Media & Interdisciplinary
(liberal) Studies director

Advocacy, Student Representation and Inter-Campus Connectedness


Position Requisites:

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.

Reports to:

Vice President, Internal

Direct Reports:

Student Reps


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

Responsible for working cooperatively with MSA staff and other Student Leaders to ensure effective student representation

Skills & Experience:

Previous leadership experience; proficient with computers and Microsoft Office;  required to manage team of Student Reps.

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; oversee MSA budget and ensure targets are met; produce reports and circulate budgetary information as needed.  


Time Commitment:

Can expect at least six (6) hours per week of office hours PLUS any meetings as may be required of the position.  Office hours must be scheduled during regular business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, September through April) with one day per week extending until 6:00 p.m. if necessary.

  • May require late nights or weekends;

  • Must complete 3 office hours per week in August;

  • Attend a minimum of 5 events per month, September through April, in addition to regular office hours, meetings, conferences, etc.;

  • Must attend any MSA/College committee meetings as may be required in addition to regular office hours;

  • Expected to attend April and January retreats (may involve 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

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:
  • Voting member of the Board of Directors;

  • Organize and chair a meeting of all Students Reps within their school once per month throughout the academic year;

  • Represent the views of the students in their faculty at the Board of Directors;

  • Meet on a regular basis with faculty deans and/or department heads to discuss pertinent matters;

  • Report the proceedings of the MSA at every Student Rep meeting;

  • Maintain an electronic database for continuous communication with the Student Reps;

  • Report the opinions of the Student Reps at MSA meetings;

  • Act on behalf of constituents in matters such as academic appeals or other issues as requested under the direction of the VP Fennell;

  • Partner with Street Team during office hours to help promote MSA events and marketing.


Generic Responsibilities:
  • All MSA representatives are expected to participate in at least five (5) MSA special events per month and must attend committee and/or College meetings and events, conferences, etc. in addition to any normally scheduled office hours and/or duties;

  • 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 and VP Fennell 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.