Equity Commissioner

  • Contract

Company Description

With over 20,000 members, SSMU’s role is to represent undergraduate students and to offer them services since 1908.

Job Description


The Equity Commissioner is responsible for supporting the operationalization of the SSMU’s mandates surrounding social justice, anti-oppression, and accessibility. This includes overseeing the Equity Complaints process and the Equity Committee as well as acting as a resource for SSMU Executives, staff, representatives, and student groups as required.


  1. Co-chair and coordinate the activities of the SSMU Equity Committee, including programming and advocacy efforts;
  2. Work on equity complaints and oversee the investigative procedure, including the investigation, complaint write-up, and enforcement of the complaint;
  3. Advocate for equity-related change within both the student body and the McGill University administration;
  4. Identify gaps in existing equity structures and frameworks within the SSMU and contribute to long-term, sustainable improvements, as required;
  5. Act as a resource for students and student groups on equity and inclusivity for SSMU activities;
  6. Facilitate communication and collaboration between equity-based groups on campus;


  1. Diligence and impartiality in execution of duties;
  2. Knowledge of and commitment to equity principles;
  3. Highly organized and strong attention to detail;
  4. Ability to make fair and equitable decisions under pressure;
  5. Good conflict resolution skills;
  6. Interest in student representation, advocacy, and education;
  7. Strong communication skills both in English and French an asset;
  8. Knowledge of SSMU and McGill governance structure is an asset.

Additional Information

  • Paid position: $16.59 /hour
  • Hours: On average 5 hours per week;
  • http://ssmu.ca/



It is understood and agreed that all matters to the SSMU and those clubs associations or groups forming part of the SSMU are to be kept in the strictest of confidence, and nothing regarding the operations, policies and general activities of the SSMU or its constituent groups shall be divulged to any third party without the express consent of the General Manager and/or the Executive Committee of the SSMU.


At the SSMU, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where everyone feels valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. If you require accommodation(s) for the recruitment/interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.