Jobs

Jobs for students, by students

With soaring tuition fees, more and more students are seeking part-time or even full-time jobs while they study. LUSU is the biggest provider of student jobs at Lakehead University,offering a variety of employment opportunities conveniently located on campus.

Working at LUSU, you gain unique skills and experiences, build your resume, work on things you're passionate about, and help your fellow students in a fun and professional environment!

Lakehead University Student Union welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Part-Time Jobs

Whether you're looking to work for The Outpost or The Study, or you're looking for more involved leadership opportunities, LUSU has a number of part-time positions available for students. Part-time hours offer the flexibility of working around your hectic class schedule, while giving you a great learning experience and an awesome resume item.

Full-Time Jobs

If you're looking for a challenge, LUSU's full-time Coordinator positions will put you at the helm of some of the most important campaign and advocacy work undertaken by the student union. Requiring a full-time commitment, Coordinator positions are a challenging but rewarding opportunity to engage students on issues that make the world a better place.

LUSU Services Officer

The Services Officer is responsible for maintaining a welcoming, helpful, and well-managed front office for the student union. The Services Officer helps answer student questions, support student clubs, and administer services like the LUSU Health & Dental Plan, Universal Bus Pass, and ISIC Discount Card. Reporting to the General Manager, the Services Officer provides clerical services to support effective and efficient operations at LUSU.

Type: Full-Time (Competitive benefits package)
Salary: $33,000 to $38,000 (Competitive benefits package)
Start Date: July 16, 2018

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a welcoming, helpful, and supportive atmosphere in the student union main office.
  • Handle questions and requests for support from students, LUSU staff, and others at the LUSU Office, through email, and over the phone in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Assess members' needs and explain services, processes, procedures and guidelines.
  • Handle financial transactions, operate LUSU till, sign out cash boxes.
  • Assist student clubs and student centres in booking events, accessing records and information.
  • Be familiar with student support services on campus and in the community and refer students to proper offices or services.
  • Assist in resolving problems and ensuring satisfactory member service.
  • Process forms or applications to ensure accuracy and completeness; compute or verify data, fees or payments; enter data and file paperwork.
  • May serve as receiver of mail or correspondence for LUSU. Open and review correspondence and determine proper disposition.
  • Provide administrative support or assistance in certain defined areas to supervisor or other personnel in the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to work independently or on a team

Lakehead University Student Union welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@lusu.ca

Aboriginal Awareness Center Coordinator

The Aboriginal Awareness Centre is a space open to all members regardless of ethnic background. The Centre provides education, support and referral service. In addition, the Centre promotes, advocates and lobbies on Aboriginal issues.

Term: Annual August – April
Type: Full-Time (35 hours/week)
Apply in April

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to- day Operations of the Centre.
  • Financial Management as per the provided budget.
  • Ensure that there is adequate staffing/volunteers to facilitate Centre access for all students for the minimum hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of Aboriginal Awareness Centre space ensuring physical accessibly and complying with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Personnel management and supervision of all Aboriginal Awareness Centre staff and volunteers.
  • Advocate and lobby within the University and Thunder Bay community in order to raise awareness of issues and concerns of the indigenous community, surround gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, spirituality, culture, family life, sexual identity, gender and sexuality based violence and difference in physical and mental ability.
  • Plan, develop, and implement educational campaigns related to the Centre’s mandate.
  • Promote Aboriginal Awareness Centre and it’s services, including all campaigns, within both the University and the community at-large by fostering and maintaining the required relationships.
  • Prepare and offer presentations on varying issues related to the mandate of the Centre to interested groups both on and off campus, including by locating relevant speakers or presenters.
  • Work in conjunction with the Vice President Advocacy to apply for appropriate funding and grants in order to augment the campaigns and programming of the Centre.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Lakehead University student services and related departments such as Indigenous Learning and Sociology.
  • Organize and chair meetings of the Aboriginal Programming Committee.
  • Develop and execute regular events such as but not limited to the Annual Pow Wow
  • Ensure that all activities conform to the rules, procedures, principles, policies and guidelines set out in the Governing Documents. Including the fulfillment of responsibilities as outline in the Constitution, section 3.1
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@lusu.ca

Elected Positions

If you're passionate about the issues that matter the most to students and are ready to lead the charge towards improving student life and postsecondary education, LUSU offers several opportunites for you to do just that. Elected by popular vote every year, LUSU's Executives set the direction of the student union and make sure it works in the best interests of students.

President

The LUSU President is the Chief Executive of the student union, serving as the voice of students to Lakehead University, the community, and government. The President is responsible for the general oversight and strategic direction of the corporation. They lead LUSU’s campaigns and advocacy work, are in charge of coordinating LUSU’s communications strategy, and serve as the union’s primary liason with media.

Nominations Open:
First day of classes in January
Nominations Close:
4:30pm on the day of the All Candidates Meeting (please consult the announcements about the timing of the elections)
Term of Office:
May 1 to April 30
Commitment:
35 hours per week
Salary:
$32,000 per year
How to Apply:
The CRO will announce to the student body the process of nominations in January

Vice-President Operations & Finance

The VP Operations & Finance is LUSU’s Treasurer, responsible for overseeing the corporation’s multi-million dollar budget, investment portfolio, businesses (The Outpost and The Study), and services (Universal Bus Pass, Health & Dental Plan, Handbook). The VP Operations & Finance also works with LUSU’s General Manager and other senior managers to oversee the student union's internal practices.

Nominations Open:
First day of classes in January
Nominations Close:
4:30pm on the day of the All Candidates Meeting (please consult the announcements about the timing of the elections)
Term of Office:
May 1 to April 30
Commitment:
35 hours per week
Salary:
$32,000 per year
How to Apply:
The CRO will announce to the student body the process of nominations in January

Vice-President Advocacy

LUSU’s VP Advocacy spearheads student life, and is in charge of academic advocacy at the individual and policy levels. They serve as the main support for students with academic grievances, and are the LUSU liaison to the Lakehead Senate, the body responsible for the university’s academic policies. The VP Advocacy oversees LUSU’s student centres and events programming, including Orientation and Winter Carnival, and is the primary support for student clubs organized through the student union.

Nominations Open:
First day of classes in January
Nominations Close:
4:30pm on the day of the All Candidates Meeting (please consult the announcements about the timing of the elections)
Term of Office:
May 1 to April 30
Commitment:
35 hours per week
Salary:
$32,000 per year
How to Apply:
The CRO will announce to the student body the process of nominations in January

Vice-President Orillia

LUSU’s VP Orillia is in charge of the corporation's operations in Orillia. The position is the Orillia equivalent of a hybrid between the VP Advocacy and President, putting them in charge of Orillia's student life and advocacy, as well as leading campaigns and community relations at LU's Southern Ontario campus.

Nominations Open:
First day of classes in January
Nominations Close:
4:30pm on the day of the All Candidates Meeting (please consult the announcements about the timing of the elections)
Term of Office:
May 1 to April 30
Commitment:
35 hours per week
Salary:
$32,000 per year
How to Apply:
The CRO will announce to the student body the process of nominations in January