The Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) is seeking a Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the APIRG Board of Directors Election.

Dates of Employment: 4 December 2018 to 31 March 2019

Remuneration: Temporary Step 2 Employee: $15.00/ hour for 15 weeks at an average of 7.13 hours/week

Hours of Employment:

The CRO must be available to all parties during elections for a minimum of four (4) hours a day from Monday, March 6 to Thursday, March 9 (estimated 2017 SU Executive election dates). These hours are to be posted in advance.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Presiding over APIRG elections in accordance with the bylaws and regulations set by the Board;
  2. Liaising with the SU CRO regarding the APIRG elections;
  3. Publicizing the dates, times and places that nominations may be made, and determining whether each nominee is eligible for election to the Board;
  4. Publicizing the names of the persons nominated and the dates, times and places of elections;
  5. Reviewing all campaign materials before they are distributed to ensure their compliance with election regulations;
  6. Organizing a forum to be held during the week of campaigning;
  7. Establishing polling stations for the dates of elections at such places as are convenient to student members;
  8. Ensuring that a cost effective and accurate ballot counting process is in place;
  9. Announcing the result of the election promptly after the ballots are counted;
  10. Ruling on protests relating to elections filed under the provisions set forth in these bylaws and regulations set by the Board;
  11. Acting as the arbitrator in any dispute which may arise during the course of the election;
  12. Submitting a final report to the board by 31 March 2017;
  13. Performing other duties as required to hold problem-free elections.

The Chief Returning Officer is to act in a neutral manner and exhibit a neutral attitude during the election.

Estimated hours/week

Week of…

18/19 Recommended

December 3


December 10


January 2


January 4


January 14


January 21


January 28


February 4


February 11


February 18


February 25


March 4


March 11


March 18


March 25



81 to 107


The ideal candidate will possess these qualifications from paid or volunteer work:

  1. The CRO will be a voting member of the APIRG constituency (undergraduate of University of Alberta who has not opted out, or community member)
  2. The CRO will not concurrently be a member of the APIRG Board of Directors.
  3. The CRO will have an understanding of elections procedures
  4. Excellent communication skills
  5. Ability to take initiative and work independently
  6. Willingness and ability to work varying hours
  7. Ability to deal effectively with University students, staff, and the general public
  8. Share a commitment to the goals and objectives of APIRG.

*Community memberships are available if the applicant is not already a member

Experience with other student elections would be an asset.


  • APIRG Office, 9111 112 Street, HUB Mall, University of Alberta North Campus

Additional Information

An extensive knowledge of APIRG is not necessary.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume (either hardcopy or email accepted) to:

APIRG Hiring Committee
HUB International
9111 112Street
Edmonton AB T6G 2C5
Phone: (780) 492-0614
Email: apirg@ualberta.ca

Deadline:  November 28th. Interviews TBD (likely November 29th or 30th). 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

  • E-mail your application package to:
  • Mail application directly to employer.
    APIRG Hiring Committee HUB International 9111 112 Street Edmonton AB T6G 2C5