Student Advisory Board Applications

Job Description – Student Advisory Board Member

 

About BHER:

The Business / Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together some of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration.

Our signature initiative, work-integrated learning (WIL), strives to position students for a smooth transition from education to employment. Our WIL target is ensuring that 100% of students in their first degree or diploma in Canada have access to some kind of WIL experience prior to graduation. Additionally, BHER’s work includes upskilling and reskilling, research partnerships, and more. 

Students fundamentally make up one of BHER’s largest stakeholder groups. For this reason it is essential for BHER to have a Student Advisory Board (SAB) to provide insights and perspectives on the work we are undertaking, which will ultimately affect students and their future. 

About the Role:

As part of the SAB you will provide advice and recommendations to BHER’s leadership with the goal of supporting organizational priorities and initiatives as they relate to preparing students and creating job prospects for the future of work. 

The BHER Student Advisory Board membership will consist of 7-10 students from Canadian post-secondary institutions. Members of the Student Advisory Board will serve one-year terms (May 1 – April 30), open to renewal. 

Qualifications:

  • Student in their first degree/diploma/program attending a Canadian post-secondary institution;
  • Critical thinker, able to see ways in which postsecondary institutions influence the workforce and vice-versa;
  • Ability to contribute to a team environment;
  • Passion for helping prepare students for Canada’s future of work; and
  • Proven writing, speaking and leadership skills.

Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • A commitment of approximately five hours per month (including meetings and reading materials);
  • Review materials sent out by the Director of Operations prior to each meeting (these could include, but are not limited to, documents, articles, op-eds, etc.); 
  • Participation and engagement in monthly meetings, typically through Google Hangouts or best alternative; 
  • One face-to-face meeting per year (location to be determined), travel expenses will be covered; and
  • Responsibility of providing your honest perspective on the impact of the future of work, work-integrated learning, and other areas of interest related to Canada’s academic and student learning experience.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Professional development opportunities – generating a network of connections within a growing not-for-profit, and with Canadian post-secondary institution and businesses leaders; and
  • An opportunity to have a voice for Canada’s skills and talent development as it relates to students and the future of work.

Compensation:

  • BHER will cover all associated travel and expenses for the event(s); and
  • A $500 yearly honorarium will be provided.

Application deadline: February 23, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST. 

 

Interested in the role? Please send your resume and cover letter to Gabriela Trigo – Intern, Policy and Communications – Gabriela.Trigo@bher.ca