ABOUT CURE CONCORDIA
The Community-University Research Exchange (CURE) promotes community-driven social justice research. We take research and project requests from grassroots community groups working for social change and do outreach at the university to encourage students and professors to work on the community projects as part of their academic work.
Students can receive class credit for the work they do and community organizations gain greater access to the knowledge and resources circulating in the academic sphere. Community groups can make diverse requests and projects may relate to the myriad skills learned at the university, including traditional research, creative arts, computer programming, accounting and more…
Our mandate is grounded in principles of community accountability and collective empowerment. We work within an anti-oppression framework and strive avoid the pitfalls associated with academic research by validating grassroots knowledge and allowing community organizations to define and have autonomy over their research needs.
For more information about CURE’s mandate or examples of current projects, please check out the about section of our website.
ABOUT THE POSITION
This is a part-time, salaried position on a one-year renewable contract. Hours average to 20 hours per week (this may vary during peak times). The salary works out to $18/hour plus benefits. More info below.
The CURE Concordia Co-Coordinator will join the other Co-Coordinator and contract staff to fulfill CURE’s mandate and help us expand our vision in innovative ways at Concordia and in the Montreal community more broadly.
Core tasks are shared between the two Co-Coordinators (with the support of contract staff and the board) in a collaborative, non-hierarchical environment. Tasks and responsibilities:
►Outreach to Montreal community groups (includes supporting community groups in the development of projects where required, based on needs assessment led by the community group).
►Development and execution of outreach plans at Concordia University to ensure community projects are completed. This includes outreach to students directly as well as developing relationships with faculty, administration and campus organizations.
►Development and facilitation of workshops on community driven social justice research and related subjects.
►Event planning and development of core programming (past examples include community round tables, film screenings, workshops, accessibility audits).
►Direct support and liaison with students and community groups while projects are underway.
►Creation of promotional materials for print and web.
►Maintaining the CURE facebook account, e-mail newsletter and website, including updating the online project database.
►Organizing the AGM and compiling the annual report.
►Financial duties: budgeting, remitting source deductions, financial updates to board and membership, payroll, managing petty cash and processing reimbursements.
►Administrative duties: organizing and attending board meetings and trainings, ensuring follow-up of board decisions, management of policy documents.
Start Date: Between August 1 – 10, 2016 (depending on candidate’s availability)
Term: One year renewable contract
Wage: Salaried position equivalent to $18/hour.
Hours: Average of 20 hours per week. Typical work hours are during the day Mon-Thurs with some flexibility and occasional evening or weekend work required. More hours may be required during peak times (August, September, October and January), with the opportunity to work reduced hours during non-peak times.
Benefits: Monthly metro pass plus extended health/dental/vision (health coverage starts after 3 months)
Application Deadline: Monday, July 4th at 5:00pm
Interviews will take place July 18 – 20.
You may submit your application by e-mail, mail (must arrive before deadline), or in person. Please submit both a cover letter and resumé. If you would like to be considered for employment equity please clearly state so in your application (more info below).
Please indicate “Co-Coordinator Application” in the subject line
►In person or via mail:
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, suite #204, H3G 1N1
Open Mon-Thurs 12-6pm
►To contact us by phone:
CURE Concordia values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization and we seek to undermine the ways that systemic barriers can affect access to employment and experience. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people of colour, disabled people, people identifying as LGBTQI, women, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants and people from working class backgrounds to apply. This list is not exhaustive, and we encourage any applicants with experiences of systemic marginalization to apply for this position, and to describe their unique contributions and perspectives in their applications (in as much or as little detail as they are comfortable).Please indicate in your proposal if you would like to be considered for employment equity.
CURE Concordia is committed to providing training for this position. We encourage anyone with many of the qualifications to apply, even if you don’t have all of the experience listed.
CURE Concordia is located in a wheelchair accessible office, though the ramp leading to the building is quite steep. We share an office space with another organization, QPIRG Concordia. For detailed accessibility information, including washroom info, scent free space policy and more, please see the accessibility section of QPIRG’s website.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with any accessibility questions or concerns.