STUDENT ALUMNI COUNCIL
Join the UBC Student Alumni Council!
The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is a student leadership program supported by alumni UBC. SAC members are students dedicated to connecting students with alumni and building lifelong connections with the UBC community.
We are seeking a diverse group of talented, enthusiastic, and committed student leaders.
Why join the SAC?
- Plan and execute unique initiatives, leaving a legacy on campus
- Mentorship opportunities with notable alumni for personal and professional development
- Develop professional skills, including public speaking, event planning, marketing, and more!
- Build your resume by gaining valuable leadership experience
- Unique networking opportunities, including with members of UBC leadership
- Represent UBC within the student body and at high-level events
- Create lasting friendships and memories with likeminded students!
What positions are available?
The SAC President oversees both the executive team and the SAC as a whole, helping each member succeed and grow as a leader on campus. Working closely with the SAC Staff Advisor, the SAC President runs all general and executive meetings, monitors committee workings, and provides direction and guidance to the SAC executive team. The President sits on the alumni UBC Advisory Council. Candidates with previous SAC experience strongly preferred.
VICE-PRESIDENT, CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT
The VP Campus Engagement leads a committee responsible for organizing flagship campus events that build student-alumni connections in non-career focused areas, including collaborating with partner organizations on existing campus initiatives. Specific responsibilities will include leading committee meetings and providing guidance to the committee in coordinating projects to engage the student body.
VICE-PRESIDENT, CAREER DEVELOPMENT
The VP Career Development leads a committee responsible for creating unique workshops and events for students to learn from alumni, focused on exploring career opportunities and learning new skills for their professional development. Specific responsibilities include leading committee meetings and providing guidance to the committee in coordinating the SAC’s programs related to career development.
The VP Internal leads a committee responsible for the development and engagement of all SAC members. Specific responsibilities will include leading committee meetings and providing guidance to the committee with organizing regular professional development workshops, social bonding opportunities, the annual SAC retreat, and overseeing member recruitment. The VP Internal sits on the alumni UBC Advisory Council.
VICE-PRESIDENT, MEDIA PRODUCTION
The VP Media Production leads a committee responsible for the SAC’s social media presence. Specific responsibilities will include leading committee meetings and providing guidance to the committee in coordinating social media initiatives, planning episodes of the Tuum Est podcast, and creating content for the SAC Tiktok & Instagram accounts.
SAC Project Coordinators will role model outstanding student leadership, execute all SAC events, and attend weekly meetings. Each coordinator is part of one of the following four committees and works under the leadership of one of the VPs:
- Campus Engagement: Organize flagship campus events that build student-alumni connections in non-career focused areas, including collaborating with partner organizations on existing campus initiatives. Past programs include organizing the Amazing Race and supporting UBC Homecoming.
- Career Development: Create unique workshops and events for students to learn from alumni, focused on exploring career opportunities and learning new skills for their professional development. Past programs include alumni panels and networking events.
- Internal: Directs the personal and professional development of SAC members. This includes organizing professional-development sessions, social events, and the annual SAC Retreat. Internal members also coordinate the recruitment and hiring process.
- Media Production: Oversees the SAC’s social media presence & digital image. This includes coordinating regular episodes of the Tuum Est podcast and creating content for the SAC Tiktok & Instagram accounts.
- This is a volunteer position for the 2023/2024 academic year
- Meetings occur weekly every Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (September to November 2023 and January to March 2024). All meetings are mandatory to attend.
- All SAC Members are expected to be available for 1-2 hours per week virtually between May and August. There will be two onboarding general meetings and monthly committee meetings.
- Expected time commitment is 4-6 hours per week, though this may vary throughout the year. VPs are expected to commit 6-8 hours per week.
- Coordinators are expected to lead at least one project within their committee.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Members must be registered UBC students and meet the following criteria:
- A minimum cumulative academic standing of 65% or greater
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
- Passion and enthusiasm for promoting and developing student-alumni connections
- Ability to meet all responsibilities, manage time effectively, and fulfill all expectations above
- Demonstrated leadership experience, including experience leading a team or overseeing programs (preferred for executive roles)
- Passion for UBC!
Application form is now closed.
Thank you for your interest in the SAC.