OPIRG IS HIRING – Assistant Coordinator (Library and Archives) Work Study 2019 Summer Position

Are you a student who cares about social and environmental justice? Are you looking for summer work? We’re hiring!

The application deadline for Assistant Coordinator (Library and Archives) work study position is 26 June at 11:59 PM.

Please submit your one page cover letter, your one page statement on Power and Oppression, and your resume to the email contact listed below. Details on the positions can also be found below!

JOB DESCRIPTION

Start Date: Start of July, 2019

End Date: End of August, 2019

General Responsibilities: 

  • Become familiar with policies and documents that relate to the position and work at OPIRG.
  • Attend mandatory work-study employee trainings, including but not limited to training on “consensus decision-making”, “anti-oppression”, and the Library and Archives.
  • Greet and assist OPIRG visitors and members by phone and in person.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the office and work spaces.
  • Assist in the development of agendas, reports, minutes, and other documents, as required and as time allows.
  • Prepare a final report to the Organization Coordinator (OPDC) and Board of Directors.
  • Other work, as determined, to support the OPDC in these and the following areas.

Library Support:

  • Check in and out materials from the Radical Resource & Zine Library.
  • Greet and work with OPIRG members to answer questions about the library and office.
  • Refer complex questions to appropriate staff members.
  • Sort and re-shelve returned library items.
  • Work to ensure order and good condition of materials in the library.
  • Input new acquisitions into the TRELIS or OPIRG Zine/Periodical Filing system.
  • Assist Library Committee in developing current priorities and mission of the Radical Resource & Zine Library.
  • With the committee and OPDC, create a promotional plan for the Radical Resource & Zine Library and implement those plans.

Archival Support:

  • Work with the OPDC to manage the OPIRG Guelph digital Archives system.
  • Research and report on software to increase ease-of-access to internal, digital OPIRG Archives.
  • Research and report on archiving best practices, in consultation with relevant campus, community, and allied organizations.
  • Determine which documents are necessary to archive which have not been.
  • Scan and properly document all documents determined to enter the digital Archive.
  • Outreach to other organizations (local, OPIRG chapters, other OPIRGs) to find relevant documents for our archive.
  • Assist with OPIRG Provincial Network Archiving.
  • Interest in archival and library work.
  • Strong English written communication skills
  • Dependability, flexibility and good interpersonal and communication skills Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite Familiarity with TRELIS is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Google Apps is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Adobe or Similar design software is an asset.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and engage in problem solving.
  • Job task planning and organizing experience.
  • Availability during OPIRG Guelph office hours

Scheduling Details:

  • 1-10 hours per week
  • Could be 1 or 2 semester commitment.
  • Availability during OPIRG Guelph office hours (summer hours currently Tuesday thru Thursday 10:30am to 4:30pm).

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in environmental justice, social justice and anti-oppression issues.
  • Interest in archival and library work.
  • Strong English written communication skills.
  • Dependability, flexibility and good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive Suites.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and engage in problem solving.
  • Job task planning and organizing experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with TRELIS is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Adobe or Similar design software is an asset.

This position is part of the campus Work Study program. To apply, you must be approved for Work Study through Student Financial Services.

OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites Indigenous people, people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people; transgender, transsexual, intersex and two-spirit people; single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants, people from non-academic backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the contributions and experiences they would bring to OPIRG in their cover letter. We regret that the OPIRG office is not currently wheelchair accessible.

These jobs are 10 hours per week for 10 weeks and the pay is $16.40 per hour.
Only students currently enrolled for the Summer Semester are eligible!

To apply, email organizational@opirgguelph.org 

All applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, statement on Power and Oppression and the email you received that states you have been approved for the Work Study Program.

For information on Work Study, who is eligible, and how to apply to the program, go to https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance/ws/index