Orientation Leader and Volunteer hiring 2018

Hey Sauder! Start practicing those cheers because we are now hiring Orientation Leaders, Spirit Leaders and Volunteers for 2018. 

We're looking for individuals who:

  • embody the Sauder Spirit
  • are passionate about making sure every new student feels welcome in the UBC Sauder community
  • exemplify Sauder’s core values of rigour, respect, and responsibility
  • know how to have responsible fun with a good sense of judgement
  • love being a Sauder student!

We're hiring for three key positions. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 12 at 11:59pm.

Changes for 2018

We are improving the 2018 orientation experience for new students and Orientation Leaders by keeping the same groups and leaders for Imagine UBC, The Spark and Spark Chats. This will allow leaders and new students to build more meaningful connections with each other, and develop stronger friendships to last throughout their time at UBC Sauder and beyond.

All Orientation Leaders will be divided into teams of 9-15 leaders, led by one Senior Orientation Leader. For Imagine UBC, each Orientation Leader will guide their own group of ~10 students. Then for The Spark, three Imagine groups will combine to be co-led by their respective three Orientation Leaders. And finally for Spark Chats, everyone will join together to attend the three events scheduled throughout the school year.

Position descriptions

Orientation Leader

We're looking for leaders with diverse involvement experiences, responsibility, and above all, Sauder Spirit! Are you a maniac on the dance floor? Do you love having meaningful conversations? If so, we want you to be a part of the team! Orientation Leaders commit to lead a group of first year or transfer students through Imagine UBC, The Spark and Spark Chats with the core mission of ensuring every student feels a sense of belonging to their group and to the wider Sauder and UBC communities.

In addition to the attributes listed above, you must be committed to supporting your group throughout their first year at all three programs (Imagine UBC, The Spark and Spark Chats).

What is the time commitment of an Orientation Leader?
Do I have to commit to all three programs (Imagine UBC, The Spark and Spark Chats)?
What if I plan to do exchange or co-op and can’t attend some of the Spark Chats events?
What if I'm also a Jump Start Leader?
How are leader hiring decisions made?

Download the full job description     Apply now  


Spirit Leader

Are you a senior student, or graduating this year, and want to ensure the Sauder spirit stays alight in the hallways of Henry Angus? Then consider applying to be a Spirit Leader for Imagine Day and The Spark. By leading cheers, playing spontaneous “minute-to-win-it” style games, and starting dance-offs this group of loud, creative, outgoing, and energetic people show new students what Sauder Spirit is all about. 

What is the time commitment of a Spirit Leader?

Apply now  


Spark Volunteer

The Spark weekend wouldn’t happen without an awesome team of 80+ volunteers! Volunteers are proud to be UBC Sauder students and want to create the best possible welcome for new students by assisting with coat check, set-up, tear down, game stations, registration, food distribution, night event and more. They get a behind-the-scenes experience and are right in the middle of all the action.

Spark Volunteers will also have to opportunity to help with Imagine UBC, but this is not required.

What is the time commitment of a Spark Volunteer?

Apply now  



If you have any questions, please contact the team at orientations@sauder.ubc.ca.

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