BUSU is Hiring!

The Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) is seeking an enthusiastic individual for the Returning Officer position in the BUSU General Elections taking place February 2018.  

This is a casual term position beginning December 18, 2017 until March 16, 2018.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring the BUSU Elections and Referenda are conducted with integrity, honesty, and transparency in accordance with relevant By-Laws and Policies
  • Responsible for the hiring and training of poll clerks
  • If an online election is held, assisting with the content for the voter list
  • Maintaining complete records and submitting a report to the Board at the end of the Election
  • Promoting the BUSU Elections to the student body in January
  • Educating BU students with class talks and tabling
  • Organizing and facilitating the Election forum debate
  • Creating promotional materials
  • Handling all complaints and appeals
  • Ensuring all nomination form packages are prepared for nominees
  • Organizing and chairing all-candidates meetings
  • Maintaining office hours and being accessible to candidates and other students during their term.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must be a registered BU student
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills are necessary  
  • Must be flexible with hours and availability during term
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Preference will be given to individuals with familiarity of BUSU and the Elections/Referenda process, and those with experience promoting events and/or services

Wage: $14 an hour (mainly through Tuition Rebate)
Hours of work: approx. 15 hours per week (to increase during peak Election dates) 

If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter paragraph, AND your availability to elections@busu.ca or drop it off at the BUSU office “Attn: BUSU GM”.

Application deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 4:00pm
* Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview, thank you. *

For more information on the duties of a Returning Officer or the BUSU Election, please visit http://www.busu.ca/governing-documents/