Job Opportunities

The Service Learning Program will hire 3 Service Learning Student Leaders for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The students who fill these positions will assist in the day-to-today operation of the Service Learning Program while developing their own leadership skills.


Who should apply:
We are seeking a broad mix of students representing a range of years of study and diverse academic backgrounds (i.e. students with majors in sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, etc.).  Preference given to those with Course-Based and/or Immersion Service Learning experience.

Job description:
Service Learning Student Leaders will refine their administrative, leadership and facilitation skills.

Some of the Student Leaders’ tasks will include:

  • Performing administrative duties necessary for the operation of the program.
  • Serving as a liaison between Service Learning staff, students, and community partners.
  • Promoting Service Learning, including delivering class presentations.
  • Supporting students engaged in Service Learning.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of new leaders for the following academic year.

The positions are appropriate for students who have a proven commitment to working within the community. The Leaders must be strong communicators, manage time effectively, and work well both independently and as team members. Experience in Course-Based or Immersion Service Learning or the Service Learning Student Society is a definite asset.

Hours and Training:
Applicants must be available during the twelve weeks of class time each term.

Student Leaders work 10-20 hours per week for the first term and 8-14 hours per week for second term.  Students must be flexible in terms of the times they can work.  There will be work required in evenings and during the weekend, as well as during regular business hours (as the students' class schedules permit).

Leaders will have approximately 30 hours of mandatory training in March and August/September.  Training will start in March of 2018.  The August/September training may take place in the week before the Labour Day weekend and in the week classes begin. Most of this training takes place during week days.  Leaders will be required to attend all training sessions.  Training may also take place some weekends and/or evenings throughout the year.

Successful applicants must undergo Police Criminal Record Checks and
Child Abuse screening.

Wages: $11.70/hour

Applicants must submit their application by email to

The application should include a cover letter and résumé, an unofficial transcript, and name two referees (at least one being a professional staff or faculty member from the StFX campus) that could be contacted to speak on the applicant's behalf (reference letters are not required).  The cover letter should indicate the applicant's interest in the position, applicable skills, related work or volunteer experience, and should describe the ways the position will benefit that applicant's personal and/or professional goals.

Deadline for Applications: TBD

Application should be emailed to:

Any questions can be addressed to:

Arlynne McGrath
Service Learning Community Support Coordinator,
Service Building, Room 209