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

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Position: Outreach & Admin Coordinator http://GoodWork.ca/922623
Organization: Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

A Job Opportunity at NSPIRG

The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG), is now accepting applications for an:

Outreach and Administrative Coordinator 

DEADLINE: Application deadline is Friday, January 15 at 5:00 PM. 
START DATE: February 1, 2016 (roughly)

Seeking: a passionate and energetic person to fill one of our two core coordinator positions in a busy social justice resource centre. Our core staff play a major role in all areas of the organization, and we're excited for this person to also bring vision for future growth!


The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) is a resource centre based around social and environmental justice, within an anti-oppressive framework. NSPIRG is a student society at Dalhousie University and King's College, and our office is located in Room B24 of the Student Union Building at Dalhousie University. Our mandate is to link research to action and campus to community, within an anti-oppressive framework. We engage in campaigns, public education, and provide resources to the campus and community.


Our two core staff are responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing much of the work of NSPIRG. Of the two staff, this position is responsible for outreach, volunteer engagement, and promotion.

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 regular office hours and general office management, and maintaining a welcoming office space
• Responsibility for about half of the NSPIRG core projects. These include: Rad Frosh, Underg(RAD) Journal, Research Projects, Reading Groups, Cinema Political Film Screenings, Workshops and Trainings, etc.
• Serve as the main support person for half of NSPIRG's working groups
• 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:
• Develop and implement a plan for engaging volunteers at NSPIRG
• Send out weekly online community newsletter and mailing list announcements
• Publicize the work of NSPIRG through making and distributing: posters, leaflets, flyers, etc
• Manage and update website and social media
• Outreach to the student body at Dalhousie University and King's college
• Develop outreach strategy to reach community groups, campaigns, and organizations, and build ongoing working relationships
• Grant applications (most of our funding is not dependent on grants. However, we do apply for some grants throughout the year.)
• Annual renewal of Joint Stocks membership and writing the annual report


The following are required for this position:
• a demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of anti-oppression, and how this related to coordinating a resource centre
• experience with volunteer coordination
• comfortable using a computer to produce documents and send emails
• experience with grant or proposal writing
• strong written and verbal communication skills
• very comfortable doing promotion and outreach with university students
• involvement in organizing around issues of social and environmental justice and grassroots community-led initiatives
• comfortable making posters, leaflets, and flyers, updating social media, and updating websites

The following would be considered assets, but are not requirements:
• a demonstrated understanding of consensus based decision-making
• demonstrated experience planning and facilitating workshops
• familiarity with Halifax community organizations, student organizations and the university environment
• experience in running issue-based and goal-driven campaigns
• demonstrated experience with event-planning and promotion
• knowledge of non-profit organization administration


This position requires 33 hours per week, and pays $17 per hour. Regular daytime office hours and occasional flexible evening and weekend hours required. Contract is for one year, with the opportunity for renewal.


NSPIRG has an anti-oppression hiring policy, which recognizes that access to jobs such as this is often limited to folks from marginalized communities. We also acknowledge that lived experience can be as valuable as formal training, but harder to “prove” in a job application. 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/


Please submit a resume that outlines your relevant skills and experience, and a cover letter that includes your interest in the position. If you are emailing your application, please clearly indicate that you are applying for the Outreach & Admin Coordinator position, and please include your name in the file names of your resume and letter.

Applications may be dropped off at: NSPIRG Hiring Committee, Room B24, 6136 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3H 4J2

Or emailed to: 
hiring at nspirg.ca


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