Co-Chairs for the University of Waterloo Leadership Starts Here Conference

SAF Students, the Accounting and Finance Student Association would like to inform students about a great opportunity that has opened up in the Student Success Office. The Student Success Office is looking for two (2) Co-Chairs for the University of Waterloo Leadership Starts Here Conference. The role begins in late August of 2013 and commences at the end of January 2014. For more information please see the information as provided from the Student Success Office below. “

As leaders at the University of Waterloo, I thought there may be some interest in these positions. The full posting and the application form can be found on LEADS. To apply, students will need to complete the application form and submit with their resume and cover letter before Wednesday, August 14th at 11:59pm.

Job Name: Co-Chairperson: 2014 Leadership Starts Here Conference

Job Description: DEPARTMENT: Student Success Office GRADE: Part-Time (approx. 4 hours per week) Start date: Week of Aug 19th, 2013 End date: February 1st, 2014 Remuneration: Stipend of $300 Positions Available: 2 Student Co-Chairs

POSITION SUMMARY The (2) Student Co-Chairs will work together to lead the creation, development, and execution of the 2nd annual University of Waterloo Leadership Starts Here Conference. The main responsibilities of the Co-Chairs will include: • Finalizing and posting the Student Conference Coordinator positions for hire (to be completed in consultation with the Student Leadership Development Coordinator in the Student Success Office – up to 8 Student Conference Coordinators will be hired); • Participating in the selection, orientation, and mentoring of the Student Conference Coordinator team; • Providing strong leadership to guide and engage the Student Conference Coordinator team in establishing the direction and vision of the 2014 Conference and successfully completing required tasks and projects.

NATURE AND SCOPE • The Student Success Office believes in the value of leadership development opportunities for current student leaders at the University of Waterloo. This includes offering of an annual dynamic and engaging Leadership Starts Here Conference that is runby students, for students from across uWaterloo. • The Student Co-Chairs, overseeing the Student Coordinators, will represent the main organizing body of the Leadership Starts Here Conference. The Co-Chairs must be experienced and enthusiastic student leaders with a passion for leadership development in all of its forms. Experience as a conference coordinator, particularly of the first annual Leadership Starts Here Conference, is an asset. • The Student Co-Chairs must possess strong leadership, organizational, decision-making, and communication skills in order to effectively support the execution of the conference. Furthermore, they must have skill and experience in mentoring or coaching peers. • The Student Co-Chairs must interact with and maintain a strong rapport with their fellow Co-Chairperson, the Student Success Office, the Student Coordinator team, and many campus partners and other student leaders on campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Student Co-Chairs will be required to: • Participate in the recruitment and selection of the Student Coordinator team; • Co-lead and support the Student Coordinator team’s development and planning of Conference programming and logistics; • Schedule and facilitate weekly Student Coordinator team and individual meetings – draft meeting agendas and document meeting minutes; • Meet weekly with the Student Success Office’s Student Leadership Development Coordinator to provide briefings on Conference progress and team dynamics, and seek support and guidance as necessary; • Fill any gaps that exist in Conference task or project completion, and/or support Student Coordinators in their completion of specific portfolio items as necessary; • Provide regular feedback to Student Coordinators; • Complete other tasks that may arise.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY Supervision Exercised: • The Student Co-Chairs will lead and support the Student Coordinator team and will oversee all aspects of the Conference. Supervision Received: • The Student Co-Chairs will be supported by the Student Leadership Development Coordinator (a full-time, professional UW Staff member who works out of the Student Success Office).

QUALIFICATIONS A successful candidate will: • Be a registered full-time University of Waterloo student (Co-op or Non Co-op). • Have an awareness and understanding of the development needs of student leaders on the UW campus. • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills. • Exhibit professional communication skills. • Be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed, maintaining flexibility as necessary to ensure successful project completion. • Be self-motivated and have the ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment and effectively meet deadlines. • Have experience in event planning and project management, and be skilled in executing cross-departmental initiatives. • Possess excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills, and maintain a strong commitment to student leadership development. • Have two or more terms of experience as a student leader at UW, in any capacity. • Have previous team-facilitation experience and possess the ability to motivate and inspire others through effective leadership. Experience as a conference coordinator, particularly of the first annual Leadership Starts Here Conference, is an asset.

LEARNING OUTCOMES Co-chairs will use and further develop competency in the areas of: • Coaching and mentoring • Team-building and understanding and influencing group dynamics • Event planning and project management • Meeting facilitation • Networking and collaboration with diverse campus partners and stakeholders

To apply for the role of Co-Chairperson: 2014 Leadership Starts Here Conference, please complete and submit the online application form at Be sure to attach your cover letter/resume. Completed applications are due no later thanWednesday, August 14th at 11:59pm. Please note that only those offered an interview will be contacted.

Please address any questions to the Student Leadership Development Coordinator, Theresa Nystrom, at Application Open: 2013/8/1 3:00 PM [?] Application Deadline: 2013/8/14 11:59 PM [?] State: Posted