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Department of Operations

The Department of Operations is responsible for the administration of all programs and services of the FCSS-FESC, including planning and delivery. It also oversees the internal affairs of the organization including human resources and Member affairs.


+ 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 Canadian Charter of Learners' 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.

+ Human Resources Officer

The Human Resources Officer is responsible for aiding in local hiring and recruitment, working with the Chief Operations Officer 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 Chief Operations Officer, hiring and recruitment of Members to fill Executive, Ambassador, and Student Advisory Committee vacancies as required.

+ CCLR Coordinator

The Canadian Charter of Learners' Rights (CCLR) Coordinator will lead the further development and renewal of the CCLR document through committee work and iterative processes. They will also further the legal and legislative work of the CCLR to pursue provincial-level adoption of the Charter.

  • Chairing with the CCLR Committee to guide the renewal of and revisions to the Charter to ensure it continues to represent the needs of students
  • Working with the Department of Communications to promote public engagement with the CCLR both through in-person consultations and via social media
  • Furthering the legislative and legal aims of the FCSS-FESC by engaging with policy stakeholders and provincial-level legislators to pursue adoption and recognition of the CCLR

+ Equity Officer

The Equity Officer takes special responsibility for developing equity programs and policies and sits on the Canadian Charter of Learners' Rights (CCLR) Committee to further educational equity policy in Canada.

  • Working with other 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.
  • Working with other Equity Officers, sit on the CCLR committee to further draft, revise, and promote the CCLR.
  • 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 the execution and delivery of 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 in the province 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 other Elevate Coordinators, Equity Officers, and the Chief Operations Officer.

Department of Communications

The Department of Communications oversees all outreach and promotional activities of the FCSS-FESC and runs the public-facing social media presence. It also manages the blog and coordinates all public affairs, press releases, and government affairs.


+ 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 Canadian Charter of Learners' 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.

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

+ Social Media Manager

The Social Media Manager works 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 Manager should be someone who loves to write and is 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.
  • Facilitating partnerships and relationships with other organizations that allow for sharing of content and mutually beneficial promotion.
  • Interviewing leaders in education to share different perspectives on educational issues that are provincially 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.

+ Project Demystify Coordinator

The Project Demystify Coordinator chairs the Project Demystify Committee and is responsible for ensuring the devlopment of 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 other Project Demystify Coordinators 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.

Department of Finances

The Department of Finances oversees and manages the financial affairs of the FCSS-FESC, including budgetary matters, reimbursements, sponsorships, donations, and corporate partnerships. It also leads on ensuring compliance with the organization’s legal obligations.


+ 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 the FCSS-FESC, 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.

+ Financial Affairs Officer

The Financial Affairs Officer is responsible for applying to local grants and procuring sponsorships to support the delivery of programs, as well as implementation of the national donor outreach strategy.

  • Researching and applying to public and private grants as a source of long-term sustainable funding for the FCSS-FESC.
  • Approaching 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.
  • Ensuring collection and payment of Membership Dues by all Members of the FCSS-FESC and requesting charitable donation receipts as required.

+ ICE Event Coordinator

The ICE Event Coordinator (formerly Aspire) is responsible for executing an event as part of the ICE program that allows students to explore local opportunities for extracurricular involvement, potential post-secondary streams and options, and network with fellow students and leaders in the community.

  • Chairing the ICE Committee to arrange the necessary logistics including venue, food, speakers, and promotion to ensure that the event can be successful.
  • Assigning tasks to members of the ICE Committee and regularly following up to ensure completion in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with other Members to promote the ICE event and procure the necessary corporate/institutional partnerships and sponsorships to run the event sustainably with as little cost as possible to the FCSS-FESC and event attendees.
  • Ensuring that the ICE program provides value to attendees and meets the charitable benefit criteria outlined in the FCSS-FESC By-laws and governance documents.

+ Donor Relations Coordinator

Outreach Strategy to increase the number of private/individual (non-corporate donors) the organization receives on a regular basis.

  • Working to develop a positioning and outreach strategy to acquire new donors as a way to open a new revenue stream for the organization
  • Highlighting the benefits of donating to the FCSS-FESC, such as tax deductions and coordinating with the Department of Communications to better promote donating to the FCSS-FESC
  • Identifying target demographics of donors and organizing fundraising activities to help bolster the revenue and operations of the FCSS-FESC