The University of the Fraser Valley Student Union Society (SUS) is a BC Not-For-Profit Society representing and serving UFV students. The Society manages the Student Union Building and facilitates services such as the UFV U-Pass, food services, and the student health and dental plan. SUS also provides support to an active community by organizing events and provides wellness and developmental programming. As the official representative body of UFV students, our mission is to be an inclusive community that provides high-quality, accessible programs and services. We are the unified voice advocating on behalf of student interests in the UFV community, ensuring each student has opportunities to thrive.
Work Schedule: 8-10 hrs per week
Compensation: $17.10 per hour plus 4% vacation pay
Reporting to: Programs & Services Team
Are you hard-working, reliable and passionate about promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion? We are looking for a community-orientated UFV student to join our Programs and Services team!
As a SUS Community Ambassador, the JEDI Assistant is primarily responsible for implementing areas of SUS’s strategic action plan relating to Community, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. You will be involved in supporting SUS’s equality, diversity and inclusion activities, ensuring that students can express their ideas and feedback to create positive change at SUS, UFV and the wider community.
This role will research, examine solutions and provide recommendations to the organization to ensure that our policies and programming are supportive and inclusive. The JEDI Assistant will also have the opportunity to work in the new SUB Lounge, welcoming students and providing a safe and fun space to relax.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE JEDI ASSISTANT
The JEDI Assistant has specific responsibility for a variety of functions, including but not limited to the following outlined below:
Provide feedback and information regarding current issues that are impacting communities including; BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and People with Disabilities;
Work cross-team to develop new initiatives that enable us to more effectively listen to and act upon student feedback;
Conduct a JEDI audit of SUS to ensure our policies, procedures and programming are relevant and in line with our vision, mission and values;
Research and organize JEDI learning opportunities for SUS team members;
Support the Programs and Services Team with events planning and execution when required;
Provide recommendations to the Executive Team for advocacy goals and projects aimed at creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus;
Participate and represent SUS in relevant UFV Community Groups;
Complete required training sessions (EDI, active bystander, SafeTALK training, etc.);
Support the running of the SUB lounge by helping to create a safe, accessible and fun space for students;
Other projects and duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Programs and Services Team and
Adhere to UFV and SUS bylaws, policies, and procedures
QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSETS
Research Experience and Skills: strong research skills and academic experience in one or more of the following academic disciplines are an asset: sociology, psychology, or the humanities;
Written Communication Skills: highly developed writing skills by which to write reports, briefs, and studies;
Interpersonal Communication: strong interpersonal communication skills, given the need to work concurrently with several project stakeholders. Able to provide ;constructive feedback to project stakeholders and communicate expectations effectively;
Group Facilitation: effective group facilitation skills to ensure a positive and productive experience for students participating in any discussions. Committed to being a co-learner capable of collaborating with a diverse student population. Specifically;
Work with and treat all people respectfully regardless of age, gender, race, physical appearance, sexual orientation, and cultural context;
Exercise a professional work ethic, demonstrate good judgment, tact, initiative, and a high degree of diplomacy;
Work both independently and cooperatively and
Maintain confidentiality regarding personal information collected and archived in strict compliance with BC’s privacy legislation (PIPPA).
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT
A weekly schedule will be agreed on in advance and will, within reason, accommodate the employee’s academic schedule. This is a term contract the dates for which are negotiable but will not extend beyond one semester but can be renewed if agreed upon by the employee and UFV SUS. Applicants must be current students of UFV and take at least one course in both the fall and winter semesters.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
The UFV Student Union Society is proudly committed to creating a diverse environment. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.