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Job Opportunities

YFS FOOD BANK OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

 

The York Federation of Students (YFS) represents 53,000 undergraduate students at York University. Food 4 Thought (F4T) is the on-campus food bank operated by the York Federation of Students. Our primary goal is to have food and basic needs available, at all times, to students of York University who are in a position where they can no longer afford to purchase these items for themselves. Our secondary goal is to provide healthy, balanced food choices and to ensure that the food provided can, to whatever extent possible, fit cultural and dietary needs. By becoming a Operations Coordinator, we want you to feel you have made an impact in your community in a positive and rewarding way.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily frontline service to Members accessing the food bank;
  • Act as a resource for members requesting information on food security issues;
  • Responsible for organizing and receiving monthly deliveries from the North York Harvest Food Bank;
  • Accept donations and record details including donor, date donation given, etc;
  • Primary responsibility to stock up, clean and organize the Food Bank each shift;
  • Liaise and collaborate where possible with student groups or clubs and university administration to coordinate food drives;
  • Carry out campaigns, events and advocacy initiatives related to food security and poverty issues on campus;
  • Submit daily statistics on food bank usage, new memberships, tracking of inventory;
  • Ensure the Food Bank operates within an anti-oppressive framework;
  • Other duties as may be from time to time assigned by the Student Rights and Support Services Coordinator.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in courses for the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 academic year;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience and/or educational background in social or community services;
  • Comprehension of and demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression principles;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • Awareness of services and relevant departments at the University and the community which are supportive of food security initiatives;
  • Familiarity with, and interest in creating effective campaigns and advocacy projects related to food security;
  • Knowledge of the student movement and the work of the YFS;
  • Work proficiently with basic computer programs and statistics;
  • Experience with development of new policies and projects to improve service models.
  • Must be approved for Workstudy for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • A Student Financial Profile is REQUIRED

 

Hours:

  • 12 - 15  hours per week at $15.00 per hour.  Applicants must be available to work on Thursday Mornings.

 

The York Federation of Students is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from equity-seeking groups including individuals with personal experiences with disability. Please note that this is not a position with York University.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and class schedule by December 9, 2016 by email to Niraj C. Maharaj, Student Rights and Support Services Coordinator; sas@yfs.ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


MEMBERS' SERVICES STAFF

 

The York Federation of Students (YFS) is currently seeking candidates for part-time positions to assist with the delivery of the Federation's services through its Member Services Office. The employee will support the front line of the York Federation of Students’ Member Services Office and the YFS Printing Resource Centre, to meet the diverse needs of students, clubs and community service groups.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance career-related skills in the following areas: organizational and operational skills that are applicable and required in any fast-paced work environment, public relations, office management and not-for profit organizations. The employee is directly supervised by the Member Services Coordinator and in conjunction with the Executive Director.

 

The staff's primary role is to assist students, clubs and community service groups in various ways. On the phone and in person you will provide superior customer service while responding to inquiries, greeting visitors, giving directions, answering questions and disseminating information. You may also provide administrative support to the full-time staff by undertaking tasks such as typing, data-entry, faxing, photocopying, assembling packages, phone-calls and taking appointments.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as front line support to assist students, clubs and community service groups
  • Provides administrative and organisational support for a fast-paced multi-faceted work environment
  • Conducts sales of YFS' TTC Discount Metropass, tickets and other merchandise sold at the office
  • Facilitates Printing & Photocopying /Club Services
  • Conducts inventories
  • Assists with YFS health and dental plan inquires
  • Performs administrative support such as sorting, filing, data entry, and photocopying
  • Required to count cash, maintain cash flow and close out tills
  • Establishes office systems and procedures to entrench the creation of organizational infrastructure
  • Promotes YFS Services, Campaigns & Events
  • Assists in improving the public profile of the services and image of the York Federation of Students

 

Qualifications/Skills: 

  •  Must be a member of the YFS and current undergraduate student at York University for the 2016 academic year
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines.
  • The ability to multi-task and accomplish many goals simultaneously, while under pressure is key.
  • Experience working in an office environment – knowledgeable on the systems and resources necessary to allow for the efficient operation of the office
  • Familiarity with the York Federation of Students and its operations, and knowledge of current on-campus issues
  • Awareness and sensitivity to issues including, but not limited to: trans/bi/homophobia, sexism, racism, ageism etc.
  • Familiarity with York University campus and processes
  • Superior oral and written communication
  • Experience in a customer-service capacity, preferably in a student environment
  • Experience with handling cash, balancing tills and sales
  • Printing and faxing experience
  • The ability to be self motivated and work independently as well as be able to function in a team setting
  • Attention to detail
  • Required to use Microsoft systems and programs
  • Experience working within a students’ union and familiarity with the Canadian students’ movement are assets
  • Must be approved for Workstudy for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • A Student Financial Profile is REQUIRED

 

Hours:

  • 10 - 15  hours per week at $15.00 per hour.  

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and class schedule by August 17, 2016 by email to services@yfs.ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


STUDENT ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

 

The Student Advocacy Coordinator (Work Study), will work under the direction of the Student Rights and Support Services Coordinator to advise and represent students requesting assistance regarding academic and bureaucratic processes; such as petitions, appeals, Senate appeals, hearings and tribunals within York University.

Please note that this position requires that all work done is kept in the strictest confidence, and that the applicant is familiar with open and safe space philosophies and works under a anti-oppression framework.

