Student Life Jobs

We will be hiring part-time student staff for the Fall Term 2024!

Online applications are now open and will close on April 30, 2024. Fill out our online application form today to be considered for a role! Successful applicants of the written application will be invited in for an interview on May 8, 2024.

Student staff work with the Mohawk College Student Life team on a variety of projects and initiatives that are designed to foster meaningful relationships and personal development by providing students with intentional experiences and services in a fun, inclusive learning environment. There are a variety of roles available, including: Campus Life Ambassador, Student Life Operations Assistant, Student Leadership Ambassador, CCR Ambassador, Campus Volunteer Ambassador, Campus to Community Ambassador, and FYE leader. All Student Life student staff will be assigned to particular portfolio, but will also provide active support in our Student Life spaces and campus-wide events. There will be opportunities to meaningfully contribute to our Campus to Community, First-Year Experience, Leadership and Volunteering, and Recognition programs depending on your professional development goals, skill set, and availability.

Student staff within the department are provided with leadership and professional development coaching and training throughout their time with Student Life. Working at Student Life is an excellent opportunity to support the Mohawk College community while developing your professional skills, joining a professional network, and building a community with your colleagues. 

Wage: $16.55/hour
Hours: 10-15 hours per week; shifts are scheduled Monday-Friday between 8:30 am-4:30 pm with occasional weekend and evening work for special events based on your availability (around your course timetable).

Key Qualities of a student staff member:

  • Passionate about supporting the Mohawk College student community 
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and take initiative 
  • Excellent collaborator, excited to work with a team of engaged colleagues 
  • Flexible, ability to roll with change and to pivot priorities when needed 
  • Knowledge of Mohawk College student services and resources  
  • Strong desire to level up as a student leader, willing to fully engage with team building and professional development activities 
  • Previous experience assisting with student-facing programming and events is an asset 

If you have any questions about the Student Life positions, please email [at] (subject: Student%20Life%20Ambassador%20-%20Hiring%20Question) (student[dot]life[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca).

Cover Letter Instructions

Maximum 400 words (about 1 page single spaced).  Be thoughtful, yet concise and professional in your letter.  This is your chance to tell us who you are and why you are applying to work at Student Life.  Be sure to customize your cover letter to this job application rather than using a generic cover letter. 

Please be sure to answer the following questions in your cover letter: 

  • Why do you want to be a student staff member with Student Life?  Tell us about what excites you about the opportunity. 
  • What skills and qualities do you feel will help you to be successful as a Student Life Ambassador?  What skills do you want to further develop? 
  • What does student leadership mean to you? 

Resume Instructions

Maximum 1 page, include:

  • Your work history and volunteer history, including some details of what duties you had and what skills you used 
  • Your education history 

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.