Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA) aims to connect students to their future as engaged alumni, by facilitating workshops, programming, panels and events. Every year QSAA provides professional development programming through the Backpack to Briefcase events, as well as hosts many Alumni Speaker Events to inspire current students.
QSAA hires a president and six volunteer directors each year. As a president you'll have the opportunity to lead a volunteer team, work with alumni and campus partners, develop your own strategic plan, and manage projects for the QSAA. This paid position is supported by Alumni Relations & Annual Giving. As president you'll hire, lead, and inspire a volunteer team of student ambassadors to prepare current students for success by connecting them to their future as engaged Queen's alumni.
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Our Directors help deliver events, network with successful alumni, attend exclusive Alumni Association events, have tea with the Principal, and meet students from different years and faculties. The President role is responsible for hiring and leading the Director and Ambassador volunteer team, as well as establishing the vision, management, and delivery of all QSAA programming and communications.
This role is responsible for ensuring a positive volunteer experience amongst the ambassadors by facilitating team training, meetings, and socials. QSAA hires two Directors of Volunteers each year.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity Volunteer Director
This position will have a strong focus on programming relating to the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity & Accessibility (EDII&A) and developing a sustainable Diversity and Inclusion portfolio to increase awareness and education of intercultural knowledge and respect. The Director of Volunteers will report to the QSAA President and work cooperatively with the QSAA Leadership Team. Staff advisors for the QSAA will provide direction and support in the identification and implementation of annual QSAA and committee priorities.
Human Resources Volunteer Director
This position will have a strong focus on recruitment, training, hiring, human resources, recognition, and awareness of the QSAA and its profile on campus and around the world. The Director of Volunteers (HR) will report to the QSAA President and work cooperatively with the QSAA Leadership Team. Staff advisors for the QSAA will provide direction an support in the identification and implementation of annual QSAA and committee priorities.
The Director of Giving will work with Office of Advancement staff supporters in the identification and implementation of the Tricolour Giving priorities, working directly with the QSAA Leadership on implementing specific organizational strategic philanthropic priorities. This position will report to the QSAA President.
Director Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the branding, promoting, and amplification of the QSAA mission, and increasing the visibility of the organization on campus and in the Queen’s community. This will be done through the use of print, social, email, and web while exploring other advertisement vehicles. The Director of Marketing and Communications will create communication plans for the QSAA signature events and giving initiatives.
Director of Student Transition will be responsible for the implementation of the programs and events designed to transition students to their lifelong relationship with Queen’s University. This position will have a strong focus on professional skill development and event implementation.
Director of Mentorship will be responsible for the implementation of the Mentorship Program. This requires the ability to match students with compatible alumni, based on industry interests or experiences, professional aspirations and personal qualities. As a new portfolio to the QSAA, the Mentorship Director is responsible for expanding the Program and creating greater awareness of the Program and its benefits, on and off campus.
Ambassador and intern roles
QSAA team works to foster connections between Queen’s students and Queen’s alumni. As a QSAA volunteer, you will encounter unique and exciting opportunities to connect students with alumni, help prepare students for their future after graduation, develop leadership and professional development experience, and gain a deeper knowledge of the Queen’s community.
First-Year Interns are responsible for working with a portfolio to implement the tasks and special projects of the given portfolio. As a collective, the First-Year Intern Council is responsible for creating, overseeing, and implementing a year-end event.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDII) Ambassador oversees and assists in implementing the QSAA’s first Diversity and Inclusion Portfolio. You will curate trainings and promote the EDII and Accessibility Certificate, as well as work with the broader volunteers team to host socials and full team meetings.
Giving Ambassador will assist the Giving team in raising student awareness of our Tricolour Giving Initiative and promoting the chosen fund(s) of the Tricolour Giving Initiative.
Human Resources Ambassador works to standardize all QSAA procedure and policy including all strategic planning and logistical processes for hiring, events, marketing, etc. Work with the broader volunteers team to host socials and full team meetings.
Marketing and Communications Ambassador assists the Marcom team in curating promotional content for all QSAA events, projects, and special initiatives. Content includes posts, stories, IGTV Videos, interactive graphics, and more.
Mentorship Ambassador assists the Mentorship team in curating and implementing the QSAA’s first Mentorship Pilot Program including contacting alumni mentors and student mentees, facilitating interactive activities of the Mentorship check-ins and social events, and assisting Mentorship pairings where applicable.
Stewardship Ambassador assists the Student Transition team in hosting the QSAA’s Philanthropic Alumni-Speaker Event, oversee the implementation of Donor Thank You videos and develop the Philanthropic Analytic Report. This is a higher-volume Ambassador Role.
Student Transition Ambassador assists the Student Transition team in hosting our Alumni-Speaker Events, Backpack to Briefcase Workshops, and QYourFuture events held in junction with Career Services providing students with tangible skill-building opportunities.
As a Graduate Representative, you are responsible for acting as the liaison between School of Graduate Studies and QSAA. You'll help communicate and market events, and provide recommendations on QSAA portfolio projects. You'll mentor and provide guidance to QSAA students.