Job Posting – Migrant Health Project Co-ordinator

Time Begins at May 21st 8:00 AM EDT
ending on May 31st 11:59 PM EDT
Location MUSC 229
Organizers OPIRG McMaster
Posted by OPIRG Staff
Ontario Public Interest Research Group McMaster
Migrant Health Project Coordinator Job Posting
Job Description:
The Migrant Health Project Coordinator will be responsible for bringing together community stakeholders of migrant health and well being. They will be instrumental in collecting and assessing the current demand and needs of migrant populations in Hamilton, as well as the current services available.
Please submit a cover letter outlining past relevant work/volunteer experience, your academic focus and how it relates to this position, and your related skills and interests. Also include your CV and two references that can evaluate previous related work/volunteer experience.
Key Responsibilities
1. Identify key community organizations working with or providing services to migrant populations in Hamilton.
2. Build relationships with appropriate organizations within the Hamilton community
3. Complete an evaluation of current community initiatives surrounding migrant health and wellness
4. Review and recommend geographical areas in which to offer programs/services
5. Evaluate current demand, need, and access to community health services
6. Create a plan for the recruitment and direction of student volunteers for the coming school year
7. Various awareness projects to be carried out in September 2013

The applicant must meet Canada Summer Jobs (an initiative of the Summer Work Experience  – Service Canada)  criteria; i.e. the applicant must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and must be returning to school in the Fall as a full-time student.

Minimum Education: Completed second year university, Any program/specialization
Must be able to independently use Microsoft Office Suite (knowledge of Access an asset)
Must have excellent English verbal and written communication skills. Second language an asset.
Capable of working independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team. Must have initiative and ability to carry out instructions without highly detailed instruction.
Sensitive to cultural differences and comfortable interacting with people of various backgrounds.
Experience working with health data in a research capacity an asset.
Experience with migrant populations an asset.
Geography and/or geographic information systems experience an asset.
Very comfortable meeting new people.
Required to travel between various locations with Hamilton.
Comfortable navigating the Hamilton Street Railway system to get around. 

Start Date: July 2, 2013
End Date: August 23, 2013
Wage: $13/hour @ 30 hours/week

OPIRG McMaster aims to link research with action on a broad range of social justice and environmental issues, both locally and globally.  Please check out our website ( in order to gain a better understanding of the kind of work OPIRG engages in. 

OPIRG McMaster will recruit a candidate based on hiring practices outlined in our Collective Agreement.  Although the candidate will not be a union member, their hiring will be governed by our commitment to these ideals.  As stated in article 13.2.3:  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.

Please send resume and cover letter to by May 31, 2013.