NOW HIRING: DisOrientation Coordinator



KPIRG Dis/Orientation Coordinator (events planning)
Application Deadline: Sunday June 5th, 2016 11:59 PM
Part-Time Student Position: 30 hours/week
10 week term: Starting June 20th, 2016 to August 26th, 2916
Wage Rate: $15.00/hour
This job is unionized with the United Steel Workers Local 2009
Priority will be given to KPU students who meet the eligibility criteria below.
Contact Person: Alex Dingiria, (

Dis/Orientation Days aim to raise public awareness of critical issues of public interest, relevance, and urgency; promote social and environmental justice; and cultivate a collaborative rapport with students, community members, and organizations with social justice mandates and interests.

KPIRG’s Dis/Orientation Days Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing a multi-week period of programming (events, workshops, etc.) during September 2016.

The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG) is a student-funded and student-directed resource centre dedicated to social and environmental justice.

The Dis/orientation Coordinator will:

  • Work with the Dis/Orientation Committee to develop programming for Dis/Orientation Days in September, and coordinate bottom-line logistics for this programming
  • Coordination of logistics, designing and implementing a campaign to promote the summer Dis/Orientation Committee Recruitment Drive
  • Research, contact, and liaise with local advocacy/community organizations and community organizers who will present at and attend Dis/Orientation Days 2016
  • Promote environmental sustainability through the planning of environmentally-focused events
  • Coordinate Dis/Orientation Committee: scheduling meeting times, preparing agenda, chairing meetings, recruiting and communicating with students and community organizers on the committee
  • Help devise outreach materials for Dis/Orientation committee recruitment and events promotion
  • Promote Dis/Orientation events through tabling, classroom presentations and other creative means
  • Participate in internal meetings (KPIRG board meetings, committee meetings, staff meetings) to facilitate knowledge base and reporting to KPIRG Board
  • Office coverage and other outreach tasks as required


  1. Previous community/grassroots organizing and/or event planning experience
  2. Experience with marketing & publicity campaigns
  3. Capacity to be self-directed and work in a collective structure using consensus decision–making
  4. Excellent knowledge of community advocacy groups, organizations and individuals.
  5. Excellent communication skills (approachable, friendly, responsive, clear)
  6. Organized, resourceful, and self-initiated
  7. Comfortable with public speaking
  8. Genuine commitment to the values of social justice
  9. Good computer and email skills
  10. Graphic design skills – Adobe Suite (desirable)

. To be an eligible applicant, you:

(a) are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year (Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016);

(c) intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and/or Summer 2017);

(d) are a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;;

(e) are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (international students are ineligible) and;

(f) are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Send a one-page COVER LETTER with your resume in one PDF file to

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews will take place between June 13th to 17th. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.


KPIRG is an affirmative action employer. This means that, in order to increase the range and diversity of perspectives, skills, and experiences presently existing within KPIRG, hiring preference shall be given to qualified applicants from groups who face systemic discrimination and as well as barriers to access and participation in KPIRG.

Please discuss any barriers you may face in your cover letter. Applicants are encouraged to include skills and experiences other than those outlined. KPIRG is committed to accommodating people with mental and physical disabilities, including, for example, adaptive technologies.


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