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!

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.

The Outpost

The Outpost is now accepting resumes for:

  • Bartenders
  • Servers
  • Runners
  • Security (valid security license required)
  • Kitchen
*Smart serve required for all positions except the Kitchen.

Commitment:
Varies
How to Apply:
Send resume to recruiting@lusu.ca

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.

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 ASAP

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

Gender Issues Centre Coordinator

The Gender Issues Centre is a support, referral, lobbying and advocacy service open to all Members regardless of gender. The Centre is to be a safe and inclusive space on campus that empowers, respects and supports people who are experiencing oppression related to sex and gender among other forms of oppression.

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 the Centre space ensuring physical accessibly and complying with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Personnel management and supervision of all Centre staff and volunteers.
  • Advocate and lobby within the University and Thunder Bay community in order to raise awareness of issues and concerns surrounding gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion, culture, family life, sexual identity, gender and sexuality based violence and difference in physical or mental ability.
  • Plan, develop, and implement educational campaigns related to the Centre’s mandate.
  • Promote Gender Issues Centre and it’s services, including all campaigns, within both the University and the community at-large by fostering and maintaining the required relationships.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Lakehead University student services, such as the Student Health and Counseling Centre, Residence Life, Student Success Centre, and related departments such as Women’s Studies, Sociology, English, and Education.
  • Develop and manage the Centre resource library by locating books, articles, pamphlets, magazines, DVDs, and other media relevant to Centre. Assist patrons in locating appropriate resources.
  • 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 execute regular events such as but not limited to Take Back The Night
  • 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

Pride Central Coordinator

The Pride Central Centre is a safe space where students can pursue personal and educational issues that concern sexual orientation, sexual identity and/or gender identity. The Centre is open to all Members, with a focus on ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, sexual identity and /or gender identity.

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 the Centre space ensuring physical accessibly and complying with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Personnel management and supervision of all 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 LGBTTQQIAAP community surrounding gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion, 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 Pride Central and it’s services, including all campaigns, within both the University and the community at-large by fostering and maintaining the required relationships.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Lakehead University student services, such as the Student Health and Counseling Centre, Residence Life, Student Success Centre, and related departments such as Women’s Studies, Sociology, English, and Education.
  • Develop and manage the Centre resource library by locating books, articles, pamphlets, magazines, DVDs, and other media relevant to the queer and transgender community. Assist patrons in locating appropriate resources.
  • 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 execute regular events such as but not limited to Pride of the North
  • 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

Sustainability Initiative Coordinator

The Sustainability Initiative is an Action Centre that provides education and advocacy, committed to promoting self-sufficiency and sustainable living. The Centre resources are available to all Members and advocates for environmental and social sustainability within the Corporation and the University.

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 the Centre space ensuring physical accessibly and complying with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Personnel management and supervision of all Centre staff and volunteers.
  • Advocate and lobby within the University and Thunder Bay community in order to raise awareness of sustainability issues.
  • Plan, develop, and implement educational campaigns related to the Centre’s mandate.
  • Promote the Sustainability Initiative Centre and it’s services, including all campaigns, within both the University and the community at-large by fostering and maintaining the required relationships.
  • Engage Lakehead students in issues and actions around sustainability.
  • Facilitate skill-sharing workshops.
  • Prepare and offer presentations to the on varying issues related to sustainability to interested groups both on and off campus. (E.g., speakers, film showings, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Support student campaigns (E.g. Fossil Free Lakehead, Beyond Bottled Water.)
  • Advocate for greater focus on sustainability by Lakehead University.
  • 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

Food Bank Coordinator

The Food Bank provides short-term emergency food to Lakehead University students in need. In addition, the Food Bank shall promote healthy eating practices within the University Community.

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.
  • Inventory management; Ensuring adequate stock to meet student demands, Stock rotation, Accurate tracking of use.
  • Financial Management as per the provided budget.
  • Ensure that there is adequate staffing/volunteers to facilitate Food Bank access for all students for the minimum hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of the Centre space ensuring physical accessibly and complying with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Personnel management and supervision of all Centre staff and volunteers.
  • Advocate and lobby within the University and Thunder Bay community in order to raise awareness of food insecurity among students and in the community.
  • Plan, develop, and implement educational campaigns related to the Centre’s mandate.
  • Promote the Food Bank and it’s services, including all campaigns, within both the University and the community at-large by fostering and maintaining the required relationships.
  • 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 execute regular events such as but not limited to; People’s Potato (weekly), Trick or Eat, Faculty Food Drive.
  • 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
  • Maintain and develop the Summer Garden Project to promote access to healthy and locally grown food.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Multi-Cultural Centre Coordinator

The Multi-Cultural Centre provides a welcoming space for students to learn about cultural diversity. The Centre provides resources that empower and support students who are experiencing oppression related to race and culture.

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 Multi-Cultural Centre access for all students for the minimum hours of 08:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of the Centre space ensuring physical accessibly and complying with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Personnel management and supervision of all Centre staff and volunteers.
  • Advocate and lobby within the University and Thunder Bay community in order to raise awareness of challenges faced by racialized students and people of colour (POC).
  • Plan, develop, and implement the development of educational campaigns related to racialized students, people of color (POC) and multiculturalism.
  • Develop and execute campaigns related to diversity and multiculturalism, including World AIDS Day, International Development Week, Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day, Cultural days and participation in World University Services Canada.
  • 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.
  • 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