[Sust-mar] Resource Coord., Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group, p/t, Halifax NS, Apr 12 deadline

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[plus topical links and resources, below - ed ]


Position: Resource Coordinator
Organization: Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group 
     (NSPIRG) http://www.nspirg.org

Date posted to GoodWorkCanada.ca: Mar 29, 2006
Application deadline: Apr 12, 2006
Start date: Apr 24, 2006
Location: Halifax NS, Canada

NSPIRG-Dal is hiring a Resource Coordinator.

This individual will be responsible for NSPIRG-Dal 
bookkeeping, library acquisitions and maintenance, and for 
coordinating and administering NSPIRG-Dal publications 

This is a part time (15 hour/week) position, beginning on 
or before April 24 2006.

Salary commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate will:
- have experience working in a resource centre environment
- be comfortable using a computer to produce documents, 
send emails, and handle bookkeeping tasks
- be familiar with working in a University setting

NSPIRG (Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group) is 
a non-profit, non-partisan social and environmental justice 
research and resource centre. Our mandate is to empower, 
educate, and inspire action on social justice and 
environmental issues at Dalhousie University, as well as in 
the broader Halifax community and Nova Scotia generally. 
We are a student and volunteer-driven organization 
working within an anti-oppression framework, and 
providing a range of events, opportunities, working groups, 
and campaigns to community members.


Please submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter in 
person to the NSPIRG office (6136 University Ave, 
Rm 314), or via email to Dave Ron: dave at nspirg.org , 
by 5.30 pm Wednesday April 12. Only short listed 
candidates will be contacted.


Bookkeeping responsibilities (3-4 hours/week)
* Ensure all invoices are paid on time and properly 
* Complete any deposits as required
* Take full responsibility for administrative maintenance 
of the financial records (including monthly bank 
reconciliations and petty cash reconciliations)
* Assist Board of Directors in accessing/utilizing budget 
* Participate in budget planning sessions with the board
* Generate finance reports for the yearly audit by liaising 
with DSU staff and auditor.

Librarian responsibilities (5-6 hours/week)
* Research and make library acquisitions
* File all new materials as they arrive, including making 
copies of new video materials prior to lending, and 
including updating library catalogue
* File all borrowed materials once returned
* Assist library users (mainly students) with 
finding/selecting useful materials
* Hold regular office hours for student consultations
* Keep on top of borrowings, including overdue reminders
* Take on special projects as necessary to enhancing the 
library and how it functions

Publication Coordination/Management responsibilities 
(3-5 hours/week)
* Communicate with authors, editors, editorial committee
* Coordinate editing, layout and printing
* Coordinate publication promotion and distribution

Other responsibilities
* Report to Executive Director and Board of Directors 
as required
* Attend Annual General Meeting: introduce auditor and 
present the current year's budget and financial report to 
the members at the AGM.


[GoodWork Editor adds... topical links & resources:

Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) 


About PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups)

PIRGs across Canada 
Vancouver Island, BC http://www.vipirg.ca/ 
Simon Fraser, BC http://www.sfu.ca/~sfpirg/
Prince George, BC http://pgpirg.unbc.ca/ 
Edmonton, Alberta http://www.apirg.org/ 
Lethbridge, Alberta http://people.uleth.ca/~pirg/about.html http://www.lpirg.org/AboutUs.htm
Ontario PIRG's (links to 11 chapters) http://www.opirg.org 
Montreal, QC - McGill http://ssmu.mcgill.ca/qpirg/ 
Montreal, QC - Concordia http://concordia.pirg.ca/ 
Montreal, QC - UQAM http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/grip/ 
Halifax, Nova Scotia http://www.nspirg.org/ 
USA State Pirgs http://www.pirg.org/
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Interest_Research_Groups


Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Environmental Groups & Orgs.
and across Canada http://www.planetfriendly.net/ecoportal.html


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