Summer Employment at OPIRG York!
Interested in working in social justice, education and action?


*OPIRG York is currently hiring for THREE staff positions: *

• Communications Coordinator
• Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
• Special Events and Programming Coordinator

Deadline for applications: June 9, 2011, 6pm
Interviews will take place: June 13 – 15
Positions begin June 20, 2011

Please read below for more detailed job descriptions. For more
information on OPIRG York, please visit<>

How to apply:

• Please specify which job you are applying for. If you are applying for
all three job positions, please submit separate applications each
• Applicants must provide a resume and a one-page cover letter. Please
explain in the cover letter why you are interested in working with
OPIRG-York and your understanding of social justice organizing from an
anti-oppressive lens.
• OPIRG York encourages individuals from marginalized communities to
apply. This includes Aboriginal peoples, people of colour, women, queer,
transgendered, trans-sexual, inter-sexed people, working class people,
single parents, immigrants and people with dis/abilities.
• Eligible applicants are: between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age;
registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and
intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic
year; and are legally entitled to work in Canada

Applications are due 6pm June 9, 2011. Please email applications to>. Please include
“Canada Summer Job Application” in the subject of the email

• Experience working within a collective, or consensus-based decision making
• Familiar with the mandate of OPIRG York
• Strong ability to work independently and to take initiative within
• Strong time management and multi-tasking skills
• Interpersonal communication and info/skill-sharing skills
• Additional knowledge in graphic or web design a plus

Job Descriptions:

*Communications Coordinator: 20 hours a week at $15.00/hour for nine weeks *

This position will assist the Coordinator of Information and
Administration with a communications strategy to implement by the fall
of 2011. Duties include:

– attend bi-weekly Communications Committee meetings
– assist with website re-design including content, concepts and on-going
– assist in development and coordination of weekly radio show collective
(PrOPIRGanda) on CHRY 105.5FM. This includes assisting in outreach,
developing story ideas and working with staff on archiving radio shows
– develop and coordinate fall Back to School newsletter by soliciting
content, liaising with student and community groups on involvement,
assisting with editing and layout
– coordinate back to school “branding” campaign for OPIRG York
including: new pamphlets, stickers, and other swag for the fall
– assist with promotion of back to school events such as Disorientation
and other events and conferences organized by OPIRG York
– Liaise with York Federation of Students and York University to ensure
OPIRG York content is available for students

*Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator: 20 hours a week at
$15.00/hour for nine weeks *

This position will assist both the Volunteer Coordinator and the
Coordinator of Information and Administration with building an outreach
strategy at York University and beyond. Duties include:

– Developing an outreach plan for students and community in the North
York area
– Build and facilitate partnerships with North York community
organizations and York University community groups
– Connect and work with Jane and Finch and North York community
– Develop a list of partnerships for workshops and co-sponsorships,
including partners for the Social Justice Fair in September 2011
– Coordinate logistics for Fall Volunteer Recruitement Drive including
class room talking, table coordination and promotion in community
– Organize both off-campus and on-campus events and campaigns in
partnership with Jane/Finch and North York community groups
– Work with staff on promotional ideas and outreach materials

*Special Events and Programming Coordinator: 20 hours a week at
$15.00/hour for nine weeks *

This position will assist the Volunteer Coordinator with the programming
of OPIRG York, including preparing for event coordination for the fall
2011. Duties include:

– Assist with summer programming at York University including August
“Alternative Media Workshop series” and monthly workshops, film
screenings and events
– Assist Volunteer Coordinator in process of planning for week long
DisOrientation for September 2011
– Assist in coordination of Disorientation Committee, including
coordinating meeting times with other student and community organizations
– Research and plan exciting new events to host on and off the York
University campus
– Assist in planning a Back to School Fair including Alternative
Disorientation concert and Social Justice Fair Administrative support
around event planning with volunteer coordinator
– Plan and connect with organizations and groups on campus to work on
events throughout the summer and fall
– Assist in coordination of logistics for Fall Volunteer Recruitment Drive
– Creating and putting together a resource booklet on social change in
the York community