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Through sharing of cultural tradition and values, the BMO Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program provides peer-to-peer mentorship experiences for Indigenous students at Mount Royal University. Recognizing the importance of supporting students as they transition into university, the program empowers both the mentor and metnee to establish relationships and hone their academic skills through education, culture, community, and wellness.

Commitment: 25 hours per semester
Training Requirement: 4 days of training (offered in June and December) (provided)
Recruitment: Ongoing - Mentors are referred by faculty and staff on campus and are expected to complete an application package.

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ISSC Volunteers provide information, support, and peer-driven programming that connects international and domestic students.

Commitment: 2 hours per week + active involvement in committee and committee work during both the Fall and Winter semesters
Training Requirement: 1 day (provided)
Recruitment Period: March-April (Apply here!)

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ISSC Leads create a vibrant community for students from all backgrounds to meet other MRU students as well as students studying on exchange. Leads provide leadership, resources, and support by coordinating a motivated and engaged team of volunteers.

Commitment: 10 hours per week
Training Requirement: 2 days (provided)
Recruitment Period: March-April

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MAPS Peer Mentors provide peer-to-peer mentorship experiences for first-year students at Mount Royal University. Recognizing the importance of supporting students as they transition into university, this program empowers both the mentor and mentee to establish relationships and hone their academic skills through education, culture, community and wellness.


Commitment:
2 hours per week
Training Requirement: Two days training (14 hours); On-going training (provided)
Recruitment Period: February-March. Apply at mru.ca/peermentorship 

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Camp Coordinators provide leadership and managerial skills in organizing and delivering an educational camp for Indigenous youth. Coordinators are responsible for recruiting, planning and organizing of the camp, through which they develop administrative and leadership experience in addition to youth work.

Commitment: ~35 hours per week (for select weeks) 

Recruitment Period: February/March


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For this one-day event, New Student Registration volunteers help incoming students with registering for their first-year courses, while providing a warm welcome to the Mount Royal community.

Commitment:
One day (4-8 hours)

Training Requirement: 2 hours of training (provided)

Recruitment Period: March/April

 

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Learning Peers support fellow students in learning course-specific content by facilitating a weekly review of class material, engaging participants using active learning strategies, and sharing effective study skills.


Commitment: 2 hours per week (minimum)
Training Requirement: Online modules (4 hours) and an in-person training day (6 hours) (provided)
Recruitment Period: February 1 through March 31. Apply at mru.ca/plp.

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Student Success Ambassadors facilitate creative and engaging peer outreach programming. They raise awareness about the services on campus, and engage students in talking about their experience and barriers to their success. They support self-advocacy skills, and help to reduce stigma around seeking help.

Commitment: ~2-3 hours per week; plus, ~4-6 hours per week during peak registration weeks only

Training Requirement: 2 days prior to the Fall semester (provided)

Recruitment Period: March

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Wellness

 

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The Aquatic Programming Coordinator is a senior student responsible for managing day-to-day operations and programming of Aquatics, including staffing, programming, certification tracking and evaluating. This position will also work closely with the Aquatic Operations Coordinator for instructor evaluations. The Aquatic Programming Coordinator will focus on adhering to the standards of Mount Royal University Cougars Athletics and Recreation, the Lifesaving Society, and Canadian Red Cross to ensure an optimal experience for students and members. This position will provide invaluable opportunities for those seeking supervisory and facility management experience, programming, and exposure to the field of recreation administration.

Commitment: 7-10 hours per week
Training Requirement: Role-specific training provided throughout the duration of position
Recruitment Period: Semesterly

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Reporting to the Adventure Programming Supervisor, the Climbing Coordinator is a senior student responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the MRU Climbing Centre, including staffing facility bookings, equipment inspection, and route setting coordination. With the goal of ensuring a dyanmic and engaging experience for students and members at the Climbing Centre, this role will focus on adhering to the standards of Cougar Athletics and Recreation, the Canadian Standards Association, and the Association of the Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). This position will provide invaluable opportunities for those seeking supervisory and facility management experience and exposure to the field of recreation administration.

Commitment: 12-14 hours per week
Training Requirement: Role-specific training provided throughout the duration of position
Recruitment Period: Semesterly

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The Customer Experience area of the department utilizes a total team approach to create consistent, outstanding, individual experience, with lasting emotional connections throughout the Recreation Centre. The Customer Service Associate is an enthusiastic individual who has a positive attitude and takes pride in a job well done. They also have an outgoing, fun, yet professional attitude. You will be responsible for providing outstanding front line customer service to both internal and external customers in support of our Recreation and Athletic programs.

Commitment:12-14 hours per week
Training Requirement: Role-specific training provided throughout the duration of position
Recruitment Period: Semesterly

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The Facility Usage Assistant Coordinator is responsible for replying to all emails withing the recfacilities@mtroyal.ca account in a timely and professional manner (within two business days) and communicating with internal stakeholders as it relates to booking requests. The Facility Usage Assistant Coordinator will follow G and P for Facility Usage as it relations to booking space, will be responsible for other duties as assigned, in coordination with the Facility Usage Coordinator, and maintain accurate records of permits assigned. Furthermore, this position will ensure proof of insurance coverage is provided when required and complete monthly A/R tasks.

Commitment: 20 hours per week
Training Requirement: Role-specific training provided throughout the duration of the position
Recruitment Period: Semesterly

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The Fitness and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for helping with special events, helping develop and lead area staff orientations, in services and term meetings, be a student voice for their area, mentor, train, supervisor casual staff (where applicable), help hire incoming staff (where applicable), and attend Student Program Coordinator specific training and events. Furthermore, the fitness and wellness coordinator is responsible for staff scheduling, payroll, equipment inventory, AFLCA course setup/admin, sub requests, regular checks with program assistants, report any stereo/equipment issues, and formal program assessment.

