QPIRG Concordia is hiring a Winter Outreach Coordinator (deadline: January 23)

QPIRG Concordia is hiring a Winter Outreach 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.
– Is between 16 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
– Was registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year*
– Has the intention of returning to full-time studies in the upcoming academic year
– Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee
*Can be a student at a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical school.
Deadline for Applications:  Thursday, January 23rd at 5pm
Description of the position: The Outreach Coordinator will work alongside the staff and volunteers at the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at Concordia University. This position will include coordinating, developing and implementing outreach strategy to promote QPIRG projects (Study in Action and the Community University Research Exchange), and other programming and events.
Tasks include:
– Working with QPIRG staff to design, print and distribute outreach materials (flyers, posters, translated materials, etc.)
– Working with professors, departments and student groups to promote QPIRG projects
– Working with volunteer committee and QPIRG staff to develop and implement outreach strategies
– Applying to various campus departments for project funding and outreach support
– Recruiting and working with volunteers and volunteer committee members
– Promoting QPIRG’s social and environmental justice mandate
Knowledge and skills required:
– 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
– very good written and oral communication skills in English and French
– creative problem-solving skills
– experience with and working knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Photoshop
– knowledge of the local social justice milleu
– 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
– knowledge of the Concordia University campus and community
– skills in database maintenance
– volunteering experience and/or working within a volunteer organization
– knowledge of other languages, including sign language
– Work with QPIRG staff and volunteers to create and implement outreach strategies for QPIRG projects (such as Study In Action and the Community University Research Exchange)
– Work with QPIRG staff and volunteers to help promote QPIRG’s Alternative Resource Library and database
– Postering and flyering (on- and off-campus) for QPIRG projects and events
– Keeping track of outreach materials and helping to update those materials which are out-of-date
– Updating outreach materials when necessary
– Submit a final report detailing work completed to the board of directors at the end of the contract
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.
Deadline for Applications:  Thursday, January 23rd at 5pm
To apply:
Please send a CV, cover letter and indication of your eligibility to hiring@qpirgconcordia.org with “Winter Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line
Drop off a CV, cover letter and indication of eligibility at our office during business hours (Monday to Thursday, 12-6pm – 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #204).
For more information about QPIRG Concordia, this position or how to apply, contact us: 514-848-7585info@qpirgconcordia.orghttps://qpirgconcordia.org, or visit us at our office at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204.