Must complete the virtual paid Campus Ambassador training prior to on-campus employment (approx. 5-10 hours/week)  

Campus Ambassador - Stoney Creek

Role Summary: 

Campus Ambassadors are friendly faces who help to support students on campus. Students in this role will offer a warm welcome and friendly hello to campus visitors while providing information about campus services (virtual and in-person).  

The Campus Ambassador team will support Mohawk’s Here to help campaign by sharing information and supporting Student Life programming through on-campus activities.  

This is a paid, on-campus student leader role at a rate of $15.50/hour for 5-10 hours/week depending on the time of semester. 

 

Weekly Responsibilities: 

  • Support Student Life programming throughout the semester 
  • Support daily operations of The Gathering Place by managing supplies and space 

  • Ensure that The Gathering Place is providing a useful service and space for students by speaking to visitors and bringing forward ideas for new events and initiatives 

  • Provide up-to-date information and/or answer questions about campus and student services, wayfinding, and events 
  • Give campus tours

 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • In good academic and student conduct standing 
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Comfortable engaging others 
  • Responsible, organized, and dependable 
  • Culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of a diverse group of students 
  • Must have a cell phone and download the Microsoft Teams app 
  • Must complete the virtual paid Campus Ambassador training prior to on-campus employment (approx. 5-10 hours/week)  

Campus Ambassador - Fennell

Role Summary: 

Campus Ambassadors are friendly faces who help to support students on campus. Students in this role will offer a warm welcome and friendly hello to campus visitors while providing information about campus services (virtual and in-person).  

The Campus Ambassador team will support Mohawk’s Here to help campaign by sharing information and supporting Student Life programming through on-campus activities.  

This is a paid, on-campus student leader role at a rate of $15.50/hour for 10-15 hours/week depending on the time of semester. 

 

Weekly Responsibilities: 

  • Support Student Life programming throughout the semester 
  • Facilitate weekly programming throughout the semester and engage with students in conversation, to provide information and/or answer questions on specific topics related to getting involved on campus and the Co-Curricular Record 
  • Participate in weekly check-in and planning meeting with the Campus Ambassador team and supervisor, and complete takeaway tasks as directed (1 hour/week) 
  • Provide up-to-date information and/or answer questions about campus and student services, wayfinding, and events 

 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • In good academic and student conduct standing 
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Comfortable engaging others 
  • Responsible, organized, and dependable 
  • Culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of a diverse group of students 
  • Must have a cell phone and download the Microsoft Teams app 
  • Must complete the virtual paid Campus Ambassador training prior to on-campus employment (approx. 5-10 hours/week)  

Campus to Community Student Lead

Role Summary:

Campus to Community is Mohawk College’s volunteer outreach program, which connects Mohawk students with the greater Hamilton community through community-based volunteer projects. We work with a variety of community organizations to build relationships and give back to our community.

As a Student Lead you will be responsible for connecting your peers wit h our partner organizations and facilitating engaging community projects throughout the semester. Student Leads organize and attend volunteer opportunities, acting as mentors to ensure the success of our student volunteers.

This is a paid student leader role at a rate of $15.50/hour for 5-10 hours/week depending on the time of year.

 

Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with other Student Leads to develop and deliver community- based programming, both in-person and online
  • Recruit student volunteers through virtual and in-person promotion (develop social media messaging, connect with faculty and program coordinators, hallway booths, etc.)-Ensure the safety and satisfaction of student volunteers (complete liability waivers, vulnerable sector screenings, etc.)
  • Participate in a weekly check-in and planning meeting with C2C team and complete takeaway tasks as directed
  • Report follow-up (post-event reports, record hours, develop volunteer surveys, etc.)
  • Support Student Life programming as needed

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Good academic and student conduct standing
  • Excellent interpersonal communication with the demonstrated ability to connect in a virtual environment
  • Culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of a diverse group of students and community members
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours (occasional evenings may be required)-Must complete all C2C onboarding training and meet all requirements to attend meetings and programming on campus-Obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening

 

Benefits:

  • Connect with peers and develop a sense of community and belonging on campus
  • Grow personal networks by working alongside a variety of community partners
  • Give back to and learn from various groups within our Hamilton community
  • Develop and demonstrate leadership, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Have the position recognized on the Co-Curricular Record

First Year Experience (FYE) Leader

Role Summary:  

The First Year Experience (FYE) includes the opportunity for incoming students to join an FYE house to get to know other students. Houses are organized by faculty area, and each house is led by an FYE leader.  

FYE Leaders help welcome new students to the college and support their transition to Mohawk by providing information, answering questions about student life and campus services, and act as a friendly virtual face! As an FYE House lead, they work towards building a fun and inclusive community among all house participants. 

This is a paid student leader role at a rate of $15.50/hour for 5-10 hours/week depending on the time of year. 

