ONA Jobs

2017 Summer Students

April 12, 2017

Vacancy ID#: 2017-16 (A-F)
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Type: Contract
Date: Monday April 10, 2017
Founded in 1973, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is a leading health-care union representing 64,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and 16,000 nursing student affiliates working in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, community, clinics and industry. ONA is committed to the advancement of the social, economic and general welfare of its members providing labour relations services that include representation of members to ensure their rights under the collective agreement are protected and negotiating the best possible terms and conditions of employment. ONA advocates for the highest standards of health care for all Ontarians. Looking to the future, ONA will continue to provide proactive strategies to raise the awareness of the value (including economic and patient benefits) of RNs with all stakeholders.

ONA is excited to offer six paid summer student positions from May to August 2017. These are unique opportunities for students who are interested in practicing in the labour relations field or may want to become active leaders in their union once they join the workforce. The successful applicants will be integrated into the Provincial Office operations of Canada’s largest nurses’ union, participating in the labour movement while learning about the many issues that arise for members of your future profession and getting invaluable networking experience.

Student Program Experience & What We Are Looking For:
We are seeking Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) students who are in the final or second-last year of their undergraduate nursing programs, have a demonstrated interest in nursing practice and labour relations, and have a strong commitment to social justice. The opportunities will be in the areas of: Communications and Government Relations, Human Resources, Information Technology & Negotiations, Member Education and Events, Organizing, and Professional Practice & Health and Safety.

  1. Communications and Government Relations – The summer student who works with the CGR Team should be a strong writer who is active on and passionate about social media; someone who has experience actively engaging the community, online or in person, about nurses, patients, human rights.
  2. Human Resources – The summer student who works with the HR Team will conduct a policy and procedure review of best practices including recruitment advertising strategies, refreshing the careers section of the ONA.org website, and using social media to attract RNs to ONA. They will also support health and wellness in the workplace as well as administrative functions.
  3. Information Technology & Negotiations – The summer student who works with our IT and Negotiations Teams will support the migration of historical labour relations cases in our electronic case management system; we’re looking for someone who is comfortable with learning new software and mapping.
  4. Member Education and Events – The summer student who works with our MEE Team will support events and training for ONA members; familiarity with logistics administration and document management are preferred.
  5. Organizing – The summer student who works with our Organizing Team will conduct research, identify potential organizing targets, and help to run organizing campaigns.
  6. Professional Practice & Health and Safety – The summer student who works with our Professional Practice and Health and Safety specialists will research settlements, professional practice cases, and nursing literature reviews for various challenges and opportunities that RNs face in providing high-quality patient care in our very lean health-care system. They will review Ministry of Labour orders and research emerging trends to make recommendations to prevent hazards in ONA members’ workplaces.

Application Process:
If you are seeking an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own, visit our website and apply today! Please submit your resume and covering letter to recruitment@ona.org by April 17, 2017 and include “Summer Student Opportunity” in the subject line.

The Ontario Nurses’ Association is committed to employment equity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from equity groups including individuals of Aboriginal descent, racialized individuals, individuals with disabilities, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered persons. We also provide accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at HumanResources@ona.org.

Thank you for your interest in joining us. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.