QPIRG Concordia is hiring an Alternative Library Fall Coordinator (student work study position)

QPIRG Concordia is hiring an Alternative Library Fall Coordinator (student work study position):

Deadline for Applications: Thursday, September 27th 2018 @ 5pm

To apply: – Please send a CV and cover letter to hiring@qpirgconcordia.org. Indicate the job position(s) you are applying for in the subject line. OR – Drop off a CV and cover letter at our office during business hours (Monday to Thursday, 12-6pm).

CONTRACT DURATION: October-December, 2018 (for full salary and hours details contact the hiring committee at hiring@qpirgconcordia.org)

We thank all the candidates for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please note that this positions is open to Concordia students (undergraduate or graduate) approved for Work Study. For more information about the work study program, and your potential eligibility, visit: http://faao.concordia.ca/workstudy/

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.
ABOUT QPIRG CONCORDIA: 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. For more information about QPIRG Concordia, visit www.qpirgconcordia.org
More info about the job position below. You can contact QPIRG Concordia at (514) 848-7585, email us at hiring@qpirgconcordia.org or visit us at 2100 Guy, #205 (Monday-Thursday, 12-6pm).

The Alternative Library Coordinator will work alongside the staff and volunteers at the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at Concordia University. This position will concentrate on the development, organization, and outreach of QPIRG Concordia’s Alternative Library. For more information about the Alternative Library visit https://qpirgconcordia.org/librarycirculation.

Required Skills

• Fluent in written and spoken English, and spoken French

• Computer Skills (Excel & Word)

• 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

Purpose of job: To coordinate development, organization, and publicity of QPIRG Concordia’s Alternative Library, an alternative publicly-accessible library of magazines, videos, books and pamphlets covering issues such as anti-racism, global economics, political theory, gender, environmentalism, health, and community organizing skills.


• Work with QPIRG staff and volunteers to identify gaps in the QPIRG Alternative Library (e.g. French language materials, materials on issues faced by students with disabilities, etc.)

• Work with committee to research and order new materials (books, magazines, tapes/CDs, videos, etc.)

• Recruit and work with volunteers for the Library Committee
• Budget for purchasing of new materials

• Use and improve database to catalogue Alternative Library materials

• Train volunteers in data entry and database maintenance

• Organize a user-friendly and accessible system for borrowing and returning materials

• Organize training sessions for QPIRG staff and volunteers on efficient use of the system

• Develop strategy to publicize the Alternative Library to Concordia students and the broader community

• Submit a written report to the Board of Directors at the end of the contract