What are the responsibilities of a CMS Volunteer?

  • Understand the strategies and direction of CMS, positively reinforce the value and clearly convey career management resources available for John Molson students while providing high quality customer service
  • Facilitate introductory career management discussions on writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, LinkedIn, networking, business cards, as well as, open drop-in sessions
  • Represent CMS and assist in career events (i.e. Employer Information Sessions, Career Fairs, Expos, Career Cafes and other special events, etc.)
  • Be receptive and open to both formal and informal feedback from the CMS Program Managers, CMS staff, coordinators and fellow volunteers
  • Participate in the continuous creation, evaluation and enhancement of CMS projects and John Molson outreach initiatives

What is the required commitment?

  • Available to volunteer approximately 6-8 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 2 semesters required and is based on performance (will be assessed through performance evaluations)
  • Must participate in initial training and be willing to participate in additional training and meetings throughout both terms (exact times and dates will be discussed when hired)
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality, respect and ethical standards
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at John Molson
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (Fluency in other languages is considered an asset though French is preferred)

What skills do you look for in a CMS Volunteer?

  • Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team during workshops, events and projects
  • Capable of establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with all team members
  • Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Willing to speak publicly, both in front of groups and one on one
  • Respect for diversity, appropriate business etiquette (e.g. being punctual), and dedicated to completing commitments

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