Current Opportunities

  • Recruitment and Appointment Process for the Associate Vice President, International

    Notice: Recruitment and Appointment Process for the
    Associate Vice President, International

    To: Members of the Brock University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

    Pursuant to the GSA Policy (Document 27A) and other relevant GSA legislation, the association is looking to fill the role of Associate Vice-President, International. The appointment will take effect for November 7, 2022 and be in effect until April 30, 2023. The start date may alter, dependent on recruitment results. Recruitment will be rolling, whereby consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications of October 28, 2022, at 4pm EST.

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    Applications must include the following:

    1. A statement of interest in the position/cover letter
    2. A resume/curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience
    3. Contact information for three references.

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    Additionally, experience of the international graduate student context is considered an asset. Interviews shall be scheduled and conducted during the week following the close of the application period with an aim to announce an appointment in the week prior to the position commencement date. This is a volunteer position.

    Interviews shall be scheduled and conducted during the week following the close of the application period with an aim to announce an appointment in the week prior to the position commencement date.

    All applications will be held in strict confidence and should be directed, via email, to Alex Wilder, Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion at equity@brockgsa.ca.  

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the University’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) throughout the hiring process the Graduate Students’ Association’s commitment to increase diversity in positions of influence. We are actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invite applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, two-spirit as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

    The Graduate Students’ Association represents the interests of all graduate students at Brock University. At registration, all graduate students at Brock become members of the GSA. The GSA is the independent voice of graduate students on campus and is recognized by Brock University as the official representative of Brock graduate students.

    Job Description GSA Associate Vice President, International

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  • GSA Announces Newly Appointed Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion for 2022-2023

    September 2, 2022 – (St. Catharines, ON)

    GSA Announces Newly Appointed Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion for 2022-2023

    After announcing the resignation of the Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion on July 29, the GSA swiftly embarked on a thorough recruitment process to fill this vacancy and once again complete the executive compliment.

    During the recruitment period, in pursuance to Document 001, other relevant GSA legislation and under the guidance of the Board of Director, the Executive Committee shared responsibilities of this position until a successful candidate was determined and appointed by the Board of Directors.

    The recruitment process in its entirety was held in online spaces due to current hybrid nature of the GSA operations. The Recruitment Committee’s recommendation for the position was presented to the Board of Directors at a special meeting on September 1, providing Board Directors the opportunity to scrutinize the recruitment process and the nomination. The Board unanimously supported the appointment of Alex Wilder to the position of Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion for the remainder of the 2022-2023 operating year (September 6, 2022 – April 30, 2023).

    “Though two recruitment cycles over the summer is not the most typical for our organization, I am proud of the way the GSA has approached this recruitment cycle and its comprehensive, accountable and transparent nature,” says GSA President, Haley Myatt. “Our recruitment processes that were codified into policies last year helped guide us through a seamless path from advertisement and notification of the vacancy, through deliberations, and to the final decision. The process undertaken during this search upholds the GSA’s commitment to have equitable, inclusive recruitments.”

    Wilder is a PhD student from the Department of Biology and comes to the GSA with a large range of experiences with advocacy, community-building, student leadership and initiative creation. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to act as a voice for students and use my role to enact real change so we can continue making Brock a great campus,” shares Wilder. “I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space for all students to actively participate in supportive and educational dialog, bringing about positive changes and experiences. I hope to serve as not only an advocate for my fellow students, but as a resource for student self-advocacy. Together we can create a fulfilling and inclusive graduate experience.”

    With the addition of Wilder, the full 2022-2023 Executive Committee stands as:

    • President and CEO – Haley Myatt
    • President, Communication and Advancement – Sarah Burger
    • Vice President, Equity and Inclusion – Alex Wilder
    • Vice President, External Affairs – Rakha Zabin
    • Vice President, Student Engagement – Safa Khan
    • Past President – Christopher Yendt

    “Alex will be joining the GSA during one of our most active times of the academic year, but I have full confidence that she will be able to approach this new position with a fresh focus, passion and compassion. Over the next month, the GSA will undertake a comprehensive onboarding process, to make sure both Alex and the rest of the Executive team are best positioned for success over the remainder of our terms,” says Myatt. “Acknowledging the incredible work of the Recruitment Committee during this search, I want to thank those members for their additional investment over the month of August. I also want to thank the other executives for taking on any additional responsibilities required of them, as well as the Board for their constant support and guidance during the recruitment period.”

