JOB TITLE: Chief Returning Officer

Temporary part-time contract



MACES is looking for a Chief Returning Officer (CRO) who shall be responsible for the planning and execution of the MACES Board of Directors elections and MACES referenda due to be held in the Winter 2022. The CRO will perform the following duties:

  • Conduct the elections in accordance with the MACES By-laws and election rules and guidelines with due diligence and impartiality.
  • Act as the primary liaison regarding all matters concerning the elections and serve as the main resource person to students and candidates regarding the electoral process, rules and guidelines while ensuring that all candidates comply with the election rules.
  • Update and improve the electoral process and procedures.
  • Validate candidate nominations and supporting signatures.
  • Manage the ballots and validate the votes, organize and facilitate speeches and debates, and approve campaign materials in accordance with bylaws and policies.
  • Draft and send announcements to be distributed to the student body regarding important elections/referenda updates and compile a comprehensive report of the elections with recommendations for future elections.


  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet conflicting deadlines.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English (French an asset)
  • Must work with integrity and fairness to ensure a transparent and fair elections
  • Strong attention to detail required
  • Legal background/similar experience preferred

How to Apply:

If interested in applying for this position please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Chief Operating Officer at by January 12, 2022.