Three Course Connection Dinner- Student Coordinators Hiring!

Three Course Connection Dinner


Position Title: Student Coordinators (7 positions)

Deadline for Applications: November 7, 2011 at 12pm

Three Course Connection (3CC) Dinner Background:

The purpose of the 3CC Dinner is to inspire and educate students about the diverse career options available after graduation and increase their awareness of interdisciplinary and cross-faculty opportunities. The audience will be undergraduate students in their 3rd or 4th year from the faculty of Arts and Applied Science, and the Sauder School of Business. At the last event, in March 2011, over 100 students attended and seized the opportunity to meet 60 Alumni who have used their degree to pursue a wide range of successful and rewarding careers.

Position Summary: As a part of the Planning Committee, the 3CC Student Coordinator will work with the Chairperson in all aspects of planning the event. In general, the responsibilities of the Student Coordinator will be to utilize their strong leadership skills to assist in shaping the program and vision of the 2012 3CC Dinner, as well as to plan and coordinate a successful event.

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours/week October – December; 5-10 hours/week January – February, and more hours closer to the day of the event in early – mid March

Description of Duties:

Assist the planning committee and contribute to developing the program and planning the event

Develop a master timeline with the planning committee, as well as key aspects of each phase

Manage and implement the various tasks required at each phase of the plan. Including; Alumni Recruitment, Communications, Marketing, and Volunteers/Logistics

Attend regular meetings with planning committee and complete assigned action items

Work with various units in the Faculties of Arts, Applied Science and the Sauder School of Business which help support this event

Student Coordinators will work within the following areas –

o Alumni Recruitment (2 positions)

o Marketing, Communications and Promotions (2 positions)

o Venue and Logistics

o Sponsorship and Gifts

o Networking pre-event and day-of entertainment

Supervision Received: The Student Coordinator position will be led by a chairperson and supported by an advisory group composed of UBC staff members from – Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Applied Science, Sauder School of Business, and UBC Alumni Affairs


Possess strong leadership qualities

Previous experience with working on a committee or team project

Strong interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills

Ability to motivate and inspire others and lead by example

Demonstrated flexibility and problem solving skills

Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence, public speaking and presentation proficiency

Task-oriented and reliable

Ability to recognize problems quickly and apply sound solutions in a timely manner

Previous experience with all Microsoft Office applications

Knowledge of UBC’s services and resources for students

Past experience or involvement in campus-related leadership initiatives an asset

Anticipated Learning Outcomes: The Student Coordinator should expect to gain experience in an influential leadership and project management role as well as learn specific administrative aspects of working with many students, faculty, staff and members of the alumni community. Moreover, the Student Coordinator should also expect opportunities to use and develop skills in the following (but not limited to) areas:

Event planning and management

Committee organization

Goal setting and event evaluation

Building a personal network within the alumni community

The position of the 3CC Dinner Student Coordinator should reflect the goals of UBC Alumni Affairs as well as the Student Coordinator’s desired learning outcomes as they relate to his/her strengths and areas of improvement.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references by November 7, 2011 at 12pm

Candidates are encouraged to submit their application via email to Darran Fernandez by email,

Questions and further enquiries may be addressed to:

Darran Fernandez

Alumni Relations Officer, Students and Young Alumni

Alumni Affairs | The University of British Columbia

604.827.3293 |