Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
Internal Coordinator
Application Deadline: Monday October 22, 2012 at 11pm!
The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) is an on-campus non-profit 
organization dedicated to research and action for social and environmental justice. We are 
located at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, in Lekwungen Territories.
The Internal Coordinator is responsible for administrative aspects of VIPIRG and, in 
collaboration with the Research Coordinator, for coordinating outreach and communications 
activities. The Internal Coordinator works closely with the Coordinating Collective (Board) to 
facilitate the running of the organization and ensure the mandate is met. An emphasis on 
process is key, meaning that the successful applicant values collective work, consensus 
decision-making and anti-oppressive practices.
Position Specific Duties
Financial administration: liaise with bookkeeper, produce monthly financial statements, 
maintain the budget, invoicing, insurance renewal, shuffling papers ;)
Communications: outreach material such as leaflets, posters, and newsletters; 
relationships with organizations on and off campus; oversee and maintain web content; 
annual report.
Organizational administration: AGM; contracts; refund period; lease negotiation; room 
bookings; collaborate on updating VIPIRG’s policies, protocols and orientation materials.
Employee administration: ensure payroll, benefits, and collective agreement is followed.
Office coordination: supplies, equipment, space maintenance, filing systems, etc.
Committee support: work with Finance, Safer Spaces, Library & Personnel Committees.
Office hours: coordination of volunteers and staff to ensure office hours are maintained.
Organizational and Collective Duties
Work with the other staff and coordinating collective to facilitate VIPIRG’s activities: staff 
and maintain the resource centre and library; hire and supervise student staff and 
practicum students; recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers; respond to requests from 
students and community members; help coordinate VIPIRG organizational work, retreats 
and trainings; coordinate VIPIRG participation in community events (e.g. public 
speaking, tabling).
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
Good understanding of the structure and day-to-day operations of nonprofits and/or 
community organizations (ie. board, staff and volunteers)
Experience in community organizing and social justice initiatives
Commitment to VIPIRG’s mandate and organizational prioritiesJOB POSTING
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
Internal Coordinator
Working knowledge of anti-oppressive practice (actively challenging interlocking systems 
of oppression)
Ability to work with a broad range of people and political perspectives
Ability to work both autonomously and with others
Ability to work occasional irregular hours
Ability to problem-solve and prioritize tasks in a sometimes hectic work environment
Required Skills:
Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice work
Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
Experience with, and commitment to, consensus decision-making and facilitation
Experience with conflict resolution and mediation
Knowledge of and experience with financial management and budgeting
Experience maintaining policies, meeting minutes, and filing systems
Experience working with student groups, volunteers and community organizations
Strong computer knowledge: experience with Mac and PC computers and software, 
including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), internet and email
Familiarity with blog/ website management and social media, or the capacity to learn
Excellent writing skills
Experience with coordinating events and community projects/ campaigns
A sense of humour
Desktop publishing skills (e.g. Indesign)
Familiarity with Simply Accounting, payroll, bookkeeping and/or collective agreements
Knowledge of local community and campus social and environmental organizations
This is a unionized term position (up to 3 years, possibility to renew once), 28 hours/week, starts 
at $18.85/hour, plus benefits. ** details to be confirmed pending ratification of collective 
VIPIRG is an equal opportunity employer. VIPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals 
from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites Indigenous people, people 
of colour, women, trans-identified people, intersexed people, two-spirited people, lesbians, 
gays, bisexuals, queer people, working class people, people with low incomes, single parents, 
members of ethnic minorities, immigrants, refugees, and people with disabilities to apply. 
Applicants who would like to be considered for affirmative action are asked to mention this in 
their cover letter.
To apply please submit your resume and cover letter ~
In person: VIPIRG, Student Union Building B122, University of Victoria
By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR By mail: VIPIRG, Box 3035 Stn CSC, Victoria, BC, 
Lekwungen Territories, V8W 3P3
Application Deadline: Monday October 22, 2012 at 11pm!

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