Judicial Board Member
Type of Position: Volunteer, eligible for Co-Curricular Record
Length of Term: Open-ended, until graduation or resignation
Deadline to Apply: August 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm
The CSU’s mission is to serve students, defend their rights, and act as their highest representative body at Concordia. Two things are essential: that we are beholden to our membership, and that our funds are used responsibly.
Description of the Role: The Judicial Board is the independent judiciary branch of the Concordia Student Union, responsible for resolving procedural, internal, and/or policy-oriented issues. Consisting of nine students, the Board’s duty is to rule on election-related issues, as well as conflicts between the Executive team, the Council of Representatives, and Clubs. This is carried out by interpreting the CSU’s By-Laws and Standing Regulations with the help of the Judicial Board’s lawyer. This is your opportunity to gain significant legal experience and make important decisions with long-term implications.
Requirements: Interested applicants should be fair minded, familiar with interpreting policies, objective, able to deal with adversity and conflict, and able to reach consensus with other members of the Board. Those interested must be able to keep an unbiased and non-partisan opinion in the face of potentially highly-charged CSU elections. Members of the Judicial Board must have a strong sense of justice, fairness, and equality.
Successful applicants will need to study and know the CSU Standing Regulations, By-laws, and the Judicial Board Code of Procedures. An extended commitment is required during CSU general elections and by-elections. Prior experience with law and/or policy is an asset.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Concordia undergrads, and must not be involved in any standing committees or member associations. Applicants must not be involved in any capacity within the CSU.
Equitable Appointing: The Concordia Student Union welcomes the contributions that individuals from traditionally marginalized communities, as outlined under the prohibited grounds for discrimination in the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, bring to our organization. Marginalized communities include racialized people and visible minorities; Indigenous people; women; 2SLGBTQIA+ people; ethnic minorities; language minorities; and people with disabilities. Applicants shall feel free to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of a marginalized community. Candidates may also feel free to include the phrase “I would like to be considered for employment equity” to be considered for employment equity without disclosing which group they are a part of.
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