Open Position Leadership and Advocacy Assistant

Position Overview

Job Title: Leadership and Advocacy Assistant
Campus: North/UofGH or Lakeshore 
Number of Positions: 1 (Fall/Winter)
Position Type: Part-Time Contract (24 hours/week)
Term: Fall/Winter (August 2022 – April 2023)
Compensation: $15.86/hr


The Leadership & Advocacy Assistant works under the supervision of the Manger, Leadership & Advocacy to support initiatives relating to student leadership initiatives such as clubs, scholarships, and events. The Assistant role is a combination of administrative assistance, project management and ideation support. The Assistant will work collaboratively with internal IGNITE departments to collaborate on events, campaigns, and other service offerings. We are looking for someone that is passionate about the student experience, leadership and advocacy, are self-motivated, and are detail oriented.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Manager, Leadership & Advocacy with operations and administrative tasks related to program delivery, training, and data management/insights 
  • Responsible for assisting with the review and administration of award, scholarships, and prizes 
  • Reach out to external and internal partners to collaborate on events and service offerings, with an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion focus 
  • Contributing to and monitoring the quality of the student experience from our service offerings by evaluating student feedback, data collection/insights and satisfaction surveys 
  • Research and contribute insights to services and programming in the areas of leadership and advocacy 
  • Other administrative tasks as required from time to time 



  • Provide support to campus clubs and act as the main point of contact for all Club Presidents 
  • Approve all new campus clubs as well as verify the annual re-registration of previously existing campus clubs, granted that they meet the requirements outlined in the Clubs Policy 
  • Coordinate clubs week/fair and other club-related activities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. 
  • Passion for supporting student’s leadership and advocacy 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. 
  • Showcase initiative and independence with minimal supervision  
  • Good judgment and decision-making ability to prioritize projects  
  • Understanding of the strategic plan, programs and services provided by IGNITE 
  • Ability to exhibit a professional attitude and image with a commitment to quality service 


  • To apply for a Summer position, you must be a current Humber/UofGH student who is returning for the Fall semester. To apply for a Fall/Winter position, you must be a Humber/UofGH student for the Fall/Winter semesters
  • Must commit a minimum of 24 hours/week 


IGNITE Student Union (IGNITE) is a non-profit organization and the official student union representing more than 33,000 full-time students of Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber.  With offices located at the North and Lakeshore campuses, IGNITE provides student with exciting events, essential services and leadership opportunities.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should fill out the application and attached their resume, cover letter and 2-3 writing samples below.

IGNITE is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a post-secondary environment. 

IGNITE is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). IGNITE will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required by the organization.

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