Director of External Relations - VIUSU Board of Directors


An elected director is primarily responsible for overseeing the campaigns and government relations of the students' union. Responsibilities included leading the development of new campaigns of the students' union, membership engagement, etc.

Position Requirements 

The VIU Students’ Union is an autonomous not-for-profit society that is run by students for students. The Students’ Union exists to provide events, services and advocacy for its members (all students at VIU).

The VIU Students’ Union Director of External Relations is an elected position that is primarily responsible for oversight of the campaigns and government relations of the students’ union. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: oversight of the development of new campaigns of the students’ union, membership engagement, chairing the Campaigns Committee, and organizing and participating in meetings with university and elected officials.
While the minimum time commitment is 15 hours per week, a typical Director of External Relations will commit up to 100 hours per month in order to ensure that all aspects of the job are being done well.

Some of the skills that the individual will strengthen and utilize over the course of their one-year term are: building and maintaining positive relationships; collaboration and team-oriented working; critical thinking (including analysis of issues before forming an opinion); active learning techniques, and verbal communication skills like public speaking.

Sign-up Directions

The Director of External Relations is an elected position, selected by VIU students in a general election once per year. The election is held in the Spring Semester, with nominations opening in early January. All Students' Union members are eligible to run in the election for this position. If you are interested in running for this position, please contact the Students' Union office for additional information about the election process and timeline.