It’s that time of year again – the GSA is recruiting for its Board of Directors! Are you a new or returning graduate student and have an interest in student advocacy, the graduate student experience or, perhaps you just want more insight into how the GSA and Brock University operates together? Then please consider applying by October 2, 2020, 5:00pm to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume/CV.
The Graduate Student’s Association (GSA) at Brock University is a student run, not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of all graduate students. We are the independent voice of graduate students on campus and is recognized by Brock University as the official representative of Brock graduate students. As the GSA, we are committed to graduate student needs and concerns, and use our platform for advocacy, awareness, inclusion, and community building for the graduate student population at Brock University.
The GSA Board of Directors is made up of current, full GSA member graduate students who have been appointed/elected to act on behalf of graduate students from their Brock faculty. Board members are responsible for managing the high-level operation of the organization, including the implementation of the annual budget and the strategic plan. Directors will also sit on various GSA committees, which are focused on the individual portfolios of executive and provide support to various members of the executive team. This is a critical opportunity for students to have an impact on the long-term vision of the Graduate Students’ Association.
Your Responsibilities Will Include
- Reading monthly executive reports and coming to each meeting prepared with questions or concerns;
- Actively engaging in the voting process when needed;
- Following all relevant legislation impacting the word of the association more broadly as well as individual directors specifically;
- Commitment to attending GSA events whenever possible and promoting these events within their faculties;
- Ensuring all members from the Board of Directors faculties work cooperatively to ensure that their needs are represented at the Board level;
- Notifying the GSA Executive Director or the VP Communications in advance if they are unable to attend Board meetings;
- Actively encouraging members to participate in GSA Committees and GSA events;
- Encouraged to bring initiatives to the Board of Directors for consideration
- Expected to work approximately 5 hours per month
- Must be a current graduate student at Brock University (Masters or PhD);
- Maintains graduate student status for the duration of the 2020-2021 academic term;
- Must be a full member of the GSA
Other Preferred Qualifications
- Past experience in student governance;
- Experience working in a collaborative and diplomatically complex multi-stakeholder environment;
- Creative and solution-oriented individual;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Basic knowledge of student governance;
- Ability to build and strengthen relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance;
- Ability to collect, analyze and present data to determine trends, needs or gaps;
- Ability to present data cohesively and with consideration of other members it may implicate;
- Ability to express the needs of yourself and others
To Be Successful in This Role You Will Be
- Team Player
- Excited for student advocacy and governance
This is a non-paid position and considered volunteer in nature.
The GSA is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and membership.
The GSA strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to the graduate student experience. We are committed to the principles of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants. If you require any accommodation at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact email@example.com.