Working Group Coordinator

Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG), The

Posted 20-Dec-2017

Application Deadline


Minimum Education Required


Area(s) of Study


Duration and Term

  • Permanent -- Part Time



Job Status


Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  1. Supporting Working Groups, including advocating on behalf of Working Groups, fostering self-sufficiency, tracking group information and status, updating related policy, attending events, and creating budget recommendations for presentation to the Board.
  2. Board support, including board development, facilitation of Board decision-making (e.g. by providing contextual and historical information), and attending some Board meetings.
  3. Volunteer management, including placement, orientation, supervision, evaluation and updating related policy.
  4. Designing, coordinating, and facilitating monthly programming events, including facilitating workshops or inviting guest facilitators.
  5. Overseeing bi-annual granting process for APIRG’s Working Group Fund.
  6. General office duties, including answering phones, greeting the public, updating portions of the APIRG website, maintaining a clean workspace, and attending regular staff meetings.



  1. Post-secondary education in a related field, or 2 to 3 years of equivalent experience
  2. Experience with event planning and execution
  3. Experience with public speaking
  4. Ability to perform self-motivated work, as well as work within teams


  • APIRG Office

Additional Information


  1. Experience with concepts of popular education
  2. Experience managing volunteers
  3. Training in consensus decision making
  4. In-depth understanding of anti-oppressive practices and structural accessibility
  5. Experience working in non-profit organizations
  6. Familiarity with U of A campus processes
  7. Familiarity with flat structure, non-hierarchical collaborative working structures
    1. Familiarity with Mac computers
  8. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite

Terms: The successful candidate should expect to work approximately 26 flexible hours per week*, primarily during regular office hours. This position involves some duties outside of the office. Some evenings and weekend work required.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.