Term: 21 months
Representing over 33,000 students, the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association advocates for the needs of its members to make their end-to-end post-secondary career a meaningful and a positive experience. As there are many moving pieces for the delivery of post-secondary education, from tuition and funding, access to food and housing, to frameworks that enable access for marginalized communities, it is important that advocacy efforts are an around the clock business that require a pulse on a wide variety of subject matters of all sizes and maintaining positive relations with the people behind the efforts.
The Manager, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations provides leadership with the strategic planning of
WUSA’s advocacy efforts in accordance with WUSA’s long range plan and executive/board priorities. The role helps provide advisory and operational support to ensure that WUSA’s advocacy efforts are planned out and effective. The position helps ensure continuity throughout changing student executive by ensuring comprehensive transition support and advisory throughout their terms. The position will lead WUSA’s growing complement of advocacy related staff, as well as playing a key role in improving the strategic approach to advocacy on behalf of students.
Plans, proposes, and implements strategic initiatives within the department:
Support the development of annual and multi-year advocacy plans:
Coordinates with WUSA Executive and other staff to support organizational objectives:
Provides leadership and support for research efforts, advocacy policy development, and stakeholder relations activities for the organization:
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within our Office of Indigenous Relations.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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