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Student Outreach and Wellness Leaders (OWL)

The Student Services department’s role in student success is to create a culture and environment that unleashes the full potential of all the students at SAIT. Our primary goal is to support Student-First Culture, by focusing on student success and mobilizing all campus community members in this shared goal.
The Opportunity
Student Development and Counselling (SDC) is currently hiring three SAIT students to be Outreach and Wellness Leaders (OWLs). You will participate in the delivery of positive mental health and wellness programs for students, through various campaigns and activities, providing a student perspective and voice.

The Role

  • Under the direction of the Student Wellness Promotion Specialist, contribute to the design, development, and delivery of mental health and wellness promotion programming for students
  • Develop an understanding of the services offered at SAIT, and learn how to appropriately refer students to them
  • Attend and participate in bi-weekly meetings with your supervisor and fellow OWLs
  • Participate in campus-wide activities including Wellness Checks, orientations, and other booths at various events
  • Attend and contribute as needed for on-line SDC workshops
  • Engage in outreach at programs and events organized by SDC as required
  • Promote positive mental health and well-being, holistic student success, and thriving at SAIT
  • Provide student input to create and deliver mental health promotion initiatives and events for students, in collaboration with the Student Wellness Promotion Specialist and Post-Secondary Mental Health Grant Coordinator
  • Participate in designing digital and print student mental health promotion materials for SDC and the 8 dimensions of wellness campaign
  • Participate in ongoing training and development opportunities provided through the OWL and LEADS program.
  • Collaborate with various SAIT departments to deliver health promotion events

Qualifications

  • MUST be a SAIT student attending in Fall 2024 and Winter 2025
  • Has completed at least one successful semester at SAIT; or must have previously attended a post-secondary institution
  • Must have the ability to work during the day, in between and before and after classes; occasionally on weekends (particularly for training)
  • Must have the ability to work during exam-dense periods
  • Must be available to work up to 5 hours per wee
  • Must be comfortable with a wide range of online platforms (e.g., Teams, Zoom, etc.)
  • All student leaders must demonstrate their ability to balance their academics with their extracurricular commitments and must be in good academic standing. We will verify that you are in good academic standing with the Office of the Registrar
  • We will verify that you are in good standing with the Office of Community Conduct.
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and ability to easily build rapport with students and various stakeholders
  • No mental health experience necessary. Training will be provided; we are looking for students with demonstrated passion or experience in anything related to health, mental health, and wellness
  • Has confidence to speak with others about related health and well-being topics and the ability to refer to others when needed
  • Proven ability to effectively problem-solve and exercise judgment and discretion when dealing with matters of a confidential/sensitive manner
  • Has good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and manage time
  • Has high intercultural competency with the ability to be inclusive and respectful of cultural and other differences
  • Professional and confident with a strong work ethic and high-quality standards
Job Classification: OTHER – POOLED/ NOT CLASSIFIED – A9000
Hourly Rate: $17.40/hr
Number of Positions: 4
Posting End Date: Until Position is Filled
Position End Date: 06/30/2025
About SAIT
 
SAIT is a global leader in applied education. Named one of Alberta’s Top Employers, we offer the chance to work with a purpose — preparing the next generation of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and explorers.
 
Building on our 100+ year history, we’re looking for innovative, bold and collaborative employees who embrace change and deliver world-class customer experiences. Your future starts now at SAIT.
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is essential to achieving SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Learn more about EDI at SAIT
At SAIT, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding diverse perspectives to SAIT – so if your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.
SAIT is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with applicants to provide accommodations upon request to the Talent Advisor.  
 
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