We’re Hiring a School Schmool Coordinator!

QPIRG-McGill and QPIRG Concordia are seeking one School Schmool coordinator.
Contract Length: 12 weeks, with an additional up to 16 hours in September for distribution
Total compensation: $7920 (variable hours)
Contract Start Date: Monday, June 10th, 2024
Location: Montreal, QC
Application Deadline: May 29th, 2024

Please see the full posting here:

For more information on hours and wage, please email us at info@qpirgmcgill.org

School Schmool is an activist day planner for students at McGill, Concordia, and for the Montreal community. It includes relevant and engaging articles, resources, and practical tools for students and non-students to participate in social and environmental justice organizing, as well as a useful day planner to organize busy academic and activist schedules. School Schmool is a long-time publication of QPIRG-McGill and QPIRG Concordia.
PLEASE NOTE: Two coordinators will be hired – one QPIRG McGill-focused coordinator and one QPIRG Concordia-focused coordinator. We have already selected a QPIRG Concordia- focused coordinator but applications from other Concordia students will still be considered.

This is a 12-week contract to start on June 10th, 2024. Additionally, there will be a stipend to cover up to16 hours in September for agenda distribution.
Wage: Total gross remuneration will be $7,920.00. Hours to be discussed, please email for more information!
Due to criteria imposed by funding from a federal grant, Canadian out-of-province students, and/or Anglophone students whose province of residence is not Quebec but who are presently studying in Quebec, and who are returning to school full-time in September 2024, will be prioritized for one of the positions.

To apply, please fill out this application form and upload a copy of your CV by May 29th , 2024 @ 11:59pm.
If you require assistance filling out the form or have questions please contact us:
E-mail: hiring@qpirgconcordia.org with “School Schmool Coordinator” in the subject line.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring committee.

QPIRG McGill  and QPIRG Concordia recognize and welcome 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 McGill in their application or resume. Please indicate below if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the staff and Board of both PIRGs to choose themes, vision and plan for the 2024-2025 agenda
  • Liaising with campus groups, QPIRG working groups, and community groups to promote participation in the publication and expand the resource database in the agenda
  • Soliciting articles, art and other contributions from individuals and organizations
  • Extensive work with desktop-publishing software – mainly InDesign
  • Developing and supporting a volunteer committee of writers, editors and artists
  • Collecting, selecting, and assembling content into publication format, using desktop-publishing and website-publishing software (Indesign, Photoshop and WordPress)
  • Working closely with the printing company on the layout and printing of School Schmool
  • Meeting QPIRG Concordia and QPIRG-McGill’s mandates to create campus-community links at Concordia and McGill universities
  • Developing a web component of School Schmool to digitally archive the project
  • Meeting with a staff liaison and/or QPIRG board member to give updates on the progress of the project/get support at least once per month through the duration of the summer
  • Giving at least two reports to the QPIRG boards through the summer
  • Producing a final written report of the project giving a summary and evaluation of the project
  • Attending the Annual General Meetings of each PIRG to present this report to the membership
  • Assisting in planning and seeing through distribution of the planner on both campuses and in community spaces
  • Helping to organize final launch parties, if they occur

A successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental change
  • Project and volunteer coordination experience
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and by consensus
  • Familiarity and experience with desktop publishing applications (ex. InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with website publishing applications (ex. WordPress)
  • Artistic design and layout skills
  • Knowledge of social and environmental justice organizations in Montreal
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Ability to work in French (oral)
  • Familiarity with QPIRG Concordia and the Concordia campus and/or QPIRG-McGill and the McGill campus
  • Fluency in French (written) is an asset; English will be the primary language of the agenda.
  • Experience with fundraising through grant-writing or other university-based funding sources is also an asset.