The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG), is now accepting applications for a RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION COORDINATOR.
DEADLINE: Application deadline is Wednesday, June 6th at 11:00 PM. START DATE: June 18th. Please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSPIRG (the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group) is a non-profit, social and environmental justice research and resource centre. We are located in Room 314 of the Student Union Building at Dalhousie University. NSPIRG’s mandate is to empower, educate and inspire action on social justice issues in Nova Scotia. We are a student and volunteer-driven organization working within an anti-oppression framework. We engage in critical campaigns, public education, and offer radical resources to the campus and community.
For more information about NSPIRG, our working groups and current campaigns, visit our office at 6136 University Avenue (the Dal Student Union Building), room 314. Phone us at 494 – 6662. Visit our website at www.nspirg.org
NSPIRG produces original research, the topics often vary but the consistent thread is that they are driven by community need and interest. The Single Mothers Survival Guide was first published in 1990 and has been updated six times since, it is a resource for women facing single motherhood needing contacts, resources and simply guidance. NSPIRG is also embarking on the development of an attractive, user-friendly, dynamic website looking at “Environmental Racism/Justice in Canada”. This would be a public education and research-based portal with a case study section on Nova Scotia.
The research coordinator will be responsible for the development of two publications produced by NSPIRG as well as preparing contribution to a monthly publication of a partner organization. Tasks include research, interviews, writing and coordinating the layout, printing, distribution, and promotion of the publications.
Project title and responsibilities Estimated Time:
1. Environmental Racism Project 50.00%
-Organize a database of multimedia (based on existing video, audio, reports) on the topic.
-Coordinate meetings with researchers and community members to establish scope and materials for website. Develop website structure, web design and layout. Recruit/coordinate team to develop the site.
-Identify and apply for funding to finalize and maintain website/social media for online promotion
2. Single Mothers Survival Guide – A resource guide for women facing single motherhood 30.00%
-Reviewing existing guide, research, contacting people and organizations resulting in a current guide.
3. Newsletter Contribution 20.00%
-Write a monthly column of approximately 50-100 words for submission to local independent media.
The ideal candidate possesses some or all of the following qualifications:
This is an 8 week HRSDC funded position. Start Date: Monday, June 18th
The terms of eligibility for applicants, as defined by HRSDC, are as follows. The applicant:
1.Must be a Canadian resident not currently employed elsewhere full-time.
2.Must be 15-30 years of age.
3.Must be a full-time University student in the previous and coming year.
NSPIRG has an anti-oppression hiring policy, which recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from diverse communities bring to our organization, and invites individuals from these communities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences would bring to NSPIRG in their cover letter or resume.
Applications (cover letter and CV) may be dropped off at:
NSPIRG-Dal Hiring Committee Room 314, 6136 University Ave Halifax, NS B3H 4J2
Or emailed to: email@example.com
DEADLINE: Wednesday June 6th 2012, 11pm