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GSA-UW Directors Wanted

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Great Board Members Wanted

Are you an enthusiastic person who’s passionate about improving graduate students’ experiences? We’re looking for graduate students to join our Board.

Established in 1972, the Graduate Student Association exists to promote and represent the interests of all full- and part-time graduate students at the University. The Association operates a social club (the Graduate House) and provides a variety of services for the benefit of our members, including a regional bus pass and health and dental plans.

The Board consists of twelve graduate students, normally meets once per month for two hours, and operates according to the Carver Policy Governance framework, meaning that the Board focuses on strategy and oversight and delegates day-to-day management to staff. Board members serve for up to two years and provide senior leadership to the whole organization. Typical duties include:

  • Attending monthly meetings
  • Serving on a committee, such as the budget committee
  • Reviewing financial statements and asking questions to management
  • Making policy decisions, such as compensation principles and risk management strategies
  • Researching and writing policy
  • Guiding the long-term development of the Association
  • Supervising the President

If you love working with others to build and innovate, this Board will be a good fit for you. Our team is driven to make the Association a great place to work and an invaluable service to our members. You can help us make this vision a reality. 


In all our staffing and management decisions, we value creativity, experience, dedication, and diversity. We’re committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce, promoting equity, and providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment. 

You can make an especially meaningful contribution to our team if you have any of the following qualities:

  • Training and/or experience in:
    • Accounting/Audit
    • Advocacy
    • Budgets
    • CEO/Senior Leadership
    • Community Relations
    • Equity & Inclusivity
    • Governance
    • Government/Public Sector Relations
    • Health and Safety
    • HR/Performance Management, Compensation
    • Information Technology
    • Insurance
    • Investment
    • Legal/Regulatory
    • Lobbying
    • Marketing/Sales
    • Member Relations
    • Operations/Office Management
    • Policy Development/Writing
    • Post-secondary Education Policy
    • Privacy Management
    • Resource/Project Management
    • Risk and Controls
    • Social Enterprise
    • Strategic Communications
    • Strategic Planning
  • Bachelor degree
  • Familiarity with graduate studies
  • Not-for-profit board experience

If this sounds like you, we invite you to submit your nomination form to the

Chief Returning Officer

Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

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