OPIRG York - One year contract for a full-time position of Coordinator of Administration and Information


Ontario Public Interest Research Group - York


One year contract for a full-time position of Coordinator of Administration and Information


Start Date:  As soon as possible, latest by March 4, 2013,


OPIRG - The Ontario Public Interest Research Group - is a student-based social justice, education and action organization at York University. OPIRG York is currently hiring for a one-year term for the Coordinator of Administration and Information position to replace a permanent staff member on leave.  The employment term will end February 24, 2014. This is a unionized position with CUPE Local 1281.


Salary:  $20.90/hr, 30 hrs/wk, comprehensive healthcare plan


Hours of work:  30 hrs, 4 days a week, plus occasional evening and weekend work.


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 experience they, as individuals who identify with marginalized communities, would bring to the OPIRG organization in their cover letter.



  • Administration:  financial management, record keeping, audit preparation, correspondence, office organization, grant writing, maintenance & development of Resource Centre and supervision of office volunteers and grant staff.
  • Project & Event Coordination:  assist board & volunteers with event/project programming, including conceptualizing, planning, publicizing, organizing, coordinating logistics, follow-up.
  • Provincial PIRG:  participate in the Ontario PIRG networks as needed.
  • Promotion & Outreach:  assist in the production of outreach materials (e.g. pamphlets, posters, press releases), networking with campus/community groups on common issues, share responsibility with Volunteer Coordinator for radio show.
  • Participate in Decision-making:  attending board meetings, staff meetings, relevant working group & committee meetings, assist in policy & planning, using consensus process.



The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience from either paid or volunteer work:

  • Strong knowledge of bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, budget creation and maintenance, audit preparation; familiarity with Quickbooks accounting software is an asset.
  • Experience networking & community development with a diversity of groups, familiarity with local community centers, activist groups & resources especially within an anti-racism framework.
  • Awareness of activism in a broad range of issues including anti-racism, indigenous sovereignty and self-determination, student rights, environmentalism, opposing corporate rule/government cutbacks, globalization, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination.
  • Experience in supervising volunteers and grant staff, coordinating research projects, especially related to social justice, political action and environmental issues.
  • Experience working with community resource centers.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Experience coordinating projects & events, especially related to anti-racism, social justice & political actions.
  • Familiarity with consensus decision-making, organization & strategic planning, and evaluations.
  • Experience creating promotional/public educational materials.
  • Strong organizational, office coordination & time management skills.


Please send your resume, cover letter, and a statement, no longer than 1-page, on your student/anti-racist/social justice activism as well as your views of power and oppression, by 6PM Monday Jan 28/2013 to:  opirgyorkhire@gmail.com




We regret only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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