QPIRG is hiring: Poster Archive Summer Coordinator

QPIRG Concordia is hiring a Poster Archive Summer Coordinator (Work-Study Project #: I 25454-11)
Contract and Eligibility Details
Please note that this position is only open to Concordia students approved for International Work Study Positions.  For more information about the work-study program, please visit: http://faao.concordia.ca/workstudy/
May 2014 – August 2014
Poster Archive Coordinator
About the position
The Poster Archive Coordinator will work alongside the Alternative Library Coordinator, as well as other QPIRG staff and volunteers. This position will concentrate on the development, organization, and publicizing of QPIRG Concordia’s Poster Archive For more information about the Poster Archive, visit https://qpirgconcordia.org/posterarchive/.
Required Skills
• Very good written and spoken English, and spoken French
• Computer Skills (Excel & Word)
• Research
• Web design & WordPress
• Ability to work independently and with groups
• Ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds
• Skills in volunteer recruitment, retention, and coordination
• Proven organizational and time management skills
• Ability to take initiative and work independently
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Commitment to social justice and to QPIRG’s mandate to counter discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, religion, colour, dis/ability, size, and class
• Skills in database creation and maintenance
• Budgeting and financial management experience
• Knowledge of local social justice milleu
• Volunteering experience and/or working within a volunteer organization
• Knowledge of other languages, including sign languages
• Experience working in a Mac environment
• Skills in MS Word, Adobe Photoshop
Purpose of job
To coordinate development, organization, and publicity of QPIRG Concordia’s Poster Archive, an alternative publicly-accessible archive of political posters covering issues such as anti-racism, global economics, political theory, gender, environmentalism, health, etc.
• Work with the Alternative Library Coordinator, QPIRG staff and volunteers to plan progamming
• Scan and upload posters yet to be added to the online archive
• Recruit and work with volunteers for the Poster Archive project
• Train volunteers in archive maintenance and organization
• Organize a user-friendly and accessible system for browsing the physical archive
• Organize training sessions for QPIRG staff and volunteers on efficient use of the system
• Develop strategy to publicize the Poster Archive to Concordia students and the broader community
• Submit a written report to the Board of Directors at the end of the contract
Student Gains
• Project management experience
• Volunteer recruitment and retention skills
• Database design and maintenance skills
• Experience working in a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization
• Exposure to social justice issues
• Exposure to functions of a non-profit Board of Directors
• Consensus-based decision-making and group facilitation skills
Application Deadline
FRIDAY, MAY 16TH at 12pm
Please contact QPIRG Concordia for details (hiring@qpirgconcordia.org)
• Please send a CV, cover letter and indication of your International work study eligibility to hiring@qpirgconcordia.org. Note “Poster Archive Coordinator” in the subject line.
• Drop off a CV, cover letter and indication of International work study eligibility at our office during business hours (Monday to Thursday, 12-6pm).
Employment Equity
QPIRG Concordia recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply.  We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to QPIRG Concordia in their cover letter or resume. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for Employment Equity. A full copy of the employment equity policy is available upon request. You can contact QPIRG Concordia at (514) 848-7585, email us at hiring@qpirgconcordia.org or visit us at 1500, de Maisonneuve West, #204 (Monday-Thursday, 12-6pm).
Only applicants who are short-listed for interviews will be contacted by the Hiring Committee. For more information about QPIRG Concordia, visit www.qpirgconcordia.organd for more info about the Alternative Library visit:https://qpirgconcordia.org/librarycirculation