Current Opportunities

Who are we?

The Ryerson Students’ Union represents over 40,000 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.

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: Indigenous peoples, persons of colour, persons with disabilities, members of the queer community, Transgender people and women.


Full Time Positions:


Part-Time Positions:

These positions are open to students that qualify for the Career Boost (WorkStudy) Programme and the International Student Services Work Experience Programme (ISSWEP). These positions are also open to students who DO NOT qualify for either programs.

Criteria for Career Boost (WorkStudy)

  • Applied and eligible to receive OSAP for FW 2019-20. NOTE: Applicants do not have to take the OSAP loan. The OSAP application process is used to assess need. Applicants are encourage to apply for OSAP to ascertain need as soon as possible.
  • Returning to school as full-time in FW 2019-2020.
  • Have a minimum 1.67 CGPA with clear academic standing on their last grade report. Students cannot be on academic probation.
  • Received Career Boost (Work Study) approval for FW 2019-20 year

Criteria for ISSWEP

  • Hold a valid study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) authorizing their full-time study at Ryerson University.
  • Be officially registered in a regular undergraduate program of study and taking at least 60% of a full course load each semester. Students with permanent disabilities must be enrolled in at least 40% of a full course load each semester.
  • Have a minimum 1.67 CGPA with clear academic standing on their last grade report. Students cannot be on academic probation.
  • Received ISSWEP approval for FW 2019-20 year.

Graphic Designer and Coordinator (Full-Time Contract)

Supervisor: Executive Director
Start Date: November 4, 2019
End Date: May 14, 2021
Rate of Pay: $55,628.61 Salary
Hours Per Week: 40 hours
Posting Date: October 4, 2019
Closing Date: October 18, 2019

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) requires in-house graphic design for the production and advertising of many internal promotions and retail services. The Graphic Designer & Coordinator works with Management to establish and execute the conceptual and stylistic direction for communications and design work solely for RSU.

Duties:

  • Designs printed materials, and any electronic versions of such materials, for RSU projects, services, outreach, promotions, publications, campaigns and events.
  • Coordinates the production of printed materials for RSU, including electronic versions of such materials.  Works with Management to establish an appropriate production schedule, and associated deadlines.
  • Works with Management in obtaining price quotes and securing contacts with printers and suppliers.
  • Works with Management in developing RSU’s overall look, graphic elements, and best-suited size/type style for materials for RSU services, projects, publications, campaigns, and events. Recommends the media best suited to produce desired visual effect and the most appropriate vehicle for communication.
  • Develops RSU's graphical organizational identity through branding. Contributes to the development of guidelines for the use of RSU's logos and fonts, and to the development of any associated style guides. 
  • Establishes and maintains the Students’ Union’s graphic identity, including but not limited to print, web, and signage. 
  • Assists Management towards the development of an annual marketing strategy for RSU.
  • Provides banner ads and artistic elements for the RSU website and social media sites as required by Management. 
  • Provides graphic design components and updates published content for the RSU’s main website, division websites, including the websites of the RSU services and the Equity Service Centres, in accordance with Management direction and subject to the web development determined and contracted by Management.
  • As time permits, functions as CopyRITE’s in-house graphic designer for brokered outside jobs.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • Diploma or degree in graphic design or related discipline.
  • Experience with design programs, particularly with Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign.
  • Strong typography, layout, and design skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines.
  • The ability to multi-task and accomplish many goals simultaneously, while under pressure is key.
  • The ability to be self motivated and work independently while collaborating with many different team members.
  • An understanding of the dynamics and diversity of an urban university.

TECHNICAL OR SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer and design software including, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and MS Office Suite.• Understanding of print production processes and preparing files for print.• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with HTML and CSS and website content management systems.• Proficient on Mac and PC platforms.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with a link to your online portfolio to
Graphic Designer & Coordinator Hiring Committee
Ryerson Students’ Union
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca  
55 Gould Street, SCC 311
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1E9 

Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 18, 2019

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Good Food Centre Operations Coordinator (Full-Time, Unionized)

Department: Equity Service Centres - Good Food Centre
Supervisor: Vice President Equity
Start Date: October 28, 2019
End Date: Permanent, Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $55,628.61 Salary
Hours Per Week: 35 hours
Posting Date: September 30, 2019
Closing Date: October 21, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION:

