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LEADS: Student Leadership Program

Leadership. Equity. Access. Development. Success. 

LEADS provides students from any SAIT program, with the knowledge and skill development opportunities to build their leadership capacity.
  • LEADS students work 3-5 hours per week in on-campus student leadership roles.
  • Student leaders will explore the foundations of leadership in training and workshops so they can develop their own leadership style.
  • They are given opportunities to enhance their communication skills as well as focus on their personal and interpersonal development.
  • Student leaders also learn strategies to support student mental health, safety and equity needs.
All student leadership roles provide students with opportunities to practice these leadership fundamentals in a supportive hands-on setting.

Open postings for fall and winter 2022

Nearly 50% of the roughly 1,000 students enrolled in MacPhail credit programs are International Students. The MacPhail School of Energy is committed to student success and creating inclusive and engaging learning communities. This student Leader position is intended for an enthusiastic and committed student who wants to participate in the development and delivery of International Student Engagement programs and online support.

Check out the position description and apply through this link: MacPhail International Student Engagement Leader

The MacPhail School of Energy has 10 diploma programs, 4 certificate programs, 1 applied degree and 4 apprenticeship programs. There are currently 8 fully independent student clubs operating across the various credit programs in MacPhail. Each of these clubs support student engagement and create opportunities for students to interact with industry. The role of Student Club Collaboration Leader is to foster collaboration across the 8 independent clubs. This role will help clubs to learn from the experiences and practices of the other clubs, thereby increasing overall club effectiveness and creating a more consistent student experience. Through this process of engagement with MacPhail clubs, the Student Club Collaboration Leader will create an inventory of “best practices” to allow for more effective transition to future student club leadership.

Check out the position description and apply through this link: MacPhail Student Club Collaboration Leader

There is a great deal of change happening in the energy industry as this vibrant and exciting sector works through the enormous technical and business challenges of the Energy Transition towards a low carbon economy. There are also many exciting things happening within MacPhail and across SAIT such as student club events, industry speakers and a wide variety of other events. The MacPhail Student Reporter will use their resourcefulness, passion for knowledge and information, and exceptional writing skills to work with our administrative and leadership teams to produce a periodic newsletter for the MacPhail community including students, faculty and staff.

Check out the position description and apply through this link: MacPhail Student Reporter

Reporting to the Manager, Marketing and Recruitment, you will act as a SAIT brand ambassador and peer recruiter and work as part of a dedicated team that supports student recruitment activities for SAIT. The ideal candidate is focused on customer service and brings enthusiasm and energy into this support role. You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others and you get excited about the opportunity to get out into the community. You thrive in a team environment while having a high degree of self-direction, and you show a passion for quality and attention to detail. You’ll join a team of highly motivated, high-energy recruiters who are focused on creating memorable experiences for future students.

As a Marketing & Recruitment Student Leader, you’ll connect with prospective students and key influencers (family members, school counsellors, community members, etc.), to promote SAIT at on-campus events. This position will also provide information and guidance regarding program offerings, admission requirements, and registration information to prospective students and applicants. In collaboration with the Recruitment Marketing Specialist, the Marketing & Student Recruitment Leader also supports the planning and implementation of a variety of campus recruitment events such as open houses, group tours, information sessions, mail-outs and electronic communications with prospective students, applicants, families and school counsellors.

Check out the position description and apply through this link: Job Description (PDF)

Program details

  • To be eligible for the LEADS program, you must be in the second semester or higher of a full-time SAIT program and have at least 2 semesters remaining (i.e. fall and winter).
  • Leadership position commitments are for one academic year.
  • Leaders must have the ability to work during the day, in between and before and after classes; occasionally on weekends, and during exam-dense periods.
  • Program participants must complete a minimum of 3-5 hours of leadership involvement per week. Leadership training and mandatory LEADS development workshops count towards these participation hours.
  • LEADS students participate in a variety of professional development workshops and activities throughout the academic year and will be assessed by their supervisor.
  • Leaders must be in good academic standing (TGPA or TIGPA above 2.5), and in good conduct standing as verified by the Student Conduct Office.
  • As a student leader, you’ll build your skills through hands-on work experience, leadership training and professional development opportunities throughout the year. You’ll also gain credit for your co-curricular record.

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Are you looking for ways to enhance student engagement in your school or department? Not sure where to start? LEADS is a campus-wide student leadership program that supports schools and departments with hiring, training and administration of student leaders in their area. Hiring LEADS students for just a few hours each week can help augment and improve student engagement programming, develop new student-centered initiatives, and support student success within your school or department. 


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