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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
January 30, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Headstart Ambassador




Job Description


DEADLINE
? Completed application packages must be received by Saturday March 29th, 2014 at 4 p.m.

INTERVIEWS
? Mid-April to early May between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

TRAINING
? Training sessions will occur in early to mid-May. Students are required to attend one Headstart training session.

QUALIFICATIONS
? Undergraduate student. Graduate students may not apply.
? An overall GPA of 6.0 or above (on a 12.0 scale) is required.
? Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas:
dealing courteously and effectively with people
exercising good judgement and initiative
interpreting and presenting and answering inquiries in a clear and concise manner
public speaking and making effective presentations.
effective interpersonal and public relations skills.
? Must be responsible, self-confident and empathetic to student and parent/guardian needs.
? Must be enrolled as a Laurier student (full-time or part-time). If you have applied to graduate you MAY NOT apply to be a Headstart Ambassador.
? Cannot have infractions or violations of academic misconduct or other university codes.

PRIMARY DUTIES
Note: Duties will vary depending on the event and time of the year.
? Provide an overview session about registering for courses on LORIS.
? Provide an overview session about the technical issues related to selecting courses on LORIS.
? Provide individual assistance to students selecting or registering for courses.
? Conduct campus and/or residence tours.
? Welcome participants and guide them to the appropriate venue.
? Assist the academic program advisor with the logistical aspects related to the Headstart program, i.e., posting signs, carrying materials, picking up and delivering materials
? Other duties related to the Headstart program as deemed appropriate.

OTHER
Note: The position requires flexibility and is considered casual part-time.
Important: If you have applied to graduate you MAY NOT apply to be a Headstart Ambassador.


? Time commitment will vary by the department. Headstart is a summer transition program, running in June and July.
2014 Headstart days:

June 3, 6, 5, 25, 26, 27
July 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11

? The rate of pay is set at $12.00 per hour.
More information about Headstart and the Centre for Student Success can be found online at www.wlu.ca/studentsuccess.