[Sust-mar] Outreach & Admin Coordinator, f/t, NSPIRG, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Outreach and Administrative Coordinator
Organization: Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG)
Website: http://www.nspirg.ca
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

DEADLINE: Application deadline is Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM. START DATE: May 2014

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


The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) 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 Outreach and Administrative Coordinator will work closely with the Resource and Administrative Coordinator, the NSPIRG Board of Directors, volunteers and working group members to oversee the general operations of NSPIRG.

The Ideal Candidate would 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 volunteer coordination
• experience planning and facilitating workshops, events, and issue-based campaigns
• demonstrated experience with event-planning and promotion
• knowledge of non-profit organization administration
• experience with grant or proposal writing
• comfort using a computer to produce documents and send emails
• strong written and verbal communication skills
• strong interpersonal skills (e.g. comfort with engaging strangers)

The following skills are an asset but are not required:
• familiarity with Halifax community organizations, student organizations and the university environment an asset
• some post-secondary education
• experience with web and design software, social media platforms, and electronic outreach practices


The following responsibilities are common and shared between the Outreach and 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 core projects: recruiting coordinators and liaising
• outreach for new working groups and liaising with them
• attend and report at Board of Directors meetings
• monitor and respond to 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 Outreach and Administrative Coordinator:
• grant applications (except financial information)
• annual renewal of Joint Stocks membership
• writing the annual report
• event logistics (room booking, AV set-up)
• send out weekly online community calendar and mailing list announcements
• manage website
• publicize the work of NSPIRG through making and distributing posters, flyers, media, etc.
• develop an outreach strategy to reach a wide range of community groups, campaigns, and organizations


This is a unionized 1 year position with SEIU local 2, . 28 hours weekly at $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 Hiring Committee
Room 314, 6136 University Ave
Halifax, NS B3H 4J2
Or emailed to: info at nspirg.ca


Friday, April 11, 2014
11:00 PM (AST)

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