    The GSA looks forward to providing new and exciting opportunities for engagement and involvement moving forward. We encourage members to follow our social media channels to stay up to date on the latest news, as well as check out all the current involvement opportunities currently featured on our website.

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  • Recruitment and Appointment Process for the Associate Vice President and Corporate Secretary

    Notice: Recruitment and Appointment Process for the
    Associate Vice President and Corporate Secretary

    To: Members of the Brock University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

    Pursuant to the GSA Policy (Document 27A) and other relevant GSA legislation, the association is looking to fill the role of Associate Vice-President and Corporate Secretary. The appointment will take effect for July 11, 2022 and be in effect until April 30, 2023. The start date may alter, dependent on recruitment results. Recruitment will be rolling, whereby consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications of June 26, 2022, at 11:59pm EST.

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    Applications must include the following:

    1. A statement of interest in the position/cover letter
    2. A resume/curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience
    3. Contact information for three references.

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    Additionally, experience with minute, record or note-taking should be clearly noted. While not required, any previous experience actively working on committees, advisory groups or Board of Directors should also be clearly highlighted.

    Interviews shall be scheduled and conducted during the week following the close of the application period with an aim to announce an appointment in the week prior to the position commencement date.

    All applications will be held in strict confidence and should be directed, via email, to Haley Myatt, President and CEO at gsapresident@brocku.ca.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the University’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) throughout the hiring process the Graduate Students’ Association’s commitment to increase diversity in positions of influence. We are actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invite applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, two-spirit as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

    The Graduate Students’ Association represents the interests of all graduate students at Brock University. At registration, all graduate students at Brock become members of the GSA. The GSA is the independent voice of graduate students on campus and is recognized by Brock University as the official representative of Brock graduate students.

      Job Description GSA Associate Vice President & Corporate Secretary     

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  • Recruitment and Appointment Process for the Associate Vice President, Digital Communications

    Notice: Recruitment and Appointment Process for the
    Associate Vice President, Digital Communications

    To: Members of the Brock University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

    Pursuant to the GSA Policy (Document 27A) and other relevant GSA legislation, the association is looking to fill the role of Associate Vice-President, Digital Communications. The appointment will take effect for July 18, 2022 and be in effect until April 30, 2023. The start date may alter, dependent on recruitment results. Recruitment will be rolling, whereby consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications of June 26, 2022, at 11:59pm EST.

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    Applications must include the following:

    1. A statement of interest in the position/cover letter
    2. A resume/curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience
    3. Contact information for three references.

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    Additionally, experience with content creation, graphic design and experience with relevant design and social media platforms should be clearly noted. While not required, applicants may also provide no more than five (5) samples of creative work/concepts to further illustrate their skills and/or interest in the position of Associate Vice President, Digital Communications. Samples of work may include, but is not limited to: social media graphics, infographics, print materials, web design, videos, GIFs.

    Interviews shall be scheduled and conducted during the week following the close of the application period with an aim to announce an appointment in the week prior to the position commencement date.

    All applications will be held in strict confidence and should be directed, via email, to Haley Myatt, President and CEO at gsapresident@brocku.ca

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the University’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) throughout the hiring process the Graduate Students’ Association’s commitment to increase diversity in positions of influence. We are actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invite applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, two-spirit as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

    The Graduate Students’ Association represents the interests of all graduate students at Brock University. At registration, all graduate students at Brock become members of the GSA. The GSA is the independent voice of graduate students on campus and is recognized by Brock University as the official representative of Brock graduate students.

    Job Description GSA Associate Vice President, Digital Communications

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  • 2022-2023 Election Update

    March 4, 2022 – (St. Catharines, ON)

    2022-2023 Election Update

    As of the close of the first Nomination period the Chief Returning Officer, Nwakerendu Waboso, has confirmed the following nominees will stand for the 2022-2023 Executive positions.

    • President – Haley Myatt
    • Vice President, Student Engagement – Safa Khan
    • Vice President, External Affairs – Rakha Zabin
    • Vice President, Equity and Inclusion – Ash Grover

    The GSA Executive Nominations have been re-opened for a second nomination period for ONE WEEK for the upcoming Election.  The GSA is seeking eligible candidates for the remaining position of:

    Per GSA policy, current Executive members who are also standing as a candidate in the upcoming election are required to take a leave of absence from all Executive, Board and Committee activities for the duration of the campaign and preparation period (March 4 to March 24).

    Further information regarding the specific duties and requirements of this position, eligibility criteria, submission requirements, etc. can be found in the GSA Executive Nomination Package posted on the GSA website or by contacting gsaed@brocku.ca.

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