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Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

Positions filled as needed

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the corporate governance of the GSA. This includes areas such as committees and representation, budget changes, policy and committee reports, and strategy implementation.

For those interested in joining the GSA Board of Directors, please contact the GSA Chief Returning Officer.

Graduate Student Representatives on University Senate

Deadline: Closed

Two graduate students of the University are to be elected by/from the full- and part-time graduate students of the University, term 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2024.

Candidates’ statements are on the Secretariat website

Council Speaker

Deadline: Closed

We are looking for a new Speaker of Council to facilitate council meetings, be the voice of council at GSA board meetings, and serve on other committees as necessary.

These volunteer positions are open to all graduate students, and come with a small monthly stipend. See the full advertisement here.

GSA Council

On-going and/or as needed

GSA Council includes one member from each department who serves as a representative voice that speaks to various academic and political topics during monthly Council meetings.

The following departments require a Council representative:

  • Anthropology (ARTS) 
  • Catholic Thought (ARTS)
  • Classical Studies (ARTS) 
  • Economics (ARTS)
  • Peace & Conflict Studies (ARTS)
  • Political Science (ARTS)
  • Social Work (ARTS) 
  • Sociology (ARTS)
  • Theological Studies (ARTS)
  • Applied Mathematics (MATH)
  • Combinatorics & Optimization (MATH)
  • Computational Mathematics (MATH)
  • Pure Mathematics (MATH)
  • Artificial Intelligence (MATH – Cross-Departmental)
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry (SCI)
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences (SCI)

University-wide Committees

Graduate students serve on university-level committees.

Employment Opportunities

GSA President and Chief Executive Officer

Deadline: Closed

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW). The President oversees operations, advocacy, finances, human resources, and strategic planning for the association. The GSA is looking for a motivated and passionate student to bring their experience to this role, and to serve all graduate students.

The President works in a large team, reporting to the GSA Board of Directors, and overseeing the General Manager, Vice Presidents, and Executive Support, including the Graduate House Hospitality Manager.

For position details, please see the GSA President job description.

Interested candidates can submit their Resumé/CV and a one-page cover letter to gsa-president@uwaterloo.ca. The deadline to submit is Friday April 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

GSA Communications Coordinator

Deadline: April 15, 2022

The GSA is hiring a Communications Coordinator to support the development and implementation of the GSA’s communications strategy. They will help maintain and contribute to the GSA website, send monthly newsletters to students, and work closely with the Social Media and Events coordinators!

For position details, please see the GSA Communications Coordinator job description. To apply, send your cover letter and CV to the GSA Vice President of Communications. Questions can be sent to the same address.

GSA Labour Coordinator

Deadline: April 15, 2022

The GSA is hiring a Labour Coordinator to support graduate student workers (e.g. teaching assistants, research assistants, and sessionals etc.) and assist in the GSA’s mission to advocate for the academic and social needs of all graduate students at UWaterloo. The Labour coordinator will continue to develop labour education materials (see current content on our website!) and hold office hours to help students know their rights as workers.

For position details, please see the GSA Labour Coordinator job description. To apply, send your cover letter and CV to the GSA Vice President of Communications. Questions can be sent to the same address.

GSA Housing Coordinator

Deadline: April 15, 2022

The GSA is hiring a Housing Coordinator to support students who live on-campus and off-campus regarding their residence and affordable housing advocacy. This position will work closely with the Affordable Housing Initiative Team (learn more), including conducting research on graduate student housing experiences.

For position details, please see the GSA Housing Coordinator job description. To apply, send your cover letter and CV to the GSA Vice President of Communications. Questions can be sent to the same address.

GSA Office Coordinator

Deadline: March 10, 2022

The Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) is hiring an Office Coordinator to support the GSA’s administrative requirements. Notable responsibilities include (but are not limited to) payroll, communications, reception, and file management. This position is open to all, not just graduate students.

Position salary is at the USG-4 level and works 24 hours per week. Application is through the UW Human Resources website.

For position details, please see the GSA Office Coordinator job description and the link to apply on UW Human Resources website. Direct questions about the role to the GSA General Manager.

GSA Housing Advocacy Research & Action Group (Two positions, $500 each)

Deadline: Closed

The Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) is committed to fostering a supportive, healthy and safe, as well as a reliable environment for all graduate students during their time at UWaterloo, inclusive of affordable housing (see GSA Political Position).

To that end, we are interested in forming a housing research and action group that can support our advocacy strategies for affordable and proper housing in Waterloo Region. It will also support the GSA-UW’s advocacy efforts directed towards improving municipal resources and support for students, as well as the UWaterlooo’s initiatives for housing in the region.

