Wednesday, January 31, 2007

SFSS job posting: Coordinator - Research & Policy (temp)

Employment Notice: Resource Coordinator - Research & Policy (Two month term)

Description: The Resource Coordinator-Research & Policy coordinates and assists in the research and policy work of the Society, including undertaking primary and secondary research, producing briefs, reports and other research materials as well as interpreting, maintaining and developing Society and other policies. Also, the Resource Coordinator-Research & Policy assists in the administration of the Society's Resource office, its systems, records, and activities, and provides advice and support to the elected officials of the Society. This is a temporary replacement position scheduled at 35 hours per week, included in the Canadian Union of Pubic Employees (CUPE) Local 5396 at a wage rate of $26.32 per hour. The Simon Fraser Student Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Goal: To facilitate and deliver clear, coherent and comprehensive research and policy development for the Society, which complement its goals, activities, and positions, and enhance its effectiveness, structures and functions. To ensure the maintenance of the Society's records, materials and resources to the highest standard.

Working Relationships / Role in Organizational Structure: The Resource Coordinator- Research & Policy works closely with the Resource Coordinator-Communications, as well as the Student Union Organizer and Graduate Issues & University Relations Coordinator in the Society's Advocacy area. The Resource Coordinator-Research & Policy reports to the Executive Committee and to the Board of Directors. The Resource Coordinator-Research & Policy serves as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee, Advocacy Committee, Commercial Services Committee and Constitution and Policy Review Committee, and attends all meetings of the Board of Directors. The Resource Coordinator-Research & Policy acts as a primary advisor and resource person to elected officials of the Society on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities Research & Policy:
1. Assist, support, counsel and advise the Executive Officers, Board of Directors and committees of the Society
2. Coordinate and undertake timely, regular and relevant research work on issues of importance to the Society and its membership
3. Provide concise and comprehensive analysis, interpretation, and strategic recommendations to elected officials regarding Society policies, agreements, contracts, external documents and materials
4. Assist elected officials with the review and development of the Society's Constitution, By-Laws, policies and procedures
5. Coordinate and undertake the timely and accurate maintenance and updating of Society records, documents and resources, including ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements and standards as set out in the Society Act and University Act are met

General:
1. Act as a primary resource person for Society committees, including distributing agendas, materials, taking minutes, and producing reports
2. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Society, its structures, priorities, policies, agreements, contracts events and activities
3. Work to ensure the Society's goals, interests, and direction are maintained and advanced; and maintain the confidentiality of the Society's records, activities and affairs
4. Assist in the communications work of the Society with the Resource Coordinator-Communications
5. Administer, with the Resource Coordinator-Communications, the Society's Resource Office, including maintaining records, Society email lists, filing systems, resource materials, and equipment
6. Prepare, with the Resource Coordinator-Communications, the annual budget submission for the Resource Office for consideration by the Finance and Administrative Services committee
7. Provide input on the operations and activities of the Resource Office, its functions and programs
8. Work with Executive Officers, members of the Board, staff and volunteers to develop programs, activities, and events that address issues of concern to the membership

Required Skills and Experience
1. Excellent research and policy skills, including researching and producing briefs, fact sheets and papers, as well as reviewing, interpreting and drafting organizational policy
2. Skills and experience utilizing multiple research sources, and producing timely, accurate and succinct research resource materials
3. Broad knowledge of and experience with the issues and regulatory environment pertaining to post-secondary education
4. Knowledge of university policies, procedures and governing structures
5. Knowledge of post-secondary student organizations' structure and mandate
6. Computing skills (including Macintosh word processing, spreadsheet, and database software)
7. Ability to take verbatim minutes, compile records, and produce meeting reports and related documents
8. Ability to work in a demanding, self-supervisory, multi-task environment, within clear timelines 9. Strong interpersonal skills 10. Some communications skills and experience, including materials production and media work 11. Administrative ability and experience

Mail or fax a resume and cover letter to Resource Coordinator - Research & Policy Hiring Committee, Simon Fraser Student Society – MBC 2250, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, fax: 604-291-5843.

Closing date is NOON, February 12, 2007. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
-- derrick harder | president simon fraser student society | www.sfss.ca dharder@sfu.ca | w.604.268.6564 | c.778.908.0119

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