Commitment: 7-12 hours per week
Training Requirement: Role-specific training provided throughout the duration of position
Recruitment Period: Semesterly

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Reporting to the Recreation Sports Supervisor, the Intramural League Coordinator is a senior student responsible for coordinating an Intramural league which includes all aspects of staffing, league scheduling, team management, administration, mentorship, leadership, and participant conduct. The Intramural League Coordinator is responsible for staff meetings and trainings, hiring and evaluating scorekeepers/officials, approving online timesheets, coordinating the startup of leagues and tournaments, and providing leadership for all staff members.

Commitment: 7-12 hours per week
Training Requirement: Role-specific training provided throughout the duration of position
Recruitment Period: Semesterly

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Reporting to the Program Coordinator - Aquatics, First Aid, and IYM, the It's Your Move Coordinator is a student responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the MRU It's Your Move program. This would include course set up, course maintenance, inventory management, writing G & P and assisting with program development. The It's Your Move Coordinator will focus on adhering to the standards of Mount Royal University Recreation, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety to ensure regulations and safety for students of the MRU School of Nursing and Midwifery. This position will provide invaluable opportunities for those seeing program management experience and exposure to the field of recreation administration.

Commitment: 10 hours per week
Training Requirement: Role-specific training provided throughout the duration of position
Recruitment Period: Semesterly

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PHEs raise awareness and educate their peers about health issues through initiatives such as outreach events.

Commitment: 2-5 hours per week

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall, plus additional training through the year (provided)

Recruitment Period: February – March

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P2PMHEs help combat stigma, promote positive mental health, and educate fellow students on topics surrounding mental health and illness.

Commitment: 2-6 hours per week

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall, plus additional training through the year (provided)

Recruitment Period: February – March


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Stepping Up is a peer facilitated dating violence prevention program. Stepping Up Facilitators develop topics for discussion related to relationships, facilitating these discussions during a prevention weekend, and supporting other students as they complete brief community projects.

Commitment: 4 weekends

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall

Recruitment Period: February/March


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Community 

 

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The Co-op Student Ambassador will assist in enhancing the co-op brand on campus and building a co-op student community. The Co-op Student Ambassador will report directly to the assigned Co-op coordinators/mentor/trainer.

Commitment: 3 hours over 1-2 shifts/week between 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Training Requirement: 5 days over two weeks (provided)

Recruitment Period: April/May

 

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The NAPI Program is designed for Indigenous Youth, ages 13-24. NAPI Ambassadors empower and inspire Indigenous youth to realize their own potential in order to become emerging leaders of today and tomorrow. They facilitate workshops and/or campus tours are hosted on campus throughout the year, and visits Indigenous communities and high schools in Calgary and the surrounding area. 

Commitment: 10 hours per week

Training Requirement: Role-specific training (provided) (Summer)

Recruitment Period: Ongoing


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As a New Student Orientation Leader, you will be part of a highly functional team dedicated to the success of incoming students. This is a great opportunity for you to refine your leadership skills and meet other fantastic Mount Royal students. There are a variety of roles that you can select based on your interests and strengths.

Commitment: ~4-16 hours during Fall Orientation; ~4-8 hours for Winter Orientation

Training Requirement: Two full days in August for Fall Orientation (provided); One full day in January for Winter Orientation (provided)

Recruitment Period: February/March for Fall Orientation; November/December for Winter Orientation


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Peer Interfaith Educators model what relationships across faith differences can look like. This volunteer program allows students to engage issues related to pluralism, spirituality and religion.

Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall (September, and ongoing)

Recruitment Period: March/April


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Peer Social Justice Educators raise awareness about topics that impact inclusion, equity, and the fostering of safe, respectful and flourishing communities. Every month, Peer Social Justice Educators facilitate events and displays to teach students at Mount Royal about inclusion and social justice issues. By connecting with Peer Social Justice Educators, students will get the information they need from knowledgeable people they can relate to. For more information, contact the Peer Education Coordinator (Dani Sanford, dsanford@mtroyal.ca) or visit the Peer Social Justice Education webpage.

Commitment: 7 hours per week        

Training Requirement: Two full days and one weekday evening in September

Recruitment Period:  March/April

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RAC is a student lead organization that creates and facilitates events for students living in residence. RAC provides a premier training ground for the development of student leaders

Commitment: ~2 hours per week

Training Requirement: none

Recruitment Period: September


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Resident Advisors are part-time student staff members who live within a residence community and provide leadership, resources, and support to students while ensuring a safe and respectful residence experience for everyone.

Commitment: 15 hours per week (live-in position)

Training Requirement: 12 days (provided)

Recruitment Period: January/February


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Summer Resident Advisors are part-time student staff members who live within a residence community and provide leadership, resources, and support to students while ensuring a safe and respectful residence experience for everyone.

Commitment: 15 hours per week (live-in position)

Training Requirement: 1 day (provided) (May), First Aid Certification (not provided)

Recruitment Period: January/February


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Stepping Up is a peer facilitated dating violence prevention program. Stepping Up Facilitators develop topics for discussion related to relationships, facilitating these discussions during a prevention weekend, and supporting other students as they complete brief community projects.

Commitment: 4 weekends

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall

Recruitment Period: February/March


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Citizenship

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Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Student Regional Representatives are hired in every major post-secondary institution and deliver workshops and information sessions on Indspire scholarships, awards and bursaries. SRR also guide students in the creation of their applications and share their personal stories and barriers they have overcome in the pursuit of higher education.

Commitment: Varies based on need

Training Requirement: Role-specific training (provided)

Recruitment Period: Ongoing, as needed


*This is an external position that is facilitated in collaboration with Iniskim


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