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CaseIT Organizing Committee Applications

Deadline September 21st, 23:59

Each year, the Beedie School of Business welcomes dedicated, driven students from around the globe to compete at CaseIT—an international MIS Case Competition hosted at the Beedie School of Business. This competition provides an opportunity for students from around the world to build confidence and put their business acumen to the test by analyzing business cases, developing creative solutions, and presenting to corporate executives.

CaseIT is thrilled to be welcoming up to 28 new members to our Organizing Committee this October, and we hope that YOU will be one of them!

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CASEIT OC POSITIONS

TEAM HOST

Job Description – 16 Positions Available

Description

Team Hosts stand on the frontlines of CaseIT, ensuring that competing teams from around the world are well-equipped to tackle every aspect of the competition week. Using their positivity, charm, and quick-thinking, they proactively understand the needs of competitors and remain organized under high pressure, competitive situations. Each Team Host is highly perceptive and understands the importance of escalating issues when necessary. Team Hosts are also motivated by meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and engaging in a positive, thoughtful manner with competition stakeholders–ultimately building an exceptional impression of CaseIT, SFU Beedie, and Vancouver!

Commitment

  • All Team Hosts must attend trainings from 9am-5pm on October 15th, November 19th, and January 21st
  • All Team Hosts must attend CaseIT Team Session from 6:30-8:30pm on November 17th, 2017 at SFU Surrey
  • All Team Hosts must attend the CaseIT Competition Week of February 10th to 17th, 2017
  • All Team Hosts must attend CaseIT Team Sessions (2-hours long, once per week) in Jan and Feb 2018
  • All Team Hosts must attend additional Working Sessions (as required) to complete their CaseIT project

Core responsibilities

  • Accountability for managing the overall competition experience for one of the competing universities at CaseIT
  • Collaborating closely with another member of the Organizing Committee to lead and execute a project related to a functional area of CaseIT

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensuring clear, consistent, and accurate competition information is communicated to your university team in a timely manner before, during and after the official competition dates
  • Welcoming university teams to the beautiful scenery and culture of Vancouver as a team escort and participant in the Discover Vancouver day
  • Ensuring your university team is well-equipped to tackle all aspects of the competition week, by completing tasks such as: accurately communicating competition rules, delivering meals, and escorting competitors to presentation rooms
  • Supporting your competing university through the emotional roller coaster of the CaseIT competition week, by encouraging, reassuring, and celebrating with the competitors and coach
  • Celebrating the achievements of all competing teams throughout the CaseIT competition week, and acting in a professional manner as an ambassador of Beedie
  • Leveraging your dedication and enthusiasm for CaseIT to create a memorable CaseIT experience through meaningful interactions with competitors and coaches

Additional Qualifications

  • Preference given to students with a Business Administration Major
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in team environments
  • Ability to speak languages other than English is an asset, but not required
  • Dedication, commitment, and a positive attitude!

Successful completion of this role provides

  • Improve your communication, organization, and leadership skills
  • Learn about case competitions and the Vancouver technology industry
  • Build lasting connections with team members, student attendees, global competitors, and industry professionals
  • Take pride in being a part of the largest MIS international case competition!

COMPETITION CREW MEMBER

Job Description – 10 Positions Available

Description

The Competition Crew ensures the seamless execution of the competition week, allowing competitors to focus less on when and where they need to be, and focus more on delivering their highest quality case deliberation and presentation. These jack-of-all-trades are competition chameleons, ready to embrace unforeseen roles and executing sound judgement while under pressure. Extremely detail-oriented, these team members identify opportunities to elevate the CaseIT experience, adding the final finesse that transforms the competition from great to ‘WOW’.

Commitment

  • Must attend CaseIT onboarding from 9am-5pm on October 28th, 2017
  • Must attend CaseIT Team Session from 6:30-8:30pm on November 17th, 2017 at SFU Surrey
  • Must attend CaseIT Team Sessions (2 hours long, once per week) in Jan and Feb 2018
  • Must attend additional Preparation Sessions (as required) with the Competition Execution Team

Roles

Each member of the Competition Crew will be accountable for executing more than one of the following roles during the CaseIT competition week:

  • Venue Logistics Coordinator. Ensuring registration areas, place settings, equipment and stages for the Welcome Dinner and Finals Banquet event venues are set up prior to execution of event.
  • Deliberations Coordinator. Assisting with all deliberation related tasks for the short and long cases, including case and deliberation materials delivery, food and beverage delivery, and technical support
  • Hospitality Coordinator. Assisting with the compilation and delivery of hospitality-related components include competitor gifts, sponsor gifts, valentines, welcome packages, and judges packages
  • Presentation Room Coordinator. Managing the case presentation room logistics, including providing the rules overview, timing presentations, and welcoming industry professional judges
  • Case Presentations Coordinator. Ensuring all teams are in the right place at the right time, that presentation USBs and slide decks are ready to go, and escalating time-sensitive issues
  • Registration Coordinator. Managing an organized flow of information and welcoming competitors, coaches, sponsors, students, judges, and industry professionals to each CaseIT event.
  • Usher. Ensuring that all competition teams are abiding by competition rules by overseeing competitor holding rooms, judges holding rooms, and presentation areas, and ensuring that all stakeholders of the competition understand where and when they should be at each venue
  • Sponsor Supervisor. Identifying and interacting professionally with sponsors and industry professionals, ensuring all questions are answered, informational materials are provided, and requests are fulfilled

