Ontario Public Interest Research Group – York
F/T Coordinator of Administration and Information
OPIRG YORK, THE ONTARIO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP IS A STUDENT-BASED, SOCIAL JUSTICE, EDUCATION AND ACTION ORGANIZATION, AT YORK UNIVERSITY.
START DATE: September 28, 2009
SALARY: $19.44/hr, 30 hrs/wk, comprehensive healthcare plan
HOURS OF WORK: 30 hrs office hours, 4 days a week, plus occasional evening and weekend meetings or events.
This is a full time, permanent position unionized with CUPE Local 1281
? Administration: financial management, record keeping, audit preparation, correspondence, office organization, grant writing, maintenance & development of Resource Centre and supervision of office volunteers and grant staff.
? Project & Event Coordination: assist board & volunteers with event/project programming, including conceptualizing, planning, publicizing, organizing, coordinating logistics, follow-up
? Provincial PIRG: participate in the Ontario PIRG networks as needed
? Promotion & Outreach: assist in the production of outreach materials (e.g. pamphlets, posters, press releases), networking with campus/community groups on common issues, share responsibility with Volunteer Coordinator for radio show
? Participate in Decision-making: attending board meetings, staff meetings, relevant working group & committee meetings, assist in policy & planning, using consensus process
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience from paid/volunteer work:
? Strong knowledge of bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, budget creation and maintenance, audit preparation; familiarity with Quickbooks accounting software is an asset
? Experience networking & community development with a diversity of groups, familiarity with local community centers, activist groups & resources especially within an anti-racism framework
? Awareness of activism in a broad range of issues including anti-racism, Native rights, student rights, environmentalism, opposing corporate rule/government cutbacks, globalization, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination.
? Experience in supervising volunteers and grant staff, coordinating research projects, especially related to social justice, political action and environmental issues
? Experience working with community resource centers
? Experience working with volunteers, esp. in nonprofit organizations with volunteer board/committees
? Experience coordinating projects & events, especially related to anti-racism, social justice & political actions
? Familiarity with consensus decision-making, organization & strategic planning, & evaluations
? Experience creating promotional/public educational materials
? Strong organizational, office coordination & time management skills
Please send your resume, with 3 references, cover letter, and a 1-page statement on your student/anti-racist activism as well as your views on power and oppression, by 6PM Wednesday September 23rd, 2009 to:
C449 Student Centre
York University 4700 Keele Street
North York, ON
PLEASE NO FAXES
We regret only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites aboriginal people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the contributions and experiences they, as individuals who identify with marginalized communities, would bring to the OPIRG organization in their cover letter.