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Apply to become a part of Canada’s first student-run banking organization and earn valuable experience helping fellow students. Join the Waterloo Banking Project staff for the Spring or Fall 2016 terms as we continue to build and begin the launch of student-focused financial services.

Our social enterprise startup requires a broad range of talents and perspectives. We are seeking applicants who are enthusiastic, diligent, resourceful, and good communicators. Working as staff on the project offers experience relevant to startups, social enterprise, and other business settings in addition to banking and financial services. We encourage students from all faculties at both Waterloo and Laurier to apply.

Staff will be expected to commit a minimum of six hours per week, deal with unique challenges, and work effectively on individual and group projects. We will consider candidates who are on school term at Laurier, and Waterloo in all areas of study.

All new staff will begin serving in the Customer contact department for a minimum of two terms before progressing into any of the other departments.However, new staff will have the opportunity to work on projects in their prospective department.

The organization works on a not-for-profit basis and no positions in the project are paid. We do focus on offering our staff professional training as well as valuable and rewarding experience.

About Each Department

Customer Contact:

Mission: Ensuring positive customer experiences

Typical responsibilities:

  • Interacting positively with current and prospective customers

  • Promoting the project and its mission

  • Providing support at marketing and education events

New staff must serve in the Customer contact department for a minimum of two school terms before progressing into any of the other departments.

Education and Financial Planning:

Mission: Educating students in personal finance to help them build a foundation for success

Typical responsibilities:

  • Financial education programs

  • Speaker and discussion events

  • Online database of financial resources

Web development and Information Services:

Web development Mission: Devising effective systems for learning, communication, and personal financial management

Typical Web development responsibilities:

  • Developing online personal finance tools

  • Creating customer and audience interfaces

  • Designing websites

Information services Mission: Ensuring proper and reliable functioning of computer and information services

Typical Information services responsibilities:

  • Managing websites and content management systems

  • Implementing online surveys

Public relations & Marketing:

Mission: To increase awareness, understanding, and affinity for our project and its purpose.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Media channel management (social media and blog)

  • In-person promotion

  • Content creation

  • Market research and analysis

  • Media relations

Human Resources:

Mission: To recruit, train, and maintain an effective student staff.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Staff orientation and training

  • Hiring and staff planning

  • Staff professional development

  • Internal staff social events

Development & Fundraising:

Mission: To assemble funds and resources via funding proposals and presentations to potential investors.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Corporate sponsorships

  • Donor prospecting & Relationship management

  • Competitions and grant applications

  • Proposal development and presentations

  • Generation of fundraising strategies

  • Networking event attendance


Mission: Planning and managing our resources to create a sustainable social enterprise

Typical responsibilities:

  • Budget tracking and analysis

  • Financial statement preparation

  • Employee expenses and internal controls

The deadline for applications is at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016.

To apply:

  1. Spring and Fall 2016 Waterloo Banking staff application form

  2. Send your resume with a filename that includes your name to with the subject line “[Your Full Name] | Waterloo Banking staff application”

  3. Please share our hiring announcement on Facebook and retweet our tweet about hiring so your friends and fellow students will also have an opportunity to apply.

Visit our About Page, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @WaterlooBanking to learn more about Waterloo Banking Project.

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