Position Title:


Reports to:

Executive Committee, and ultimately the Board of Directors


Starting at $29,992.00 (may be subject to change with inflation)


Attaining a post-secondary degree

Qualifications (per NUSU By-Law):
  • A current student at Nipissing University; 
  • In good standing with Nipissing University and NUSU (per the NUSU By-Laws);
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age on the final date on which Executive Election Packages can be submitted (to be determined each Academic Year, but is normally in mid-January); 
  • Not be an undischarged bankrupt; and,
  • Not be incapacitated.
Summary of Position:

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Their role is primarily focused on the general management and supervision of the Corporation and is the overseer of general governance and legal affairs of the organization. Additionally, the President acts as the primary liaison between prominent members of Nipissing University, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), government officials at the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal levels, and the North Bay Community to represent and advocate for all the students of Nipissing University. The President shall provide leadership and direction for the promotion and advancement of NUSU objectives while ensuring that there is adequate student representation in the decision making process of NUSU.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The following is a list of duties and responsibilities that pertain to the role of the President. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Responsible for the overall supervision and management of the corporation; 
  • Ensure that all employees within NUSU are fulfilling their job descriptions to the best of their ability; 
  • Provide support and assistance to all employees as they complete their tasks; and,
  • Ensure that NUSU’s Health and Safety Policies are being followed and are up to date with government regulations.
Student Representation
  • Attend all general meetings with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), act as the primary liaison and representative of NUSU, and establish cordial relationships with other universities and student associations/unions;
  • Promote the democratic structure and functioning of NUSU, including elections and referenda;
  • Represent NUSU on the Nipissing University Board of Governors as a voting member;
  • Be the main contact between the Nipissing University President and the members of the academic administration; 
  • Be the primary liaison, regarding communication, with the North Bay Community, Nipissing University, and students on campus;
  • Lead all campaigns on Federal and/or Provincial student issues as agreed upon by the Executive Committee; and,
  • Responsible for all relations with each level of government.
  • Signing authority of Material agreements as approved by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee;
  • Developing, reviewing, evaluating and implementing various policies and procedures; 
  • Chief Organizer of training for the NUSU Board of Directors; 
  • Ensure that all employees and volunteers are following the by-laws, policies, and proper procedures of NUSU; 
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal legislation; and,
  • Be the main point of contact between NUSU and legal counsel, if deemed necessary.
  • Meet regularly with the other Executives and NUSU staff; 
  • Effectively communicate and inform the rest of NUSU on all related business matters; 
  • Develop working relationships with various parties within Nipissing University to promote responsible and feasible decisions; 
  • Openly receive feedback from other members of NUSU, the Nipissing University community, and the broader North Bay Community, while establishing and maintaining working relationships; 
  • Promote effective communication and collaboration between all NUSU Departments when required; 
  • Plan, develop, and oversee a strategic operational plan for NUSU, both long term and short term;
  • Maintain all employee and volunteer personnel files, ensuring information is accurate and up to date with other members of the NUSU Executive Committee; 
  • Effectively oversee and supervise the formal disciplinary process, performance evaluations, and general treatment of all volunteers and employees of NUSU;
  • Endorse all cheques and purchase orders with the Vice-President, Finance & Administration; 
  • Working as the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) in collaboration with the Vice-President, Student Life in the full facilitation of Student Group elections;
  • Assist in the maintenance and creation of all job descriptions for all levels of NUSU; 
  • Assist the Vice-President, Finance & Administration, with the oversight of the Student Health Plan, including answering students’ questions and concerns; and,
  • Complete any other tasks assigned by either the Board of Directors, and/or the Executive Committee;
Terms of Office of all Executives

The Term of all Executives is one (1) year, starting on May 1 and concluding on April 30 of the following year. All Executives are required to work full-time during the Spring/Summer semester and part-time hours in the Fall and Winter semesters. They are also required to complete a minimum number of hours prior to the start of their Term (May 1). These requirements are as follows:

  • Starting May 1 and ending at the end of the week preceding Labour Day Weekend, work thirty-five (35) hours per week; 
  • Starting the week after Labour Day Weekend and ending April 30, work twenty (20) hours per week between the days and hours of Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST; and, 
  • Starting after their successful election and before the start of their Term (May 1), work a minimum of thirty-five (35) hours with their current postion’s Executive, as well as with other members of the Executive Committee and full-time staff.
    • These hours will be tracked, approved, and paid out on a biweekly basis, in line with NUSU’s payroll schedule.

Ideal Qualities & Expectations of all Executives

Ideal qualities for an Executive include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership, delegation, and supervisory skills;
  • Time-management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
  • Communication, relation-building, and interpersonal skills; 
  • Emotional intelligence and maturity;
  • Committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity;
  • Highly motivated and exemplary work ethic; and,
  • Ability to commit and contribute to a co-operative work environment.

The individual shall also act with a respectful degree of professionalism, and shall strive to achieve the following:

  • Act in the best interest and in accordance with all by-laws, policies, and procedures of NUSU;
  • Prepare or assist with various reports and documentation for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 
  • Develop suitable Department goals, both long-term and short-term; 
  • Maintain proper financial practices and be fiscally responsible within budgetary restrictions; 
  • Maintain proper office hours; 
  • Be prepared to work outside your contracted hours, including evenings and weekends when necessary, and occasionally traveling to attend conferences and training; and,
  • Coordinate, monitor, review, enhance, and implement various strategies in order to improve the overall operation of NUSU.


Don’t meet every single role's qualities? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NUSU we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to run anyways. You may be just the right candidate for the job! 

As part of NUSU’s commitment to accessibility, accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the application process as per the guidelines of the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you wish this information in a different format, please contact hr@nusu.com.

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B.A. Honours - Criminal Justice;
Criminology Stream