YUFA is inviting all interested members to consider submitting nominations for Executive Officers of the Association for the term beginning June 1, 2024 and ending May 31, 2026.
The timeline for nominations and voting is as follows:
- Monday, November 20, 2023: nominations open beginning at 10:00 am
- Monday, December 4, 2023: nominations close at 10:00 am
- Tuesday, December 5, 2023: written statements from nominated candidates are due at 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, December 6, 2023: voting begins at 10:00 am
- Wednesday, December 20, 2023: voting ends at 10:00 am
During the two weeks that nominations can be submitted (November 20 to December 4), candidate names will be posted on the YUFA Get Involved webpage as they are received. Candidate statements will be posted to the YUFA webpage and distributed via YUFA-M on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
The platform used to conduct the electronic vote is Simply Voting. YUFA members who cannot access Simply Voting or require a non-electronic means of casting their ballots should contact the Returning Officer to request accommodation at [email protected]
All nominations must be accompanied by a written statement outlining your interest in the position. You may include any experience or skills relevant to the position.
Below is a brief description and compensation for each elected position:
Responsible for the conduct of all YUFA’s affairs; chairs meetings; sits ex officio on YUFA committees and the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement; initiates and co-ordinates the priorities and work plan of Officers, committees, and staff; acts as primary Association representative. Shall normally have served on Executive for one year in the last five. Shall receive full teaching release.
Vice President Internal
Assists the President in ensuring YUFA’s internal operations are running smoothly and in accordance with the Constitution and By-laws; recruits members to contribute to the Association; chairs YUFA’s staff relations committee; member of Executive and Stewards’ Council; develops and carries out priorities and projects as part of the work plan. Shall receive 1.5 full course equivalents of teaching release.
Vice President External
Liaises with campus unions, student organizations, OCUFA, CAUT, NUCAUT, and other labour and education groups; tracks external affairs pertinent to members’ interests and co-ordinates involvement in associated actions; member of Executive and Stewards’ Council; develops and carries out priorities and projects as part of the work plan. Shall receive 1.5 full course equivalents of teaching release.
Chief Stewards (2 of 2 positions)
Handle complaints and grievances; assist Stewards in advising members on their rights; member of Executive; develop and carry out priorities and projects as part of the work plan. Each Chief Steward shall receive full teaching release.
Solicits and edits contributions to YUFA publications, including website and bargaining priorities questionnaire; determines and implements the communications implications of the work plan; develops and carries out projects as part of the work plan; member of Executive and Stewards’ Council. Shall receive 1.5 full course equivalents of teaching release.
Equity Officers (1 of 2 positions)
Facilitate and advocate for the reduction and removal of inequities within YUFA and York, assisted by the Equity Subcommittee; chair Equity Subcommittee; develop and carry out projects and priorities as part of the work plan; member of Executive and Stewards’ Council. Each Equity Officer shall receive 1.0 course equivalent of teaching release.
Prepares the annual budget and financial reports; reports regularly on the state of the Association’s finances; authorises expenditures and investments; oversees the books; arranges for audits; member of Executive and Stewards’ Council. Shall receive 1.0 course equivalent of teaching release.
Takes and prepares the minutes of Executive Committee (minimum twelve per annum), General Meetings (minimum two per annum), and meetings of Stewards’ Council (minimum eight per annum). Shall receive 1.0 course equivalent of teaching release.
Any questions regarding the nomination and election process should be directed to the Returning Officer at [email protected]. Any questions about the various elected offices in YUFA should be directed to any current Executive Officer or you can visit the YUFA webpage for more information here.