The VEX U Robotics Competition is an interdisciplinary robotics-based international challenge run by VEX Robotics Inc and the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (RECF). The highest tier of the VEX Competitions, it requires students to design, build and program multiple robots for a challenge that involves precise manipulation of objects, autonomous motion and navigation, assistance and feedback for human drivers, and interaction with other robots. Robots must perform consistently and teams must be prepared to adapt rapidly to any potential failure at competition time, as matches are only 2 minutes long! The competition culminates in April when the best teams from countries around the world come together to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championships!

Are you interested in project management & leadership experience, and are passionate about finance and accounting? Come join the leadership team at QVEX!

Vice President (Finance & Logistics)

The Vice President (Finance & Logistics) reports to the President and is responsible for the team’s banking, budgeting, financial reporting, and travel. They work with other Vice Presidents and Technical Leads to make sure that their areas have the funding they need, including managing the team’s revenue (such as student fee funds, grants, sponsorships, and donations) and expenditures (including parts orders). They also help with travel, shipping, and storage logistics of the team and robots.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Maintain all financial records and receive all money due to Queen’s VEX U Robotics Team.
  2. Coordinate income from all revenue sources.
  3. Be responsible for the completion of all necessary budgets and other financial reports.
  4. Be responsible for applying on behalf of the team for internal grants such as the Dean’s Donation.
  5. Be responsible for organizing travel to competitions.
  6. Be responsible for handling the delivery of parts, robots, and equipment according to Team needs.

This is a great way to get real-world accounting experience and grow your planning, proposal writing, and logistical skills!

Applications are due Saturday, September 23th at 11:59pm EST.

If you have any questions, please contact Theo Lemay and Nick Mertin at qvex @engsoc.queensu.ca.