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

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.


Finance Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time Permanent
Start Date: January 2020 
Salary: $55,628.61
Hours Per Week: 40 hours
Posting Date: December 13, 2019
Closing Date: January 17, 2020



  • Maintains effective accounting records, utilizing SAGE and its various modules to ensure accurate record keeping and reporting of RSU’s financial information for all areas of the operation.
  • Maintains and reconciles Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Capital Asset subsidiary ledgers on a monthly basis, and submits to Controller for approval.
  • Prepares invoices and Ryerson internal charge-backs for RSU operations.
  • Responsible for the collections of RSU’s Accounts Receivable.
  • Prepares and executes bank deposits on a weekly basis or as required.


  • Prepares and processes biweekly payroll.
  • Coordinates employee benefit programs, including but not limited to health and dental plans and pension plans, as directed by Management.
  • Prepares T4 and T4As, Record of Employment, and other documentation as needed.


  • Assists in the preparation of RSU’s Annual Operating Budget
  • Prepares reports and schedules for year-end auditing 


  • Maintains effective procedures and controls to ensure accurate record keeping and reporting of RSU’s financial information. Assists with the implementation of any Audit recommendations made by the Finance Committee or Financial Controller.
  • Provides finance related advice to Management on RSU operations, including attending Finance Committee meetings as required.
  • Provides advice on internal financial controls, including cash controls for RSU’s revenue generating services, and sees that such controls are followed through all accounting practices.
  • Assists in developing and implementing operating and control procurers related to financial matters of RSU services
  • Assists Management in the maintenance of RSU’s investment portfolio, executes related transactions as required and directed by Management
  • Maintains confidentiality with respect to RSU finances
  • As time permits, assists with other duties as assigned
  • Supervised by and reports to the Financial Controller 


The following criteria will be used to evaluate candidates’ applications. No single criterion will be determinative.

  • Successful completion of post-secondary education in Accounting & Finance – working towards a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation is an asset.
  • Three years accounting experience in a Not for Profit environment, including account reconciliation, tracking and monitoring of expenses and payroll processing in an hourly setting.
  • Proven knowledge of Sage accounting software, Windows, Microsoft Office, Ceridian and DayForce applications.
  • Knowledge of Canadian GAAP, Statuary remittances and HST
  • Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Must have good verbal/written communication skills.
  • Proven experience and ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural enviroment.
  • Must have outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills when dealing with partners, staff and other interested parties.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 17, 2020


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Ryerson Students’ Union
Email: and  
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.)

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Administrative Lead

Position Type: Part Time
Start Date: Immediately
Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour
Hours Per Week: 15 hours per week
Posting Date: March 9, 2020
Closing Date: March 23, 2020


The position provides administrative support and the overall delivery of services and campaigns of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). The position has 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 RSU. The position is directly supervised by the Internal Coordinator.


Must be a full time student at Ryerson University and returning to a full time programme in Fall 2020.
Must have full availability on Tuesdays and Fridays.


  • Provides administrative and organisational support for a fast-paced multi-faceted work environment
  • 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 responding to emails, 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, convocation and special projects
  • Assist in all other areas of work to develop and improve the current functioning, upkeep and organisation of the Students’ Union 


  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines
  • Experience with customer service support
  • 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 or student group and familiarity with the Canadian students’ movement are assets. 



Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Subject Title: Administrative Lead Hiring Committee
In Person: SCC 311, 55 Gould St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1E9

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