UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA STUDENTS’ UNION
University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) is a non-profit organization which advocates on behalf of its memberships’ best interests to internal and external stakeholders. Our primary objectives are to serve students and strive to enhance student life and the quality of education through consultation, representation and advocacy.
Term Position (May-Aug)
Reporting to the UMSU President, Vice president Advocacy and UMSU Strategy & Research Advisor, the Summer Research Assistant will aid UMSU by conducting research that aligns with UMSU’s goals and objectives around student advocacy, program development, and government relations. The incumbent will be tasked with conducting open source research, filing access to information requests, constructing student surveys, drafting research reports, analyzing government and university policy, and communication and attending meetings with outside stakeholders on a range of topics of interest for UMSU.
Skills and Qualifications
Excellent writing capacity – able to craft a cohesive narrative from data;
Ability to provide conscientious updates and communicate regularly via email;
Keen attention to detail, and thorough documentation of research data and sources;
Basic knowledge of statistics gathering and calculation;
Ability to tie specific events/developments to larger context of postsecondary education;
Accepting of feedback and open to incorporating suggestions into work;
Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite – ability to compile data in visual graphs an asset;
Willingness to sign an intellectual property waiver
UMSU promotes Employment Equity and is strongly committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. Therefore, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates to voluntarily self-identify on their application if they are members of the underrepresented group (woman, Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a visible minority).
Position wage is based on an individual’s education and experience. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada, a current student and be returning to postsecondary education in the fall of 2021. We wish to thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants considered will be contacted for an interview. Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample (course paper) and three (3) professional references and identify how you meet the desired qualifications listed by Monday May 17, 2021 to:
The Human Resource Department, 101 UMSU University Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2,
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The job postings can also be found at www.UMSU.ca