CACUSS Research Curation and Development Project

November 22, 2018

Position Description


CACUSS is seeking an individual to move our Research Agenda to the next stage with the curation of existing research/resources and the development of tools and resources for our membership. This position will be responsible for researching, cataloguing and curating existing relevant research in Canadian Student Affairs (in consultation with CACUSS Communities of Practice). In addition, this position will work with CACUSS members to develop and execute learning opportunities and tools to build member capacity in conducting research and assessment. Finally the position will work with the Research Committee and staff to draft a new process for soliciting and evaluating new research projects and discovering new ways of funding research projects. 

This is a contract-based position from approximately December 2018 -Spring 2019 (TBC).




  • Master’s Degree preferred.



  • Ability to take independent initiative, set goals, a project plan, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Computer and word processing skills.
  • Ability to analyze, catalogue, and categorize research including reports, journal articles, and other resources.



  • Ability to work independently and take significant initiative.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands.
  • Knowledge of the post-secondary industry, specifically Student Affairs and Services in Canada.
  • Project management skills.
  • French as a 2nd language an asset.



  • Attend regular meetings with the Executive Director (in person or via telephone)
  • Map out project plan with timelines, details and deliverables.
  • Consult with the Communities of Practice and CACUSS members regarding appropriate and relevant research, resources and tools.
  • Requirements of the position will evolve as the successful candidate develops a project plan.


Position Details

The position is a temporary contract beginning Fall 2018 and running through project completion (approximately Spring/Summer 2019).


Hours of Work/Working Environment

  • Candidate will set their own hours in accordance with project milestones, agreed project plan, regular reporting etc. Number of hours per week worked is negotiable and will be based on agreed upon timelines for project completion and would range between 8-15 hours per week (TBC).
  • Candidate will meet regularly with the Executive Director to report on project.
  • Candidate may be required to attend Research Committee meetings.


Position Requirements

  • Successful candidates will have to provide their own workspace and equipment (computer, telephone, internet).



CACUSS has allocated approximately $7500-$9000 towards this project. Compensation is negotiable on an hourly or project completion basis. Each phase is allocated a portion of the funds.


Application details

Position posted—November 21, 2018

Applications due—December 14, 2018


Questions about the position may be directed to Jennifer Hamilton, Executive Director, 416.899.7650

Letters of interest and resume are due to by Friday, December 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM, PST. Please submit interest/cover letter and resume in ONE MS word document attachment entitled firstname_lastname.doc (.docx). Letters in the body of email, .pdf documents, and multiple attachments will not be accepted.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted in mid-December/early January.


CACUSS strongly supports fostering diversity and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.