Vice President, Educational Development – University of Waterloo

Vice President, Educational Development

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a National Charity that develops and supports Chapters in universities across North America. The SOS model, Raising Marks, Raising Money, Raising Roofs, provides a service within which people place genuine value, and is unlike any other organization. Students Offering Support is a unique social enterprise that relies on the passionate student leaders to create positive impact both at home and abroad. Regardless of position, all Students Offering Support volunteers must thoroughly understand, communicate, and embody SOS’ 360 degree model of volunteering.

Role Description:

As the VP of Educational Development, you are the face of Raising Marks and the educational programming at your Chapter. This includes Exam Aids, skill building sessions, and educational event planning, depending on your Chapter’s objectives.You are responsible for the coordination, guidance, and execution of Exam-Aid Sessions. Your role is to manage your team effectively and ensure they are meeting all required guidelines, regulations, and deadlines.


❖ Provide the Exam Aid Instructor with relevant course information;
➢ Including course topics & readings, exam dates, and assignment deadlines;

❖ Work with the Exam Aid Instructor in creating the Exam Aid material;
➢ Assist the Exam Aid Instructor in compiling Take Home packages for students;
➢ Ensure Outreach Trip details are included in each Take Home package;
➢ Ensure all materials are your own generated content, not violating the SOS Copyright Tip Sheet or your University’s Academic Integrity policies;

❖ Commit to open and continuous communication with the Exam Aid Instructor and
Educational Development team throughout the semester;

❖ Set up a 1-on-1 meeting with the professor(s) of the course to ensure they are aware
of the SOS model – in hopes of engaging professors in the SOS community;

❖ Attend orientation hosted by the Educational Development department;

❖ Attend department meetings when scheduled.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Adaptability
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Team Player
  • Leadership
  • Organization

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Last modified: December 12, 2018

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