Volunteers: Exciting New Term Positions Available!

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Volunteers: Exciting New Term Positions Available!

The STC Canada West Coast chapter relies on the participation of several volunteers to help provide our membership and community of writers with the various events that are scheduled throughout the year, Without your involvement, we would not be able to provide the following services:

  • Send hot-off-the-press job postings to your inbox.
  • Publish Coast Lines, a monthly e-newsletter that informs you of chapter and community events.
  • Arrange on-line and in-person seminars and workshops with various experts in our field.
  • Plan monthly Tech Comm café get togethers.
  • and much more.

Whether you are a current STC member or simply pondering a membership, we may have a role for you. The following non-elected term positions begin June 1 of the current year and end May 31 of the following year, although a vacant position can be filled at any time.

All member and non-member volunteers are eligible for these positions, and must commit to stay until May 31.

Upon successful completion of the term, the volunteer will receive a signed STC CWC letter of reference in appreciation of their work, along with an invitation to the volunteer appreciation luncheon. Non-member volunteers also receive free admission to all seminar events for the term in which they serve. (Regular rates apply for workshops.)

To indicate your interest in the position:

  • Come join us at any of our scheduled chapter collaboration meetings.
  • Email the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@stcwestcoast.ca.

Each term position is “collaborative”; other volunteers will be on hand to help you succeed in your tasks.

NOTE: During the term, if a member, or a non-member volunteer who becomes an STC member, wishes to apply for any open executive position, they may do so at the discretion of the chapter’s board. The volunteer can continue to fulfill the responsibilities of the coordinator position in conjunction with the executive position, or may resign from the coordinator position and work solely on the executive role.

Coordinator, Communications: (FILLED)

A one-year term position reporting to the President.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and distribute monthly Coast Lines newsletter.
  • Coordinate volunteer contribution of blog entries for stcwestcoast.ca website.
  • Distribute special messages and event notices to chapter members via MailChimp, upon request.

Coordinator, Programs:

A one-year term position reporting to the President.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research possible topics, speakers, and dates for chapter events. Discuss with the board.
  • Approach potential speakers, negotiate dates and topics, maintain liaison with speakers before and after event, arrange payment of honorarium.
  • Reserve facilities for workshops (e.g., BCIT Burnaby or downtown campus) and ensure that rooms have connections for laptop-projector, seating, whiteboard, desks/tables if applicable.
  • Arrange refreshments and optional light snacks for seminars and workshops.
  • Collaborate with Treasurer for registration table set-up with STC CWC brochures and sign-in sheet at various events.
  • Reserve venue for annual Volunteer Appreciation lunch in May.
  • Collaborate with PR and Communications to arrange publicity for events.

Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing: (FILLED)

A one-year term position reporting to the President.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create promotional material for seminars, workshops,
  • Distribute promotional material via social media (e.g., chapter LinkedIn, Yammer, Twitter). Note that this requires STC membership.
  • Collaborate with Coordinator of Student Outreach for post-secondary notifications.

Coordinator, Student Outreach: (FILLED)

A one-year term position reporting to the President.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain liaison with faculty advisors, student representatives, instructors, and/or administrators for the purposes of events notification and open collaboration with students on chapter events.
  • Collaborate with Coordinator of Public Relations and Marketing on promoting events for students.

This article was written by Mala Rupnarain

Mala Rupnarain is the past president of the STC Canada West Coast chapter.

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