We’re hiring! Generating Momentum Program Coordinator

Job Posting – Generating Momentum Program Coordinator

**Must be a University of Regina Student to apply**

Generating Momentum is an activist leadership training camp for youth between the ages of 18-35. The camp is focused on educating, training, and organizing around social and environmental justice issues, and giving youth the tools to make meaningful change in their communities. The camp discusses the interconnectedness of social, economic, ecologic, or global justice issues through topics such as, sexuality, gender, allyship, decolonization, and environmental justice. The camp also fosters the practical skills, knowledge, education, and networking opportunities necessary for participants to make a difference in their local communities and around the world.

Generating Momentum will run for four days, from August 23-26th, 2018, and will take place at Arlington Beach Camp (Last Mountain Lake, SK). Over the past 7 years the camp has run, around 50-70 participants have travelled from around Saskatchewan each year to attend.

For more information about Generating Momentum, check out the website: https://generatingmomentumcamp.wordpress.com/

This camp is run in partnership between the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG – rpirg.org) and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC – earthbeat.sk.ca).

 

Responsibilities

The coordinator will be responsible for managing all aspects of the camp, with oversight and help from the Generating Momentum Planning Committee.

Registration

  • Create camp registration form and manage registrations and payments
  • Coordinate carpooling for campers
  • Communicate with campers regarding camp logistics and any dietary or other needs

Advertising and Outreach

  • Design poster and flyers
  • Advertise and promote the camp through various channels
  • Update and manage the Generating Momentum website
  • Manage social media promotion and content for the camp

Camp Logistics

  • Book facilitators and communicate with them regarding workshop format and camp logistics
  • Hire and liaise with caterer (if needed)
  • Create and assemble camp handbook
  • Complete other tasks as they arise
  • Coordinate childcare
  • Liaise with Arlington Beach Camp regarding facility needs

Fundraising

  • Apply for additional grants to cover camp costs
  • Send letters to organization requesting sponsorship  

Camp Weekend

  • Attend Generating Momentum on Aug 23-26, 2018
  • Manage daily schedule of camp – announcements, facilitator introductions, logistics as necessary, etc.

Organizational Coordination

  • Ensuring detailed records and documentation are kept for debrief, grant reporting, and future planning

Camp Follow-Up

  • Conduct a focus group to gain feedback from participants and facilitators
  • Compile comments and feedback from evaluation forms
  • Complete a summary report by September 15th, 2018

 

Qualifications and Experience:

General

  • **Must be a University of Regina Student to apply**
  • Previous camp or conference coordination is an asset, but not necessary
  • Technical abilities – experience with Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop or Canva, and WordPress
  • Event facilitation skills an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and experience with public speaking
  • Knowledge of anti-oppressive approaches and inclusive program design an asset
  • Interest in social justice issues and community engagement is important

Event planning

  • Experience applying for grants or requesting sponsorship
  • Experience working in collaborative environments – ability to work cooperatively with others to set goals, resolve conflicts, and make decisions, both give and receive direction
  • Excellent time management, decision making, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills – to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive, strategic working relationships with key stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Must be able to work independently

Event promotion

  • Experience using Photoshop, Canva, or equivalent program to create posters and promotion materials
  • Experience managing various social media accounts and promoting events online
  • Ability to update and manage a WordPress website

Contract Period: This position is an 8-month contract from Feb 12 to September 15, 2018

Hours of Work: 10 hours per week from Feb 12 – April 30, 25 hours a week from May 1 – Sept 15, and 40 hours for the week of the camp (Aug 20-26, 2017). Hours are flexible

Remuneration: $16.46/hour, plus vacation pay

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018 at 4pm

Please email your cover letter AND resume to info@rpirg.org

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