Promotions Team Volunteers are responsible for the promotion of International Week throughout various locations and media outlets across campus in the weeks leading up to International Week. Volunteers will work in teams to promote and present International Week information within residences, classrooms and across the University campus, as well as posting on social media to increase awareness within the Western community. The bulk of the volunteer work for this position will be done prior to International Week, however volunteers are encouraged to participate during the week as well. The Promotions Team is integral to the success of International Week 2018 in increasing awareness of both International Week and International Opportunities available at Western.
Short, scripted presentations within 1st and 2nd year classes at the beginning/end of class, as well as in residence dining halls and at affiliates prior to International Week to engage students and increase awareness of International Week
Following the communication plan and making regular, effective posts on individual social media sites to promote International Week
Hosting designated Information Booths across campus, including at affiliate colleges
Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication abilities
Some experience in publicity and social media (use of technology)
Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
Strong ability to self-motivate
Friendly and respectful disposition
Positive attitude and enthusiasm
Prior to International Week: 2 hour Volunteer Orientation + 1 hour HR training session that will be available through OWL.
Communication Blitzes: 3 hour weekly Residence Blitzes at Main Campus Residence Dining Halls, or 10- 15 minute Presentations at Affiliate Residence Floor Meetings, or 1-2 Hour Promotion Booth Shifts at the Affiliate Colleges regarding International Week and Opportunities through Western International.
The minimum number of hours required for this role are 3 hours per month. * This includes the training session at the end of September, and being involved in at least 1 blitz session during the month of October and November. This would be a total of 9 hours from September to November.
However, given that there are set dates and times for blitzing (available to the selected volunteers during the training session), we would encourage the Promotions Team members to consider working towards completing the 10-24 hours required to earn 10 points towards the Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor.
Training and an orientation session are mandatory for this position and will take place in late-September/early-October for 1- 2 hours (resources and training materials will be provided)
Benefits for the Promotions Team Member
An opportunity to share your past experiences with International Week and or International Learning Opportunities with other undergraduate students
Develop organizational skills
Strengthen communication, language and interpersonal skills
Connections and networking (meet new people and have fun)
Gain experience in publicity, social media
Build your CV
Build points towards completing the Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor (Please Note that under category 2 of the Honor, candidates can easily acquire the 10 to 24 hours required to earn 10 points in this role).