Mohawk Students' Association

Position for hire

Vice President, External Advocacy

Deadline to apply: October 1st, 2021.

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 tomorrow’s Hamilton better than today’s’.

Time Commitment:

Part time with a minimum of twenty (20) office hours per week PLUS any meetings as may be required of the position, according to the Office Hours’ policy.

  • May require late nights or weekends;

  • Must attend any MSA/College committee meetings as may be required;

  • Expected to attend April and January retreats (may involve weekends and overnights);

  • Responsible for attending Board of Director meetings and/or training sessions as required;

  • Attendance at conferences as directed by Board and/or President;

  • Participation and/or attendance at additional major events as required o e.g. ABCD, MSA Day, KPI’s, Awareness Campaigns

Note: It should be understood that the MSA is a student organization and as such it should be expected that this is not an hourly position and that MSA members and MSA representatives are awarded an honourarium (not an hourly salary) based on execution of tasks and responsibilities of the position

Committee Requirements:

As directed by the Board of Directors and the MSA President.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead of external advocacy work performed by the MSA (Government/elections, MTCU Policy, external research/reports, community engagement, ABCD, and other matters related to external organizations such as the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, etc.);

  • Represent all Mohawk Students in College/City/other meetings as required;

  • Develop Terms of Reference for all external advocacy committees;

  • Lead and facilitate Student Advisory Committees of the Board that require action off-campus (i.e. municipal, provincial and federal government matters; community engagement and relations);

  • Implement actions/projects resulting from committees;

  • Bring recommendations and other matters resulting from Student Advisory Committees to the attention of the Board of Directors through updates/reporting;

  • Provide assistance and support to the MSA President;

  • Represent MSA on committees as directed by the President;

  • Assist in all external matters involving the MSA with the President;

  • Provide a progress report to the Board of Directors of all activities, functions and events over the course of the previous month no later than ten (10) days prior to a Board meeting;

  • Lead Campus Directors supporting external advocacy committee;

  • Work with VP Internal Advocacy to develop brief monthly survey for Student Reference Panel members;

  • Works out of the Fennell Campus (primary office) with regular visits to satellite campuses;

  • Prepare a report to present to the MSA Stakeholders at the annual General Meeting

General Responsibilities:

  • All MSA representatives are expected to attend committee and/or College meetings and events, conferences, etc.;

  • Complete evaluation reports for all conferences attended during the year;

  • Provide a progress report to the Board of Directors of all activities, functions and events over the course of the previous month no later than ten (10) days prior to a Board meeting;

  • Document and maintain the required office hours per week as scheduled throughout the academic year;

  • Educate and advise the incoming person on duties of the position;

  • To meet regularly with the MSA President to discuss duties of office and other pertinent issues;

  • Must prepare for and attend all related committee meetings and be prepared to be an active participant in such committee meetings;

  • Represent the students of Mohawk College in all matters as required and report as necessary;

  • Consult with and provide input to the MSA President with regards to any contentious issues that may, from time to time arise within the scope of responsibility;

  • Prepare for and attend all MSA Board of Directors meetings;

  • Vote at such meetings in the best interest of the MSA, recognizing that the Corporation should embody the best interests of the students of Mohawk College;

  • Adhere to all MSA policies;

  • To complete all other duties as reasonably assigned;

There is an honorarium for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter, indicating the position you are interested in to msa.elections@mohawkcollege.ca.

Position Prerequisites:

Hired position by members of the  Board of Directors to reflect skillset necessary to be an effective Board member. Must be 18 years old. Must meet all MSA eligibility requirements. Must be a current full-time student enrolled at Mohawk College. Must be returning as a full-time student for the 2021-22 academic year.

Reports to:

MSA President.

Note: Although there is an organizational reporting structure, it is important to note that all Board members, regardless of position, are equal and have an equal vote at the Board Table.

Direct Reports

Stoney Creek Director, IAHS Director, Fennell Directors (5).

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+.

