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Survey Coordinator – GSS Work Learn

Survey Coordinator – GSS Work Learn

Summary

As part of the Graduate Student Society, you will play an important part in advocating for the graduate student community on important topics like supervision, housing and harassment by preparing, administering, and analyzing the annual GSS Student Satisfaction Survey (GSS-SSS). 

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Question?

Email to hrcontractor@gss.ubc.ca or click “Send Message” on the right-bottom edge of this page.

Event Production Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Event Production Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Summary

The Event Production Assistant is responsible for the comprehensive support and execution of events at the Thea Koerner House Graduate Student Centre, GSS Loft, and other on-campus locations. This role encompasses a broad range of responsibilities, including physical setup, supervision, reporting, and client consultation. The assistant works closely with the Events Manager and VP Students to ensure successful event coordination, emphasizing student involvement and effective communication.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Question?

Email to hrcontractor@gss.ubc.ca or click “Send Message” on the right-bottom edge of this page.

System Administration Assistant – GSS Work Learn

System Administration Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Summary

Become an integral member of the Graduate Student Society in the development and management of UBC GSS’ online presence! The GSS represents the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We get graduate students talking about important issues and inspire them to enjoy an active and balanced campus life.

Effective, appealing communication is central to our mission of building a friendly and approachable community for all UBC graduate student communities.

Working with the Marketing and Communications Director, you’ll be improving the efficiency and productivity of GSS’ day-to-day operations, as well as improving the delivery of the Society’s goal of engaging the UBC graduate student community with our work.

The System Administration assistant at the Graduate Student Society (GSS) is a key IT professional responsible for planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and optimizing the Society’s IT infrastructure, hardware, and software systems. This includes managing server and virtual machines, Microsoft applications, and other IT-related solutions. The role requires proactive problem-solving, project management, and technical expertise in system administration.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Question?

Email to hrcontractor@gss.ubc.ca or click “Send Message” on the right-bottom edge of this page.

Digital Communications Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Digital Communications Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Summary

Become an integral member of the Graduate Student Society in the development and management of UBC GSS’ online presence! The GSS represents the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We get graduate students talking about important issues and inspire them to enjoy an active and balanced campus life.

Effective, appealing communication is central to our mission of building a friendly and approachable community for all UBC graduate student communities.

Working with the Marketing and Communications Director and the Visual Communications Assistant, you will be furthering the GSS Brand and helping us effectively engage the UBC graduate student community.

The Digital Communications Assistant is a dynamic and creative professional responsible for maintaining and enhancing the GSS’s social media presence. This role is pivotal in developing effective social media strategies, creating engaging content, and managing multiple platforms to foster community engagement and support the GSS UBC Vancouver’s goals.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Question?

Email to hrcontractor@gss.ubc.ca or click “Send Message” on the right-bottom edge of this page.

Academic Policy Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Academic Policy Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Summary

As part of the Graduate Student Society, you will play an important part in providing a voice for the UBC graduate student community on important topics like finance, housing and harassment. 

The Society advocates for the rights of graduate students on campus and to the Provincial and Federal governments. This role will allow you to experience each of these distinct aspects of our work. 

The Policy Assistant works under the joint supervision of the Communications and Marketing Director, the VP External, and the VP Academic University and Academic Affairs, in researching and developing the GSS’s policy platform and in developing links between the GSS and policymakers on campus and outside. 

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Question?

Email to hrcontractor@gss.ubc.ca or click “Send Message” on the right-bottom edge of this page.

Acadia Food Hub Coordinator – GSS Work Learn

Acadia Food Hub Coordinator – GSS Work Learn

Summary

The Acadia Food Hub, in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) and Origin Church, provides food and baby supply assistance to the UBC community. Coordinated and supported by the GSS, the Acadia Food Hub Coordinator will support the operations of the food and baby supply distribution, as well as coordinate community programs at the Acadia Food Hub, located in the Acadia Park Residence Commonsblock.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Question?

Email to hrcontractor@gss.ubc.ca or click “Send Message” on the right-bottom edge of this page.

Events Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Events Assistant – GSS Work Learn

Summary

The Events Assistant works under the joint supervision of the GSS VP Students and the Events Manager. The Events Assistant will assist in organizing the numerous graduate student events at UBC Vancouver throughout the year. Some of these events include an annual graduate student orientation for 1,000 new students, sports leagues, classes, hikes, ski trips, and other initiatives to improve graduate student life. The Events Assistant also assists the Events Manager in overseeing the entire venue operation of the Graduate Student Centre, encompassing over 9,000 square feet of rentable space, as well as the GSS Loft. 

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Question?

Email to hrcontractor@gss.ubc.ca or click “Send Message” on the right-bottom edge of this page.

Visual Communications Assistant for Summer 2023 (Work-Learn Position)

Overview

Become an integral member of UBC GSS in communicating to the graduate student community! The GSS represents the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We get graduate students talking about important issues and inspire them to enjoy an active and balanced campus life.

Effective, appealing communication is central to our mission of building a friendly and approachable community for all UBC graduate student communities.

The Visual Communications Assistant works under the supervision of the Communications and Marketing Director in the design, development and management of the GSS’ visual presence in print, online and in other mediums, helping us effectively engage the UBC graduate student community.

