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General Coordinator

May 7, 2018 @ 12:00 AM


About Sustainable Concordia (SC)

Sustainable Concordia is 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 an expanded political mission for the university, and redirect decision-making through a multi-stakeholder approach based on transparency and maximum participation.

Hiring Equity

Sustainable Concordia acknowledges that our society does not value and respect all people equally and we are seeking applicants with different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to join our organization. We encourage applicants to highlight diverse experiences which are frequently systemically unheard or undervalued in society and traditional job markets. This may include life, work, and/or volunteer experiences.

Position Summary

The General Coordinator, as the title suggests, is responsible for maintaining the overall functionings of Sustainable Concordia, generally. In conjunction with the Coordinator team and the Board of Directors, this position oversees all internal communications and administrative work while maintaining up-to-date knowledge of SC projects and affairs. In addition, the General Coordinator executes organizational development tasks such as retreat facilitation, strategic planning, and other mechanisms which aim to develop the direction and institutional memory of SC.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Board of Directors in collaboration with the Chairperson of the Board
  • Chair the Human Resources committee and maintain Evaluation and hiring processes
  • Chair the Governance Committee and bottom-line any policy/governance work
  • Build connections with community stakeholders in order to move SC’s mission, vision, and guiding principles forward
  • Represent Sustainable Concordia’s priorities, mission, vision, and guiding principles on various university and student government committees (CSU/ASFA/CCSL/SAF/etc.)
  • Actively participate in Sustainability Governance Framework subcommittees and assist in developing advocacy strategies alongside other student representatives and stakeholders
  • Create and maintain yearly action plans for the organization by synthesizing collective
  • Liaise with various university stakeholders to advocate on SC’s behalf
  • Organize organizational development retreats
  • Lead planning for Annual General Meeting and Yearly Report
  • Lead projects and initiatives in collaboration with other coordinators as needed/desired
  • Act as Sustainable Concordia’s official booking officer and assist in planning events with other Coordinators
  • Liaise with University Security officials to maintain keylists and accessibility of the Z-Annex space
  • Coordinate booking of Z-Annex collective meeting spaces (boardroom, meeting rooms)
  • Collaborate with other organizations in the Z-Annex to maintain and organize the cleanliness and organization of student spaces
  • Work to maintain non-hierarchical and consensus-based culture of the organization

Necessary qualifications and/or experience:

  • Experience in organizational logistics (administration) including action planning, budgeting, and evaluation
  • Knowledge and experience with Sustainable Concordia and/or the sustainability community at Concordia University
  • Familiarity with non-hierarchical and Non Profit organizations
  • Experience using consensus decision-making mechanisms
  • Experience engaging multiple stakeholders in project/initiative development
  • Experience developing and writing policy
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills
  • Working knowledge of the French language
  • Proficiency with computers and online file sharing platforms (Microsoft office, Google applications)
  • A good sense of time management, ability to prioritize long task lists, and autonomy in completing work
  • Experience solving difficult problems requiring input from multiple perspectives
  • Passion for sustainability in general and implementing practices of sustainability in institutions of higher education

Assets and learning opportunities:

  • Knowledge and experience with Anti-Oppression and non-violent communication
  • Experience with workshop and meeting facilitation
  • Comfort and experience with public speaking
  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Event coordination experience

Hours: 25 hours/week (with flexible scheduling)
Compensation: $15/hour
increases with inflation if contract is renewed; additional increases dependent on performance review from Coordinator team

Start Date: May 14th, 2018

Application deadline: May 6th, 2018 11:59pm

Please submit your Cover Letter and CV as one document (preferably PDF) to office@sustainableconcordia.ca


May 7, 2018
12:00 AM
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May 7, 2018
12:00 AM
Event Category: