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College of Chief Officers

The College of Chief Officers ("the College") is comprised of all national officers within the FCSS-FESC and reports to the Board of Directors. It is headed by an Executive Director and is responsible for strategic planning, leadership development, and oversight of operational activities in each province.

+ Chief Operations Officer

The Chief Operations Officer is responsible for oversight of all FCSS-FESC operations, including program delivery and internal affairs such as human resources and Member affairs.

  • Management of personnel and hiring, including the implementation of standardized hiring policies with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.
  • Oversight of all program development and delivery, including Elevate, Aspire, Project Demystify, and Student Bill of Rights with special emphasis on Elevate.
  • Responsibility for regular review and updating of FCSS-FESC policies and procedures, as well as their enforcement.
  • Charged with regular engagement of Members to facilitate a safe and inclusive space where everyone is motivated to work and contribute to projects.

+ Chief Communications Officer

The Chief Communications Officer is responsible for oversight of all FCSS-FESC communications, including social media, newsletters, public statements, and advocacy work.

  • Management of all public channels where students and the public interact with the FCSS-FESC, including website, blogs, social media, and other engagement platforms.
  • Oversight of all program development and research projects, including Elevate, Project Demystify, and Student Bill of Rights with special emphasis on Project Demystify.
  • Responsibility for regular review of internal and external communications practices to maximize engagement and support the public profile of the FCSS-FESC.
  • Charged with acting as the official spokesperson of the FCSS-FESC and directing all research and advocacy activities, including special campaigns, government advocacy, and press appearances.

+ Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer directs all national fundraising and sponsorship activities to support the long-term sustainable funding of the FCSS-FESC while also complying with financial reporting rules.

  • Creation of a national donor outreach strategy to increase donations from individuals and the implementation of the strategy in each province, working with local departments of finance.
  • Guiding grant applications and providing resources to maximize probability of successful funding through public and private grants.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all expenses and revenues for provincial chapters, creation of budgets and financial statements for approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for issuing all charitable tax receipts, reconciling accounts for reimbursement, and acting as a steward of all funds entrusted to the FCSS-FESC.

Operations

+ Human Resources Officer

The Human Resources Officer is responsible for aiding in local hiring and recruitment, working with the Executive Director while also addressing any disputes or conflicts that may arise.

  • Management of Members of the FCSS-FESC, including keeping up-to-date records of all contact information in accordance with internal policies on privacy
  • Resolving interpersonal conflicts and instances of Members not completing their assigned tasks on a consistent basis.
  • Verification of volunteer hours, issuing letters, and confirming individual Member involvement with the FCSS-FESC.
  • Working with the Executive Director, hiring and recruitment of Members to fill Executive, Ambassador, and Student Advisory Committee vacancies as required.

+ Equity Officer

The Equity Officer takes special responsibility for developing equity programs and policies and sits on the Student Bill of Rights Committee to further educational equity policy in Canada.

  • Working with fellow Equity Officers, draft and implement policies and programs that make the FCSS-FESC a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace that facilitates free exchange and innovation.
  • Sit on the Student Bill of Rights Committee to further draft, revise, and promote the Student Bill of Rights.
  • Assist with hiring and recruitment when necessary to ensure that it is done in a manner that is equitable and inclusive of unique differences between individuals.
  • Consult with other Members and departments to ensure that all events and programs offered by the FCSS-FESC are continually reviewed for equity and accessibility.

+ Elevate Coordinator

The Elevate Coordinator chairs the Elevate Committee and is responsible for ensuring that the Committee executes and delivers a series of mental health workshops and seminars under the Elevate Program.

  • Management of committee members, including assigning tasks and monitoring for completion within a specified timeline.
  • Strong communication and organizational abilities to ensure that the necessary resources and work is done to host a series of mental health workshops to benefit students.
  • Liaising with Members in other departments to coordinate communications, finances, and other logistics for the Elevate workshops.
  • Continual development of the Elevate curriculum, working with fellow Elevate Coordinators, Equity Officers, and the Chief Operations Officer.

+ DESIGN MANAGER

The Design Manager is responsible for creating graphics for FCSS-FESC publications on day-to-day operations and elsewhere, ranging from the design of relevant images for Federation programs to various other digital graphics.

  • Use existing brand assets to develop posters, fliers, and other promotional material.
  • Develop new brand assets/logos and resources as requested.
  • Customise existing designs and assets to be more modern.
  • Ensure that official documents that have a need beyond the letterhead are aesthetically pleasing.

+ Website Manager

The Website Manager is responsible for editing the website to ensure it accurately reflects the FCSS-FESC's current initiatives.

