Vacancies

Below you will find current CUASA Vacancies and Volunteer Opportunities. Remember, service to CUASA is service to the University! Get involved today! Email the CUASA Office if you’re interested in any of the positions below.

Steering & Council Vacancies

The positions below are currently vacant. For the 2020-2022 CUASA Steering Committee elections, view our nominations and elections package here. You can find a Word version of the Steering nominations form here. Information on the nominations and elections process can be found on the How to Volunteer page.


Vice President:

What is it?

  • The Vice President is an Officer of CUASA

What do they do?

  • Voting Member of the CUASA Steering Committee
  • Ex officio member and Chair of CUASA Council
  • Assist the President in carrying out his or her duties
  • Normally perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • May serves as a Signing Officer of the Association (unless you are a US citizen)
  • Other duties as required (see link below)

What would my involvement look like?

  • CUASA Officers serve two-year terms
  • Would be required to attend monthly Steering and Council meetings, and others as required

Where can I get more information?

Treasurer:

What is it?

  • The Treasurer is an Officer of CUASA

What do they do?

  • Voting Member of the CUASA Steering Committee
  • Ex officio voting member of CUASA Council
  • Provides reports on CUASA’s finances and financial matters
  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Serves as a Signing Officer of the Association (unless you are a US citizen)
  • Other duties as required (see link below)

What would my involvement look like?

  • CUASA Officers serve two-year terms
  • Would be required to attend monthly Steering and Council meetings, and others as required

Where can I get more information?

Communications Officer:

What is it?

  • The Communications Officer is an Officer of CUASA

What do they do?

  • Voting Member of the CUASA Steering Committee
  • Ex officio voting member of CUASA Council
  • editor of CUASA Communications
  • liaison with the CUASA staff in the production of newsletters, bulletins, etc.

What would my involvement look like?

  • CUASA Officers serve two-year terms
  • Would be required to attend monthly Steering and Council meetings, and others as required

Where can I get more information?

External Relations Officer:

What is it?

  • The External Relations Officer an Officer of CUASA

What do they do?

  • Voting Member of the CUASA Steering Committee
  • Ex officio voting member of CUASA Council
  • serves as CUASA’s OCUFA Director
  • makes reports to the Annual General Meeting on OCUFA’s activities
  • communications with organizations that CUASA is affiliated with
  • communications with the general public designed to advance the interests of the Association
  • liaison with the CUASA staff in response to OCUFA requests for information as required
  • is the delegate or trustee who attends, or delegates attendance responsibilities, for: CAUT Council meetings, NUCAUT meetings. CAUT Defence Fund, CLC Conference

What would my involvement look like?

  • CUASA Officers serve two-year terms
  • Would be required to attend monthly Steering and Council meetings, and others as required

Where can I get more information?

Instructor Representative:

What is it?

  • The Instructor Representative is an Officer of CUASA

What do they do?

  • Voting Member of the CUASA Steering Committee
  • Ex officio voting member of CUASA Council
  • liaison with the Instructors as to their concerns and passes these on to the appropriate committees as required

What would my involvement look like?

  • CUASA Officers serve two-year terms
  • Would be required to attend monthly Steering and Council meetings, and others as required

Where can I get more information?

Chair, Equity:

What is it?

  • The Chair of Equity is an Officer of CUASA

What do they do?

  • Voting Member of the CUASA Steering Committee
  • Ex officio voting member of CUASA Council
  • Chair of Equity Committee
  • Makes reports on Equity Activities
  • Member of CUASA’s Staff Relations Committee
  • Other duties as required (see link below)

What would my involvement look like?

  • CUASA Officers serve two-year terms
  • Would be required to attend monthly Steering and Council meetings, and others as required

Where can I get more information?

Chair, Nominations and Elections:

What is it?

  • Chair, Nominations & Elections is an Officer of CUASA

What do they do?

  • Voting Member of the CUASA Steering Committee
  • Ex officio voting member of CUASA Council
  • Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee
  • Other duties as required (see link below)

What would my involvement look like?

  • CUASA Officers serve two-year terms
  • Would be required to attend monthly Steering and Council meetings, and others as required

Where can I get more information?

Council (unit vacancies):

What is it?

  • CUASA Council Member

What does it do?

  • The Council of the Association is responsible for determining the Association’s policies and bylaws.
  • Council consists of the Officers of the Association and representatives of the academic sub-units of the University.

What would my involvement look like?

  • Members are elected for three year terms starting April 1 of each year.
  • Would be required to attend monthly Council meetings (Council meets at least six times from September to May) and report back to their sub-units.

Where can I get more information?

  • See which units have vacancies here.
  • See the Council Handbook. (to come)

Committee Vacancies / Volunteer Opportunities

GPAC (3 vacancies):

What is it?

  • Grievance Policy and Administration Committee

What does it do?

  • Directing of the grievance process in consultation with Association staff
  • Developing and recommending to Council policy on grievance handling
  • Approving grievances to be taken to arbitration
  • Advising the Collective Bargaining Committee on grievance issues.

What would my involvement look like?

  • Grievance Committee members serve two-year terms
  • Attending monthly grievance committee meetings
  • Review reports from the Grievance Chair and Senior Grievance and Arbitration Officer

Where can I get more information?

CBC (1-2 vacancies):

What is it?

  • Collective Bargaining Committee

What does it do?

  • Developing the collective bargaining demands for the Collective Agreement between CUASA and Carleton University for approval by Council. This shall include:
    • Providing bargaining-related information to members;
    • Soliciting input from the members on collective bargaining priorities through various methods which may include convening meeting(s) open to all members of CUASA where issues can be raised and discussed, as well as by any other means deemed appropriate;
  • Working with the Negotiating Team on initial proposal language;
  • Supporting the research requirements of the Negotiating Team; and,
  • Recommending to Council measures to build support among CUASA members for the bargaining demands given to the Negotiating Team.

What would my involvement look like?

  • CBC members serve two-year terms
  • Attending monthly committee meetings
  • Prepare for the 2021 round of bargaining by reviewing survey results, conducting research, developing bargaining proposals

Where can I get more information?

IAC (1-2 vacancies):

What is it?

  • Internal Affairs Committee

What does it do?

  • Encouraging and facilitating member engagement with the Association;
  • Promoting awareness and discussion of issues affecting CUASA members, including holding workshops and other special events; and,
  • Providing recommendations to Council and other bodies on issues affecting members including, but not limited to, academic freedom and institutional governance.

What would my involvement look like?

  • IAC members serve two-year terms
  • Attending monthly committee meetings

Where can I get more information?

SAC (one vacancy):

What is it?

  • Salary Adjustment Commission

What does it do?

  • To consider and recommend to the University President adjustments in the salary of employees, deemed necessary to meet exceptional situations, including special merit, market differentials, offers of alternative employment, or obvious inequity.
  • To review the salary of each term appointee granted a preliminary or tenured/confirmed appointment, and if necessary, the Commission shall recommend an adjustment to reflect their new status.

What would my involvement look like?

  • There shall be established an adjustment commission consisting of two (2) members named by the Employer and two (2) members named by the Association. Each party shall in addition name one (1) alternate in order that the commission shall have an ability to meet on short notice with a full complement of four (4) (two (2) members representing each party).

Where can I get more information?

  • Appendix E of the 2017-2021 CUASA Collective Agreement.