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.

Campaigns Coordinator

The Campaigns Coordinator works with the LUSU President to coordinate campaigns work of the student union. This includes facilitating meetings of the student-run campaigns committee, doing background research on issues relating to LUSU campaigns, and organizing campaign-related events such as teach-ins, movie showings, rallies, sit-ins, and other actions. The Campaigns Coordinator will have valued input into what kind of campaigns work is pursued and what tactics will be used in the course of those campaigns.

Applications Open:
August 1
Application Deadline:
September 30
Commitment:
10 to 15 hours per week
Wage:
$13 - $15 per hour
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to recruiting@lusu.ca

Student Outreach Coordinator

The Student Outreach Coordinator works with LUSU’s student leaders to communicate directly with the student union’s over 8,000 members. The Coordinator will help get the word out about important issues affecting students and LUSU’s events and campaigns, using class talks, tabling, postering, social media, and other methods.

Applications Open:
August 1
Application Deadline:
September 30
Commitment:
10 to 15 hours per week
Wage:
$13 - $15 per hour
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to recruiting@lusu.ca

Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator works with the Vice-President Advocacy to coordinate a range of events put on by the student union. This includes holding meetings, planning events, making arrangements, facilitating events, advertising events and engaging with students. The Events Coordinator will play a role in choosing what events will take place in the year and when.

Applications Open:
August 1
Application Deadline:
September 30
Commitment:
10 to 15 hours per week
Wage:
$13 - $15 per hour
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to recruiting@lusu.ca

Chief Returning Officer

The Chief Returning Officer (CRO) coordinates LUSU’s elections. The CRO is responsible for planning for the smooth operation of the elections and recruiting students to fill Poll Clerk positions over the fall term, and overseeing the LUSU elections in January-February. This includes supervising the elections team of Deputy Returning Officers (DROs) and Poll Clerks, organizing candidates’ debates, handling complaints and violations during the campaign period, ensuring smooth voting days, conducting ballot counting with the Elections Committee, and producing a final elections report. The CRO may also be called upon to administer a limited number of LUSU club elections.

Applications Open:
September 1
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Term of Contract:
November to April
Commitment:
Varies
Wage:
Flat honorarium for term
How to Apply:
Send resume to recruiting@lusu.ca

Elections Committee Member/Deputy Returning Officer

The members of the Elections Committee and the Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) assists the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) in running the LUSU elections. Duties include elections planning and recruiting students to fill Poll Clerk positions in the fall term, assisting the CRO with complaints and violations during the campaign period, supervising Poll Clerks and ensuring smooth operations of polling stations on voting days. The DRO also assists with ballot counting after the elections.

Applications Open:
September 1
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Term of Contract:
November to April
Commitment:
Varies
Wage:
Flat honorarium for term
How to Apply:
Send resume to recruiting@lusu.ca

Board Secretary

The recording secretary of the Corporation serves as the minute taker at all Board of Directors meetings and is the record keeper who assists the Secretary of the Corporation (LUSU President).

Applications Open:
October 19
Commitment:
Varies (generally 1-2 meetings per month)
Wage:
TBD
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter 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 Centre 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 of Contract:
August to April
Commitment:
30-35 hours per week
Wage:
$17.50 per hour
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the day-to- day Operations of the Centre.
  • Financial Management as per the provided budget.
  • Ensure adequate staffing/volunteers during operating hours.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of the Centre.
  • Ensuring physical accessibly and compliance with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Personnel management and supervision of all Centre staff and volunteers.
  • Advocate, lobby, and raise awareness of issues and concerns related to the Centre’s mandate.
  • Plan, develop, and implement educational campaigns and events related to the Centre’s mandate.
  • Promote the Centre and it’s services both within the University and the community at-large.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Lakehead University and related departments.
How to Apply:
Send 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