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 2020-21. 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 2020-21.
  • 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 2020-21 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.

 


Centre for Safer Sex & Sexual Violence Support Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time 
Start Date: February to March, 2021
Rate of Pay: $55,628.61 Salary
Hours Per Week: 40 hours
Posting Date: February 9th, 2021
Closing Date: March 12th, 2021 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is currently seeking candidates to fill a full-time coordinator position for the Centre for Safer Sex & Sexual Violence Support. The Coordinator is directly supervised by the Executive Director and will work closely with the VP Equity, Equity & Campaigns Organiser and the SASSL staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the day to day administration and operations of the Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line, 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.
  • Revise and update existing training manuals.
  • Oversees and supports part-time staff and volunteers for Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line programs, initiatives, and events.
  • Provides up-to-date statistics and an inventory of the Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line and the Centre for Safer Sex and Sexual Violence.
  • Oversees and coordinates part-time staff in organizing and coordinating campaigns and related events that address issues of safer sex, sexual violence and student support.
  • Recommends and initiates special projects related to SASSL and CSSSV campaigns of the Students’ Union.
  • Responsible for supporting part-time staff developing an outreach strategy to promote the services of SASSL and CSSSV; outreach includes but is not limited to tabling, class talks, and postering.
  • Identifies and acts on opportunities for cooperation with the RSU and the SASSL on relevant campaigns.
  • Works with other Equity Service Centres to plan joint events where possible.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and positive space in all SASSL and CSSSV activities and initiatives.
  • Maintain regular office hours and ensure the health, cleanliness, and organization of the office and its services.
  • Host monthly all-volunteer debriefs, host weekly part-time student-staff debriefs.
  • Provide solution-focused and/or cognitive behavioural counselling and ongoing support, provide formal, professional counselling to students who have experienced sexual violence in dealing with academics, isolation, emotional health, international student integration and other barriers to well-being and success.
  • Conduct intake interviews with students to determine what programs at the Centre or in the greater Ryerson community would be appropriate to their needs. Develop a plan that addresses student’s own goals for change.
  • Job entails stress from working with challenging clients, and being confident and competent in dealing with clients in crisis, distress and dealing with trauma.
  • Knowledgeable about other non-profit resources to make referrals where necessary (eg. Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, Consent Comes First, Trans Lifeline etc.).
  • Strong understanding of sexual and gender based violence, intersectionality and LGBTQ2 community.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • Must have a degree or diploma in related fields such as psychology, sociology, child and youth care.
  • Minimum 2 + years related experience, preferred 5 years.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced demanding environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Drive Suite. Excellent customer service skills, working with diverse and marginalized communities within an anti-racist/antioppressive framework.

EXTRA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • Participation in Registered Pension Plan
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits, LTD and ADD coverage
  • Fitness Subsidy
  • Paid Holiday Closure (December)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 12th, 2021 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca
Subject Title: C3SVS Hiring Committee

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Good Food Centre Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time 
Start Date: March 2021
Rate of Pay: $55,628.61 Salary
Hours Per Week: 40 hours
Posting Date: February 4th, 2021
Closing Date: February 28th, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Coordinator is directly supervised by the Executive Director and will work closely with the Equity & Campaigns Organiser, VP Equity and the Good Food Centre staff.

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 Executive Director

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • Must have a degree or diploma in a field that is in relation to social services, or related fields.
  • Experience working in a not for profit sector or social services is preferred 
  • 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. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28th, 2021 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca
Subject Title: Good Food Centre Hiring Committee

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Finance Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time 
Start Date: April 2021 
Rate of Pay: $55,628.61 Salary
Hours Per Week: 40 hours
Posting Date: February 24th, 2021
Closing Date: March 31st, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Finance Coordinator’s primary purpose is to ensure that accurate record keeping of RSU’s financial affairs, and ensuring implemented controls are in place.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. REPORTING

