Application Period Extended for Chief Returning Officer

Good evening Acadia;

I just wanted to let you know that I have extended the application period for Chief Returning Officer of the Acadia Students’ Union for next year (2018/2019) for a one (1) week period. The new deadline for this position is Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:30 PM.

Position: Chief Returning Officer

Job Overview: Acting independently from Council, the Chief Returning Officer is responsible for the fair and efficient administration of all Union elections, plebiscites and referenda. The Chief Returning Officer is also responsible for the proper enforcement of By-Law Three (Union Elections Act) and By-Law Four (Referendum and Plebiscite Act). The Chief Returning Officer plans events during elections including all candidates meetings, debates, forums, etc. and creates media advertisements to encourage participation in the democratic process. The Chief Returning Officer also oversees the individual campaigns of each candidate and ensures that candidates and students have access to a full and fair complaint resolution system as outlined in the bylaws.

More Information: Job Posting and Job Description

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application (cover letter and resume) in confidence, quoting “Chief Returning Officer” attention to Oliver Jacob, Chairperson, by:

In Person: Union Market in the Students’ Union Building (SUB)
Mail: Acadia Students’ Union
ASU Box No. 6002
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R5
Facsimile: 902-542-3901

Please note that the application period for all other hired positions has closed and applicants will be contacted within the next week to schedule an interview.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime by email at or stop by my office (Old SUB 628) during my weekly office hours.



Oliver Jacob
Chairperson of the SRC
Acadia Students’ Union

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