Hours: 18-20 hours/week
Timeline: One year with potential to extend
Accountable to: Sustainable Concordia Board of Directors and Coordinators
Application deadline: Saturday August 4th, 2018, 5PM
Contract: August 13, 2018 – August 2019
Please fill out the form on here to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H4Y5b5t4ZgnyZ3OW5dqYaHRwuqgEd8kMp3xZIhJcu9w/prefill
For any question or request, please email the Sustainable Concordia General Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Education & Engagement coordinator organizes and creates programming, educational materials, training, and research to improve the awareness and capacities of Concordia’s diverse student population. The incumbent will engage students to address issues around sustainability globally and locally through popular education programming and the dissemination of resources. The Coordinator is also responsible for assisting other Coordinators with administrative duties, institutional work, and wider decision-making.
About Sustainable Concordia (SC)
We are an organization that builds and measures culture and practices of sustainability at Concordia University in solidarity with the global community. We believe that fundamental changes need to be implemented. We assess and address challenges of the existing economy based on unlimited growth and exploitation of natural resources and the political system that excludes key stakeholders from participating in decision-making.
By acting locally and networking globally, we achieve sustainability by exploring, creating, and institutionalizing models that function within the earth’s carrying capacity.We aim to enact and expanded political mission for the university, and redirect decision-making through a multi-stakeholder approach based on transparency and maximum participation.
Sustainable Concordia acknowledges that our society does not value and respect all people equally. Our equity policy is structured to recognize barriers to formal learning and employment opportunities that leave out systemically marginalized and undervalued social groups. Accordingly, we encourage applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) persons, persons with disabilities, queer persons, trans persons, and other groups that are usually overlooked in hiring processes. If you wish to be considered for employment equity, please indicate in the box on the form. Note: We do not require applicants to disclose the reasons for which they are applying for employment equity.
- Recruiting, training, and supervising for internships and other volunteering needs
- Oversee volunteer management, recruitment, and retention strategies alongside other coordinators and board members
- Developing and organizing educational materials, workshops and events
- Building programming for the organization alongside other coordinators and board members
- Managing volunteers supporting events and initiatives throughout the year
- Networking within the Concordia community to facilitate partnerships for future events and campaigns
- Community outreach to maintain and build relationships with groups in Montreal that work on social, environmental, and economic justice
- Liaise with community agencies regarding workshop requests
- Attending weekly Sustainable Concordia Coordinators Meetings and monthly Education & Engagement Committee Meetings
- Maintaining our Resource Library, including the promotion of the space, soliciting of new materials, maintenance and physical space, and being the point person for community members taking out and returning materials
- Lead research and development on Organizing Sustainability, a workshops series on community organizing through the lens of race, gender, and class
- Experience in organizational logistics (administration) including action planning, budgeting, and evaluation
- Experience with workshop facilitation and development
- Knowledge and experience with Sustainable Concordia and/or the sustainability community at Concordia University
- Familiarity with non-hierarchical and Non Profit organizations
- Knowledge of interlocking systems of oppression, including concepts related to race, gender, and class
- Experience with public speaking
- Experience engaging multiple stakeholders in project/initiative development
- Excellent English speaking and writing skills
- Working knowledge of the French language
- A good sense of time management, ability to prioritize long task lists, and autonomy in completing work