CBU Work Study Bursary Program – Youth in Motion Assistant – Job Number 2015F023


Job/Project Description: Youth in Motion Assistant

The Youth in Motion (YiM) program is a long-standing program whereby 800+ Grade 4 students from all over Cape Breton Island come to CBU in order to engage with a morning of Physical activities.  This assistant will work with the SPHK 2104 (Outdoor Skills and Leadership) class to design and implement a 30-minute outdoor activity, which is run 5 times/Friday over the course of 6 Friday’s in the fall semester.


The primary task of this assistant is to support 2nd year students in running their activities and assist the course instructor in the evaluation of such, based upon guidance and a rubric provided by the course instructor and their observations.  In many ways the tasks for this assistant are similar to a graduate Teaching Assistant, as the assistant will act as the “eyes on the ground” observing the programming on Friday mornings and trouble-shooting any issues as they arise. They will then work with the course instructor to evaluate the program and work with the class to alleviate any problems with an eye to any possible program re-design needed in the future.


The assistant will be responsible for overseeing Friday morning activities run by the SPHK 2104 class.  They will not be required to participate, but will rather observe and report back to the course instructor.  Should the class have problems with their programming the assistant will be an experienced upper year student with the ability to “trouble shoot” as necessary; contacting the supervisor, course instructor, other SPHK faculty and CBU staff as required.


Student Qualifications:

4th year student – preferably with an interest or expertise in SPHK or outdoor leadership

Ability to work independently

Ability to assist peers in 2nd year class

Ability to work with faculty members and other CBU staff to create a successful component to the YiM program

Application Details

Start Date:  Mid-September

End Date:  Mid-April

Hours:  All positions are part time, hours TBD

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position.  If eligible send resume, cover letter and an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program to:  awards@cbu.ca     Submissions that do not include an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program will not be considered.  All applications must also reference the above Job Number.

To determine eligibility and to complete an application go to:  http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/applications/

Deadline to apply is September 11, 2015.