[CLOSED] JOB POSTING: KPIRG Dis/Orientation Days Coordinator

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Closing Date: Friday June 2nd, 2017
Part-Time Summer Student Position: 30 hours / week
11 week term: Starting Approximately June 12th, 2017 – August 25th, 2017
Wage Rate: $15.00/hour This is a unionized position with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2009.

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

KPIRG has received funding from the Government of Canada and we are looking for a student to fill the position of Dis/Orientation Days Coordinator for an 11 week term until Friday August 25th, 2017. Applicants must be able to work up to 30 hours/week, during office hours (with some flexibility). The wage rate is $15.00/hr.

Applicants must prove the following criteria to be eligible:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program, university;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*Foreign students are not eligible.

KPIRG’s Dis/Orientation Days Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing a multi-week period of programming during September 2017, under the direction of the KPIRG Board of Directors.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Dis/Orientation Committee and KPIRG Staff to develop programming and events for Dis/Orientation Days in September 2017, and coordinate bottom-line logistics for this programming
  • Promote Dis/Orientation Days programming/resources by designing and disseminating outreach materials and using social media, tabling and guerilla marketing
  • Help to design updated outreach and promotional materials for KPIRG
  • Recruit and support volunteers for Dis/Orientation Days preparation and events
  • Reception, office coverage, and other admin & outreach tasks as required
  • Liaise with the Kwantlen Student Association, as well as advocacy groups supported by these societies, and with off-campus community groups

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Excellent communication skills (approachable, friendly, responsive, clear)
  • Interpret and implement organization’s policies and procedures
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Experience with marketing & publicity campaigns
  • Event planning skills or experience an asset
  • Graphic design skills – Adobe Suite (desirable)
  • Excellent written skills
  • Good computer and email skills
  • Organized, resourceful, and self-initiated
  • Attention to detail
  • Capacity to be self-directed and work in a collective structure using consensus decision –making

Application Procedure:

Affirmative Action: KPIRG is an affirmative action and an equal opportunity employer. Hiring preference shall be given to qualified applicants from groups who face systemic barriers to employment (such as women, Indigenous folks, people of colour, queer folks, trans folks, people with disabilities, etc.).  Applicants wanting to be considered under affirmative action should discuss this in their cover letter. We encourage applicants to include other skills and experiences in addition to those outlined above.

What to Send Us:

Please submit cover letter and resume for the attention of the Hiring Committee via email to office@kpirg.ca.

Please put ‘Dis/Orientation Days Coordinator Application’ in the subject heading of the email and include both documents in 1 attached file only. PDF format preferred.

Deadline for application is Friday June 2nd, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

Late applications not accepted. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Interviews will be held between Tuesday June 5th & Thursday June 8th, 2017

Email: office@kpirg.ca

Mail: KPIRG, KPU, 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8. Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Web: http://www.kpirg.ca

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