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The Ryerson Students’ Union represents over 45,000 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.

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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 community and women.

Good Food Centre Operations Coordinator

Positions Available: One (1)
Department: Equity Service Centre - Good Food Centre
Supervisor: Vice President Equity, HR Coordinator
Start Date: February 25, 2019
Rate of Pay: $55,628.61 Salary
Hours Per Week: 35 hours
Posting Date: February 6, 2019
Closing Date: February 20, 2019


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)

About the GFC:
The Coordinator is directly supervised by the Vice President Equity and HR Coordinator and will work closely with the Equity & Campaigns Organiser and the Good Food Centre staff.


  • 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 HR Manager


  • 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
55 Gould Street, Room SCC311
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9  

In person: 55 Gould St, Suite 311, Toronto, ON, M5B1E9
Fax: 416-979-5260

Deadline for Applications: February 20, 2019

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

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Chief Returning Officer

RSU General Election 2019

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is seeking a CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER (CRO) to facilitate its Students’ Union General Elections between February, 4 - March 15, 2019. 

Positions Available: One (1) 
Start Date: February 4, 2019 
End Date: March 15, 2019
Compensation: $3500.00 
Hours per Week: Flexible
Contract: Contract - Temporary
Posting Date: February 13, 2019
Closing Date: February 22, 2019


The CRO has the responsibility to organize and oversee the elections process. In addition, the CRO ensures adequate promotion to the RSU’s 40,000 members. This CRO chairs the Elections Appeals Committee, also, develop candidate’s guidelines and enforces the bylaws of the Ryerson Students’ Union as they apply to elections. The CRO works directly with a Deputy Returning Officer and the RSU’s Internal Coordinator who provides staff support and institutional memory. 


  • Applicants must NOT be a student at Ryerson.
  • Hours per week are flexible and based on the Election Period demands
  • Applicants must be available for scheduled drop-in office hours between 10 AM and 6 PM during the election period of February 4 - March 11, 2019, and available on voting days March 12,13,14 2019 from 10 AM -5 PM.
  • Applicants must be able to work flexible hours and evenings/weekends if needed.

The CRO will:

  • Promote and plan for the elections;
  • Hire, train, and supervise the Deputy Returning Officer and poll clerks;
  • Ensure the election process is organized in a manner which is fair, efficient and democratic; 
  • In conjunction with the HR Coordinator, will review Guidelines for Candidates;
  • Enforce the election rules, make rulings where necessary;
  • Chair of the Elections Appeals Committee;
  • Facilitate the Election Debate;
  • Oversee the polling stations; 
  • Oversee the counting of the results;
  • Write a complete report about the elections process for presentation at the RSU Board of Directors meeting at the close of the elections;

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Experience in a student-focused or membership-driven organization and knowledge in the areas of governance, elections, and by-laws;
  • Demonstrated experience in student-run elections and campaigns
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work within deadlines in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment.
  • Ability to clearly interpret rules and regulations and deal with concerns.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook and database programs.
  • An understanding of the goals and values of the student movement in Canada 
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Experience in staff supervision an asset.

Compensation of $3,500.00 will be paid in installments throughout the appointment term, with the final installment available upon presentation of the Election Report to the RSU Board of Directors. 

RESUME & COVER LETTER DUE Friday, Feburary 22, 2019 @ 5:00pm to:

Ryerson Students’ Union 55 Gould Street, Room SCC311
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
In person: 55 Gould St, Suite 311, Toronto, ON, M5B1E9
Fax: 416-979-5260

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