Maroons – Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
2 weeks

Please note: this posting 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 Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for all administrative tasks relating to training and management of volunteers as well as assisting in the organization of Volunteer socials. The Volunteer Coordinator will also assist with leading a POD during Welcome Week. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Coordinator with the logistics of Welcome Week training, and any additional training sessions, which may occur throughout the year. The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the Coordinator to manage important aspects of the Maroon’s internal functioning, such as publishing sign-up sheets, and ensuring volunteers are attending shifts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple duties and schedule multiple events
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for positive relationships within and outside of the Maroons
  • Some availability in summer months preferred for execution of welcome week related responsibilities and other duties related to gearing up for the new academic year

Effort & Responsibility

  • Communicate with leadership team to ensure the events and initiatives are being attended by
  • Responsible for ensuring the sign up for shifts is communicated effectively and consistently with the team

Working Conditions

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

Training and Experience

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

Equipment

  • Any required equipment will be provided

A full job description can be foundhere

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
Hours4 - 6 Hours per week

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