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Student Assistant/Mentor - Work Integrated Learning - Student Experience Hub *REPOSTED*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2019
Date of Posting: 
February 6, 2019
Work Integrated Learning
Student Assistant/Mentor
Hours of Work: 

35 hours per week

$15.43 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)

May 6 – August 31, 2019 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Department of Work-Integrated Learning is seeking applications for the position of Student Assistant/Mentor. This position will be full-time during the summer months with the potential for extension to part-time during the 2019-20 academic year. The successful candidate will receive training and will be mentored by Career and Work-Integrated Learning professionals to ensure an exceptional experiential learning opportunity.


• Greet students in a friendly manner, answering inquiries and directing students to the appropriate resources
• Mentor students on career preparation skills, such as resume writing
• Collaborate with Work-Integrated Learning, Career & Co-op staff on student career preparation
• Promote Career Studio and Career Peer Mentor services to the campus community
• Help to maintain social media
• Research & organize career-related resources
• Monitor and respond to a role-based Gmail account
• Collaborate on a communications plan for experiential education
• Other duties as required


The successful candidate will have:
• Confidence and be a forward thinker and self-starter
• A customer-service orientation, a willingness to work one-to-one as a mentor and comfortable interacting with people from many countries
• The ability to take ownership and be accountable to completing assigned work
• Experience organizing events and be organized by nature, with excellent time  management skills
• Strong computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office and G Applications would be an asset
• A strong attention for detail and be driven by quality and creativity
• Working knowledge and experience of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
• Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in both a team environment and be willing to work occasional evenings and/or weekends during the fall and winter semesters
• A student who will be returning for the full 2019-20 academic year

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr). Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Previous applicants from Competition #09S19 need not apply.
UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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