Deputy Commissioner to the President


Position: Deputy Commissioner to the President 

Hours: 15 hours/week, starting December 2023, and ending April 30, 2024. 

Wage: $19.25/hour (non-unionized) 

Reporting to: President  

Job Description    

The UOSU is currently seeking a student member of the UOSU to be the Deputy Commissioner to the President. The Deputy Commissioner would assist the President in her daily responsibilities and carry out special projects. According to the UOSU’s Constitution, the President shall have responsibility for “carrying out the mandate of the UOSU,” including the management and supervision of the organization, internal governance, relations with the University of Ottawa, relations with Recognized Student Governments, promoting collaboration, and serving as a spokesperson. 


  • Oversee and manage special projects and initiatives on behalf of the President’s office, ensuring timelines, budgets, and objectives are met. 
  • Provide comprehensive briefings including analysis, research, and recommendations on critical issues to aid decision-making processes for the President. 
  • Research, prepare, and write compelling grant proposals in collaboration with relevant departments to secure funding opportunities related to the President’s projects. 
  • Represent or support the President in meetings and high-level discussions with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Provide high-level administrative support to the President, including scheduling meetings, managing correspondence, and other administrative tasks as needed.  


  • Experience providing high-level administrative support. 
  • Experience working in or an understanding of a student union or similar environment.  
  • Experience planning and executing stakeholder meetings from various sectors. 
  • Knowledge of organizational governance and policy language. 
  • Experience with policy development and writing. 
  • Adaptable and willing to work flexible hours, including, on occasion, evenings and weekends. 
  • Highly motivated and passionate about student democracy. 
  • Very good organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Discretion, integrity, accountability, and confidentiality. 
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team. 
  • Knowledge of the UOSU’s governance structure. 
  • Engaging, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership skills. 
  • Bilingualism (FR/EN) is mandatory. 

Preference will be given to candidates of equity-seeking groups.  

Prospective applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of two (2) references to by 11:59 PM on December 4, 2023. Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.  

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Candidates may be invited to an interview and selected ahead of the interview deadline, with the possibility of an earlier start date. 

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