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  msarecruit@mohawkcollege.ca.

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.

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IAHS Director

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 tomorrow’s Hamilton better than today’s’.

Time Commitment:

Part time with a minimum of twenty (20) office hours per week PLUS any meetings as may be required of the position, according to the Office Hours’ policy.

  • May require late nights or weekends;

  • Must attend any MSA/College committee meetings as may be required;

  • Expected to attend April and January retreats (may involve weekends and overnights);

  • Responsible for attending Board of Director meetings and/or training sessions as required;

  • Attendance at conferences as directed by Board and/or President;

  • Participation and/or attendance at additional major events as required o e.g. ABCD, MSA Day, KPI’s, Awareness Campaigns

Note: It should be understood that the MSA is a student organization and as such it should be expected that this is not an hourly position and that MSA members and MSA representatives are awarded an honourarium (not an hourly salary) based on execution of tasks and responsibilities of the position

Committee Requirements:

As directed by the Board of Directors and the MSA President.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead of external advocacy work performed by the MSA (Government/elections, MTCU Policy, external research/reports, community engagement, ABCD, and other matters related to external organizations such as the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, etc.);

  • Represent all Mohawk Students in College/City/other meetings as required;

  • Develop Terms of Reference for all external advocacy committees;

  • Lead and facilitate Student Advisory Committees of the Board that require action off-campus (i.e. municipal, provincial and federal government matters; community engagement and relations);

  • Implement actions/projects resulting from committees;

  • Bring recommendations and other matters resulting from Student Advisory Committees to the attention of the Board of Directors through updates/reporting;

  • Provide assistance and support to the MSA President;

  • Represent MSA on committees as directed by the President;

  • Assist in all external matters involving the MSA with the President;

  • Provide a progress report to the Board of Directors of all activities, functions and events over the course of the previous month no later than ten (10) days prior to a Board meeting;

  • Lead Campus Directors supporting external advocacy committee;

  • Work with VP Internal Advocacy to develop brief monthly survey for Student Reference Panel members;

  • Works out of the Fennell Campus (primary office) with regular visits to satellite campuses;

  • Prepare a report to present to the MSA Stakeholders at the annual General Meeting

General Responsibilities:

  • All MSA representatives are expected to attend committee and/or College meetings and events, conferences, etc.;

  • Complete evaluation reports for all conferences attended during the year;

  • Provide a progress report to the Board of Directors of all activities, functions and events over the course of the previous month no later than ten (10) days prior to a Board meeting;

  • Document and maintain the required office hours per week as scheduled throughout the academic year;

  • Educate and advise the incoming person on duties of the position;

  • To meet regularly with the MSA President to discuss duties of office and other pertinent issues;

  • Must prepare for and attend all related committee meetings and be prepared to be an active participant in such committee meetings;

  • Represent the students of Mohawk College in all matters as required and report as necessary;

  • Consult with and provide input to the MSA President with regards to any contentious issues that may, from time to time arise within the scope of responsibility;

  • Prepare for and attend all MSA Board of Directors meetings;

  • Vote at such meetings in the best interest of the MSA, recognizing that the Corporation should embody the best interests of the students of Mohawk College;

  • Adhere to all MSA policies;

  • To complete all other duties as reasonably assigned;

There is an honorarium for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter, indicating the position you are interested in to msa.elections@mohawkcollege.ca.

Position Prerequisites:

Hired position by members of the  Board of Directors to reflect skillset necessary to be an effective Board member. Must be 18 years old. Must meet all MSA eligibility requirements. Must be a current full-time student enrolled at Mohawk College. Must be returning as a full-time student for the 2021-22 academic year.

Reports to:

MSA President.

Note: Although there is an organizational reporting structure, it is important to note that all Board members, regardless of position, are equal and have an equal vote at the Board Table.

Direct Reports

Stoney Creek Director, IAHS Director, Fennell Directors (5).

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+.

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  msarecruit@mohawkcollege.ca.

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.