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Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator - Scarborough Campus Students' Union

Jan 18, 2021
Scarborough M1C 1A4, Ontario

Position Title: Campaigns & Advocacy Coordinator

Department: Scarborough Campus Students' Union (SCSU)

Position Type: Full-time, 1 (one) year contract, with possibility of contract-to-permanent

Compensation: $50,000/year plus comprehensive benefits

Reports to: SCSU Executive Director

Job Description

The Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) is the not-for-profit organization that represents all Full-Time and Part-Time Undergraduate Students at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and provides to its members a broad range of advocacy work, services and events. The Student Centre is operated by SCSU and serves as the central hub of student life and services in the UTSC community.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A post-secondary degree.
  • Current knowledge of the issues facing students in Ontario and Canada.
  • Knowledge of students' unions and the representation and services provided.
  • Experience working on campaigns related to equity issues.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in campaigns planning, development and implementation, including strategic planning and volunteer coordination
  • Experience working from an anti-oppression framework.
  • Ability to take direction and meet tight deadlines. Works well under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

DUTIES

  • Campaigns Coordination: development, coordination and implementation of campaigns relating to education quality and accessibility, environmental sustainability, equity and social justice and assisting with campaign coordination.
  • Issues Policy and Education: assisting with the development of SCSU Policies, assistance with research for different campaigns.
  • Workshops: Assist and develop workshops with Executives on various issues.
  • Coalition and Solidarity Work: work with various labour unions and community organizations that share common objectives of the SCSU.
  • General Work: engaging in collective office work, including general operational and day-to-day administrative responsibilities; performing additional duties as assigned.
  • Petitions and Appeals: understanding the petitions and appeals processes and supporting students.
  • Services Coordination: Supporting service centers such as racialized students' collective, food bank and book exchange.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Executive Committee in increasing awareness on issues affecting post-secondary students through campaigns and programming.
  • Supervise the operation of the food centre, racialized students collective, volunteer network program, book exchange and any other equity service group the Union operates.
  • In conjunction with the Vice-President Equity work to implement an anti-oppression framework to the core of all SCSU programming in the interests of building an inclusive and discrimination-free environment
  • Facilitate the coordination and monitoring of all SCSU campaigns, including the finance and administration.
  • Responsible for advertising and overseeing promotion of campaigns through the SCSU Website and other social media platforms.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Committee prepares and organizes workshops and training for student groups.
  • In conjunction with the Graphic Designer, work with the SCSU Executives on marketing material for campaigns and programming.
  • Monitor and supervise social media platforms for promotions and consistency
  • Book rooms and pick-up supplies when requested by the Executive Director or Executive Committee
  • Suggest and write issues-based policies when deemed necessary
  • Support in writing press-releases, lobby documents and other publications of the SCSU
  • Generally, carry out all other functions as may be required from time to time by the SCSU Executive Director
  • Operate in accordance with the SCSU By-laws and Policies
  • When requested to do so attend SCSU Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings
  • Protect the property of SCSU at all times

DESIRED ATTITUDES:

  • Able to work independently or in groups with a firm understanding of SCSU and UTSC student culture.
  • Approaches tasks with an innovative mind-set and positive outlook in completing goals.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and pressured environment and must be able to shift to other functions and priorities as needed.
  • Open minded to the ideas suggested by students and management.
  • Highly organized and able to meet demands on time.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Work is driven, detailed and professional

For more information about SCSU, please visit our website at:

http://www.scsu.ca/

PLEASE NOTE: SCSU is an independently incorporated organization working within the University of Toronto community.  This position is NOT a University of Toronto staff position.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should send their résumé and cover letter to applications@scsu.ca by Monday January 18th, 2021. All applications should be received via e-mail.

The Scarborough Campus Students' Union is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from diverse communities, including: First Nations, Metis and Inuit people, racialized people, persons with disabilities, members of the queer community, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, two-spirited or transgender people, new immigrants, and women.

We thank all who apply, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

CONTACT INFORMATION:          

Mel Dashdorj

Executive Director

Telephone: 416-287-7063      Fax: 416-287-7088

E-mail: executivedirector@scsu.ca

Member of the Canadian Federation of Students, Local 99

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