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Deputy Returning Officer

RSU ELECTION 2018

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is seeking a DEPUTY RETURNING OFFICER (CRO) to facilitate its Students’ Union by elections between January and February 2017. 

Positions Available: One (1) 
Start Date: January 22, 2018 
End Date: February 16, 2018
Compensation: $1500.00 
Hours per Week: Flexible
Contract: Contract - Temporary

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is actively seeking applications for a contract position of Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) for its 2018 elections. The DRO is required to assist the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to organise and promote the elections. 

Requirements: 

  • Hours per week are flexible and based on the Election Period demands
  • Applicants MUST be available for a set schedule of office hours between 10am and 6pm during the election period of January 22 – February 16, 2018 and MUST be available on voting days February 13, 14, 15 from 10am -5pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the development of a plan to ensure a successful, democratic execution of the elections
  • With direction from the CRO, ensure that the election process is organised in a fair manner
  • Assist with promotions, outreach and the training of poll clerks
  • Scheduling poll clerks and assisting with administrative tasks and record keeping
  • Supervising voting and campaigning during three days of elections
  • Enforcing election rules and guidelines as directed and as stipulated in the by-laws and policies

Skills and experience needed include:

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Staff Management and scheduling
  • Ability to follow directions carefully
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to provide clear interpretations of rules and regulations
  • Knowledge and experience with the electoral process is considered a strong asset
  • Familiarity with students’ unions and student elections
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with a diverse audience
  • Conflict resolution

Compensation will be paid in installments throughout the appointment term. 

RESUME & COVER LETTER DUE – Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5pm
Casey Chu Cheong, Internal Coordinator c/o DRO HIRING COMMITTEE 
Ryerson Students’ Union 55 Gould Street, SCC311Toronto, ON M5B 1E9 
email: jobs@rsuonline.ca fax: 416-979-5260
phone: 416-979-5255 x 2325

Who are we?
The Ryerson Students’ Union represents over 36,000 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, Trans people and women.

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Poll Clerk

The Ryerson Students’ Union elections will be held on February 13,14,15 2018.  As a member of the Ryerson Students' Union (RSU), any full-time student and all graduate students at Ryerson have an opportunity to be part of the democratic election process. The RSU is seeking poll clerks to staff the poll stations located at designated areas around campus.

Start Date: February 9, 2018
End date: February 15, 2018
Compensation: $15.00 per hr
Applications Close: February 2, 2018

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Attend a mandatory training session and show up for designated shifts as assigned
  2. Uphold confidentiality and ensure impartiality at all times
  3. Never give information or your opinion about the elections or candidates to any Ryerson student
  4. Set up polling stations
  5. Explain the voting process to the voter
  6. Assist voters in any phase of the voting process and abide by rules established for the election
  7. Work at least 1 shift on any of the voting days – Shifts are 9am – 1:30 pm and 1pm – 5:00 pm
  8. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief Returning Officer
  9. Assist with ballot counting if required.

Requirements:

  1.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at Ryerson University
  2. Applicants cannot be a candidate for the current election
  3. Applicants cannot campaign for a candidate for the duration of the election

Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Casey Chu Cheong, Internal Coordinator c/o Poll Clerk HIRING COMMITTEE
Ryerson Students’ Union 55 Gould Street, SCC311
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9       
email: jobs@rsuonline.ca 
Deadline for applications: February 2, 2018 

The Ryerson 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, trans people and women. 

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