TMAPS IS SEEKING A FULL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
The Toronto Metropolitan Association of Part Time Students (TMAPS) is currently seeking candidates for a full-time unionized position, starting as early as November 13, with a three month probation period. Salary for this position is $59,865.62 plus benefits as outlined in the collective agreement with CUPE 1281.
The Communications and Campaigns Coordinator acts as the primary staff resource for the development and coordination of all communications and campaign strategies. The Communications Coordinator will ensure TMAPS’s effective and inclusive communication with its membership through various different mediums, including but not limited to promotional materials, advertisements, letters, posters, e-newsletters, signage and direct on-the-ground interaction. This position seeks to strengthen membership awareness, profile, public image and membership engagement in TMAPS.
TMAPS is committed to employment equity and building an inclusive and representative workplace. Applications from diverse communities, including: First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, members of the queer community including lesbian, gay, bisexual and gender queer people, and trans, non-binary and agender people are encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations during the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TMAPS is an independently incorporated students’ union working within the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). This is NOT a TMU staff position.
Please note: This position is a Hybrid Work position and will require in-person presence on Wednesdays.
Start Date: As early as November 13, 2023
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter no later than Tuesday, November 7 at 5:00 PM. Applications can be submitted to email@example.com.
- Duties include:Oversees the development and coordination of communication and campaign strategies to ensure TMAPS’s effective and inclusive communication with its membership through various mediums, including but not limited to promotional materials, advertisements, reports, letter, posters newsletters, signage, website, social media and direct interaction with members.
- Oversees the development and coordination of campaigns strategies that promote the diverse needs and interests of TMU students, as well as assist with, direct, oversee, and act as a resource for implementation of campaigns jointly undertaken with other students’ unions through the Canadian Federation of Students.
- Oversees and develops campaigns, communication materials and assists with campaigns strategy as related to government and university relations.
- Ensures the implementation and promotion of campaigns and services of TMAPS and those offered or organized by the Canadian Federation of Students
- Assists with and acts as a resource for TMAPS’s services and member outreach programs, including but not limited to: assisting with the Class Representative Program, promotion of health and dental plan, the bursary program, student advocacy and events.
- Oversees the production of promotional materials including the Members’ Handbook and day planner and TMAPS’s website and assists with soliciting sponsorships for TMAPS handbook and establishing any related contracts that are required.
- Communicates up to date contact information of Executive and Staff members, as necessary, to the University, respective departments, the provincial and national offices of the Canadian Federation of Students, and external organizations as requested, for inclusion in directories, and other similar publications.
- Coordinates and oversees the design, graphic contracts, messaging, printing and display for all TMAPS’s materials.
- Responsible for recommending purchases and coordinating purchase of items that improve the profile and image of the membership outreach program.
- Responsible for ensuring consistency in messaging and brand imaging of TMAPS.
Assists with the orientation of incoming Executive members and all new staff on aspects of member-driven representation and advocacy, including but not limited to democratic structures of TMAPS and the Canadian Federation of Students and TMAPS’s communication protocol.
- Supports and is the main staff support on the TMAPS Campaigns Committee. Represents TMAPS on TMU University committees and decision-making bodies throughout the community as delegated by the Staff Relations Officer.
- Assists with the TMAPS election and supervises the Chief Returning Officer.
- Assists with outreach, class talks and opportunities to engage with the membership as required.
- Other reasonable and ancillary duties as assigned by the Staff Relations Officer in respect of the Collective Agreement.
Successful candidates will possess:
- Demonstrated experience in writing, editing and proofreading, including online publications and developing themes, assisting in developing videos and managing social media, and other digital platforms as required
- Communications and campaigning experience in a progressive or non-profit environment considered an asset
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail when researching, writing, editing and proofreading online and in-print materials
- Superior editing and writing skills; skilled at translating complex information into inclusive, welcoming and accessible language
- Familiar with best practices in email communications and social media
- Familiar with best practices in e-newsletters and communications campaigns
- Strong organizational skills to coordinate various activities with tight deadlines
- Experience preparing reports from inception to completion
- Knowledge of the anti-oppression framework
- Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Suite and Microsoft Office software considered an asset
- Working knowledge of wordpress and website management is an asset
- The ability to be self-motivated and work independently and within a team
- Candidates must be able to work full-time 40 hours a week, Monday to Thursday from 11:00am-7:00pm and Fridays from 10am-6pm
- Post-secondary education, or equivalent work experience in communications and campaigning required
The Toronto Metropolitan Association of Part-Time Students (TMAPS) is currently seeking current and incoming continuing education and part-time degree students to sit on our Board of Directors for the 2022-23 term. TMAPS is the part-time and continuing education students’ union at TMU and represents over 16,000 students throughout the year.
Term: As early as May 2023 until next By-Election (November 2023) or Election period (April 2023)
Eligibility: Applicants must be students enrolled in a Chang School course either in the Winter 2023, Spring/Summer 2023 or the Fall 2023 – proof of enrollment is required. Applicants cannot be enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs or in a graduate program at TMU.
Two Certificate Director: This is a position for students registered in a certificate program at the Chang School.
One Part-time Degree Director: This position is for students enrolled in part-time undergraduate degrees at TMU.
Two Members-at-Large: These are positions that are open to any students enrolled in Chang School courses, which includes certificate, part-time undergraduate degrees and general continuing education courses.
- Attending monthly board of directors meetings (1-2 hours in length)
- Attending (and potentially leading) monthly committee meetings as assigned – Bylaws, Events, Campaigns, Finance, Bursaries, etc
- Participation in project planning initiatives (often based out of committees) & assisting with outreach and membership development initiatives where feasible
- Fulfilling legal and fiduciary duties such as monitoring emails, collecting feedback from members and generally participating and being knowledgeable of the organization
- Skills Development
- Community Building and Networking
- Non-Profit Governance Experience
- Knowledge Building
- Honorarium: Board members will be eligible to receive a small $50 per month in role recognizing the basic duties and time commitments to the organization, as well as additional stipends if attending trainings and long conferences. No other monetary benefits are allowed under the bylaws and policies of the organization as we are a non-profit entity.
Applicants are asked to submit a statement of interest as well as student number, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants can also include a resume but it is not required. Applications are reviewed as they are received.
Apply by January 15th, if positions are not filled they will be readvertised.
Eligible applicants will then be called for very short introductions so that the applicant and the incoming board can discuss the role, passions and capacity. Selected applicants will then be approved at the next Board of Directors Meeting.