About the RSU:
The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is currently seeking candidates to assist with operations at the Good Food Centre. The primary responsibility of the selected applicant is to coordinate and oversee the day to day operations of the Good Food Centre. Will support part-time staff, volunteers in program execution, volunteer management, campaigns, advocacy and events, and secure sponsorships. (4-month probation)

Reporting Structure:
The Coordinator is directly supervised by the Vice President Equity and Executive Director, they will work closely with the Equity & Campaigns Organizer and the Good Food Centre staff.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Coordinates the day to day administration and operations of the Good Food Centre, including but not limited to: service provision, new member orientation and intake procedures, training and volunteer management, equipment and systems analysis, event coordination, campaign development, and fundraising
  • Oversees and support part-time staff implement and volunteers Good Food Centre programs, initiatives, and events
  • Oversees Good Food Centre deliveries, food purchases and provides up-to-date statistics and an inventory of the Good Food Centre
  • Oversees and coordinate part-time staff in organizing and coordinating campaigns and related events that address issues of food security, student poverty & sustainability
  • Assists in the research, development, and implementation of food security, nutrition and student poverty campaigns, including the development of campaign materials
  • Ensures the coordination of campaign efforts with those of the Canadian Federation of Students, MealExchange, and any other external bodies or organizations
  • Assists and acts as a resource to the Sustainability and Feed Students, Support Survivors Committee and attends meetings as required
  • Coordinates services provided through the Good Food Centre, including but not limited to, the food bank program, the Good Food Box program, Community Garden, Emergency Food Grants, and other services determined by Management
  • Identifies and assists with the promotion and development of Good Food Centre and its related services and campaigns.
  • Identifies and acts on opportunities for cooperation with the RSU and the Good Food Centre on relevant campaigns
  • Oversees and assist part-time staff with the implementation of RSU campaigns and other appropriate campaigns that the Good Food Centre endorses
  • Works with other Equity Service Centres to plan joint events where possible
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and positive space in all Good Food Centre activities and incentives
  • Responsible to maintain regular office hours and ensure the health, cleanliness, and organization of the office and its services.
  • Responsible to supervise all Coordinators working for the Good Food Centre. Acts as the main point of contact for discipline and supervision of coordinators
  • Supports part-time staff in developing and executing strategies related to the recruitment, orientation, retention and support services of volunteers within the Good Food Centre
  • Ensures adequate record keeping is maintained for the Good Food Centre. Responsible for maintaining, updating and compiling intake forms through the Good Food Centre
  • Provides regular reports on fundraising activities and level of participation for the Good Food Centre to management. Responsible for coordinating food drives, monetary drives and other food bank fundraisers throughout the year.
  • Recommends and initiates special projects related to the Good Food Centre and/or food insecurity, nutrition and student poverty campaigns of the Students’ Union
  • Assists in the development of issues-based policies pertaining to food insecurity, nutrition, and student poverty
  • Responsible for supporting part-time staff developing an outreach strategy to promote the services of the Good Food Centre; outreach includes but is not limited to tabling, class talks, and postering
  • Supervised by and reports to the Vice President Equity and Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a degree or diploma in a field that is in relation to social services or hospitality.
  • Excellent crisis intervention, prevention and de-escalation skills, conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to make quick decisions, ability to problem solve is required.  
  • Previous experience working with post-secondary students or within an educational environment is an asset.
  • Experience with food preparation, knowledge of safe food handling practices.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced demanding environment.  
  • Commitment to food security, social justice and knowledge of social services and community resources.  
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Drive Suite. Excellent customer service skills, working with diverse and marginalized communities from an anti-racist / anti-oppressive framework. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to 
Good Food Centre Hiring Committee
Ryerson Students’ Union
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca  
55 Gould Street, SCC 311
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1E9 

Deadline for Applications: October 21, 2019

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Trans Collective Coordinators

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is currently seeking candidates to assist with the overall delivery of the campaign and events at the Trans Collective. The Coordinator is directly supervised by the Equity and Campaigns Organizer

Positions Available: 

  • Events and Campaign Coordinator: One (1)
  • Volunteer and Community Coordinator: One (1)
  • Communications and Outreach Coordinator: One (1)

Rate of Pay: $15 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: April 26th, 2019
Hours per week: 15 hours per week
Posting Date: September 24, 2019
Closing Date: October 9, 2019

These positions are open to students that qualify for the Career Boost (WorkStudy) Program and the International Student Services Work Experience Program (ISSWEP). These positions are also open to Students who DO NOT qualify for either programs.

