Chief Returning Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Scarborough Campus Students' Union
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Mediation / Facilitation
Contract - Part Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Scarborough
Entry LevelN/A2019-01-072019-01-26

Position Title: Chief Returning Officer (CRO)

Organization: Scarborough Campus Students' Union (SCSU)

Reporting to: Board of Directors

Position Type: Honorarium

Remuneration: $3750 Spring Elections

Duration: January 14 2019 - March 2019

Expected Start Date: Monday 14th January, 2019 at 9am

Requirement: Must NOT be a student at University of Toronto Scarborough 

Positions Available: 1

The Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) is the not-for-profit organization that represents all full-time and part-time undergraduate students at the University of Toronto Scarborough and provides to its members a broad range of advocacy, services and events. The Student Centre is operated by the SCSU and serves as the central hub for student life/services on the UTSC campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recognizing that the CRO’s functions embrace a broad range of roles and responsibilities, it is important to note that not all functions are contained within this posting, and the position itself will be ever-changing and adaptive. Nevertheless, specific roles and responsibilities allocated to this position include, but are not limited to the following:

**Please note that the successful applicants may not be a member of the SCSU.**

  • Serve as the Chair on the Elections Committee
  • Make all rulings on all matters pertaining to the elections, notwithstanding any rulings made by the Elections Appeals Committee
  • Adjudicate and enforce the election bylaws, and policies.
  • Coordinate the Deputy Returning Officers in their duties.
  • Oversee the organization and operations of the Executive and Director Elections and if needed, run-off elections in the case of a tie, as well as oversee any referendum.
  • Publicize the elections and referendum and all related events pertaining to the elections and referendum both in the media and in terms of posting
  • Coordinate the candidates; organize and conduct the All-Candidates Meeting and the Election Forum.
  • Responsible for maintaining an email account and phone number (with voice-mail) for the purposes of being contacted on issues related to the election.
  • Keep regular office hours during the week, and ensure the hours are publicized to all students.
  • Acquire a list of voters in consultation with The Office of Student Affairs & Services and the registrars office
  • Retain the polling clerks and ensure that all polling clerks are properly trained.
  • Draft a polling schedule prior to the onset of campaigning, and maintain full staffing during polling hours.
  • Tally the ballots at the end of the elections and referendum in compliance to the SCSU Elections Procedures Code.
  • Ensure the compliance of all Constitutions, By-laws, and Policies with regards to the elections as well as for any necessary Referendum/Plebiscites that may occur. Additional compensation will be provided in administering any Referendum/Plebiscite.
  • Submit and present a detailed report to the SCSU Board of Directors following the elections and referendum.

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience as a Chief Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer.
  • Familiarity with the SCSU Elections Procedures Code is an asset.
  • Event and logistics planning.
  • Being able to lead a group, delegate tasks, and work as part of an entire team.
  • Self motivated, able to meet time sensitive deadlines and to work with minimal supervision.
  • Applicants should be impartial (i.e. you are not a candidate in the current elections; you do not take any sides in the referendum or the elections).

DESIRED ATTITUDES:

  • Highly motivated and dedicated individual that is enthusiastic about the elections process at UTSC.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and pressured environment.
  • Highly organized, and able to meet demands on time.
  • Must not currently have a direct role with the Scarborough Campus Students' Union.

For more information about SCSU, please visit our website at http://www.scsu.ca/

PLEASE NOTE: SCSU is an independently incorporated organization working within the University of Toronto community. This position is NOT a University of Toronto staff position.

Interested candidates should send their résumé, cover letter, and application form to applications@scsu.ca 

This position will be open until filled. 

We thank all who apply, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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