  • Manage the online presence of the FCSS-FESC
  • Ensure that website content is up-to-date and readily available
  • Reform website design and experience for increased accessibility and functionality
  • Update content and review old content to be removed as necessary

Communications

+ Public Relations Officer

The Public Relations Officer is responsible for regularly publishing press releases and policy statements to the FCSS-FESC website and undertaking research activities on issues in education.

  • Publication of content on relevant issues in education in a proactive manner that responds to situations as they develop locally.
  • Management of the FCSS-FESC public profile by responding to public inquiries and facilitating open dialogue between the FCSS-FESC and members of the public.
  • Undertaking research projects at a provincial and/or national level to enhance the FCSS-FESC program offerings and better serve Canadian secondary students.
  • Assisting the Cheif Communications Officer with other communications tasks and special projects as requested.

+ Social Media Manager

The Social Media Managers work to ensure that the FCSS-FESC social media profiles are updated regularly and share content that is relevant to the primary demographic that the FCSS-FESC serves.

  • Creating thoughtful and relevant posts on a regular basis that are relevant to issues in education at a provincial or national level.
  • Designing companion graphics to accompany posts on social media using FCSS-FESC provided tools for design management and publication.
  • Working with the Communications Officer to draft and publish a monthly newsletter that captures the priorities of the FCSS-FESC, advertises its programs, and creates meaningful calls to action.
  • Liaising with Members in other departments to promote programs and existing priorities while following communications best practices.

+ Blog Manager

The Blog Managers should be individuals who love to write and are passionate about helping fellow secondary students discover new experiences, tools to enrich their academic experience, and ways to optimize student life.

  • Curation of thoughtful and meaningful posts that support and assist secondary students in different aspects of their lives, ranging from physical health, mental health, extracurriculars, post-secondary transitions, and everything in between.
  • Interviewing leaders in education to share different perspectives on educational issues that are relevant and accessible to students.
  • Managing and launch of the Student Voice Champions program to celebrate student leaders across Canada that are making positive change in education using student voice.

+ Creative Media Manager

The Creative Media Managers are responsible for creating graphics for FCSS-FESC publications on social media and elsewhere, ranging from the design of advertisements to various other digital graphics.

  • Use existing brand assets to develop posters, fliers, and other promotional material
  • Provide a framework for redesign of the FCSS-FESC website
  • Coordinate with other Members to ensure that brand consistency is followed

+ Project Demystify Coordinator

The Project Demystify Coordinator chairs the Project Demystify Committee and is responsible for ensuring that the FCSS-FESC develops locally relevant resources that simplify educational legislation, policies, and procedures to make them more accessible to students.

  • Leading the initiative to simplify and make accessible versions of education policies to ensure that students are able to navigate the process in an informed and confident manner.
  • Assisting students to resolve barriers or issues they are facing in their school, school board, or province as they relate to education policy.
  • Working with the Project Demystify Committee to publish a national framework for accessible documents in education that simplify processes for students and their families.
  • Organize public forums and consultations in accordance with FCSS-FESC policy to gather stakeholder feedback on the state of education policy accessibility to better inform program delivery.

Finances

+ Financial Affairs Officer

The Financial Affairs Officer is responsible for helping in the organisation of general financial affairs, implementation of the national donor outreach strategy, and development of national-level sponsorships and/or grants.

  • Researching and applying to larger public and private grants as a source of long-term sustainable funding for the FCSS-FESC.
  • Approaching larger companies and other organizations for sponsorships and corporate donations to support the FCSS-FESC as a whole, in accordance with policy.
  • Developing a method to reach out to donors nationally in collaboration with communications as to boost personal financial interest in the Federation.

+ GRANT PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

The Grant Procurement Specialist is responsible for applying to local grants to support the delivery of programs within the province, as well as general incidental financial management in the province.

  • Researching and applying to public and private grants as a source of long-term sustainable funding for the FCSS-FESC.
  • Making requests to the Chief Financial Officer for funding to support delivery of programs and remitting all funds from local fundraising activities.
  • Ensuring collection and payment of Membership Dues by all Members of the FCSS-FESC in that province and requesting charitable donation receipts as required.

+ SPONSORSHIPS COORDINATOR

The Sponsorships Coordinator is responsible for procuring sponsorships from local organisations to support the delivery of programs within the province, as well as the local execution of donor outreach.

  • Approaching local companies and other organizations for sponsorships and corporate donations to support the operational programming of the FCSS-FESC in accordance with policy.
  • Making requests to the Chief Financial Officer for funding to support delivery of programs and remitting all funds from local fundraising activities.
  • In collaboration with the Financial Affairs Officer, facilitating the local implementation of donor relations programs created on the national level.