OPIRG York Job Posting for Special Events and DisOrientation Coordinator



Job posting for OPIRG York’s DisOrientation Coordinator

Position summary:
Coordinate the DisOrientation committee to organize OPIRG York’s DisOrientation for September 2017, this will include planning a 25th year anniversary party.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
-       Chair the DisOrientation committee
-       Send invitations to social justice-oriented organizations at York University and the Jane and Finch community to participate in the DisOrientation committee
-       Lead the organizing for OPIRG York’s 25th year anniversary party, to be held during DisOrientation
-       Work with interested working groups of OPIRG York and social justice-oriented organizations to put together a schedule of 6-10 events for the week, following template laid out by Volunteer and Programming Coordinator
-       Design promotional materials
-       Develop an outreach plan, which could include social media, reaching out to like-minded organizations, tabling, and postering
-       Coordinate volunteers for promotions and logistics
-       Submit an exit report on the coordination of the week and the position

-       Experience planning events dealing with social justice issues
-       Experience working within an organization that uses an anti-oppressive lens
-       Excellent organizational and time management skills and proven ability to work under pressure with minimal direction
-       Excellent skills in problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and collective decision-making

Compensation and Benefits
    Hourly wage: $18.00/hour
    Hours per week: 20 hours
    Contract length: June 19th - September 29th, 2017 (15 weeks)

How to Apply
All applicants are asked for a brief statement on their views of power and oppression in the university context (max. 250 words). We encourage applicants to describe the contributions and experiences they would bring to the OPIRG organization in their cover letter. Please submit your cover letter, resume and statement to opirgyorkhiring@gmail.com by June 4th at 5:00pm.

OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites aboriginal people, people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, transsexual, intersex and two-spirit people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants, and people with disabilities to apply. If you are contacted by OPIRG York regarding an interview or job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodations.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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