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Job Available

OPIRG-Carleton is seeking a permanent part-time (24 hours/week) coordinator
to commence work on January 15, 1998.

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) is a campus-based,
community-oriented nonprofit organization working on social justice and
environment issues.  The selected candidate will report directly to an
elected board of directors.

Start date: 	January 12, 1998

Salary:	$14.65/hour, 24 hours week - paid the 15th and 30th of each month
Benefits:	Extended health care

Hours of employment:  Office hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to
4:00 pm. Occasional evening meetings and weekend events will require some
irregular hours.

Terms of employment:  Staff are supervised by and responsible to a
volunteer board of directors. This position is unionized under CUPE 1281.


1. 	Volunteer coordination - recruitment, training, placement and
supervision of volunteers.

2. 	Administration - financial record keeping, writing grant
applications, maintaining information flow, buying office supplies,
maintenance of resource library.

3.	Participation in decision making - attending board, committee and
working group meetings, assisting the board in making policy and planning
decisions using a consensus process.

4.	Promotion and outreach - assisting board and volunteers with
project and event planning, liaison with the campus and community media,
production of outreach materials  such as flyers, posters, brochures or
newsletters, networking with other campus and community organizations.

5.	Fund-raising - assisting with the organizing and follow through of
various fund-raising events.


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

1.	Experience working with volunteers, especially in non-profit
organizations with a volunteer board and committees. The ability to work
with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and opinion.

2. 	Familiarity with consensus decision making. Experience making
organizational goal plans, strategic planning and evaluations.

3.	Experience in liaison, networking and community development with a
variety of groups to coordinate events, projects, political actions,
lobbying efforts and other activities.

4.	Excellent time management and organizational skills. An
understanding of the importance of administrative accountability.

5.	Experience at organizing fund-raising events and grant writing.

Please send a resume, covering letter, and one page essay answering the
question "What do you think about the future of student, community
activism?" to:

Hiring Committee
326 Unicentre
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, K1S 5B6

From the Collective Agreement:
(13.01) 	"In order to increase the range and diversity of
perspectives, skills and experiences presently existing within OPIRG, the
Employer and the Union agree that, where applicants are qualified, hiring
preference shall be given to persons from groups who face systemic barriers
to employment, including but not limited to women; members of racial
minorities; aboriginal people; lesbians, gays and bisexuals; and applicants
with disabilities."

Applicants who wish to be considered for affirmative action should discuss
this in their covering letter.

Deadline for application:  Friday December 5, 1997 at 4 pm

Shortlisting and interviews for this position will be conducted the week of
December 8 - 12th.  We regret that only applicants selected for an
interview will be contacted.

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