We’re Hiring – Communications Assistant

March 19, 2018

Position Title: Communications Assistant                                    Position Type: Full-Time Term

Term Length: 3 months

Closing Date:  April 04, 2018 at 4:00 PM

The Carleton University Academic Staff Association is the union representing over 850 faculty, instructors and

librarians at Carleton University. Originally founded in 1952 and certified in 1975, the Association is the oldest

union for academic staff in Ontario.

Job Description: Communications

Job Posting (Internal and External)
Position Title: Communications Administrative Assistant
Position Type: Limited Term Appointment
Term Length: 3 months with possibility of extension for an additional 3 months.
Closing Date: April 04, 2018 at 4 pm

A full job description can be found below.

The education, skills, knowledge and experience required of the Communications Administrative Assistant include:

A post-secondary degree or diploma and experience in labour relations;
Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); and,
Strong information technology skills.
The starting salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
The Association also provides a competitive benefit and pension plan.
The position is unionized with Unifor Local 567.
The Carleton University Academic Staff Association is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender workers and Aboriginal workers are encouraged to apply for this position.

Applications should be sent by April 04 at 4:00 PM (preferably electronically) to:
Hiring Committee
Carleton University Academic Staff Association
2003 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Fax: (613) 520-4426
Email: applications@cuasa.ca
Internal applicants will be given priority. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Carleton University Academic Staff Association
2003 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Tel: (613) 520‐5607 | Fax: (613) 520‐4426
cuasa@cuasa.ca | cuasa.ca



Two areas are of equal importance: communication to the 900-+ person membership about CUASA activities and issue stands and communication to external bodies about similar topics. The principal duties, which may be amended by the President, are;

1. May be requested to attend meetings of Campus United and the Ottawa and District Labour Council and maintaining a steady flow of communications between these bodies and CUASA.
2. Updating and maintaining the CUASA website, which provides information to members and the public.
A . “ “CUASA’s social media tools and presence with timely updates about CUASA/Campus United/ODLC/CAUT/OCUFA activities and issues.
3. Ensuring and assisting the effective functioning of all information technology used by the Association, including but not limited to the Association’s mailing lists, databases, electronic surveys discussion forums and technologies provided through CCS. Will work with the MSO, Senior Grievance and Arbitration Officer, CUASA Committee Chairs and mobilization staff on an ongoing basis.
4. Sending regular communiques to the membership about CUASA/Carleton issues and remaining in regular contact with allied groups and the media about these.
5. Updating the membership about CUASA services both regularly scheduled and those occurring on a contingent basis. This staff member would work in concert with the Senior Grievance and Arbitration Officer and Member Services Officer to frame communications in a consistent and timely manner. Topics would include, but not be limited to, information about upcoming promotion and tenure workshops, deadlines each semester to choose paper vs. electronic teaching evaluations, upcoming Carleton “Town Hall” meetings and “Rumour Mills” and issue backgrounders relating to them, issues relating to potential retirees and deadlines for electing certain pension and insurance options, etc.
6. Minutes
7. Working with the MSO and mobilization staff, and in consultation with CUASA committee chairs, developing and coordinating events, campaigns, and other activities designed to increase member involvement in the association and to increase member and non-member awareness of association issues
8. “ “ designing, creating content, editing and distributing Association publications.

See qualifications on previous page (degree, experience in Labour relations, superior interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, technological); strong information technology skills; and the ability to both work independently with a minimum of day-to-day supervision but also as a co-equal team member.

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