Student Alumni Council

Congratulations on taking the first step in joining the inaugural UBC Student Alumni Council!

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is a team of students dedicated to connecting students and alumni at a deeper level. Members of the SAC will act as student representatives at alumni and presidential events, while promoting the alumni network on campus and fostering campus pride. They will also execute incredible events with alumni UBC, the university’s alumni association. The SAC is supported by President Ono and alumni UBC.

We are seeking to create a diverse group of talented, enthusiastic, and committed UBC students. As this is the first year of the UBC SAC, members will have a chance to be a part of a new, exciting team and lay the foundation for future Councils.

Why join the SAC?

  • Develop professional skills, including public speaking, event planning, marketing, and more!
  • Mentorship pairing with notable alumni for personal and professional development
  • Build your resume by gaining valuable leadership experience
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities, including with members of UBC leadership
  • Represent UBC within the student body and at high-level events
  • Plan and execute outstanding events, leaving a legacy on campus
  • Create lasting friendships and memories with likeminded students!

Important Information

  • This is a volunteer position for the 2020/2021 academic year
  • Meetings occur weekly on every Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (September to November and January to March)
  • Expected time commitment is 2-5 hours per week, though this may vary throughout the year

What positions are available?

President

The SAC President oversees both the executive team and the SAC as a whole, helping each member succeed and grow as a leader on campus. The President runs all general and executive meetings, monitors committee workings, and provides direction and guidance to the SAC executive team.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership for SAC members and take an active role in all SAC events
  • Act as SAC representative at high-level UBC meetings, including with the alumni UBC Board of Directors and the Alumni Advisory Council
  • Hold regular meetings with executive team and the Alumni Engagement Coordinator, as well as general meetings with all SAC members
  • Stay informed on all SAC projects and communicate important information to the Alumni Engagement Coordinator during regular meetings

Vice-President, Internal

The VP Internal leads a committee responsible for the development and engagement of all SAC members.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Organize regular professional development workshops and social bonding opportunities for SAC members
  • Assist in planning recruitment, retreat, and the year-end celebration
  • Provide leadership and guidance for members of your committee
  • Hold meetings with your committee on an ad-hoc basis
  • Regularly meet with the Alumni Engagement Coordinator and executive team

Vice-President, Marketing & Media

The VP Marketing & Media leads a committee responsible for all marketing and media activities.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Lead marketing for SAC recruitment, event promotion, and social media campaigns
  • Provide leadership and guidance for members of your committee
  • Hold meetings with your committee on an ad-hoc basis
  • Regularly meet with the Alumni Engagement Coordinator and executive team

Vice-President, Alumni Relations

The VP Alumni Relations leads a committee responsible for all activities related to alumni relations.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate SAC participation in all alumni, donor, and presidential events, including Homecoming, Graduation, the Alumni Achievement Awards, etc.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for members of your committee
  • Hold meetings with your committee on an ad-hoc basis
  • Regularly meet with the Alumni Engagement Coordinator and executive team

Vice-President, Community Engagement

The VP Community Engagement leads a committee responsible for coordinating collaborations between the SAC and student-focused programs.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee partnerships between the SAC and various on-campus partners, as well as develop original initiatives with UBC’s Annual Giving department
  • Provide leadership and guidance for members of your committee
  • Hold meetings with your committee on an ad-hoc basis
  • Regularly meet with the Alumni Engagement Coordinator and executive team

General member

General members will act as student representatives at high-level events, role model outstanding student leadership, execute all SAC events, and attend weekly meetings.

Each member is a part of one of the following committees:

  • Marketing & Media (oversee recruitment, SAC event promotion, and social media campaigns)
  • Alumni Relations (coordinate SAC member participation at high-level functions and in all alumni UBC events)
  • Community Engagement (connect alumni and students through developing original initiatives and collaborating with various on-campus programs)
  • Internal (plan activities for the personal and professional development of SAC members)

Graduate Student Representative

Graduate Students are welcome to join the SAC as graduate representatives. Graduate representatives will attend SAC meetings on a bi-weekly basis, provide strategic input on SAC activities, and act as communication channels between the SAC and their faculty.

Desired Skills and Experience

Members must be registered UBC students and meet the following criteria:

  • Must have previously completed at least two semesters of classes at UBC by September 2020
  • A minimum cumulative academic standing of 65% or greater
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm for promoting and developing student-alumni connections
  • Skills and experiences related to your specific committee
  • Ability to meet all responsibilities, manage time effectively, and fulfill all expectations above
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including experience leading a team or overseeing programs (preferred for executive roles)
  • Passion for UBC!

Applications are now closed for the 2020-21 SAC cohort. Thank you for your interest.

Contact information for further inquiries

Kieran Davey
Alumni Engagement Coordinator
kieran.davey@ubc.ca

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