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.

Administrative Lead

Position Type: Contract - Temporary
Start Date: December 1, 2019 
End Date: April 30, 2020
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Hours Per Week: 15 hours
Posting Date: November 6, 2019
Closing Date: November 30, 2019 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a full time student at Ryerson University and returning to a full time programme in Fall 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 30, 2019 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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

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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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Podcast Internship Position(s)

Position Type: Contract - Temporary Part Time
Start Date: January 6, 2020
End Date: April 31, 2020
Rate of Pay: Interns will be provided an Honorarium
Hours Per Week: 4-8 hours
Posting Date: December 6th, 2019
Closing Date: December 13, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ryerson Students’ Union is currently looking for (3) Interns for the RSU Podcast. The Podcast is an initiative that seeks to bring the Ryerson Community together through conversations centred around equity, mental health, and inclusiveness. The idea of this sparked from Ryersons reputation of being a “commuter campus” and the challenge for students to obtain information when they’re unable to be present at events. The primary responsibilities of the candidate are to help in the organization, implementation, and development of the podcast recordings. The candidate(s) may also help with the marketing of the podcast, and planning of the podcast events that will occur in the Winter of 2020.

The candidate(s) will be directly supervised by the President, and will work alongside 4 other Interns and outside Mentors.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The RSU is hiring for 3 positions. Please see the responsibilities of reach position below:

Junior Graphic Designer 

  • Design graphics for digital, print, and social media assets needed
  • Ability to use Photoshop, and Illustrator, (InDesign is a bonus)

Marketing Coordinator

  • Assist with marketing strategies and development for the podcast
  • Copywriting, exceptional writing skills and storytelling, passion for social media

Junior Editor/ Videographer

  • Passionate and has experience with editing video content
  • Recommended experience with programs such as Adobe Premiere, & After Effects

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Experience with work around event planning, marketing, leadership
  • Experience and Understanding of how to interact with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to apply a critical and intersectional lens when approaching podcast topics.
  • Detail oriented, fast learner, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Can work with minimal supervision but is also able to work in a team oriented environment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 13, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Among typical information, please answer the following questions in your cover letter:
1. What internship position would you like to be considered for, and explain how this experience could help you with your future plans?
2. What are some topics that you would introduce to be discussed on the Podcast? How could these conversations better impact students on the Ryerson Campus?
3. What does equity mean to you, and how would you use your lived experiences as a student to better impact the Ryerson Community?

Submit applications by 12am on Monday December 13th, 2019 attention to:
RSU Podcast Hiring Committee
Ryerson Students’ Union
55 Gould St, Student Centre, SCC208, Toronto ON M5B 1E9
Email: rsupodcast@rsuonline.ca

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