Job Postings

Advocacy Services Assistant – $18.04/hr

Application deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, September 30, 2016

Type of position: Permanent (part-time)

Location: GSA Advocacy Centre – H-222

Start date: 10th October 2016

End date: Permanent

Hours of work per week: Approximately 10-15

Description/Scope
The GSA is currently seeking a graduate student to fill the position of Graduate Student Advocate at the GSA Advocacy Centre. Reporting to the Student Advocacy Coordinator, the Advocate helps students who find themselves in difficult situations related to academics by accurately identifying their needs and executing the necessary course of action.

Responsibilities
* To represent students in disciplinary meetings and hearings
* To facilitate discussion and negotiation between students and members of the Concordia community
* To review, edit, and process student requests
* To assists and represent students who are being treated unfairly or are victims of harassment and/or discrimination
* To assist and advise students on University procedures, rules and regulations
* To assist in promoting the services of the Centre to Graduate students
* To contribute to larger projects
* To perform other clerical duties

Essential Requirements
* Superior listening and communication skills, both written and verbal
* Ability to handle pressure and difficult interpersonal situations
* A strong knowledge of Concordia’s Code of Conduct (Academic)
* A strong knowledge of Concordia’s Code of Rights and Responsibilities
* A strong knowledge of all of Concordia’s regulations and policies
* Strong problem solving skills
* Knowledge of the CSU and its services
* Knowledge of the rules of natural law
* Able to take initiative and work independently
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to work with and represent the full spectrum of diversity within the Concordia community.
* Computer literate
* Internal candidates shall have preference according to the Collective Agreement

Assets
* French or Mandarin language skills are primary assets.
* Arabic, Hindi/Urdu or other languages are secondary assets
* Any training, certificate, or education related to the functions of the role
* Relevant experience is highly desirable

Applications must include
* Cover letter and CV
* Copy of the authorization for Work Study received by e-mail from the Financial Aid & Awards Office
* Please provide your fall 2016 and winter 2017 class schedule

Notes/Other
* Students applying must be available to work an average of 10 to 15 hours per week
* For more information contact advocacy@csu.qc.ca

How to Apply:
Please send your application to info@gsaconcordia.ca and jobs@csu.qc.ca with the subject line: Advocate – 2016.