Responsibilities

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION

  • The student will receive an Orientation to the work of the GSS from the General Manager covering areas like the structure of the team, function of the society as well as practical areas like health and safety.
  • The Communications and Marketing Director will provide an orientation to the communications activities of the Society, and the brand guidelines.
  • Ongoing training and supervision is provided by the Communications and Marketing Director

NETWORKING AND MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Experience working in a communications environment, meeting other communications professionals on campus and gathering knowledge from professional staff
  •  Working with graduate student executives. An opportunity to understand more about their work and how student run societies operate
  • Interacting with print houses and other professional suppliers
  • The opportunity to present work to the Society’s governing bodies, including the GSS Council
  • General career mentorship from the Communication and Marketing Director in areas such as: interacting successfully with staff and faculty, developing a portfolio, and advice about future job applications

SUPPORT AND EVALUATION

  • The student will work in the same office as the Communications and Marketing Director and communication, questions, ideas and suggestions are encouraged. They are an essential part of a good communications team.
  • Weekly opportunities to meet one on one with supervisor to discuss performance and to set work for the upcoming period
  • At the end of the period and possibly after the completion of individual projects there will be a general debrief about the role. This is an opportunity for discussion, suggestions for improvements and recognition of successes.

WORKPLACE SKILLS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

For students interested in working in design or communications fields, working as part of a team delivering integrated marketing and communications campaigns is invaluable. This work provides hands on experience that relates directly to real world jobs in the communications or digital design fields.

By the end of the work term, the Visual Communications Assistant will have gained:

  • Experience of working in a professional office environment, serving the needs of graduate students
  • Hands on experience of working on marketing and communications campaigns for graduate students
  • Design experience for a variety of different mediums (e.g. print, social media, merchandising)
  • Deeper understanding of student-centred communications and messaging
  • Enhanced communication skills. By being a member of a team, the student will enhance their listening skills and ability to communicate ideas clearly
  • Increased confidence in leadership skills by taking the initiative on developing design ideas
  • Effective time management skills by managing deadlines and learning how to prioritize urgent items
  • The opportunity to develop design items for a portfolio, that can support coursework or future job applications

The ability to connect with graduate students and to understand how to communicate with a specific audience

Qualifications

General:

  • A UBC graduate student preferred with a background in marketing, graphic design, journalism or a related area, and a passion to create high quality, engaging communications for graduate students
  • Excellent team player and self-motivated learner
  • Strong time management and project coordination skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Attention to detail

Technical:

  • Must have at least beginner level experience with graphic design software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, or Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Experience with illustration and video production or editing would be a bonus
  • Experience with content management systems such as WordPress and plugins
  • Experience with web graphics and design preferred

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) that details experience and training specifically relevant to the requirements of the position.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interests in the position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

Summer 2023 – Work Learn positions

We're Hiring!

ELECTION AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Job ID: 963760
This role will allow you to play a crucial role in running the elections cycle, and building connections for the GSS across campus. You will oversee the electoral processes such as the nominating, campaigning, and voting periods. You’ll work with the Executives in projects throughout the year but your most important role will be leading various aspects of the election’s process, encouraging individuals to nominate themselves for election, and inspiring graduate students to vote for the next group of student leaders.
 

System Development Assistant

CLICK HERE TO APPLYJob ID: 963769

Become an integral member of the Graduate Student Society in the development and management of the GSS’ online systems. Working with the Marketing and Communications Director you will be furthering the GSS brand and delivering the Society’s goal of engaging the UBC graduate student community with our work.

 

Archival Assistant 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Job ID: 963799

The Archives Assistant will work closely with the GSS President and Administrative Assistant to arrange archival and recordkeeping systems for all GSS Council and Committee related materials; these materials include documents regarding the activities of the student-led society that has served UBC Vancouver graduate students from its home at Thea Koerner House since 1962.

 

Entrepreneur Coordinator and Mentor

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Job ID: 963707

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and mentoring students and entrepreneurs in the field of entrepreneurship while gaining valuable experience in the field. The role will involve coordination between the Graduate Student Society (GSS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Entrepreneurship department at UBC. 

 

Events Assistant

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Job ID: 963763

The Events Assistant works under the joint supervision of the GSS VP Students and the General Manager, oversees the entire venue operation of the Graduate Student Centre, encompassing over 9,000 square feet of rentable space, as well as the GSS Loft. Based in the Graduate Student Centre, the incumbent will assist in organizing the numerous graduate student events at UBC Vancouver throughout the year. Some of these events include an annual graduate student orientation for 1,000 new students, sports leagues, classes, hikes, ski trips, and other initiatives to improve graduate student life.

 

External Policy Assistant

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Job ID: 963816 – 

The student will work closely with the Vice-President External and the GSS Executives to develop policy reports and recommendations to be presented to local, provincial, and federal government officials as well as external organizations as they relate to GSS advocacy campaigns. The ideal candidate would have a passion for data-driven advocacy to benefit graduate students, excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn about laws and policies governing research and innovation as well as graduate student life and funding.

 

Survey Coordinator

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Job ID: 963766 – 

As part of the Graduate Student Society you will play an important part in advocating for the graduate student community on important topics like supervision, housing and harassment by preparing, administering, and analyzing the annual GSS Student Satisfaction Survey (GSS-SSS).

 

Accounting Clerk 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Job ID: 963716 

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the GSS Finance team with various accounting-related tasks and projects while gaining valuable experience in the field of accounting.