QPIRG Concordia is hiring a Community University Research Exchange (CURE) Program Coordinator

Community University Research Exchange (CURE) Program Coordinator
(Project Number: I-24431-22)

Contract and Eligibility Details: Please note that this position is open to Concordia students approved for International Work Study Positions only (projects beginning with the letter I).  For more information about the work-study program, please visit: http://faao.concordia.ca/workstudy/

Duration: October 2013 – December 2013 (with possibility of renewal for Winter 2014 term)

ABOUT CURE: The Community-University Research Exchange (CURE) is a database by which students can integrate their academic research with the work of local movements and activist organizations. Through the administrative infrastructures already in place at McGill and Concordia University, students may complete a CURE research project as an independent study course, internship, or thesis advised by a departmental professor, or as a term project for an upper-level class. By connecting students to non-profit community groups with limited resources, we hope to encourage and support academic research that is socially relevant. For more information about CURE, visit: www.curemontreal.org

Knowledge and Skills Required:
– written and spoken English; spoken French
– computer Skills (Excel & Word)
– research
– web design
– ability to work independently and with groups
– knowledgeable of campus environment, including campus organizations and departments
– 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, sex, gender, religion, colour, disability, size and class

– skills in poster/flyer design and printing
– budgeting and financial management experience
– knowledge of local social justice milieu
– volunteer experience and/or working within a volunteer organization
– knowledge of other languages, including sign languages
– experience working in both Mac and PC environments
– skills in MS Word, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver or WordPress, HTML or other desktop publishing softwares

– to coordinate, develop and implement outreach strategy to promote the Community University Research Exchange (CURE) research request database, and other programming
– work one-on-one with students to match them with research requests and facilitate them through CURE processes (agreement forms, communication, etc.)
– work with QPIRG staff to design, print and distribute CURE outreach materials (flyers, posters, translated materials, etc.)
– work with professors, departments and student groups to promote CURE research requests amongst faculty and university bodies
– work with volunteer committee and QPIRG staff to develop and implement outreach strategies for soliciting research requests
– maintain project budget
– apply to various campus departments for project funding and outreach support
– recruit and work with volunteers and volunteer committee members
– promote QPIRG’s social and environmental justice mandate

Student Gains:
– Project management experience
– Budgeting and financial management skills
– Publicity design and publishing 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
– Experience in volunteer management

Deadline for Applications:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 at 5pm

Duration: October 2013 – December 2013

Please contact QPIRG Concordia for details (hiring@qpirgconcordia.org)

– Please send a CV, cover letter and indication of your work study eligibility to hiring@qpirgconcordia.org. Note «CURE Program Coordinator» in the subject line.
– Drop off a CV, cover letter and indication of workstudy eligibility at our office during business hours (Monday to Thursday, 12-6pm).

Contract and Eligibility Details:
Please note that this position is open to Concordia students approved for International Work Study Positions only (projects beginning with the letter -I).  For more information about the work-study program, please 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.

You can contact QPIRG Concordia at (514) 848-7585, email us at hiring@qpirgconcordia.org or visit us at 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #204 (Monday-Thursday, 12-6pm). Please note that only applicants who are short-listed for interviews will be contacted by the hiring committee.

For more information about QPIRG Concordia, visit www.qpirgconcordia.org and for more info about CURE visit www.curemontreal.org