The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) is a non-partisan group consisting of representatives from students’ unions at Alberta universities. CAUS, on behalf of undergraduate university students, addresses post-secondary education issues with the provincial government, acts as an education stakeholders group, and works with other groups to support students’ interests in post-secondary education.
Reporting to the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) membership in general and the CAUS Chair in particular, the Executive Director develops and coordinates activities including media campaigns, provincial government meetings and presentations, and CAUS meetings. The Executive Director also performs research and communications duties and provides administrative assistance to CAUS. The CAUS office is located in Edmonton, and the position is full-time.
Undergraduate university degree with preference given to an Alberta university graduate
Excellent writing and communication skills, including ability to write press releases and background documents
Professional interpersonal skills, ability to develop and maintain relationships with CAUS members, government officials and staff, and coalition groups.
Computer skills: E-mail and listserve communications, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Website maintenance skills a definite asset.
Strong knowledge of the provincial and federal context of post-secondary education, ability to analyze trends, policies, and budget information
Skills and experience in office administration, record-keeping, budget and project management
Highly organized and able to effectively manage priorities and tasks.
Demonstrated ability to organize and develop awareness campaigns
Ability to work independently
Ability to provide and accept direction
$29,000/year plus benefits
Deadline for application is April 23, 2004. With your resume please include a writing sample consisting of a mock news release on your choice of a post-secondary education issue. In your cover letter, please outline any involvement you may have had with post-secondary student issues or activities.
Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “CAUS Executive Director”
or by mail to
Shirley Barg, CAUS Chair
2nd Floor, 10030 – 107 Street, Edmonton AB T5J 3E4
CAUS thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.