OPIRG York is Hiring
Activator, Community Outreach Tour (Youth)
TO2015 Position Description
Posting Number: COR-04
Date Posted: June 27, 2012
Expiry Date: July 13, 2012
Role Title: Activator, Community Outreach Tour
Department: External Partnerships and Community Outreach
Time Commitment: As required (often evenings and weekends)
Dates: July to December (6 months)
Level & Stipend: $15/hour
Reports to: Supervisor (or designate), Community Outreach
The activator is responsible for engaging and educating patrons of the TO2015 Community Outreach Tour. The goal of this tour is to build awareness, create excitement and educate communities about the Pan and Parapan American Games at events across the Golden Great Horseshoe region.
Key Role Responsibilities
• Provide youth and families with a unique opportunity to ‘touch and feel’ the TO2015 Pan/Parapan American Games including providing accurate and timely information on ways to further engage and ‘Get Involved’ (i.e. Employment, Volunteer, Procurement)
• Promote the TO2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and provide information on opportunities to get involved
• Research events and key demographics to develop engagement strategies prior to events
• Ensure the Games are representative of the TO2015 brand and identity
• Effectively manages crowds when working with high profile athletes
• Assist in the creation of a footprint at external events that is infused with the TO2015 Pan/Parapan Games and increase brand recognition
• Assist with promotion, execution and evaluation of activations
• Build positive and collaborative relationships with various communities and organizations
• Ability to work long/irregular hours during peak periods, weekends and holidays and frequent travel is required
All levels of staff and management within TO2015
General public, Communications Agencies, Community Organizations
• Must have a keen interest marketing/public relations and community development.
• Driver’s license is an asset
• Previous experience planning, coordinating and executing events
• Experience supervising staff and volunteer teams
• Exceptional customer service and promotion skills and be able to provide information in a friendly and approachable manner
• Strong presentations skills and not afraid to speak in front of crowds
• Self motivated with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Creative problem-solver with highly developed diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
• Able to manage projects with project timelines and deliverables
• Able to exercise diplomacy and tact
• Professional, responsible and punctual
• Excellent verbal and written communications
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Must be comfortable with some heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs)
Toronto 2015 is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.
Feel free to apply.
Contact: Doug at Doug.Spooner@Toronto2015.org or online website
OPIRG York, the Ontario Public Interest Group, a student based social justice and environmental education and action organization at York University is seeking a full time, permanent Volunteer Coordinator.
Monday July 23rd, 2012 to Monday August 6th, 2012 (Flexible dates)
Deadline for Applications: Friday July 6th, 2012 by 6:00pm
Salary: $20.63/hour (+ cost of living adjustment), 30 hrs/wk comprehensive health care plan.
Hours of work: 30 hours / week, office hours 4 days a week, plus evenings and occasional weekend meetings and events.
Terms of employment: Staff are supervised by and responsible to a volunteer Board of Directors and unionized under CUPE Local 1281, with a 6 month probationary period.
* Volunteer Coordination: recruitment, orientation, placement, training and supervision of volunteers; assist in the coordination of Working Groups (e.g. animal rights, art for justice, etc.); maintain volunteer database; support, evaluation and appreciation of volunteers/working groups.
* Project and Event Coordination: assist board and volunteers with event/project programming, including conceptualizing planning, publicizing, organizing, coordinating logistics, follow-up.
* Promotion and Outreach: producing outreach materials (e.g. pamphlets, posters, press releases, newsletter, radio), networking with campus/community groups, on common issues.
* Participating in Decision Making: attending board meetings, staff meetings, relevant working group and committee meetings, assist in policy and planning, using consensus process and practicing anti-oppressive polices.
* Administration: assist the F/T coordinator of Administration and Information with correspondence, office organization, grant proposals; maintenance and development of Resource Centre.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience from paid/volunteer work:
* Experience working with volunteers, esp. in nonprofit organizations with
* Awareness of anti-oppressive politics surrounding a broad range of issues, including (but not limited to): Anti-racism, Indigenous sovereignty and solidarity, sexism, environmental justice, student and workers’ rights, opposing corporate rule/government cutbacks, ableism, migrant justice, globalization, classism, homophobia, Transphobia and other forms of discrimination.
* Experience coordinating projects and events, especially related to anti-racism, social justice, environmentalism and political action.
* Familiarity with consensus decision making, organization and strategic planning, and evaluations.
* Experience in supervising volunteers and grant staff, coordinating research projects, especially related to social justice, environmental and political action issues.
* Experience working with a community Resource Centre.
* Experience creating promotional/public education materials, familiarity with computers.
* Experience in networking and community development with a diversity of groups, familiarity with local activist groups and resources.
* Strong organizational and time management skills.
Please send your resume, with three references, cover letter and a one page statement on your student/anti-racist activism including your views of power and oppression by Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6 pm to:
Attn: Hiring Committee
OPIRG - York
C449 Student Centre
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario
Please NO FAXES We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that all interviews will be held between July 16th and 20th 2012.
Employment Equity Policy:
OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites Indigenous peoples, people of color, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people, transgendered people, transsexual people, intersexed people, working class people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply.
We encourage applicants to describe the contributions and experience they as individuals who identify with marginalized communities, would bring to the OPIRG organization in their cover letter.
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