Capilano University offers a variety of Peer Leadership Programs that offer practical experience for students.

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It is important to find a program that suits your interests, career goals and experience. 

The programs are broken down based by their department. Each department offers a variety of volunteer, honorarium and student employee positions.

Using your CapU email and password, you can log in and browse through our programs as well as apply online in the Career Hub at experience.capilanou.ca.  

Book an appointment with a Career Ambassadors if you would like assistance with your cover letter and resume.

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Recreation Ambassadors

Do you love being active? We are currently looking for Recreation Ambassadors! This 4 hour/week volunteer role is perfect for people who want to get involved in campus recreation, start their own initiatives, and promote physical activity on campus.

Position: Volunteer

Time commitment:4 hours/week
Contact: alisonfunk@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Friday, March 20
Website: capilanou.ca/recreation
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

Intramural Team

Passionate about sports? Join the Campus Rec team! Help us run our intramural programs during the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 school year. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to referee/organize our soccer, 3 on 3 basketball, or cricket programs.

Position: Student Employee

Time commitment: 3 hours/week
Contact: alisonfunk@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Friday, March 20
Website: capilanou.ca/recreation
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

Active Health Student Assistants

Active Health Marketing Student Assistant: Take the lead on Campus Recreation's marketing and promotions. If you'd like to work in the health/recreation/sport industry, and have experience creating posters, designing graphics, or posting on social media, this higher-level opportunity is a great way to make an impact on campus.

Active Health Programs Student Assistant take a lead role in Campus Recreation's program and event planning. If you'd like to work in the health/recreation/sport industry, and would like to learn how to plan, staff, and evaluate programs and events, this higher-level opportunity is a great way to make an impact on campus.

Position: Student Employee

Time commitment: 4 hours/week
Contact: alisonfunk@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Friday, March 20
Website: capilanou.ca/recreation
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

Weight Room Monitors

Passionate about working out? Join the Campus Rec team! Work the front desk during the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 school year, helping with check-in, weight room orientations, and light cleaning.

Position: Student Employee

Time commitment: 4-6 hours/week
Contact: alisonfunk@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Friday, March 20
Website: capilanou.ca/recreation
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

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Career Development Ambassadors

As a Career Development Ambassador (CDA), you will be a representative of the Career Development Centre (CDC). CDAs will advocate and promote the CDC and student professional development. The CDAs primary role is to help with career development and employer relations initiatives through outreach to students, alumni, employers and campus organizations. Ambassadors will go through extensive training with and report directly to the CDC staff members.

Position: Student Employee

Time commitment: Must be available up to 5 hrs/week with the possibility of additional hours not exceeding 20 hours per week.
Contact: cdc@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline:  March 13, 2020
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

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International Leadership and Mentorship Program

We are creating a dynamic, supportive and inclusive community where students can connect, learn, grow and lead. This program provides an opportunity for students to develop globally-relevant skills and experience cultural diversity firsthand.

Position: Volunteer

Time commitment: 4 hours/week
Contact: iengage@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Website: CapU ILMP
Apply: ILMP Become a Mentor

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Indigenous Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Mentorship Program is a peer mentorship program available to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Capilano University. Senior students are matched with new students aid in their transition to post-secondary life, succeed academically and persist until graduation.

Contact: cailinlau@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Not currently accepting applications

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Visual Storyteller Assistant

Duties of this position include photography and videography for advertising, print and digital communications that support University's initiatives internally and externally. This role is part of the University's creative team, and directly assists the visual media specialist by creating beautiful, thoughtful visual assets and stories that follow the University's brand and style guidelines.

Position: Student Employee

Contact: taehoonkim2@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Not currently accepting applications.

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Residence Advisor

Residence Advisors (RAs) live in the CapU Residence community and are responsible for fostering a safe and engaging living and learning environment for all students living in residence. Under the supervision of the residence life facilitator, residence advisors work as a team to support the needs of residence students through programming, community building, peer leading and emergency response. Residence advisors are a key part of the residence community.

Postion: Honorarium

Time Commitment: 10 hours/week
Contact: housing@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: February 4, 2020
Website: CapU Residence

Student Affairs

Orientation Leader

The Orientation Leader (OL) position within Capilano University (CapU) provides a leadership and development opportunity for exemplary CapU students. OLs will interact with new students, assist with orientation operations, provide campus tours, answer questions and help create a welcoming experience. This position is composed of numerous training/leadership sessions and activities before and during orientation. Upon successful completion, students will receive Co-Curricular credit.

Position: Volunteer

Time Commitment: August 26 – September 11, 2020 (13 days)
Contact: orientation@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: March 30, 2020
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

Starting for Success

As a Starting for Success Peer Leader, you will help Student Affairs staff and program faculty introduce incoming students to the opportunities, programs and services available at Capilano University. Peer Leaders meet with their assigned students twice a month to encourage participation and foster a sense of belonging, contributing to their development and engagement with CapU.

Position: Honorarium

Time Commitment: Fall semester (spring semester optional)
Contact: orientation@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: March 30, 2020
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

Well-Being Ambassadors

A Well-Being Ambassador is a leadership opportunity that provides support to other students by sharing their experiences and strategies for success. They provide referrals and guide students towards effective strategies for achieving well-being.  Each well-being ambassador focuses on a particular area including diversity, mental health, sexual health, social, academic, and recreation.

Position: Honorarium

Time Commitment:
Contact: wellbeingamb@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: ongoing

Student Life Hub Assistant

The Student Life Hub Assistants work at a desk on campus where students come to find out about events, workshops, job opportunities, and the co-curriuclar record.  It is also a place where students can come to for support and find out about the different resources on campus.  The Student Life Hub also puts on events, has a social media page, does campus outreach, and creates marketing material.

Position: Student Employee

Time Commitment: 7-10 hours/week
Contact: studentlifehub@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Not currently accepting applications

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Earth Works Invasive Plant Pull

Students volunteer their time to contribute to restoration of the campus grounds. Students get hands on experience by pulling invasive plants and planting native species in their place.

Postion: Volunteer

Time Commitment: 2 hours per semester
Contact: jcook@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

CapU Works

CapUWorks (CUW) is a student-led program that delivers campaigns and events to promote sustainability action and awareness on campus. CUW acts as catalysts for change, promoting and embedding a culture of conservation and consciousness in the CapU community, both on and off campus.

Position: Student Employee

Time Commitment: 10 hrs/week
Contact: sustainability@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: May 5, 2020
Apply Today!
Website: CapU Sustainability

Writing Centre

Writing Centre Peer Tutors

A limited number of positions exist for strong English students with a minimum of six units of English to work as peer tutors in the Learning Commons. After training and shadowing an instructor, peer tutors will work more independently, helping students with writing assignments.

Position: Honorarium

Time Commitment: 1.5 hrs/week
Contact: writingcentre@capilanou.ca
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Apply: experience.capilanou.ca

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