• Location: Cape Breton University, Student Affairs
  • Deadline: January 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Job Description:

Student Affairs oversees a group of Student, Peer Success Coaches each semester, whose role it is to welcome new students through email, at orientation events and through mid-semester events to help with the transition to university life at CBU. With busy schedules themselves, this student group requires a bit more structure and organization that cannot presently be provided by student development officers (especially with the increase student population and additional intakes). We would like to hire a student to help plan events, run meetings and ensure the psc program is meeting the ever-changing needs of our new students, even as we aim to serve a higher number of students each semester.


  • A minimum of one academic year at CBU as a full-time student (Registered in a minimum of 3 courses)
  • A strong academic background and a commitment to academics
  • A demonstrated commitment to the personal growth and development of both self and others
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Previous experience as a Peer Success Coach would be considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for CBU, your program of study, and helping others.


  • Plan PSC participation in Orientation events
  • Plan mid-semester events such as 6-week check-in, de-stress fest and events TBD
  • Manage the email account
  • Run bi-weekly meetings with PSCs and Student Development Officers
  • Manage the Ask Me Desk PSC schedule
  • Act as a liaison between the PSC group and the Student Development Officers

Learning Outcomes:

  • Communication skills
  • Running meetings, setting agendas, scheduling, etc.
  • Problem solving
  • Event planning
  • Relationship building Leadership

How to apply:  Forward a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to:

Application Deadline:  January 30th at 11:59pm.