The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – University of Ottawa (OPIRG) is seeking a part-time employee (20 – 40 hours / week according to the work schedule specified in the chart below). OPIRG’s Alternative 101 Week Coordinator contract begins June 207h 2016 and ends September 30th 2016. OPIRG is a bilingual, student-funded and student directed volunteer organization dedicated to research, education and advocacy in the areas of social, environmental, and economic justice.
|June 27 to July 22
|July 25 to August 26
|August 29 to September 16
|September 19 to September 30
Alt 101 week is an annual event put on by OPIRG-Ottawa. As per other 101 weeks in different faculties on campus, Alt 101 is a welcome week for new students arriving at the University of Ottawa. However, Alt 101 is designed as an alternative for the other 101 weeks (frosh weeks) that are held in other faculties or to complement them. Alt 101 week is completely dry, and aims to introduce students to the radical side of campus, integrating environmental and social justice issues in its programming. It also aims to try and accommodate students who might not feel comfortable participating in certain other 101 week events.
The role of the OPIRG Alternative 101 Week Coordinator will be to work alongside other OPIRG staff to organize and carry-out OPIRG’s Alternative 101 Week. The week will take place at the beginning of September.
- Working with other OPIRG staff, action groups, and other partner organisations to organize, coordinate, and promote events
- Training and coordinating all volunteers, including managing the OPIRG week organizing committee (including staff, board, and volunteers)
- Working closely with OPIRG’s summer Materials Development coordinator to ensure the creation of relevant promotional and other materials for Alternative 101 week
- Recruiting and outreaching to new and returning students
- Helping organize a volunteer appreciation activity after the week
- Other tasks relevant to organizing OPIRG’s Alternative 101 week
- Other general office duties
- Creating a report with reflections and on how the week was organized to be submitted at the end of the contract
- Able to communicate, orally and in writing, in both English and French
- Strong organizing and coordination skills or experience
- Demonstrate initiative and teamwork skills
- General computer skills
- Knowledge of anti-oppression concepts
- Some knowledge of consensus decision-making
- Personable attitude
- Capacity to work under stressful conditions, as well as delegate and prioritize tasks
- Experience in planning events, particularly on-campus events, and/or experience managing groups and coordinating volunteers
- Knowledge of OPIRG-Ottawa and our action groups
- Some knowledge of uOttawa campus and community, including student unions, clubs, and other associations
- Strong writing skills in both English and French
- Experience in social, economic, and/or environmental justice organizing, especially within a anti-oppressive framework
Starting salary: $22,09/hr
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.
Applicants who wish to be considered for employment equity should mention this in their cover letter.
All applicants are asked to include a brief statement on their understanding of power and oppression in our society, as it relates to yourself, and the work environment. In particular, explain the importance of creating an anti-oppressive OPIRG Orientation Week.
Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted the week following the deadline for resumes.
DEADLINE for applications: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 5:00p.m. The proposed start date is June 27th, 2016.
Please submit ALL of the following documents to be considered as a candidate:
2) cover letter explaining how you meet each of the qualifications,
3) a 3-4 paragraph statement explaining your understanding of power and oppression in our society, as it relates to yourself and the work environment, as well as OPIRG’s Alternative 101 Week.
Hiring Committee – OPIRG
85 University Private, UCU 215D
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
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