WORK OVERVIEW 

The primary responsibility of the selected applicants is to organize, prepare and develop fall operations for the Trans Collective, specifically planning events and campaigns for the Trans Week of Awareness, Trans Day of Remembrance, and the All-Gender bathroom campaign. The candidates will also assist with Equity Service Centre community outreach, correspondence with campus stakeholders, and office administration.The Coordinators are directly supervised by the Equity & Campaigns Organizer and will work closely with the Executive Director and Executives.

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Co-Chair the Trans Collective of the Ryerson Students’ Union
  • Coordinate events and programs in partnership with the Trans Collective such as the Fall & Winter Celebrating Trans Activism panels, Trans Day of Remembrance and Queer & Trans Histories Week
  • Develop fundraising plans to ensure production of Trans Collective initiatives
  • Assist in collaborations with on and off-campus community partnerships
  • Assists in updating the website with up-to-date information on the Trans Collective
  • Assists in the coaching & training of new volunteers
  • Assists in outreach and promotion of the Trans Collective
  • Coordinates social media postings and outreach
  • Coordinate campaigns and advocacy initiatives of the Trans Collective, including but not limited to the All-Gender Washrooms and Change Rooms Campaign, Challenge Transphobia and Cissexism, and general informational campaigns on creating trans inclusive spaces
  • Meet and advise campus groups, departments and administrators on trans inclusion policies, structures and trainings
  • Coordinate workshops and seminars regarding trans inclusion in academic and non-academic spaces
  • Responsible to maintain regular office hours, provide resources and information to users and guests, and work to create a trans inclusive space in the Equity Service Centers
  • Responsible to review & make recommendations to Equity Service Centre & Ryerson Students’ Union policy

Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Coordinates volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and retention
  • Responsible for outreach and promotion of Trans Collective
  • Organizes the work of volunteers and their participation in events that promote RyePRIDE
  • Coordinates and chairs volunteer meetings and maintains a volunteer database
  • Organizes outreach opportunities, including but not limited to tabling, class announcements, postering, etc.
  • Builds a network with other student-based queer and Trans organizations and community groups for the purpose of development, promotion and collaboration
  • Maintains and updates the community resource listings and seeks out new promotional information from on and off-campus community groups
  • Coordinates and develop the TansCollective social media strategy
  • Develop monthly newsletters for volunteers and community members
  • Assists in updating the website with up-to-date information on RyePRIDE volunteer opportunities and community resources
  • Responsible to maintain regular office hours, provide resources and information to users and guests, and work to establish a clean, safe and positive environment
  • Responsible to review and make recommendations to RyePRIDE policy & procedures
  • Work closely with the Event and Campaign Coordinator to ensure the success of RyePRIDE programing and development

Events and Campaigns Coordinator 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize, develop and coordinate all social events and workshops for the Trans Collective members
  • Organize Trans Awareness month
  • Organize joint events with other on and off-campus community partners
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies for events
  • Develops and organizes advocacy and education programming and campaigns
  • Develops campaigns, materials and events that generate awareness about homophobia and transphobia, and the barriers for members of the queer and trans communities
  • Develops educational events for Trans awareness month
  • Liaises with Positive Space Ryerson, the All-Gender Washroom campaign and other working groups on and off-campus
  • Responsible for the implementation of other appropriate campaigns that TansCollective agrees to endorse
  • Assists in updating the website with up-to-date information on TansCollective events, workshops, campaigns, campus resources and accessible terminology
  • Responsible to maintain regular office hours, provide resources and information to users and guests, and work to establish a clean, safe and positive environment
  • Responsible to review and make recommendations to TansCollective policy & proceduresWork closely with the volunteers and community engagement Coordinator to ensure the success of the TansCollective programing and development. 

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • Ability to overcome challenges and Coordinator a project from concept and planning through to successful execution 
  • Experience with community development, event planning and developing promotional material 
  • 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 and understanding of equity issues, intersectionality and creating inclusive spaces 
  • Experience as a Trans Collective volunteer is an asset
  • Must be a student at Ryerson University and returning to school full time in Fall 2019

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter 
PRIOR TO October 9th, 2019
Trans Collective Hiring Committee
Ryerson Students’ Students Union     
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca
55 Gould St, Student Centre, SCC208,  
Toronto ON M5B 1E9

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