Opportunities

The GSA regularly offers a number of opportunities both within and outside of our organization. These can include paid positions as well as volunteering positions and scholarships. This page is dedicated to sharing these opportunities and relevant details with any interested members of our community.

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Employment Opportunities

The GSA is looking for one graduate student to act as the Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming GSA by elections.

Pay Rate: $17 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • The instruction and supervision of Deputy Returning officers (D.R.O.);
  • The instruction and supervision of other election-related employees as required;
  • Acceptance and verification of nomination papers from candidates;
  • Ensuring staff has appropriate resources during the election/referenda voting period;
  • The official tabulation of votes;
  • The presentation of a written, detailed report to the Council within seven (7) days of announcing the final winning candidates.

 

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for this position, all candidates:

  • Should not have been a member of the GSA Governing Structure;
  • Should have previous experience of working in elections;
  • Should have strong communication skills;
  • Should have adequate knowledge of GSA bylaws;
  • Should have an attention to detail and skill to work under pressure;
  • Should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Should be able to understand policies and procedures and ensure compliance;
  • Should be ready to work completely online and have basic command over social media platforms.

 

How to Apply:

  • To apply for this position, candidates must fill out the Google Form below;
  • All candidates will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume, combined into a single PDF document;
  • Candidates selected for interview will be contacted via email during the week after applications close.

Please note that this is a paid, temporary/contractual, and part-time position.

The GSA is looking for two graduate students to act as the Deputy Returning Officers for the upcoming GSA by elections.

Pay Rate:  $15 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the C.R.O. to oversee election logistics and voting procedures and carrying out the duties specifically designated by the C.R.O.;
  • Instructions and supervision of any polling clerks;
  • Assisting the C.R.O. in ensuring that the election adheres to GSA’s By-laws and election regulations;
  • Informing candidates about their rights and responsibilities during the elections;
  • Monitoring the campaigns of candidates, and ensuring that they adhere to GSA’s By-laws and election regulations;
  • Due to the election and campaigning being held online, punctual responses, and active monitoring of online activities to be carried out effectively.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for this position, all candidates:

  • Should not have been a member of the GSA Governing Structure;
  • Should have previous experience of working in elections;
  • Should have strong communication skills;
  • Should have adequate knowledge of GSA bylaws;
  • Should have an attention to detail and skill to work under pressure;
  • Should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Should be able to understand policies and procedures and ensure compliance;
  • Should be ready to work completely online and have basic command over social media platforms.

 

How to Apply:

  • To apply for this position, candidates must fill out the Google Form below;
  • All candidates will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume, combined into a single PDF document;
  • Candidates selected for interview will be contacted via email during the week after applications close.

Please note that this is a paid, temporary/contractual, and part-time position.

FACULTY/DEPARTMENTAL MANAGER

Type of Position: Permanent (part-time)

Salary/Hourly Rate: $21.37 per hour, 10 hours per week

Description/Scope: 

The Faculty Manager acts as the primary contact person for all GSA sub-associations and departmental/faculty association executives and members. They are responsible for maintaining a strong relationship between the GSA and its sub-associations by creating regular newsletters for our student groups, creating clear on-boarding information for incoming sub-association executive teams, and organizing an annual caucus for these groups. 

They are also responsible for ensuring the proper application of the GSA’s Funding and Allocation Policies and provide guidance on such policies when needed.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary contact person for the GSA’s departmental and faculty associations (executives & members);
  • Acts as the primary contact person for all of the GSA’s sub-associations;
  • Oversees the application of the GSA’s Allocation & Funding policies; 
  • Maintains the existing comprehensive database of contact information of all departmental and faculty association executives; 
  • Prepares the monthly newsletter for departmental and faculty associations;
  • Discerns the needs of associations as they arise and relay to the GSA’s VP Internal in order to meet said needs; 
  • Liaises with the Services Manager regarding association events being organized;
  • Liaises with the Communications & Outreach Manager regarding campaigns being organized;
  • Develops and maintains guidebook to orient new departmental executives to Concordia; 
  • Researches different democratic mechanisms for departments and faculty groups to interact and communicate with one another (i.e.: caucus of departmental representatives);
  • Advises GSA Executives and/or Council on GSA policies. 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and conversational French;
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets; 
  • Strong understanding of Financial Statements; 
  • Experience with budget allocation;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; 
  • Strong leadership and social skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and answer inquiries quickly;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to plan large-scale events;
  • Excellent at conveying concise information in a timely manner;
  • General knowledge of Concordia University and GSA;
  • Must be a currently enrolled graduate student at Concordia University;
  • Must be authorized to work in Canada (valid SIN card required).

Assets: 

  • Experience utilizing Google Workspace in a professional setting;
  • Experience with MailChimp or similar mailing program; 
  • General Technological Literacy.

Applications Must Include: 

  • Cover Letter & CV;
  • Unofficial Transcripts (as Proof of Enrolment).

How to Apply: 

To apply, please fill out the form below. You will be required to upload the needed documents combined into a single PDF document to the application form.

Application deadline is January 16th, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT

 

Notes:

  • Candidates chosen to be hired cannot be current GSA club executive or elected official;
  • Internal candidates shall have a preference as per Collective Agreement;
  • Interviews will be held in-person at GSA House the following week;
  • Work will be performed in-person at GSA House with the option to work remotely if needed;
  • All GSA Staff are part of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4512.

 

Volunteering Opportunities

The GSA is looking for graduate students to volunteer to help us on February 11th, 2023 for our Alumni Meet & Greet networking event.

To Apply:

Fill out the Google Form below!

The Van Berkom Case Competition (VBCC) is the premier case competition, focused on small-cap investment. It provides business students with an opportunity to showcase their ability and analyze financial business cases, develop strategic recommendations and apply their academic skills while networking with other business students and professionals in the finance industry.

The competition will be held on March 24-25, 2023.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

 

Volunteers will be assigned a role based on availability and our scheduling needs. Some roles include:

Team host: you will be paired with a team and will stay with them throughout the day of the competition, ensuring they are where they needed to be when they need to be there, ensuring the rules of the competition are followed, and making sure they have everything they need at the competition.

Presentation room manager: you will ensure that the team presentations go off without a hitch, from timing to ensuring competition rules are followed, you will be a vital part of making the VBCC a success!

– Preparation and registration hosts: welcoming the teams and their coaches to JMSB is crucial at the VBCC. You will assist with setting up and managing the registration desk and other areas of the competition. You will be responsible for checking in the teams as they arrive and making sure they have their name badge and all the information they need to have a successful competition.

Check out our fee-levy groups to see if they’re looking for new volunteers for more opportunities!

External Academic Bursaries & Scholarships

Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The award is non-renewable, but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year.

The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must have been a foster child with either CCAS or CAS or similar official Canadian foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same;
  2. Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada as of Sept 2022;
  3. Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  4. Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application;
  5. Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post secondary institution displayed on our website.