Council Of Alberta University Students (CAUS) Job Posting – Executive Director

Reporting to the Council of Alberta University Students membership in general and the Chair of the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) in particular, the Executive Director for the CAUS will coordinate and develop campaigns based on CAUS policy and approved by the member including but not limited to an external media campaign and a MLA lobby tour. The director will also provide some research, communications and administrative tasks to the CAUS.
Qualifications:
“¢ Undergraduate university degree in a field such as Political Science, Sociology, Canadian Studies, History, Communications or related fields of study
“¢ Excellent and demonstrable writing and communication skills, including ability to write press releases and background documents
“¢ Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access; website development skills a strong asset
“¢ Strong knowledge of the provincial and federal context of post-secondary education, with an ability to analyze policy trends, technical papers and budget information
“¢ Administrative experience and experience in project management
“¢ Highly organized and able to juggle several different tasks at once
“¢ Demonstrated ability to organize and develop campaigns
“¢ Ability to work independently
Responsibilities:
“¢ Develop and coordinate campaigns based on CAUS policy
“¢ Propose and implement at least two province-wide campaigns on issues identified by the CAUS membership as being pressing, timely and of concern to Alberta’s university students.
“¢ Day-to-day administration duties of the CAUS
“¢ Assist the researchers at member institutions in gathering all pertinent information on the province of Alberta’s post-secondary policies and funding, as well as inter-provincial research in order to design well-researched campaigns
“¢ Maintain communication with the provincial government, including coordinating an annual MLA lobby tour, and meetings with the provincial Minister of Learning, the Minister of Human Resources and the Premier of Alberta
“¢ Maintain a CAUS media presence by responding to all provincial issues of relevance to Alberta university students
“¢ Maintain both a proactive and reactive media presence by responding to government policy directions and by implementing CAUS campaigns
Relationships:
“¢ The CAUS Executive Director will take direction and report to the CAUS membership. The Executive Director is responsible for designing and implementing campaigns and other strategic initiatives for the CAUS membership based on CAUS policy
“¢ The Executive Director will work closely with the researchers at the member schools in the gathering of information, policy analysis and strategic policy advice to better aid in government relations and in designing appropriate campaign materials
“¢ The Executive Director will work closely with the communications officers at the member schools in order to coordinate responses to government post-secondary policies and in order to effectively implement campaigns

Remuneration: $29,000/year plus benefits
Deadline for application: April 22, 2003
Please include a writing sample with your application.

Please apply to:
Anand Sharma
2-900 SUB, 8900-114 St.
Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7

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