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

4. 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: March 31st, 2021

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Email:jobs@rsuonline.ca
Subject Title: Finance Coordinator Hiring Committee
(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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TransCollective Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Contract
Start Date: February 8th, 2021
End Date: April 20th, 2021
Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour
Hours Per Week: 15-20
Posting Date: August 19, 2020
Closing Date: February 4th, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is currently seeking candidates to fill Part-Time Coordinator positions for the TransCollective. The Coordinators are directly supervised by the Equity and Campaigns organizer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the center.
  • Recruiting and scheduling volunteers for the center 
  • Working with and providing support to diverse communities; Successfully Candidates will have a strong understanding of how to provide community care and how this may look differently to different folks and different communities.
  • Responsible for maintaining a regular schedule, providing resources, information and peer support to community members.
  • Coordinate posting and campaigns on social media platforms.
  • Develop materials, reports, and training for the center.
  • Develop community relations on behalf of the Trans Collective
  • Seek and develop potential partnership with the university and community organizations
  • Assists in updating the website with up-to-date information on the Trans collective
  • Develop campaigns and programing related to RyePRIDE
  • Hold virtual office hours 

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • Previous experience working in an equity related field or organizations is an asset, however, not a requirement.
  • Knowledge and experience working with the Trans and  LGBTQ2+ community
  • Experience with campaigns and project development.
  • Experience working with diverse communities to promote community building and community care.
  • The ability to overcome challenging situations and lead a project from concept and planning through to successful completion.
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision but is team oriented. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication. 
  • Proven ability to work within deadlines and in an expedient manner. 
  • Ability to motivate others and recruit volunteers. 
  • Working knowledge of social media marketing
  • Knowledge and understanding in creating safe and inclusive spaces.
  • Must have a strong understanding of equity issues
  • Willingness to learn and grow

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31st, 2021 at 11:59PM

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca
Subject Title: Equity Service Centers Hiring Committee

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Student Issues & Advocacy Assistant

Position Type: Part Time/Contract
Start Date: mid-February 2021
End Date: April 31st, 2021
Rate of Pay: $17.50 per hour
Hours Per Week: 24
Posting Date: December 11, 2021
Closing Date: January 29, 2021 at 11:59PM

EDUCATION:

The ideal candidate is a student from Ryerson's Law Practice Program, Ryerson’s Law School Program, or has a law degree from another country.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deals and responds in a timely manner to inquiries from students, faculty and staff members
  • Assists with the preparation of academic and disciplinary appeal hearings and meetings 
  • Makes referrals to students services offered by Ryerson University
  • Assists with legal research, document proofreading and file organization
  • Assists with administrative petitions, and note taking during student consultation
  • Works under the supervision of the Advocacy Coordinator 
  • Undertakes other duties as needed

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  • One year of work experience in the area of administrative law, or law-related work experience
  • Strong knowledge of the principles of natural justice, procedural fairness and due process rights
  • Experience gathering evidence, analyzing issues and drafting arguments
  • Ability to search, interpret and apply legislation, policy and procedures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to multitask
  • Candidates with a NCA Certificate of Qualification will be considered an asset

PERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Innate passion for helping people and advocating for students
  • Approachable, client-centered with a positive attitude towards customer service 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality  
  • Enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of vulnerable communities
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to students experiencing mental health issues 
  • Able to work remotely, independently and collaborate with a team 
  • Able to follow instructions and attention to detail
  • Problem-solver with strong negotiation skills
  • Flexible and able to work to tight deadlines

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 29th, 2021 at 11:59PM

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca and advocacy@rsuonline.ca
Subject Title: Student Issues & Advocacy Assistant Application

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Deputy Returning Officer

Position Type: Contract/Temporary
Start Date: February 2021
End Date: March 2021
Rate of Pay: $2500.00
Hours Per Week: Flexible
Posting Date: February 10th, 2021
Closing Date: February 12th, 2021 at 5:00pm

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is actively seeking applications for a contract position of Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) for its 2021 elections between February and March 2021. The DRO is required to assist the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to organize and promote the elections.

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 during three days of elections
  • Enforcing election rules and guidelines as directed and as stipulated in the by-laws and policies

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 a set schedule of office hours between 10am and 6pm during the election period

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: February 12th, 2021 at 5pm

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Email: jobs@rsuonline.ca and executive.director@rsuonline.ca
Subject Title: DRO Hiring Committee

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