Vice President, Internal

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:

MSA President

Direct Reports:

VP Stoney Creek, VP Health Sciences, Director of Media and Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of Community and Urban Studies, Director of Business, Director of Technology.

Scope:

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 VP’s, the MSA Board, MSA staff and MSA student-staff to ensure effective operations and student representation across all campuses.

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:

Attend 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 Directors, VP’s, College faculty/staff (as needed); compile and submit reports, paperwork, etc., in a timely manner.

 

Time Commitment:

Can expect a minimum of ten (10) office hours per week PLUS any meetings as 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 pm if necessary.

  • May require late nights or weekends;

  • Minimum 10 office hours per week, September through April, including a one-hour (1) meeting with the VP at each satellite campus per week;

  • Must complete 5 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 required in addition to regular office hours;

  • Expected to attend April and January retreats (involves overnights);

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

  • Attendance at conferences as directed by the 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:
  • Must be willing and able to utilize August Office Hours in preparation for Orientation events, etc.;

  • Manage, train and evaluate campus Faculty Directors of Business, Media & Interdisciplinary, Community & Urban and Technology (the “Directors”);

  • Provide assistance and support to the MSA President, satellite VP’s and Directors as required;

  • Oversee the Student Rep system at the Fennell Campus;

  • Ensure that the Directors are maintaining continuous and ongoing communication with the Student Reps;

  • Supervise the activities of the Directors, review their work and motivate the Directors to execute their duties successfully;

  • Work with the Directors and satellite VP’s to organize Student Rep events (professional development, appreciation events, monthly meeting, etc.);

  • Organize and chair monthly meetings with the Directors;

  • Facilitate and attend regular meetings with Directors and their respective faculty Deans/Program Coordinators as needed;

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

  • Be available for consultation on College matters as needed;

  • Prepare Student Rep reports regarding the proceedings of the MSA as it relates to the Fennell Campus.

 

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 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.