Vice President, Educational Development – Simon Fraser University

Vice President, Educational Development

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a National Charity that develops and supports Chapters in universities across North America. The SOS model, Raising Marks, Raising Money, Raising Roofs, provides a service within which people place genuine value, and is unlike any other organization. Students Offering Support is a unique social enterprise that relies on the passionate student leaders to create positive impact both at home and abroad. Regardless of position, all Students Offering Support volunteers must thoroughly understand, communicate, and embody SOS’ 360 degree model of volunteering.

Role Description:

As the VP of Educational Development, you are the face of Raising Marks and the educational programming at your Chapter. This includes Exam Aids, skill building sessions, and educational event planning, depending on your Chapter’s objectives. You are responsible for their coordination, guidance, and execution. Your role is to manage your team effectively and ensure they are meeting all required guidelines, regulations, and deadlines.

  • Hold orientation for Exam Aid Instructors and Course Coordinators, focusing on the process of organizing Exam Aid sessions, quality of sessions, and how to use Portal;
  • Coordinate room bookings, Digital Exam Aids, and session logistics;
  • Ensure volunteers are generating their own education-based content, example questions, and session materials;
  • Maintain contact and foster relationships with faculty members and professors;
  • Research and implement expansion initiatives into new courses, faculties, and general education-based programming;
  • Reach out to VPs of Educational Development at other Chapters for insight, resources, sharing, and network development;
  • Schedule meetings for your department specifically;
  • Attend weekly meetings with President(s) and exec team – provide department updates, contribute to brainstorming sessions, and provide team with feedback to all members.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Proven leadership experience;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to approach and execute projects professionally;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • A love for learning and a dedication to increase the access to education in Canada and Latin America.

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Last modified: September 10, 2018