Interested candidates can submit their CV and a one-page cover letter to gsa-admin@uwaterloo.ca. Deadline to submit is January 31, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

Council Minute Taker​

Deadline: Closed

The Minute Taker is responsible for taking minutes at GSA Council meetings, and other special meetings on an ad hoc basis.

For application details, please see the GSA Council Minute Taker Job Description

GSA Events Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

This position will support the planning and execution of ongoing and future events of the Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) and the Graduate House, and will be required to support the strategic planning of the GSA-UW and Graduate House communications per the direction of the GSA-UW’s Vice President of Communications, and on occasion the Graduate House Hospitality Manager.

For application details, please see the GSA Events Coordinator job description.

GSA Vice President Administration

Deadline: Closed

The primary purpose of this position is to—under the oversight of the President—lead the operation and strategic planning of the GSA-UW’s administrative, corporate compliance, reporting, and student advising initiatives.

The Vice-President of Administration will support the President in developing, executing, monitoring, and evaluating organizational strategies for student wellness (inclusive of supporting student tribunals and policy grievances), reporting and data visualization, policy development, and international student engagement.

For application details, please see the GSA Vice President Administration job description.

GSA Research Contract: A Review of Sexual Violence and Assault at UWaterloo ($500)

Deadline: Closed

The GSA-UW is interested in a review of sexual violence and assault statistics occurring on-campus and within the Region of Waterloo—as well as mitigation strategies and resources for victims.

This information will help provide guidance for the GSA-UW’s advocacy efforts directed towards improving municipal resources, as well as the University of Waterloo’s resources and training programs.

For application details, please see the Research Contract Job Description.

GSA Research Contract: Higher Education Governance

Deadline: Closed.

The GSA-UW is looking to explore alternative governance models that better supports student engagement and overall meeting efficacy.

GSA Research Contract: Intellectual Property

Deadline: Closed

The GSAUW is interested in understanding whether any barriers exist with respect to IP rights of graduate students.

GSA Data Analysis & Report Design Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

  • Support the GSA’s performance measurement and transparency efforts by developing and continuously updating a dashboard of key performance indicators (KPIs) that will be shared with the GSA membership, Board, and Council.
  • Support the GSA in addressing graduate student issues by collecting, organizing, and analyzing information from various sources (literature, surveys, databases, websites, etc.) to assist in making appropriate recommendations and present results and findings to stakeholders.

GSA Administrative Assistant

Deadline: Closed

The Administrative Assistant supports and nurtures excellent working relationships with internal members and campus partners. The Administrative Assistant acts as the receptionist for the GSA office and provides administrative and communication support for the GSA.

For application details, please see the GSA Admin Assistant Job Description

Equity Coordinator

Deadline: Closed.

Promote gender and racial equity on campus, and serve as a primary advocate for University of Waterloo graduate students that are racialized, Black, Indigenous, and/or members of the LGBT2+ community.

For application details, please see the GSA Equity Coordinator Job Description

Policy Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

Review and update the GSA’s policy registry—inclusive of corporate documents, policies, and bylaws—to bolster the GSA’s corporate governance structures.

For application details, please see the GSA Policy Coordinator Job Description

Community Development Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

Identify and cultivate positive organizational relationships with off-campus stakeholders (e.g., local politicians, organizations, and corporations) in order to create new events and services for UWaterloo graduate students, and to advance the Ends of the GSA.

Campus Partnerships Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

Identify and cultivate positive organizational relationships with on-campus stakeholders (e.g., Indigenous Student Centre, student clubs, administrative stakeholders) in order to create new events and services for UWaterloo graduate students, and to advance the Ends of the GSA.

For application details, please see the GSA Campus Partnerships Coordinator Job Description

Graduate House Social Media and Events Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

Manage the Graduate House social media channels (e.g., providing new content, responding to queries, etc.) and support the coordination of events (in-person and online) occurring at the Graduate House.

Cambridge Campus Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

Promote the GSA’s communications and engagement initiatives on the Cambridge campus, and work alongside members of the GSA Executive team, Council, and UWaterloo administration to ensure a positive academic and social experience for grads in Cambridge.

For application details, please see the GSA Cambridge Campus Coordinator Job Description

Stratford Campus Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

Promote the GSA’s communications and engagement initiatives on the Stratford campus, and work alongside members of the GSA Executive team, Council, and uWaterloo administration to ensure a positive academic and social experience for grads in Stratford.

For application details, please see the GSA Stratford Campus Coordinator Job Description

GSA Vice-President

Deadline: Closed

For application details, please see the GSA Vice-President Job Description

GSA Minute Taker

Deadline: Closed

The GSA is looking for a minute taker. The minute taker is responsible for taking minutes at GSA meetings, including (but not limited to) meetings of the GSA Council and GSA Board of Directors.

For application details, please see the GSA Minute Taker Job Description

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