Team Coordinators

The Role of a Coordinator

The SSSC depends on the leadership of returning mentors to provide direction and motivation to the rest of the volunteers. Coordinators largely work with minimal supervision but are also required to communicate regularly with the SSSC staff to provide updates, feedback, and assistance for SSSC projects and programming.

Being a Coordinator involves an average of five volunteer hours per week. Coordinators must be scheduled for two 1.5 hour shifts in the SSSC each week. One shift will be available for mentoring sessions while the other shift will be set aside for delegating responsibilities, following up with team members, and executing tasks for the team. During busy times of the year, Coordinators may be asked to mentor during their planning shift.

Each team coordinator will be given a team template outlining the major activities completed by the team in the previous year. The team coordinator is responsible for updating this plan for the team's direction and presenting it to Management by July 1st. This will assure that all events are posted on the SSSC calendar before the beginning of the school year.

With the planning completed over the summer, the team coordinators will focus during the school year on delegating responsibilities, executing team tasks, documenting team successes and shortcomings, and communicating effectively with their teams and the entire SSSC community.

What Will You Get Out of Being a Coordinator?

SSSC coordinators gain stronger leadership and management skills. All coordinators are required to complete online leadership training over the summer. Being an SSSC coordinator not only goes on your resume, but it also will help you develop skills that will make you a great medical school applicant, lead researcher, dean of a university, or hospital CEO in the future.

Coordinator Duties

Career Team Coordinator

  • Organize and lead the Career Team and ensure that the group’s mandate is being upheld
  • Assign duties to team members (such as running Science Lab Tour Week, leading workshops and updating documents) and follow up to make sure duties are being completed
  • Provide encouragement, support, and assistance to team members in their duties
  • Provide regular updates to the SSSC staff about the team’s progress

Community Team Coordinator

  • Organize and lead the Community Team and ensure that the group’s mandate is being upheld
  • Assign duties to team members (such as leading social events, leading workshops and updating documents) and follow up to make sure duties are being completed
  • Provide encouragement, support, and assistance to team members in their duties
  • Provide regular updates to the SSSC staff about the team’s progress

Computer Science Team Coordinator

  • Organize and lead the Computer Science Team and ensure that the group’s mandate is being upheld
  • Assign duties to team members (such as assisting with CS-related events, leading workshops and updating documents) and follow up to make sure duties are being completed
  • Provide encouragement, support, and assistance to team members in their duties
  • Provide regular updates to the SSSC staff about the team’s progress

First-Year Representative Team Coordinator

  • Organize and lead a team of 10-20 First-Year Representatives (FYRs)
  • Schedule and coordinate classroom announcements among the FYRs
  • Communicate regularly with, and provide feedback to, members of the FYRs
  • Plan and execute team building activities with the FYRs
  • Provide regular updates to the SSSC staff about the team’s progress

Health Care Team Coordinator

  • Organize and lead the Health Care Team and ensure that the group’s mandate is being upheld
  • Assign duties to team members (such as organizing MMIs, leading workshops, and updating documents) and follow up to make sure duties are being completed
  • Provide encouragement, support, and assistance to team members in their duties
  • Provide regular updates to the SSSC staff about the team’s progress

General Coordinator Qualifications

  • To apply for First-Year Representative Team Coordinator, you must have a minimum of one year experience volunteering in the SSSC (current first-year representatives are eligible)
  • To apply for the Career Team, Community Team, Computer Science Team or Health Care Team Coordinator you must have a minimum of one year experience as a mentor in the SSSC
  • Have a track record of strong performance, dependability, and teamwork in the SSSC
  • Have creative ideas for the development of SSSC projects and programming
  • Exhibit a proven ability to lead and motivate a team into action
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with the SSSC staff and various on campus partners
  • Display outstanding communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and demonstrate initiative
  • Maintain a positive attitude and constantly strive for improvement as a leader

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