Vice President, International Development – Simon Fraser University

Vice President, International 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 International Development, you are the face of Raising Roofs and the SOS Outreach Trips at your Chapter. This role will require a thorough understanding of the Outreach Trip process at SOS; everything from our partnering communities in Central and South America, to trip logistics, to having a grasp on international development language and discussion

  • Convey SOS’ procedures and policies for project selection, trip execution, and trip logistics to all SOS volunteers;
  • Communicate with Marketing Department to recruit for the Outreach Trip(s);
  • Coordinate with your Chapter’s Outreach Trip applicants;
    • Interview trip applicants and accept them as they meet the necessary criteria;
    • Help SOS Head Office select a Trip Leader;
    • Begin to build a community with confirmed trip participants through social media, in-person meetings, recruitment and engagement events, etc..
  • Reach out to VPs of International Development at other Chapters for insight, resources, sharing, and network development;
  • Schedule weekly 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;
  • SOS Outreach Trip Alumni or experience volunteering/working/living internationally;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of, or desire to learn further, of the educational inequalities in SOS’s partnering countries;
  • 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