The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) was designed and created as a separate entity from Mohawk College. The Association was built for and is led by students.
What we stand for
We empower Mohawk Students to create a community they can lean on for positive experiences, relevant supports, a listening ear, and a strong voice so they can achieve personal success in their college experience and beyond.
Led by the Executive Director and an elected Student Board of Directors (BOD), we are a Non-Profit Organization that supports students through our Areas of Focus – Advocacy & Leadership, Engagement & Support, Sustainability & Operations.
While we are separate from Mohawk College, we do work collaboratively with the college to reach our goals. We believe in fostering an environment where all staff members feel Purposeful, Supported, and like they Belong. Together daily, we live and bring our values to life to ensure we achieve our student-centred Vision and Mission.
My MSA Team
Every day is a new challenge, and you are continually looking for ways to help our team become more efficient and effective. As an asset to a team that is In This Together, you collaborate, advocate for best practices, and pitch in where needed. You Believe it’s Possible and contribute in transformative ways within and beyond your department through insight and support.
The MSA Board In Action
- Introducing the MSA Presto Bus Pass and Health & Dental Insurance plan
- Providing students with another study space at Fennell Campus – the Heath Study Lounge
- Being able to keep majority of our Food and Beverage offerings open during COVID-19 – continuing to provide students with affordable and diverse food options.
- Development of A Better Community Day (ABCD) – matching Mohawk students with community agencies for an annual one-day event to “make tomorrows Hamilton better than today’s’.
The position of speaker is ex-officio and holds no authority or responsibility other than those outlined below. The Speaker is responsible for running efficient Board meetings.
Appointed by the Board.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
- Conducts meetings in accordance with Wainberg’s Rules of Order and the Bylaws of the Mohawk Students’ Association;
- Expresses no bias or opinion concerning items on the agenda and takes no part in any debate;
- Acts in an ethical manner at all times.
This position is paid a stipend per meeting of the Board of Directors, determined during the annual budget process.
Equity, diversity and inclusion
Equity and Diversity are core values of the MSA and are engrained in the work we do to support Mohawk students. At the MSA, we believe in dedication to our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion requires a continuous commitment. It’s about fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, safety and inclusiveness among individuals and groups, where leadership is made up of different people with diverse perspectives. The MSA is actively building a community where everyone is encouraged and celebrated to be themselves and whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences in order to challenge and dismantle systemic oppression.
We are looking for qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially encourage applications from Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
Reports To: MSA President
Department: MSA Board of Directors
Classification: MSA Board of Directors
Pay Band: Honorarium
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter, indicating the position you are interested in to email@example.com.
As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, The MSA will, upon the request of the employee provide accommodation.
Should you require accommodation at any point during your employment with the MSA please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.