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Be a part of an organized society to help provide fellow students with essential services and support. Whether you seek a valuable volunteer role, or decide this is a great career opportunity, you’ll be supported and surrounded by like-minded individuals with enthusiasm with a real desire to collaborate.

The Simon Fraser Student Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Description: The Research and Administrative Designated Assistant is responsible for providing research and administrative support to the Campaigns, Research, and Policy Coordinator.

This is a part-time Designated Assistant position, (up to 15 hours per week) included in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3338-Unit 5, reimbursed at a wage rate of $15.63 per hour with additional benefits as defined in the Collective Agreement.

Current COVID related health conditions mean the Society is faced with an evolving situation and staff and Board members have been working remotely, as would this position. If future circumstances allow, candidates should be prepared to work at SFU Burnaby.

Goal: To support the work of the Campaigns, Research, and Policy Coordinator as indicated in the description above.

Working Relationship(s)/Role in Organizational Structure: The Research and Administrative Designated Assistant works under the supervision of the Campaigns, Research, and Policy Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists and participates in the research, analysis, development, and evaluation of topics assigned by the Supervisor to support the research and advocacy efforts of the Society. (Examples of topics include student food security, loans and grants, affordable housing, and international student issues.)
  • Analyses and organizes primary and secondary data and studies into summaries for Supervisor’s review
  • Reviews and maintains policies and procedures, and prepares reports for the Supervisor as required
  • Performs other tasks as needed

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent, demonstrated qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyse, and present data
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • General computer literacy and strong familiarity with Microsoft and Google suites
  • Ability to review and maintain files and records, including policies and procedures
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions


  • Completed or pursuing a degree in Economics, Statistics, Policy, Planning, or Business, or relevant experience.

This posting will close at 11:59 pm, September 27, 2020. Desirable start date: as soon as possible. Applicants must have availability between Monday and Friday during regular office hours. Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position end date: April 30, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

Apply here.

Work with a dynamic Board of Directors committed to advocating for students, building student power, and providing resources and services that represent, connect and benefit the undergraduate student body at Simon Fraser University. :
Alongside the President, the Board of Directors and Society Executives, the Operations Organizer is responsible for human resources management as well as the effective operations of SFSS services and outreach programs.

Among the highlights of the duties and responsibilities, the Operations Organizer will:

  • Provide human resource support to union staff working within a Collective Agreement, including oversight of job descriptions, hiring committees, probationary and performance reviews
  • Support the Board, its committees, services, events and campaigns
  • Develop and implement service processes to ensure that member needs are being identified and addressed
  • Work closely with the Finance staff and VP Finance on the annual budget and audit, day to day finances, including reimbursements and payroll

For the full job description and to apply, click here. Posting closes midnight, Oct 7, 2020: