**CLOSED** OPIRG-Guelph is hiring an Assistant Coordinator, Speed River Project Events for the 2018 season.

Assistant Coordinator, Speed River Project Events is a contract, casual, part-time position working alongside the Speed River Project Coordinator during the spring, summer and fall of 2018 (for a total of 200 hours). The job starts the week of April 23rd.

The job description is below – please read it carefully. OPIRG is receiving a grant from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to help fund this position.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5 pm

Application Process:  
– Please address applications to: OPIRG Assistant Coordinator, Speed River Project Events Hiring Committee.
– Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, and one reference (with phone number) to OPIRG-Guelph.
– Applications may be submitted by email or in person only.

OPIRG Guelph, 24 Trent Lane, University of Guelph, Guelph ON N1G 2W1
Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Email: speedriver@opirgguelph.org

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Assistant Coordinator, Speed River Project Events
Contract Position for Speed River Project (SRP) 2018 Season

General Tasks and Responsibilities

The Successful Candidate will be expected to:
•    Become familiar with relevant OPIRG policies,  procedures, and work environment;
•    Work with the SRP Coordinator to plan, implement and evaluate the SRP’s Spring, Summer and Fall 2018 events including but not limited to: volunteer recruitment and management, event logistics and coordination on the day of a given event;
•    Work with OPIRG SRP volunteers to deliver several core events including regular tree planting events, OPIRG’s Annual 2Rivers Cleanup, and other events relating to river restoration in Guelph;
•    Develop and distribute event flyers and promotional materials;
•    Promote events related to the SRP on different social media platforms and around the community; and
•    Organize and label all tools and related materials for SRP’s internal inventory.

Desired Qualifications

The Successful Candidate will:
•    Have an interest in social and environmental justice;
•    Have knowledge of anti-oppression concepts and ability to put that knowledge into practice;
•    Commit to working without close supervision and engage in problem-solving;
•    Commit to working on a flexible schedule. Most events will be run on weekends or evenings during the work week, outside of OPIRG Guelph’s regular office hours;
•    Commit to engaging in physical labour related to tree planting, invasive species control, and related river restoration measures;
•    Have knowledge of and interest in land and water ecosystems;
•    Have knowledge of and interest in native plant species;
•    Be enthusiastic and approachable;
•    Have strong oral and written communication skills in English; and
•    Have experience in using Facebook and other social media as a promotional tool.

Additionally, basic skills related to graphic design are an asset to this position.

Rate of Pay
•    Twenty dollars per hour ($20.00/hr).

Overall Contract Hours
•    Two hundred (200) hours.