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Friendly yet assertive demeanor when communicating critical competition rules
  • Ability to remain calm, cool and collected in a high-stakes competition environment
  • An affinity for efficiency and executing according to schedule

Successful completion of this role provides

  • Demonstrated capabilities in collaborating in a team environment under high pressure
  • Proven skill set for managing change and communicating effectively with stakeholders
  • Immersive understanding of event management and execution processes
  • Take pride in being a part of the largest MIS international case competition!

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Job Description – 1 Positions Available

Description

The Production Supervisor amplifies all presentation-worthy aspects of the competition, ensuring that each competitor, judge, and corporate sponsor is clearly heard as well as supported by captivating visuals. This individual is passionate about the creative application and seamless execution of all things technological, consistently striving to identify opportunities to elevate the competition. He or she also possesses an inextricable attention to detail, and leverages a tech-savvy nature to respond swiftly in the face of unanticipated, abrupt challenges.

Commitment

  • Must attend CaseIT onboarding from 9am-5pm on October 28th, 2017
  • Must attend CaseIT Team Session from 6:30-8:30pm on November 17th, 2017 at SFU Surrey
  • Must attend CaseIT Team Sessions (2-hours long, once per week) in Jan and Feb 2018
  • Must attend additional Working Sessions (as required) with the Director of Technology

Core responsibilities

  • Collaborating with the Director of Technology to identify all audio visual requirements for the competition week, including sound, presentation, and live stream equipment
  • Sourcing and negotiating with vendors for all required audio visual equipment
  • Serving as the onsite supervisor for audio visual needs throughout the CaseIT competition week, including case presentation submission, presentation projection and recording, and the presentation live stream
  • Transporting, setting up, operating, and dismantling audio visual equipment for CaseIT’s marquee events such as the Welcome Dinner, Finals Banquet, and Case Presentations

Additional Qualifications

  • Previous experience in an AV-related role is an asset
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset

Successful completion of this role provides

  • Demonstrated capabilities in executing professional-quality AV service

DIRECTOR OF IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP

Job Description – 1 Position Available

Description

The Director of In-Kind Sponsorship leads the acquisition of in-kind sponsorships that will ensure CaseIT competitors are well-equipped to dominate the competition week. This individual is passionate about creatively communicating CaseIT’s alignment across a plethora of industries. He or she also possess an enthusiastic, extroverted demeanor, and actively portrays a relentless sense of optimism. As a highly resourceful individual, the Director of In-Kind Sponsorship is able to work independently while also adapting to a fast-paced, ambitious team culture.

Commitment

  • Must attend the CaseIT Competition Week of February 10th to 17th, 2018
  • Must attend CaseIT onboarding from 9am-5pm on October 15th, 2017
  • Must attend CaseIT Team Sessions, every Friday from 6:30pm-8:30pm at SFU Surrey

Core responsibilities

  • Collaborating with the Directors of Sponsorship to develop an in-kind sponsorship strategy, documentation, and execution plan that aligns with CaseIT’s financial sponsorship strategy
  • Managing and leading the execution of CaseIT’s in-kind sponsorship efforts, including: cold-calling/visiting/emailing potential in-kind sponsors, updating in-kind sponsorship documentation, and managing the in-kind sponsorship tracker
  • Collaborating with the CaseIT Competition Execution Team to identify all in-kind items necessary for effective execution of the competition week
  • Securing in-kind sponsorship for items integral to the competition week, including: food, drinks, giveaways, printing materials, tourism opportunities, gifts for judges and sponsors, and deliberation stationary
  • Ensuring all in-kind sponsors receive a consistent experience by acting as the main point of contact prior to, during, and after competition execution
  • Arranging logistics and transportation for all in-kind-related items prior to and during the competition week

Additional Qualifications

  • Weekday and daytime availability to meet with sponsors is essential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of initiative and self-direction
  • Excellent organization skills and passion for documentation
  • Previous sales or retail experience is an asset
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset

Successful completion of this role provides

  • Proven ability to build relationships, negotiate, and drive value for corporate stakeholder
  • Demonstrated capabilities in strategizing, defining, and executing plans
  • Proven success in representing an international case competition in the Vancouver community
  • Access to a wide network of industry professionals, and a strengthened professional network
  • Sharpened professional correspondence and negotiation skills
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