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The work-study positions with Student Life require that the successful applicant is enrolled in at least 6 credits during the summer semester. All work-study positions can be applied for through the CareerLink program, or by directly submitting a resume and cover letter to Whitney or Student Life.

Student Life Event Assistants – 2 positions for 60 hours

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision, plans and coordinates special events, which may include speakers, displays, and community initiatives. Schedules related activities and facilities. Prepares and maintains required documentation.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:  See out and seek to develop event resources from within and outside the UFV community. Build connection and relationship with clubs, associations, and student programs on campus. Help implement the marketing and promotion of Student Life Events by networking. Manage Student Life events which includes decoration, promotion, implementation, follow up reports and pictures. Support Clubs’ events by providing information and, where directed by staff, assisting them to organize and execute their events. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinates planning for special events, including consulting with student life staff to establish goals, services required, and fee schedules.

  1. Arranges space, exhibits, banquets, receptions, and other applicable event activities.
  2. Provides on-site coordination which includes problem-solving, decision-making, and interaction with staff, faculty, and students.
  3. Prepares and provides post-activity evaluation data, as appropriate to the objectives of the position; prepares scheduled and special reports as required.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of space allocation practices.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to coordinate and plan events.
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The work-study positions with Student Life require that the successful applicant is enrolled in at least 6 credits during the summer semester. All work-study positions can be applied for through the CareerLink program, or by directly submitting a resume and cover letter to Whitney or Student Life.

SOLAR Activity Coordinator – 1 position for 60 hours

Job Description: Under the guidance of the Student Life Programmer(Whitney), the SOLAR Activity Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting SOLAR members, as well as scheduling and conducting outdoor outings and activities for the Student Outdoor Life and Recreation club.

 SPECIFIC DUTIES: The SOLAR Activity Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting members and planning an assortment of recreational activities. These may consist of day trips that range from backpacking, snow tubing, and rock climbing. The incumbent meets with the Student Life Programmer on a bi-weekly basis to update on the club’s activity and suggestions on how to expand the club. 

QUALIFICATIONS: – General knowledge of campus services, procedures and regulations – Must have a First Aid certificate; Standard or Wilderness is highly recommended – Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the critical ability to handle conflicts tactfully with minimal turmoil – Familiar with computer programs: Word, Excel, and Publisher – Must have attended UFV for at least two semesters prior to term of employment – Be diligent with administration of waiver forms. Should have own reliable transportation. Knowledge of trails and parks in the Fraser Valley is an asset.

The work-study positions with Student Life require that the successful applicant is enrolled in at least 6 credits during the summer semester. All work-study positions can be applied for through the CareerLink program, or by directly submitting a resume and cover letter to Whitney or Student Life.

New Student Orientation Assistant – 1 position for 5 hours a week (possibly more)

Job Summary: Under the guidance of the Student Life Programmer(Whitney), the New Student Orientation Assistant will aid in the planning and delivery of the Fall 2011 New Student Orientation program, the Six Weeks to Student Success program, and an Orientation program for a mature student audience. The New Student Orientation Assistant will work closely with Orientation Leaders to develop a WOW-factor for Orientation, such as a flashmob, skit or video. The incumbent will meet with the Programmer on a weekly basis to update on current events and to ensure the continued success of the New Student Orientation program.

Requirements:

 – Ability to work well as a team member as well as independently with minimal supervision

– Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written

– Must be exceptionally reliable and punctual

– Ability to analyze and solve problems; resourceful

– Ability to visualize and create tasks required to obtain objectives

– Ability to prepare graphic material and edit images

– Ability to clearly communicate creative concepts with Student Life staff as well as staff in IMS and Print Services

– Ability to follow through on tasks

– Ability to interact with a wide range of diverse members of the UFV community including the student body, faculty, staff and suppliers

– Ability to analyze and solve problems; resourceful

– Ability to be discreet and tactful; to handle confidential items

– Ability to work with multiple deadlines with attention to detail

– Ability to be flexible

Summer Wishes

Congratulations! You made it through another semester and conquered those exams. The Student Life department wishes all returning students a fabulous summer.
To our 2011 graduates, thank you for sharing your talents with us on campus and good luck in the future. Keep in touch!

The Student Life team

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Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi or Vasakhi) is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab region, in India, which also marks beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season.
To mark the celebrations, devotees, irrespective of Sikh religion, attend the gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship. The celebrations start early as devotees, with flowers and offerings in their hands, proceed towards the gurdwara before dawn. Processions through towns are also common. It is celebrated on April 14 each year.
$2 entry fee. All money raised will go to the Abbotsford Food Bank.

This just in! University of the Fraser Valley Political Science Students Association to host UFV Abbotsford’s federal election all candidates debate.

The event will take place Monday, April 18 at 7pm. More details to follow.

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