Career Leaders

Career Leader, Centre for Career Action – Winter 2020

“Develop your own career while guiding your peers to develop theirs.”

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Career Leader position. Application have now closed. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Career Leaders support our busy career centre through advising students one-on-one on topics such as résumés, cover letters and interview skills. You will use a combination of training and personal experience to provide students with strategies, information, and resources to help them through their work search process. Through this role, you will also have opportunities to be involved in other events and activities organized by the Centre for Career Action. 


  • Provide one-on-one drop-in support for students who seek help and advice on résumés, cover letters and interview skills
  • Quickly assess students’ needs and identify and deliver appropriate and helpful strategies for success
  • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of CCA and UW services and resources
  • At times, work with students who may be experiencing stress and/or anxiety
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and confidentiality
  • Represent CCA at selected events


  • Must be a registered part-time or full-time student (senior undergraduate or graduate students preferred)
  • One-on-one advising, coaching or tutoring experience
  • Previous work, industry or co-op experience
  • Strong knowledge of UW student services and resources and/or campus involvement
  • Desire to support students in achieving their career goals
  • Availability to work approximately 8-12 hours per week the first month of the term and 1-4 hours per week the remainder of the term
  • Flexibility to work from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (we will work around class schedules)
  • Availability to work one evening shift from 5:00-7:00 p.m. per month as well as two events per term
  • Must be available for three days of training: January 6th and 7th confirmed, third day TBD
  • Full-term commitment required with the possibility to extend contract in subsequent terms


  • Professional and friendly demeanour with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to project confidence while communicating information in a constructive manner
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail-oriented with a strong ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Outstanding tact and diplomacy skills and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure and thrive in a sometimes noisy, busy, and fast paced environment

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that by accepting this position they would not compromise their enrolment status, visa conditions, or scholarship/award terms. If you are unsure, check with your department program coordinator.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability.