Maroons – Events Coordinator

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
2 weeks

Please note: this position closes Sunday, February 25th at 11:59pm.

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Submit an up to date resume
  2. Submit a cover letter that includes a 2nd page with a 100-200 word answer to the following: Reflect on a demographic that the MSU Maroons isn’t reaching and propose an initiative/event that will reach that group

The Maroons are a unique MSU service that works to connect the undergraduate student population to the McMaster Students Union and the rest of the McMaster community. As representatives of the MSU, we provide students with information, opportunities and resources to get involved with the various services and business within the MSU. We aim to be the carriers of Marauder spirit on campus, and within the community, through the promotion and organization of countless events to express school pride and unity.

General Scope of Duties

The Events Coordinator is responsible for promoting MSU events for all undergraduate students, organizing Maroons specific events for Maroons Representatives and undergraduate students and facilitates a positive social environment for all undergraduate students. In addition, the Events Coordinator is responsible for working with Hamilton community groups to create volunteer opportunities for Maroons Representatives and members of the Maroons Events Committee.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Organizational and time management skills required
  • Event planning experience is an asset
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Skills to work independently and manage others
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with the MSU

Effort & Responsibility

  • Demanding hours of work required preceding and during events
  • Communication with MSU businesses, services and clubs
  • Communication with University departments, including but not limited to the McMaster Alumni Association
  • Responsible for maintaining an appropriate and positive image of the MSU

Working Conditions

  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work
  • Heavy lifting may be required

Training and Experience

  • Previous experience with the Maroons is an asset
  • Participation in Maroons Leadership Team training (provided)
  • Participation in McMaster Welcome Week Training (provided)

A full job description can be found here

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Submit an up to date resume
  2. Submit a cover letter that includes a 2nd page with a 100-200 word answer to the following: Reflect on a demographic that the MSU Maroons isn’t reaching and propose an initiative/event that will reach that group

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 Director 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
TermMay 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
SupervisorMaroons Coordinator
RemunerationVolunteer
Hours7 Hours per week minimum

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