Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) Assistant Director – Post closes February 26th

Part-Time (Student)
McMaster University Campus
2 months

As per MSU employment policies – “Only MSU members in good standing shall be eligible for part-time employment with McMaster Student Union.” This includes, but is not limited to- “All undergraduate students at McMaster University enrolled in 18 units or more during an academic session..” To find more information and exceptions, please see our Part-Time Staff policy or our Bylaw 2 – MSU Membership.

Please note this job closes on Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at 11:59pm.


The McMaster Students Union Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) is a group of approximately 30 student volunteers who provide emergency medical services to the McMaster Campus, with an average response time of 2-3 minutes. All responders are certified Emergency Medical Responders, with more senior members being trained in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS).

The EFRT Assistant Director works closely with the volunteers, Executive Team and Director to manage the running of First Aid Courses. The Assistant Director will act as the liaison between and the McMaster community associated with the EFRT. In addition, the Assistant Director shall support other executive team coordinators in roles and responsibilities. The EFRT Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating the annual September recruitment in partnership with the training coordinator. The EFRT Assistant Director will perform the duties of the Director if they are absent.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Organizational and time management skills are an asset
  • EFRT resource knowledge required
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and within a team
  • Leadership and supervisory skills are an asset
  • Written and verbal communication skills required
  • Commitment and dedication
Effort & Responsibility
  • Judgment required to make decisions about EFRT’s First Aid program strategies
  • Judgment required to make decisions when representing the team to the community
Working Conditions
  • Some duties can be performed while in the office, on call additional work must be completed at home
  • Support from other EFRT Executive and team members
  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work, some work over summer may be required
Training and Experience
  • Previous experience with EFRT is required
  • Emergency Medical Responder with CPR level HCP
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Instructor Certification
  • Basic computer software use
  • Knowledge of EFRT equipment including radio and first aid equipment

Full Job Description: EFRT Assistant Director – created 17-26 (graded – locked)

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse staff. The MSU encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and 2SLGBTQIA-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Generalist by email at hr@msu.mcmaster.ca. Please note that the MSU is an independently incorporated students’ union operating within the McMaster University community; this is not a McMaster University position.

Job Features

Job CategoryOpen
SupervisorEFRT Director/VP Administration
TermMay 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Hours10 - 12 Hours per week
RemunerationD3 - $205.80 per week

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