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job posting - OPIRG-Ottawa

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group of Ottawa (OPIRG-OTTAWA) is
seeking a part-time contract Coordinator for January 3, 2000 to November
3, 2000.  OPIRG is a bilingual, student-funded and directed environmental
and social justice volunteer organization.  OPIRG uses research, education
and action to promote social awareness and change and to act in the public


Campus Relations -Build and maintain good relations with campus groups and
media; developing and maintaining visibility; networking with groups on
campus; etc...

Projects and Communications - Plan and execute special events and
projects; assist with the coordination of a campus radio show; deal with
media and press releases; etc..

General Office Administration - Provide support to the Board of Directors
and carry out assigned tasks; manage day to day operations and
administration of the office; etc..


*MUST be fluently bilingual (Excellent French/English written & oral
*Knowledge of and experience with social and environmental justice issues;
non-profit setting an asset
*Keen ability to network, maintain media relations and creatively produce
promotional material
*Capability to plan events, work under stressful conditions and to meet
*Exemplary organisational, administrative and time management skills in
addition to strong interpersonal and communication skills
*Computer literate - specifically Macintosh, desktop publishing an asset

*Progressive unionized work environment and salary
*Dental and health plan

In order to increase the range and diversity of perspective, 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

Applicants who wish to be considered for employment equity may mention
this in their cover letter.
DEADLINE for applications:    4:00p.m., Friday, November 19, 1999
Please submit CV and cover letter to : Hiring Committee/OPIRG-OTTAWA
                                        631 King Edward Ave, 3rd. floor
                                        Ottawa, Ontario
                                        K1N 7N8
                                        or fax to (613)230-4830

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