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Job Overview

Job Title: Deputy Returning Officer
Sector: Education / Social Services
Job Type: Part-time Temporary
Pay Rate: 1250.00 / year
Compensation Notes: This is a term position from December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Job Details and Description

Description: 3 positions available

The Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) reports to the Chief Returning Officer as part of the Elections team ( The DRO works to improve the quality and effectiveness of the Students’ Union elections. This is achieved through providing neutral administrative support to the Elections Office. The DRO may also take on extra responsibilities from the Chief Returning Officer as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Under the direction of the CRO, create an advertising strategy for candidate recruitment and voting.
2. Liaise with the SU Marketing department to create visual advertising materials for the elections.
3. Ensure that all candidates conduct is fair and equitable during the campaign period.
4. Assist with organizing the forums, election meetings and host the results announcement party.
5. Update the Elections website with information on Elections dates, nomination package availability, candidate lists, forum dates, where/when to vote, and voting results.
6. Assist with the organization of the elections office and clean up after campaigning has finished.
7. Assist the CRO with other tasks as needed, including but not limited to counting candidates’ campaign materials, verifying nominations, and moderating forums.
Qualifications: Qualifications
- Must be a University of Alberta undergraduate student registered in a minimum of one course for credit in each of the Fall and Winter terms in the 2020-21 academic year, and paid Students’ Union fees in full.
- Excellent communication (both written and oral), and interpersonal skills.
- Strong project management, organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Experience using MS Office, Excel and internet-based applications including social media.
- Willingness and ability to work varying hours and a commitment to working posted office hours acceptable to the Chief Returning Officer.
- Experience with the Students’ Union is an asset but is not required.
- Must have the ability to be impartial and neutral.
Work Hours: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Primary Job Location

Street Address: SUB, U of A Campus
City: Edmonton
Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T6G2J7
Country: Canada

Application and Other Information

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020
Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, resumé, winter 2021 class schedule and references (optional) to Applications must be received by Monday, 16th November 2020 11:59 PM to be considered. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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Ad Start Date: September 1, 2020