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Bilingualism Officer

Executive Office

Position: Officer of Bilingualism
Hours: 15 hours/week
Wage: $21/hour
Reporting to: Francophone Affairs Commissioner
Location: UOSU Main Office, Jock Turcot University Centre, University of Ottawa

Preference will be given to candidates of equity-seeking groups.

Prospective applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of two (2) references to jobs@seuo-uosu.com by 11:59 PM on August 2, 2024. Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Candidates may be invited to an interview and selected ahead of the interview deadline, with the possibility of an earlier start date.

Job Description

The UOSU is currently seeking an undergrad student member of the University of Ottawa to be an Officer of bilingualism to provide management and supervisory support for the programs of the UOSU aimed at Francophone students, shall advocate on behalf of Francophone students, and shall work to promote bilingualism and Francophone representation. Additionally, support the Francophone Affairs Commissioner who fulfills other responsibilities as a member of the Executive Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors.


  • Work closely with the Francophone Affairs Commissioner to assist them in the fulfillment of their Francophone advocacy priorities
  • Direct and oversee the programs of the UOSU aimed at Francophone students, advocate on behalf of Francophone students, shall work to promote bilingualism and Francophone representation
  • Attend meetings with municipal, provincial, federal stakeholders, representatives from other student unions, and relevant campus groups
  • Work alongside the Francophone Affairs Committee to ensure that the operations of the UOSU are committed to the principle of bilingualism and shall work to advocate in the best interest of Francophone students and bilingualism at the University community
  • Help maintain relationships with the University and provide representation for Francophone students to work to ensure full access to high quality education as well as other related language-based concerns at the University of Ottawa
  • Prepare, compile and analyze reports & presentations for the Executive Committee
  • Assist the Executive Committee with other tasks related to the mission of the Union, as directed by the President
  • Perform other administrative support tasks, including updating and sorting files, drafting and proofreading correspondence, and conducting research
  • Complete other related duties


  • Bilingual competency (FR/EN) is a mandatory criterion
  • Highly motivated and passionate about student democracy
  • Experience working in a student-led environment and an understanding of UOSU’s mandate on campus
  • Strong organization, time-management, and communication skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Adaptable and willing to work flexible hours, including, on occasion, evenings, and weekends
  • Discretion, integrity, accountability, and confidentiality
  • Ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Experience with statement writing and research
  • Experience in Francophone activism will be considered an asset
  • Experience participating in or running a campaign at the University of Ottawa or at the government-level is an asset
  • Experience in administrative work will be considered an asset

Delphine Robitaille

Delphine Robitaille


613-783-1380 ext. 490

Office hours:
Tuesday 15:00 – 17:00 & Thursday 15:00 – 17:00