Summer Jobs with the RSU

The RSU hires students to help with the day-to-day operation of services, campaigns, and events. If you want to be part of a dynamic team and work to enhance student life, apply for a job with your Students' Union!

 

We currently have job openings.

Administrative Assistant Summer Position

 Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

 

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is currently seeking candidates to assist with administrative support and overall delivery of services and campaigns of the Ryerson Students’ Union. The employee will play a central role in the operations of the main offices of the Ryerson Students’ Union, responding to general inquiries, and supporting the overall function of the organisation.

The Assistant is directly supervised by the Internal Coordinator and works with the Executive Director of Communications and Outreach.

Positions Available:              One(1)
Start Date:                              May 1, 2014
End Date:                               August 29, 2014
Rate of Pay:                            $12.50 per hour
Hours Per Week:                    35 hours

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provides administrative and organisational support for a fast-paced multi-faceted work environment
  • Provides referrals to students and books appointments to see the in-house lawyer
  • Assists with room bookings and liaises with Student Centre and Ryerson staff on space allocation
  • Assists with the administration of graduation photos and distribution of photos to graduates
  • Performs administrative support such as sorting, filing, data entry, and photocopying for the RSU main office and its service offices
  • Establishes office systems and procedures and assists in development of organizational infrastructure
  • Provides support and advice on how to make the office environment more representative of the diverse membership involved with the Students’ Union
  • Assists in the development of data collection and the creation of databases, briefs, backgrounders, and other research documents for the benefit of the services of the Students’ Union
  • Works to assist with outreach opportunities that the Students’ Union is involved in, including tabling and creating information packages
  • Assist in all other areas of work to develop and improve the current functioning, upkeep and organisation of the Students’ Union
  • The student will be required to answer phone calls and email, distribute mail and faxes.

 

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

 

·         Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines.

·         The ability to multi-task and accomplish many goals simultaneously and while under pressure.

·         Experience working in an office environment – knowledge of the systems and resources necessary to allow for the efficient operation of the office

·         Superior oral and written communication including experience in a customer-service capacity, preferably in a student-focused environment

·         The ability to be self motivated and work independently

·         An understanding of the dynamics and diversity of an urban university

·         Experience working within a students’ union and familiarity with the Canadian students’ movement are assets.

·         Must be a student at Ryerson University and returning to school full time in Fall 2014

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter

PRIOR TO FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 at 2:00pm to:

Administrative Assistant Hiring Committee

Ryerson Students’ Union         Email: info@rsuonline.ca

55 Gould Street, SCC 311       Fax: 416-979-5260

Toronto, Ontario M5B 1E9

 

(If sending a “soft-copy” of your resume and cover letter via email, please ensure it is in Microsoft WORD or Adobe Acrobat format.)


Who are we?

The Ryerson Students’ Union represents over 27,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Ryerson University, in downtown Toronto. As the central students’ union on campus, the RSU works to build campus life, advocate on behalf of its members, organize campaigns and initiatives, provide cost-saving services, and work with students across the province and country for a more affordable and accessible post-secondary education system.

For more information on the Ryerson Students’ Union, please check out our website at www.rsuonline.ca.

Note: The Ryerson Students’ Union is an independently incorporated and autonomous from Ryerson University.

The Students’ Union is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from diverse communities, including: Aboriginal people, persons of colour, persons with disabilities, members of the queer community, Transgender people and women.

 

RyePRIDE Summer Assistant

Rate of Pay: $12.50 per hour
Length of Contract: 9 weeks, from Monday, May 5 to Friday, July 4, 2014
Hours per week: minimum of twenty (20 hours) a week. With the exception of:

  • World Pride Student Expo: June 21, 2014 (12 hours)
  • Pride Week: June 23 to 27, 2014 (30 hours)
  • Pride Weekend: June 28 & 29, 2014 (20 hours)
  • Other required hours as requested by management

The Week after pride weekend will be used to put together a final report, as well as do any clean up that may be necessary

Work Overview

The primary responsibility of the selected applicant is to organize, develop and fundraise for a World Pride Student Expo on June 2, 2014 and a regular Pride Week programming from June 23 to 29, 2014. The coordinator will also assist in RyePRIDE outreach, office administration and other duties as assigned by their supervisor.


Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Ryerson Students' Union Equity and Campaigns Organizer, develop, plan and organize a World Pride Student Expo for Saturday, June 2, 2014
  • In conjunction with the Ryerson Students' Union Equity and Campaigns Organizer, develop, plan and organize Pride Week Programming (at least three events)
  • In conjunction with the Ryerson Students' Union Equity and Campaigns Organizer, coordinate a Ryerson contingent in various Toronto Pride events including but not limited to the Trans March, Dyke March and Pride March
  • Coordinate resources and volunteers to be present at the Pride Toronto Community Fair
  • Take primary responsibility to fundraise for RyePRIDE events
  • Establish a PRIDE email list, news bulletin and other communication means for Ryerson
  • In assistance with the Equity and Campaigns Organizer, recommend and order promotional materials, items for distribution at the Pride Parade
  • Attend City of Toronto PRIDE planning meetings as required
  • Provide office assistance, filing, correspondence, mailings, organizational up-keep and office improvements
  • Update email lists, web presence, news bulletin and other communication means.
  • Other duties related to Equity Service Centres and Ryerson Students' Union’s needs as required

Qualifications

  • Must be a student of Ryerson University and an active member within queer communities
  • Ability to overcome challenges and lead a project from concept and planning through to successful execution
  • Experience with community development, event planning and developing promotions
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision but is team oriented
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to work within deadlines and in an expedient manner
  • Ability to motivate others and recruit volunteers
  • Knowledge of RyePRIDE and Toronto’s PRIDE Parade an asset

COVER LETTER
Among typical information, please answer the following questions in your cover letter:

  1. What is your experience in social justice and anti-oppression organising & training?
  2. What experience do you have working in team environment? What experience do you have working in an independent environment?
  3. What programming and advocacy initiatives do you envision for Ryerson’s World Pride?
Submit applications by noon on Friday, April 19, 2014 attention to:
Corey Scott, Equity & Campaigns Organizer
Ryerson Students’ Students Union
55 Gould St, Student Centre, SCC208, Toronto ON M5B 1E9
Email: equity@rsuonline.ca

Who are we?

The Ryerson Students’ Union represents over 30,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Ryerson University, in downtown Toronto. As the central students’ union on campus, the RSU works to build campus life, advocate on behalf of its members, organize campaigns and initiatives, provide cost-saving services, and work with students across the province and country for a more affordable and accessible post-secondary education system.


For more information on the Ryerson Students’ Union, please check out our website at www.rsuonline.ca.


Note: The Ryerson Students’ Union is an independently incorporated and autonomous from Ryerson University.


The Students’ Union is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from diverse communities, including: Aboriginal people, persons of colour, persons with disabilities, members of the queer community, Transgender people and women.
Contact: Equity & Campaigns Organiser
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equity@rsuonline.ca
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416.979.5255 x 2348

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