 

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Work directly with individual students who come for assistance in petition and appeal processes or academic hearings, and non-academic tribunals. Inform students of the process and to assist them in preparing for it.
  • Where wanted by the student and deemed necessary, to accompany students to hearings/meetings/panels/tribunals and advocate on their behalf.
  • Keep detailed confidential records for individual students. Keep public records of the types of concerns students are bringing forth, where and with whom. Generate recommendations for policy changes in the university from these records.
  • Help students navigate processes as they relate to university practices, professor’s responsibilities and policies. Keep copies of all relevant petitions for distribution to students. Keep a contact list of related contacts in the university.
  • Be involved in the publication (online and/or print) of the annual Student Rights Handbook.
  • Provide administrative support including data entry, filing, research and other support required by the Student Rights and Support Services Coordinator.
  • Provide Support to the YFS Food Bank by assisting with monthly deliveries and staffing when required.
  • Other duties as may be from time to time assigned by the Student Rights and Support Services Coordinator.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in courses for the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 academic year;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience with Departmental/Faculty/academic policies and processes applicable to undergraduate students;
  • Comprehension of and demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression principles;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • Awareness of services and relevant departments at the University and the community which deal with academic issues;
  • Familiarity with, and interest in pseudo-legal and tribunal processes, and skill to act as a representative/advocate in those forums;
  • Knowledge of the student movement and the work of the YFS;
  • Training as a Peer Support Worker or Counsellor is an asset;
  • Work proficiently with basic computer programs and statistics;
  • Experience with development of new policies and projects to improve service models.

 

Hours:

  •   16 hours per week (Between 10 am to 5 pm – Mondays to Thursdays) at $15.00 per hour.

 

 

The York Federation of Students is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from equity-seeking groups including individuals with personal experiences with disability. Please note that this is not a position with York University.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and class schedule by August 17, 2016 by email to Niraj C. Maharaj, Student Rights and Support Services Coordinator; sas@yfs.ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

Clubs and Services Assistant

 

 The York Federation of Students (YFS) is currently seeking candidates for part-time positions to assist the Club Services and Outreach Coordinator.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance career-related skills in the following areas: organizational and administrative skills that are applicable and required in any fast-paced work environment, public relations, office management and not-for profit organizations. The employee is directly supervised by the Club Services and Outreach Coordinator and in conjunction with the Executive Director. 

 

Responsibilities/Duties: 

  • Provide Support to Club Services & Outreach Coordinator        
  • Compile Club Funding Request
  • Produce Club Funding Request binder
  • Assist with preparation of Clubs Town Halls
  • Update Clubs listing of Ratified & Renewed Clubs          
  • Assist with the bulk purchasing of Club Swag      
  • Other duties assigned by the Clubs Coordinator

 

Qualifications/Skills:

  •  Must be a member of the YFS and current undergraduate student at York University for the 2016/17 academic year
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines.
  • The ability to multi-task and accomplish many goals simultaneously, while under pressure is key.
  • Experience working in an office environment – knowledgeable on the systems and resources necessary to allow for the efficient operation of the office
  • Familiarity with the York Federation of Students and its operations, and knowledge of current on-campus issues
  • Awareness and sensitivity to issues including, but not limited to: trans/bi/homophobia, sexism, racism, ageism etc.
  • Superior oral and written communication
  • Printing and faxing experience
  • The ability to be self motivated and work independently as well as be able to function in a team setting
  • Attention to detail
  • Required to use Microsoft systems and programs
  • Experience working within a students’ union and familiarity with the Canadian students’ movement are assets
  • Must be approved for Workstudy for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • A Student Financial Profile is REQUIRED

 

Hours:

  •   16 hours per week at $15.00 per hour.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and class schedule by August 17, 2016 by email to clubs@yfs.ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

 

YFS FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT

 

The York Federation of Students (YFS) represents 53,000 undergraduate students at York University, is currently seeking candidates to fill part-time positions as Front OfficeAssistant. The successful candidate will support the front line of the York Federation of Students’ Member Services Office and the YFS Printing Resource Centre, to meet the diverse needs of students, clubs and community service groups.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance career-related skills in the following areas: organizational and operational skills that are applicable and required in any fast-paced work environment, public relations, office management and not-for profit organizations. The employee is directly supervised by the Communications & Internal Coordinator and in conjunction with the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide frontline service for the York Federation of Students main office
  • Acts as front line support to assist students, clubs and community service groups
  • Provides administrative and organisational support for a fast-paced multi-faceted work environment
  • Responsible for creating a welcoming and safe environment for members and visitors to the YFS office, as the first point of contact
  • Assist with the marketing and promotion of the YFS’ services campaigns and events
  • Act as a resource for members who have general inquiries about the organization
  • Perform general administrative tasks such as answering phones, replying to emails, word processing and other standard administrative tasks
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time-to-time by the Communications and Internal Coordinator
  • Maintain an anti-oppressive framework within the office and work environment
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Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be a member of the YFS for the Fall/Winter 2014/2015 academic year (undergrad student at York University)
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the York Federation of Students, including but not limited to the of the campaigns, events and services of the York Federation of Students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an outgoing personality
  • Interest in working and communicating with the student community on a one-on-one basis
  • Maintain a professional and diligent work ethic
  • Possess knowledge of computer operating systems; Microsoft Office Suite
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Comprehension of and demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression principles
  • Familiarity with York University campus and processes
  • Superior oral and written communication
  • Experience in a customer-service capacity, preferably in a student environment
  • Must be approved for Workstudy for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • A Student Financial Profile is REQUIRED

Hours:

10-15 hours per week at $15.00 per hour. 

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and class schedule by August 17, 2016 by email to communications@yfs.ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.