Being the AMS Executive Coordinator of Student Services: An Amazing Way to Spend a Year

For the past 10 months I have been the AMS Executive Coordinator of Student Services, a position that has challenged my thinking, expanded my vision, greatly improved my communication and problem solving skills, and generally, helped me to learn and develop in ways I previously hadn’t thought possible. In a few short weeks my term will be done though, and so the time has come to find a new person to take over my life. Details below.


The AMS is seeking an Executive Coordinator of Student Services for a one-year appointment from March 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009. This
position requires a full-time commitment of about 35 hours per week. Remuneration for the year is $19,622 and is open to all registered UBC students.

Position Description:
The Executive Coordinator of Student Services is responsible for providing general supervision and guidance for the AMS Service Coordinators and their Assistant Coordinators in the effective operation of the AMS Services. The ECSS is also the main point person between the AMS Executives and AMS Services and participates as a non-voting member at the Council and Executive meetings. AMS Services include SafeWalk, SpeakEasy, Tutoring, Sexual Assault Support Centre, AMS Connect, Food Bank, Minischool, and Advocacy.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Oversee the management and administration of all AMS Student
Services and facilitate the achievement of their goals in a team based and supportive environment.
• Ensure effective internal and external communications and promotional campaigns for the various Services.
• Act as the liaison between the AMS Executive Committee and the AMS Services.
• Liaise with University Administration on behalf of AMS Services on initiatives, programming, and funding.
• Participate in various committees, including the Executive Committee, Communications Planning Group, Safety Committee, and other duties as assigned from time to time.

• Demonstrated team building skills and experience
• Comfortable and flexible in the role of mediator, initiator, and problem-solver
• Strong communications and presentation skills and a sense of diplomacy
• Supervisory/managerial skills with volunteers and employees an asset
• Understanding of workplace safety and equity issues
• Knowledge of the AMS services and resources

Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed for this position.
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, with three references, no later than Friday, February 1, 2008 to: Bernie Peets, AMS General Manager . Include position title in subject.

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Shagufta is a UBC Political Science graduate with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking, writing, travel, reading, tea, and interesting conversations. She hopes to combine all of these things in her life work someday. For now though, she studies social policy and planning at the University of Toronto and shares her adventures in and out of the classroom at