Facilities & Ancillary Services

Co-curricular Record and Leadership Development Programs Assistant


Program Leaders (PLs) are an integral part of Residence Life. The Program Leaders enhance the residents experience by hosting events and delivering services that build residents engagement with their peers, develop resiliency, and enrich their co-curricular experience. By fostering community spirit through the organization of social and educational events, PLs are highly visible and engaging members of the residence community.  The following is a breakdown of the responsibilities and requirements of a Community Leader, both on and off duty.

Position Overview

  • Work towards developing a new program that encompasses both the academic success of a student, with a holistic approach towards success that includes the following items below
  • Plan and execute a CommuniTree Connections event at least once per month
  • Plan and execute a minimum of one additional activity each week, providing an educational program or service
  • Plan and execute an academic program that provides the Residence Community a place to collaborate with other students, while honing in on best practices in the classroom
  • Plan and execute programming within the Residence community that carries community spirit, diversity and empowerment as outcomes of both passive and active programs
  • Provide support, tips and tools as applicable in programming related to academic success, balancing multiple priorities and working towards creating the whole student and enhancing the student experience

Position Requirements

Job Requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Leadership experience
  • Participation in Orientation programs
  • Understanding of VIU's co-curricular record program
  • Understanding of community building principles
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Experience living in VIU Student Residences
  • Video Production/editing experience

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Oral Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Information Literacies
  • Safe and Ethical Practices
  • Active Learning

Sign Up Directions

For more information, please contact Mike Bauche, Assistant Manager, Residence Life at Michael.Bauche@viu.ca