QPIRG Concordia is hiring a Programming and Outreach Coordinator!

QPIRG Concordia is hiring a Programming and Outreach Coordinator

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 27, 2018 before 5pm.

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.
Along with organizing and coordinating the office with the other staffers, the Programming and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating QPIRG’s different projects, motivating actions on diverse grassroots groups and creating campus-community links. The organization includes three permanent staff, part-time staff, 20+ working groups, and multiple core projects. A full job description is available on request.
Sole Responsibilities:
– Programming and Campaigns Coordination
– Working Group Coordination
– Promotion of QPIRG events and activities (including working groups)
– Outreach Coordination
Responsibilities Shared with Co-Coordinators:
– Office coordination and organization
– Maintaining board and staff relations
– Outreach and community building
– Reception and internal communications coordination (including responding to support requests as needed)
– Project coordination (e.g. alternative orientation, resource centre, etc.)
– Organizational publicity development
– Basic office tech support
– Supporting working groups
– Minimum 3 years of experience (paid or volunteer) in community organizing, activism, and/or mobilization
– Experience programming events and organizing campaigns
– Experience with event publicity and outreach
– Ability to support and organize with both volunteers and staff
– Anti-oppression analysis and practices, especially as applies to all levels of decision-making
– Commitment to social change, and to QPIRG’s mandate to fight all forms of oppression
– Significant knowledge and awareness of political, social, economic, and environmental issues
– Good knowledge of Montreal-area community groups
– Understanding of the structure and day-to-day operations of non-profits and/or community organizations (ie. board, staff, and volunteers)
– Experience with, and understanding of, consensus decision-making and facilitation
– Ability to work with a broad range of people and political perspectives
– Ability to work autonomously
– Ability to work non-hierarchically in groups
– Good written skills and bilingualism in spoken French and English
– Comfortable with computers
– Basic knowledge of desktop publishing and web design programs (eg. WordPress or equivalents)
– Ability to work occasional irregular hours
– Ability to problem-solve and prioritize tasks in a very busy work environment
– Familiarity with Concordia University, its institutions, and the campus milieu
– Experience in student and/or community organizing
– Familiarity with PIRGs
– Experience in non-profit sector
– Experience with conflict resolution and mediation
– Basic knowledge graphic design and desktop publishing skills (eg. Photoshop or equivalent)
– Knowledge of languages other than English and French, including sign languages
– Comfort and experience with public speaking
Employment equity:
QPIRG Concordia recognizes the structural injustices and prejudices that impact our experiences, living in a neo-colonial, capitalist state founded on the discrimination of people based on their race, class, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status, history of incarceration, and body type (NOTE: this is not a comprehensive list, but is meant to provide examples).
QPIRG Concordia values the unique contributions that people who are marginalized bring to our organization and our communities. We also understand that applicants may experience marginalization in a number of interconnected ways. If you identify as a member of a marginalized group, or have an experience that is outside of the standard work market, we strongly encourage you to apply.
Please indicate on the application questionnaire if you would like to be considered for employment equity. There is no expectation that you specify as to why you are indicating that you would like to be considered for employment equity, but you are welcome to do so if you wish (there is space on the application form to do this).
In order to avoid tokenism in hiring, as well as to respect applicants’ choice as to whether or not they wish employment equity to apply, we will not ask about employment equity during the interview.
QPIRG Concordia’s employment equity policy can be found here: www.qpirgconcordia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/20110317_employment%20equity.pdf
Contract duration:
This is a two-year renewable contract, beginning in early May 2018.
Starting salary is $21.28/hour for 30 hours a week (including some evening and weekend work), as well as 2 weeks of paid vacation and health benefits.
Office Accessibility:
QPIRG Concordia is currently located in a building which has both a ramp and an elevator. Please note, however that the ramp is considered steeper than accepted standards. The entrance is two 40″ non-automated doors in the front. The office is located on the second floor of the building, and can be 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 on the second floor. QPIRG Concordia is also a scent-free and chemical-free space. Further information about accessibility at QPIRG can be found on our website: www.qpirgconcordia.org/accessibility
How to apply:
Anyone interested in applying is asked to answer the questions that can be found on this form: https://goo.gl/forms/ZqiYHDNbzTwNcwwm2 (available in French here: https://goo.gl/forms/NSKzkljdicPYyQ1l1), as well as to submit 1-3 page document detailing relevant experiences (this can be in a standard CV format or alternative such as a bullet point list).
Those interested in applying are asked to do so by 5pm on FRIDAY, APRIL  27, 2018.
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 indicate “Attn Hiring Committee: Programming and Outreach Coordinator” on your email. You can also come by our office during our opening hours – Monday-Thursday, noon-6pm.
Note: if you require any support in completing the form online, or another aspect of the application process, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.
Email: hiring@qpirgconcordia.org
Phone: (514) 848-7585
Mailing Address:
QPIRG Concordia
1455 de Maisonneuve West,
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8
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)
Le Groupe de recherche d’intérêt public du Québec à Concordia (GRIP Concordia)
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia University (QPIRG Concordia)
Your campus-community link for social change!
Nous sommes situés à / We are located at:
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, # 204
tél: 514-848-7585 – fax: 514-848-7584
Heures d’ouvertures : lundi à jeudi, 12h-18h
Office Hours: M-Th, 12-6pm
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