Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning

RockVIU Spring Event Lead

Position Overview

The Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning (OCCEL) is committed to student success and learning through experiences outside of the classroom. The office strives to create opportunities for student engagement on and off campus while providing leadership development opportunities for students to strengthen relationships and to build upon relevant skills. OCCEL engages and supports the student experience by fostering meaningful connections, wellness, leadership development, and personal growth through creating, promoting and recognizing Co-Curricular activities exercised on campus and within the community. OCCEL facilitates student engagement activities that relate directly to the VIU Graduate Attributes while organizing programming which helps students to become reflective learners. OCCEL programs include: facilitating RockVIU: Welcome to Campus (new student orientation), Co-Curricular Record (CCR), VIU's Co-Curricular Involvement App, Fun@VIU Committee, Student Leadership Circle (SLC), The Hub, and The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference (VILC).

The New Student Orientation Event Lead will play an integral role in leading "RockVIU: Welcome to Campus 2023". Working alongside the OCCEL Coordinator, the RockVIU Event Lead will oversee, plan, organize, and implement the annual new student orientation event, welcoming over 800 new students to their new VIU family. The Event Lead and OCCEL Coordinator will oversee a student leadership team, including the Block Party Organizer, Connect Fair Organizer, Block Party Leaders, and event volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and implement the Virtual RockVIU: Welcome to Campus 2023
  • Recruit and train a volunteer team of students to support the implementation of the event
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the RockVIU Block Party and RockVIU Connect Fair Organizers
  • Create opportunities for students to become more aware of CCR and VIU's Graduate Attributes during the course of RockVIU
  • Build the presence and awareness of RockVIU to new students and their families prior to attending VIU
  • Manage student email communications related to the RockVIU
  • Develop and implement social media strategies for RockVIU, collaborating with VIU's MARCOMM department
  • Oversee communication with RockVIU vendors/performers from initial contact to post-event.
  • Work with the VIU Foundation to ensure proper sponsorship communication is upheld.
  • Work with OCCEL support staff and VIU Finance department to process finances related to RockVIU.
  • Develop recruitment strategies to grow RockVIU attendance, including marketing, sponsorship and online promotions for all campuses.
  • The ideal candidate is a team player and should be willing to develop strong written and verbal communication, creative thinking, and critical thinking skills and take a strong interest and initiative in student engagement and development.

Position Requirements

  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in creating opportunities on campus for student leadership and volunteer development
  • Interest in developing a thorough understanding of student engagement and translating engagement into student retention
  • Strong time management and interpersonal skills
  • Creative outlook on improving VIU services
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills in leading RockVIU team meetings via Zoom
  • Interest in collaborating with individuals who represent staff, faculty, students, and the community
  • Ability to initiate and maintain ongoing conversations with team members, speakers, vendors, and VIU faculty/staff
  • Preliminary understanding of VIU's Co-Curricular Record and the VIU's Co-Curricular Involvement Application
  • Event management experience, especially on a virtual platform
  • Has attended RockVIU as a student or volunteer
  • Minimum GPA average of 3.0

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Oral Communication
  • Collaboration

Position Type


Sign Up Directions

Contact Omar Karim, Coordinator, Co-Curricular Engagement at for more information.