Position term:

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) at Carleton University (CFS Local 78) is currently seeking candidates for a one-year full-time contract position to assist with campaigns, event planning and outreach initiatives starting May 2016.  The salary for this position is $40,000-$42,000, pro-rated annually and to be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits package.  While this position is a twelve (12) month contract, there is a strong possibility of renewal or becoming permanent.

The GSA is an independently incorporated students’ union working within Carleton University. This is not a Carleton University staff position.


  • Oversee the development and implementation of GSA campaigns including but not limited to membership outreach, advocacy, equity, academic, and other campaigns in collaboration with the Executive
  • Implement campaigns of the Canadian Federation of Students on campus, and help to build a student movement and coalitions with student groups on campus and students’ unions across the province
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with campus groups (such as: departmental societies, labour unions, social justice groups, service centres, departments, etc) and with the broader community to work towards achieving common goals as determined by the Executive
  • Assist in managing all GSA programming including planning, implementing and monitoring budgets and logistics, recruiting volunteers, ensuring accessibility, and managing risk
  • Coordinate and manage volunteers for event planning, outreach and campaign work
  • Update the GSA website and social networking accounts as well as prepare communication materials, such as letters, reports, media advisories, and press releases in tight deadlines
  • Manage staff and contract workers conducting outreach and campaign work, including but not limited to the Welcome Weeks Coordinator(s), the Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator(s), and the Community Garden Coordinator
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, and disciplining staff in consultation with the Staff Relations Officers and other members of the management team.
  • Provide policy advice and research to the Executive at its request
  • Responsible for assisting with the overall administration of the organization
  • Create promotional material for Mike’s Place Pub as time permits
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned as time permits

Successful candidates will posses:

  • Experience coordinating advocacy and outreach campaigns
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with Volunteer Management, particularly in recruiting, training and organizing volunteers and working with volunteer committees
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent event planning skills
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in project management, assessment and service delivery
  • Experience working in a small, not-for-profit/member-driven office environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Knowledge of equity issues and an in-depth understanding of how to work from and within an anti-oppression lens
  • Ability to work well with a team and with little supervision
  • Willingness to attend some evening and weekend meetings


  • Understanding of the roles and activities of a students’ union
  • Understanding of current graduate student issues
  • Experience managing employees in a unionized environment
  • Familiarity with the GSA and its operations, and knowledge of current issues affecting students at Carleton
  • Experience facilitating committees
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud

Deadline: 4PM on April 15, 2016

Submit Resume with a Cover Letter (ideally as one document) to:

Hiring Committee
By Email (Word or PDF): jobs@gsacarleton.ca
Physically: 600 UC, Carleton University