International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN) Coordinator - (2 Term Contract – Winter & Spring 2021)

Service Description: The International & Canadian Student Network is a WUSA student-run service on campus. If you are seeking to have a great experience at Waterloo beyond academics and beyond borders, then this is the service for you! We aim to make all local, international and exchange students feel welcome here at the University and in Waterloo. Throughout each term we create fun opportunities for you to make meaningful connections with people from around the world!

Note: Qualified internal candidate already in the role

Job title: Coordinator, ICSN (2 Term Contract – Winter 2021 & Spring 2021)
Department: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Student-Run Service
Reports to: WUSA Services Manager
Weekly Hours: Up to 15/Hrs per week
Rate: $16.00 /hr
Effective date: January 4th, 2021
End Date: August 31st, 2021

Benefits of Working for ICSN:

  • Networking with a variety of on campus leaders
  • Build supervisory skills
  • Manage a team of dedicated volunteers
  • Creative collaborations to engage in meaningful event planning

Role Description: The ICSN coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining the overall vision and goals of ICSN. The role is responsible for managing and motivation the team of volunteers and executives as well as creating exciting events and engaging activities aimed particularly at connecting international and exchange students with the Canadian experience.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage and oversee all events and activities to ensure that execs and volunteers are fulfilling their responsibilities in line with our mission and respond to their questions.
  • Financial accountability and management
  • Work with the SSO to create meaningful engagement opportunities
  • Create partnerships with various groups and departments on campus to strengthen and enhance the service
  • Manage the budget for the term
  • Coordinate team building and appreciation initiatives throughout the term, including, but not limited to an end of term dinner or activity
  • Respond in a timely manner to any inquiries through email and social media
  • Hiring and training of the Executives to: Staff Office hours, organize on-campus and online promotion, maintain Social media platforms
  • Recruit incoming volunteers and Executive Team
  • Attend a bi-weekly meeting with the Services Manager and must submit an end of term report in accordance with the WUSA policies and procedures
  • Submit hours tracking and payroll information as required
     

Requirements and assets for the role:

  • Strong understanding of the international student experience at the University of Waterloo
  • Knowledge of the supports and other information needed by international students
  • Must be a current undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo and enrolled in the term(s) indicated
  • Strong volunteer management skills and proven leadership attributes
  • Must be committed to fulfilling the required hours to ensure quality of service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead a team, engage and motivate
  • Able to make timely decisions, independently and with a group
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Event management and planning experience
  • Previous budgeting and financial experience an asset

Training Requirements:

  • Required to attend training with WUSA Services Manager prior to official start date (dates TBA)
     

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating experience and how you meet the requirements of the role to services.support@wusa.ca with the subject line “WUSA ICSN Coordinator Winter 2021 Application”. Applications due no later than November 8th, 2020.