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Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

Deadline: JULY 21, 2021

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 Sara Drisdelle, GSA Elections Coordinator.

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.

Candidates will be interviewed by the Council Executive Committee in March and are expected to attend the April 7 meeting of Council to provide a case for their election to the role.

Interested candidates will have until March 11, 2021 to submit their cover letter and CV to Matthew Robbins at gsacounc@uwaterloo.ca. Please email Matthew if you have any questions about this position.

Council Speaker Job Responsibilities

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)
French Studies (ARTS)
Social Work (ARTS)
Chemical Engineering (ENGR)
Combinatorics & Optimization (MATH)
Statistics & Actuarial Science (MATH)
Chemistry & Biochemistry (SCI) 

University-wide Committees

Graduate students serve on university-level committees.

Graduate Student Representatives on University Senate

Deadline: Closed

University of Waterloo is seeking nominations for one upcoming graduate student vacancy on Senate. Graduate Student Senators serve alongside senior campus administration in order to review and create bylaws, and establish committees and councils.

Employment Opportunities

GSA Vice President Administration

Deadline: JULY 8, 2021 @ 5PM

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: JULY 16, 2021

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

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

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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Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

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