**CLOSED**OPIRG IS HIRING- Events and Programming Assistant


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

The application deadline for Events and Programming Assistant work study position is September 20th 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!


Start Date: Start of September 2019

End Date: End of November, 2019

General Responsibilities (all necessary training will be provided, free of charge)

  • Become familiar with relevant OPIRG policies and procedures relating to the workplace and programming
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator and OPIRG volunteers to plan, promote, deliver and evaluate events and workshops
  • Design posters, leaflets, pamphlets, and electronic newsletters
  • Assist in the preparation and staffing of information displays
  • Office reception duties (answer phones, assist visitors, etc.)
  • Provide support for OPIRG Action Groups and OPIRG’s Campus and Community Partners in consultation with staff
  • Produce and edit content for RadiOPIRG on CFRU 93.3FM
  • Data entry

Required Qualifications

  • A demonstrated interest in social and environmental justice
  • A desire to continue activist and organizing work after OPIRG
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends)
  • Basic understanding of power, privilege and anti-oppression; and ability to put that understanding to use in the OPIRG environment
  • Willingness to attend multiple workshops and trainings in order to build organizing skills and capacity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work without close supervision and engage in problem-solving
  • Enthusiastic and approachable
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English

Scheduling Details:

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

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 Fall 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

Anticipated Student Learning: 

The student in this position will further develop their written communication skills as well as their creativity and innovation skills by creating promotional material for OPIRG Guelph regarding our events and creating and editing content for our weekly radio show on CFRU RadiOPIRG.