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Students' Association of MacEwan University

Advocacy Coordinator

Operations – Edmonton, Alberta
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $40,000 - $55,000

Advocacy Coordinator

Job Category | Full-Time

Location of Work | City Centre Campus (CCC)

Posting expires on January 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

About SAMU

The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is a non-profit organization working independently from MacEwan University to support students. Our purpose is to enrich the student experience by focusing on their non-academic needs through an array of student-driven programs and services.

We are governed by elected student representatives who set the strategic vision on behalf of students. With support from over 50 full- and part-time staff, we keep our mandate student-focused to achieve the vision. SAMU is proud to be an organization serving students, inspired by students.

Job Summary

The purpose of the Advocacy Coordinator is to guide, advise, and coordinate all matters pertaining to SAMU's advocacy efforts; maintain and operate SAMU's research functions; and assist the Executive Committee in achieving their student advocacy objectives. The position operates in accordance with the vision, mission and values of SAMU.

Summary of Responsibilities

   Student Advocacy

  • Responsible for researching cases and supporting students through academic and non-academic university processes
  • Attend appeal meetings as requested
  • Work with the VP Academic to support students through academic and non-academic university processes    

   Student Campaigns  

  • Write and edit campaign materials
  • Support the student campaign process
  • Responsible for training volunteers for various advocacy projects (i.e. Tuition Campaign and Get Out The Vote)

   Research  

  • Remain current with various post-secondary/government reports and data through environmental scanning
  • Responsible for researching briefs and/or research projects as directed by the Executive Committee
  • Lead the development, stakeholder engagement, and implementation for the annual student survey

   Political Affairs

  • Provide context and information for all levels of government to Executive Committee
  • Organize and prepare for all advocacy-related meetings with external organizations
  • Contribute organizational support to external advocacy organizations where SAMU is a member

   Other  

  • Research professional development opportunities and maintain up to date knowledge
  • Travel to local, provincial and national advocacy meetings

 Position Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Diploma in a related field or relevant education and experience
  • One year of experience working with undergraduate students or in a post-secondary institutional setting; specific knowledge of student advocacy activities is an asset
  • Experience in research and data analysis
  • General knowledge of university student populations and advocacy-related concerns
  • Education in conflict resolution would be an asset

Terms of Employment

 The full-time position features full health and dental benefits and a great working environment. Regular work hours are between 8:30 am -4:30 pm; some travel is expected throughout the year. There are times when some weekend and evening work is required.

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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $40,000 - $55,000
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