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.

 


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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

FINANCIAL TRACKING & BANKING

  • 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.

PERSONNEL AND PAYROLL

  • 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.

REPORTING

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

INTERNAL CONTROLS AND FINANCIAL ADVICE

  • 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 

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Ryerson Students’ Union
Email: financial.controller@rsuonline.ca and executive.director@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.)

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SHIFT Centre Fall/Winter Lead

Position Type: Contract - Temporary Part Time
Start Date: January 7, 2020 
End Date: April 31, 2020
Rate of Pay: TBD
Hours Per Week: 10-15 hours
Posting Date: November 22, 2019
Closing Date: December 13, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ryerson Students’ Union is currently looking for (2) part-time S.H.I.F.T Centre Lead. The SHIFT Centre is a spin off of what was known as the wellness centre. It stands for Share, Help, Inspire, Foster, and Think. The idea of this room sparked from the need for students to debrief after classes and to shift their thinking. The primary responsibilities of the candidate are to help in the organization, implementation, and development of Wellness/ educational programming.The candidate may also help with the marketing of the space and collecting feedback from students.
The candidate will be directly supervised by the President and will work closely with the Executive Committee and Executive Director.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a full time student at Ryerson University and returning to a full time programme in Fall 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the SHIFT Centre including, but not limited to, centre operations, programming, outreach, marketing and service provision
  • Maintain communication with external organizations and individuals who do work around mental health
  • Monitor and maintain the Wellness Centre space to ensure adequate and appropriate use
  • Create and maintain a monthly & weekly calendar of events and programming for the Wellness Centre
  • Research and communicate with resources on campus and off campus to include in centre as an alternative resource
  • Collect feedback from students that use the space for a variety of programming and services provided
  • Work with other RSU services and staff to collaborate on events or promotion
  • Create social media platforms for students to remain engaged on
  • Using an intersectional and anti-oppressive lens when developing programming
  • Ensuring that all events are accessible for students

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Experience with work around mental health, event planning or project leadership is an asset
  • Experience and Understanding of how to conduct research (focus groups, surveys, interviews)
  • Ability to apply a critical and intersectional lens when approaching wellness
  • Detail oriented, fast learner, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Can work with minimal supervision but is able to maintain effective communication with supervisor

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 13, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Among typical information, please answer the following questions in your cover letter:
1. What does equity mean to you? How would you ensure that equity is being upheld in the
SHIFT centre?
2. In your opinion what contributes to the mental health of Ryerson students?
3. What is an example of a program you would implement in the SHIFT Centre based off of
your lived experience or program of study?

Submit applications by 12PM on Friday September 6th, 2019 attention to:
Wellness Centre Hiring Committee
Ryerson Students’ Union
55 Gould St, Student Centre, SCC208, Toronto ON M5B 1E9

Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca

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Deputy Returning Officer

Position Type: Contract - Temporary
Start Date: January 31, 2020
End Date: February 13, 2020
Salary: $1500.00 (Compensation will be paid in installments throughout the appointment term)
Hours Per Week: Flexible
Posting Date: January 13, 2020
Closing Date: January 24th, 2020 at 5pm

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is actively seeking applications for a contract position of Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) for its 2020 elections. The DRO is required to assist the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to organise and promote the elections.

POSITION 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 31st – February 13, 2020 and MUST be available on voting days February 11, 12, 13 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

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • 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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 5pm

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
James Fotak, Vice President Operations c/o DRO HIRING COMMITTEE
Ryerson Students’ Union 55 Gould Street, SCC311
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
email: jobs@rsuonline.ca
fax: 416-979-5260
phone: 416-979-5255 x 2325

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Elections Appeals Committee

Position Type: Contract - Temporary
Salary: Volunteer
Posting Date: January 13, 2020
Closing Date: January 24th, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Elections Appeals Committee reviews appeals of decisions made the Chief Returning Officer during the RSU Elections. The committee is comprised of four student members, the Chief Returning Officer and RSU’s representative (non-voting). The Election is held each winter to elect student representatives for the RSU Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Graduate Representative Committee. The Committee is a volunteer committee to maintain its autonomy and impartiality.
The Chief Returning Officer is responsible for ensuring candidate’s compliance with the RSU Bylaws and Procedure codes and issues demerits and in some cases disqualifications. Candidates can appeal these rulings to the Elections Appeals Committee.

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES:

  • MUST currently be an RSU member and eligible to vote in the RSU Election
  • MUST NOT be a member of the RSU Board of Directors
  • MUST NOT actively support or endorse any candidate prior to, or for the duration of, the election period.
  • MUST NOT stand as a candidate in the RSU By election.

Election Period – Feburary, 3 2020- Feburary 13, 2020
Voting Days – Feburary 12, 13, 14, 2020

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Members must be available to meet and examine appeals on an as-needed basis during the campaign period and in the case of a re-count request for the two-weeks following the final day of voting.
  • Interested applicants should possess an understanding of membership-run and student-based organizations with an emphasis on good governance and bylaws.
  • Experience with elections is an asset.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 24th, 2020

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
RSU Elections Committee
cro@rsuonline.ca

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Poll Clerks

Position Type: Contract - Temporary
Start Date: February 10, 2020
End Date: February 13, 2020
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Posting Date: January 13, 2020
Closing Date: January 24th, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ryerson Students’ Union elections will be held on February 13,14,15, 2020. 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Ryerson University
  • Applicants cannot be a candidate for the current election
  • Applicants cannot campaign for a candidate for the duration of the election

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 24th, 2020

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
James Fotak, Vice President Operations c/o DRO HIRING COMMITTEE
Ryerson Students’ Union 55 Gould Street, SCC311
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
email: jobs@rsuonline.ca
fax: 416-979-5260
phone: 416-979-5255 x 2325

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