QPIRG Concordia is hiring an Administration and Communications Coordinator (deadline: April 24)

QPIRG-Concordia is hiring an Administration and Communications Coordinator

The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice. We seek to make campus-community links and inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches.
The Administration and Communications Coordinator is responsible for: volunteer intake and orientation, managing the alternative resource library, organizational publicity, policy development, and administrative support to QPIRG’s Board of Directors and Conflict Resolution and Complaints Committee.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, April 24, 2015, before 5pm.
Sole Responsibilities:
•                Board Administration
•                Volunteer Intake and Coordination
•                Organizational Policy Development
•                Alternative Resource Library Coordination
•                Organizational Publicity
Responsibilities Shared with Co-Coordinators:
•                Office Coordination and Organization
•                Board and Staff Relations
•                Outreach and Community Building
•                Reception and Internal Communications Coordination
•                Project Coordination (e.g. DisOrientation, Study In Action, CURE, etc.)
•                Organizational Outreach and Promotion
•                Basic Office Tech Support
-> A full job description is available HERE.
Job Requirements:
•                Minimum 3 years of experience (paid or volunteer) in community organizing, activism and mobilization
•                Extensive experience coordinating volunteers
•                Ability to speak both French and English
•                Strong writing skills in both French and English
•                Strong public speaking skills
•                Experience developing organizational policy for non-profits and/or community organizations
•                Good understanding of the structure and day-to-day operations of non-profits and/or community organizations (ie. board, staff and volunteers)
•                Ability to support and organize with both volunteers and staff
•                Extensive experience with consensus decision-making
•                Strong meeting facilitation skills
•                Anti-oppression analysis and proficiency in applying this to all levels of decision-making
•                Ability to work non-hierarchically in groups
•                Ability to work in a highly collaborative staff team environment
•                Ability to work and network with a broad range of people and political perspectives
•                Ability to work autonomously
•                Commitment to social change, and to QPIRG’s mandate to fight all forms of oppression
•                Knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing and graphic design programs (eg. MS Office, Photoshop, or equivalents)
•                Experience with web design and maintenance (eg: WordPress)
•                Experience with conflict resolution and mediation
•                Experience with programming events
•                Experience with event publicity and outreach
•                Knowledge of Montreal-area community groups
•                Familiarity with PIRGs
•                Excellent knowledge and awareness of political, social, economic and environmental justice issues
•                Ability to work occasional irregular hours
•                Ability to problem-solve and prioritize tasks in a busy work environment
•                Strong graphic design and desktop publishing skills
•                Knowledge of tech security and internet privacy issues
•                Familiarity with Concordia University, its institutions, and the campus milieu
•                Experience in student organizing
•                Knowledge of languages other than English and French, including sign languages
•                Experience with budgeting
Employment equity:
QPIRG Concordia has an employment equity policy (the full policy is available HERE). People from marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. If you would like to be considered for employment equity please indicate this on your covering letter by including the statement “I would like to be considered for employment equity.” No further elaboration is necessary, but you are free to add more information if you would like.
Contract duration:
This is a two-year renewable contract, beginning in May 2015.
Salary is $20.55/hr for 30 hours a week (hours are flexible, including some evening and weekend work) as well as 2 weeks of paid vacation and health benefits.
How to apply:
For more information, including the full job description and the employment equity policy, contact QPIRG-Concordia at (514) 848-7585, or email us at hiring@qpirgconcordia.org.
-> Please send us your cover letter and CV, by e-mail, mail, or in person, BEFORE 5pm on APRIL 24, 2015. Please indicate “Attn: Hiring Committee” on your e-mail or letter.
E-mail: hiring@qpirgconcordia.org
Mailing Address:
QPIRG Concordia
1455 de Maisonneuve West,
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8
Street address/Office Location:
QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 204
Open Monday – Thursday, 12 – 6pm
Office Accessibility:
Please note that QPIRG Concordia is located in a wheelchair accessible office. There is a wheelchair access ramp at the front of the building, with two 40″ non-automated doors in the front. The office is located on the second floor, accessed with an elevator.  The doors to the office and the washroom are non-automated and 30″ and 33” wide respectively. There is one wheelchair accessible washroom located in the women’s washroom. QPIRG Concordia is also a scent-free and chemical-free space. A full description of our accessibility information is available HERE.
For more information about QPIRG Concordia, please visit our website www.qpirgconcordia.org or come by the office! Our office is located at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204 (office hours: Monday to Thursday between 12-6pm).
QPIRG-Concordia: Your campus-community link for social change!