  

Weekly Responsibilities:   

  • Support Get Set Sessions during start-up (1-3 hours/week) 
  • Support at least one FYE Planned Program per week hosted by the FYE Leader: Group Facilitator (1 hour) 
  • Monitor and facilitate a Teams channel for designated FYE House (approximately 0.5-2 hours per week) 
  • Post at least once weekly (information sharing, event invites, challenges, etc.) 
  • Respond to posts and individual messages accordingly  
  • Check in with house members regularly and attend one-on-one “chat” appointments on Teams if requested by house members (approximately 0.5-2 hours per week) 
  • Participate in a weekly check-in and planning meeting with the FYE leader team and complete takeaway tasks as directed (1 hour)  
  • Support Student Life Leadership Programming and Language and Culture Centre Programming (1 hour)  

 

Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • Be in good academic and student conduct standing  
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Responsible, organized, and dependable  
  • Culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of a diverse group of students  
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of hours of work (e.g. evenings may be required)  
  • Must complete the virtual paid FYE Leader Training (approx. 5-10 hours/week for 2-3 weeks) 

 

Benefits:  

  • Build a deeper connection with the Mohawk College community and help cultivate a positive FYE community  
  • Build close relationships with new students and guide them through their first semester  
  • Further enhance knowledge of campus resources  
  • Develop and demonstrate leadership, communication, and mentorship skills 
  • Have the position recognized on the Co-Curricular Record  

FYE Leader: Program Assistant

Role Summary:  

The First Year Experience (FYE) includes the opportunity for incoming students to join an FYE house on Microsoft Teams and participate in weekly planned programming to get to know other students. 

The FYE team help welcome new students to the college and support their transition to Mohawk by providing information, answering questions about student life and campus services, and act as friendly virtual faces! 

The FYE Leader: Program Assistant supports the development and logistics of all planned programming prior to and throughout the semester and manages the general page on Microsoft Teams for all FYE houses (which are led by fellow FYE Leaders).  

This is a paid student leader role at a rate of $15.50/hour for 5-15 hours/week depending on the time of year. 

  

Weekly Responsibilities:   

  • Support logistics and content creation for all FYE planned programming (3-4 hours) 
  • Manage attendance and engagement for data collection  
  • Support the FYE Leader: Group Facilitator with content creation for FYE planned programming (Get Set Sessions, workshops, virtual hangouts, themed events, etc. throughout the semester)  
  • Develop a promotional plan to recruit program and event participants  
  • Post announcements in the First Year Experience General Channel on Microsoft Teams and respond to posts and individual messages accordingly (1-2 hours) 
  • Select, announce and connect with FYE challenge and session winners to arrange for prizing (0.5 hour)  
  • Co-facilitate a weekly check-in and planning meeting with the FYE leader team and completes takeaway tasks as directed (1 hour)  
  • Support Student Life Leadership Programming and Language and Culture Centre Programming (1 hour)  

 

Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • In good academic and student conduct standing  
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Comfortable presenting to groups in a virtual setting  
  • Responsible, organized, and dependable  
  • Culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of a diverse group of students  
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of hours of work (e.g. evenings may be required)  
  • Must complete the virtual paid FYE Leader Training (approx. 5-10 hours/week for 2-3 weeks) 

 

Benefits:  

  • Build a deeper connection with the Mohawk College community and help cultivate a positive FYE community  
  • Build close relationships with new students and guide them through their first semester  
  • Further enhance knowledge of campus resources  
  • Develop and demonstrate leadership, communication, and mentorship skills 
  • Have the position recognized on the Co-Curricular Record  

FYE Leader: Group Facilitator

Role Summary:  

The First Year Experience (FYE) includes the opportunity for incoming students to join an FYE house on Microsoft Teams and participate in weekly planned programming to get to know other students. 

The FYE team help welcome new students to the college and support their transition to Mohawk by providing information, answering questions about student life and campus services, and act as friendly virtual faces! 

The FYE Leader: Group Facilitator collaborates with campus partners to plan and host all planned programming prior to and throughout the semester.  

This is a paid student leader role at a rate of $15.50/hour for 5-15 hours/week depending on the time of year.  

  

Weekly Responsibilities:   

  • Plan and facilitate all FYE Planned Programming (4-6 hours) 

  • Create session content where applicable - programming includes: Get Set Sessions, workshops, virtual hangouts, themed events, etc. throughout the semester  

  • Meet with staff co-facilitators and consult with FYE Leader team to plan and prepare for sessions  

  • Upload all sessions the week prior to allow time for FYE Leaders to prepare and offer feedback where necessary 

  • Participate in a weekly check-in and planning meeting with the FYE leader team and complete takeaway tasks as directed (1 hour)  

  • Support Student Life Leadership Programming and Language and Culture Centre Programming (1 hour)  

 

Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • In good academic and student conduct standing  

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Comfortable presenting to groups in a virtual setting  

  • Responsible, organized, and dependable  

  • Culturally sensitive to the unique challenges of a diverse group of students  

  • Ability to be flexible in terms of hours of work (e.g. evenings may be required)  

  • Must complete the virtual paid FYE Leader Training (approx. 5-10 hours/week for 2-3 weeks) 

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online Student Employment Application. 
  2. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted for a 20-minute Zoom interview.

  3. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Student Life at student.life [at] mohawkcollege.ca.

Student Life is strongly committed to diversity within our team and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.