PASS Leader Recruitment

We are not currently recruiting PASS Leaders. Please check back on this page later for any updates!

If you received an A/A+ in one or more of these high priority courses you are highly encouraged to apply: MATH 1025, MATH 1300, MATH 1013, MATH 1014, PHYS 1010.

Interest and an A/A+ grade in any of the following other courses would be considered an asset: BIOL 1000, BIOL 1001, BIOL 2040, CHEM 1000, CHEM 1001, CHEM 2020, CHEM 2021, MATH 1505, PHYS 1800, PHYS 1801.

PASS Leaders prepare, organize and facilitate two study sessions a week. These sessions encourage active studying behaviours and group learning to help enhance student understanding of material. To effectively plan sessions, PASS leaders attend all course lectures, review relevant course material, and design activities to help the students study the material.

PASS Leaders are facilitators and not expected to re-teach material. PASS Leaders do not re-lecture or teach course material or solve assignments or play an evaluative role. They do not assist professors or TAs with marking of any kind.

If you would like more information or to access this information in a different format please email the PASS Coordinator at

Application Process

We are not currently accepting applications.

You will be asked to attach the documents listed below.

  • A Resume/CV and Personal Statement combined into one PDF file.
  • An unofficial copy of your student transcript as a PDF. Screen captures of transcript reports are acceptable. To be considered you must have achieved an A/A+ in the course you are applying for.
  • You may apply for a course you are currently enrolled in but before hiring you will be asked to show proof that you have completed the course with an A/A+.

Please note - We anonymize all applications before reviewing them, to assist us in this process we ask that you remove as much personal information as possible from your documents (including your name and student number). We do not need this information in the documents themselves and it helps with our processing times. Thank you.

Job Duties

  • Attend all lectures presented by the course director/instructor for the course you're assigned to.
  • Plan and prepare your organized study sessions (approximately 2 hours per week).
  • Hold two 90-minute organized study sessions per week for the course you're responsible for. While some other work may need to be completed, PASS leaders are not expected to hold study sessions during the exam period.
  • Collaborate with Peer Tutors and Class Representatives within SOS to support student learning.
  • Keep records of study session attendance and report on your progress as necessary.
  • Attend regular program meetings with the PASS coordinator and/or Bethune College Academic Coordinator.
  • Be professional, inclusive and welcoming, in your communication. You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Pay rate

$15/hr; leaders work 10 hours per week during the 12 weeks classes are in session.


  • Current undergraduate student.
  • Must have obtained an A/A+ in your assigned course.

Mandatory Orientation and Training

  • Attend PASS Leader Training (two 8-hour sessions) - August 24-25
  • Attend York Orientation Day Training - August 26 (9:00-2:00)
  • Attend York Orientation Day - September 3 (10:00-6:00)
  • Attend Basic Peer Leadership Training (full day) - mid to late September 2019
  • Complete all mandated health and safety, and workplace training.

Failure to attend any mandatory training may make you ineligible for the position. You will be given an opportunity to explain why you cannot attend during the application process and we will attempt to make reasonable accommodations, but accommodations are not guaranteed.  

What is the benefit to you?


The PASS Leader will have opportunities to develop and enhance specific skills in:

  • Communication.
  • Interpersonal Connections.
  • Personal Success.

Personal and Professional Development

As part of your work study experience, you will be asked to participate in Becoming YU – a new program designed to support students in creating meaningful goals and objectives, recognize the value of your experiences, identify the leadership and career competencies you gain through these experiences and confidently articulate your skills and experiences, whether it’s for a future job or further education opportunity.  Throughout your work/study experience you will have the opportunity to meet regularly with your coach to set goals and objectives, report and reflect on your progress and get valuable feedback.

Ongoing Professional Development, Support and Reflection

  • PASS Leaders will receive support and feedback in regular meetings with the PASS Coordinator and Academic Coordinator.
  • PASS Leaders will have opportunities for Advanced Peer Leadership training/courses.
  • PASS Leaders will regularly provide and receive feedback on each other's sessions.
  • Opportunity to enrol in Advanced Peer Leadership courses (BC3010 3.0, BC3900 0.0), and attend leadership workshops and conferences during the year.

Networking and Mentorship Opportunities

  • PASS Leaders will collaborate with Bethune Peer Tutors and Class Representatives on a regular basis.
  • Opportunity to work alongside professional staff of the Office of the College Head.
  • Opportunity to work with a vibrant, diverse team of York students.
  • Opportunity to establish lasting relationships with student leaders from a variety of academic programs.
  • Opportunity to learn about, participate, and volunteer in other York activities and
  • Opportunity to serve as a role model and share experiences with new students.
  • Opportunity to serve as a role model to a team of approximately 150 Bethune Peer Leaders (SOS).

Personal and Professional Development, Classroom and Workplace Competencies

  • Exposure to and experience within a professional office.
  • Experience developing interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Enhanced academic success skills to complement classroom learning (e.g. improved ability to deliver classroom presentations and communicate academic ideas in a thoughtful and eloquent manner).
  • Enhanced leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Development of effective time and workflow management and organization skills.
  • Developing the ability to identify and articulate one’s own learning, through reflections, feedback and meetings with team and supervisor (Bethune Academic Coordinator).
  • Further development of independence and self‐reliance, including problem solving.