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position: stoney creek director

Position Prerequisites:

Elected position as determined during Spring Elections. 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:

Vice-President Internal Advocacy or Vice-President External Advocacy

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.

Scope:

As a student leader who is part of a governance board, our responsibility is to provide strategic direction for the MSA, direct the Executive Director to delegate staff to carry out governed tasks, and to represent the student voice in all matters.

Responsible for working cooperatively the other MSA Board members, MSA staff, student-staff, Student Advisory Committee and Student Reference Panel to ensure effective student representation.

Skills & Experience:

Leadership experience; proficient with computers and Microsoft Office Suite; experience with event planning or public outreach an asset; proficient public speaker; creative and innovative; excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

Performance Measurables:

Attends all meetings/events/conferences as required; effectively communicate and cooperate with MSA Board members, MSA staff, and student-staff; maintain regular office hours, maintain regular and effective contact with President, VP’s, College faculty/staff (as needed); compile and submit reports, paperwork, etc., in a timely manner

Time Commitment:

Minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week of office hours from August to April PLUS any meetings as may be required of the position. Office Hours must be scheduled according to the Office Hours’ Policy

  • May require late nights or weekends;

  • Must attend any MSA/College 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:

  • Represent views of the students of the respective satellite campus at the Board of Directors;

  • Meet with College faculty deans/or department heads to discuss pertinent matters as they relate to the satellite campus;

  • Act on behalf of constituents in matters such as academic appeals or other issues as requested;

  • Participate and support Student Advisory Committees of the Board as assigned (duties include supporting the VP Internal Advocacy/ VP External Advocacy with actions from the committees as directed by the VP Internal Advocacy/ VP External Advocacy;

  • Consult with students from respective satellite campus on relevant issues to the Student Advisory Committees;

  • Recruit Stoney Creek students to advisory committees

Generic 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.

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