[Sust-mar] Resource & Administrative Coordinator, f/t, NSPIRG, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Resource & Administrative Coordinator
Organization: Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group www.nspirg.ca
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG), is now accepting applications for a Resource and Administrative Coordinator

DEADLINE: Application deadline is Friday, June 21 at 12:00 PM (Midnight).

START DATE: July 2, 2013

Please send a cover letter and resume to: info at nspirg. ca


NSPIRG (the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group) is a non-profit, social and environmental justice research and resource centre. We are located in Room 314 of the Student Union Building at Dalhousie University. NSPIRG's mandate is to empower, educate and inspire action on social justice issues in Nova Scotia. We are a student and volunteer-driven organization working within an anti-oppression framework. We engage in critical campaigns, public education, and offer radical resources to the campus and community.



The Resource and Administrative Coordinator will work closely with the Outreach and Administrative Coordinator, the NSPIRG Board of Directors, general volunteers and working group members to oversee the general operations of NSPIRG.

The Ideal Candidate will possess the following skills and experiences:
• a demonstrated commitment to, and understanding of the principles and practice of anti-oppression
• a demonstrated understanding of consensus based decision-making
• involvement in organizing around issues of social and environmental justice and grassroots community-led initiatives
• experience with bookkeeping, budgeting and financial planning
• experience managing libraries and resource centres an asset
• experience planning and facilitating workshops
• demonstrated experience with event-planning and promotion
• knowledge of non-profit organization administration
• experience with grant or proposal writing
• comfortable using a computer to produce documents and send emails.
• experience with web and design software
• strong written and verbal communication skills
• familiarity with Halifax community and student organizations an asset
• some post-secondary education an asset although not required
• strong interpersonal skills


The following responsibilities are common and shared between the Outreach & Administrative Coordinator and the Resource and Administrative Coordinator:
• ensure that all activities of NSPIRG are consistent with an anti-oppression mandate
• maintaining a welcoming office space during office hours
• maintaining regular office hours and general office management
• responsibility for 2 - 3 (half) of the NSPIRG projects: recruiting coordinators and liaising
• attend and report at Board of Directors meetings
• maintain email, phone and in person correspondence
• assist the Board in the coordination of board strategic planning, general meetings, opt-out periods and hiring processes.

The following responsibilities are to be fulfilled by the Resource and Administrative Coordinator:
• financial bookkeeping
• budgeting
• prepare financial reports and submit audits
• insurance renewal
• oversee resource acquisitions and general purchases
• manage, organize and promote the alternative resource library


This is a unionized 1 year renewable position with SEIU local 2, 28 hours weekly/ $17 per hour


NSPIRG has an anti-oppression hiring policy, which recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from diverse communities bring to our organization, and invites individuals from these

communities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences would bring to the NSPIRG organization in their cover letter or resume.

Our hiring policy is available at http://www.nspirg.ca/about-us/governing-documents/


Applications may be dropped off at:

NSPIRG-Dal Hiring Committee
Room 314, 6136 University Ave
Halifax, NS B3H 4J2

Or emailed to: info at nspirg.ca


Friday, June 21, 2013, 12pm (midnight) Atlantic time.

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