support.  secure. SHOUT.

Alumni Staff are the oil that make Ascend's gears turn smoothly. Staff work alongside the Executive team to ensure that the retreat runs as smoothly as possible by providing support wherever necessary. 

Staff are responsible for coordinating transitions within the programming by communicating with Mentors from different session groups. They are also responsible for facilitating large group activities during the retreat. Staff contribute towards the safety of our Delegates by providing emergency support. They also bring the noise to Ascend by promoting hype and cheering during the bus rides, and at key points during the retreat.

At the retreat, Alumni Staff will also be provided with a platform where they can interact with the Delegates while sharing details about their transformative journey through Ascend, and sharing their own personal story.

Alumni Staff are required to:

  • Attend the retreat in its entirety from May 1st - May 3rd
  • Attend 3 mandatory full-day training sessions on February 24th, March 10th, and March 24th
  • Attend team-building socials leading up to the retreat
  • Possess an Emergency First-Aid and CPR-B certification (Standard First-Aid and CPR-C preferred) by the time of the retreat

SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification will be an asset.

Applications for the Alumni Staff position are due on November 22nd at 11:59 PM.
The investment to attend the retreat as an Alumni Staff is $180*, which is due after successful applications and interviews (no payment required at the time of application).


PLEASE NOTE: This position is only open to past Ascend Logistics members.

*Ascend is a not-for-profit student organization. The Staff package covers two nights of accommodations, transportation from York University to and from the retreat's location, food for the duration of the retreat, the canoeing fee, Ascend 2018 Staff clothing, the Ascend 2018 manual, and more.