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Holiday Closure

Photo of small dog in a red coat with text "Happy holidays! The Centre for Gender Advocacy will be closed from December 22nd to January 8th."

Happy holidays! The Centre for Gender Advocacy
will be closed from December 22nd to January 8th.

Winter Semester Opt-out Info

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is a student funded organization. You have the right to opt out of the fee levy for the Centre.

Before opting out, please consider that for only ¢37 per credit (for undergraduate students) or ¢50 per semester (for graduate students), the Centre pCGA-logo_v2rovides :

• a feminist library with over 1000 titles!
• free and confidential peer support!
• trans* advocacy and resources!
• fantastic events and workshops!
• meeting rooms and resources to support community organizing!
• harm reductions supplies, safer sex kits and low-cost chest compression binders!
• exciting volunteer opportunities with campaigns like Missing Justice and A Safer Concordia!

In order to opt out, please come to our office at 2110 MacKay, Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm. Please bring your student ID card and student account record (you can show your up-to-date number of credits on your myconcordia.ca account via your laptop or mobile device; by using a computer on-site at our office; or, if you wish, by print out). You can opt out for the Winter 2017 semester from January 23rd to February 3rd. If you are unable to get to our office during this period please get in touch and we will be happy to make an appointment with you for another date. For more information, call 514-848-2424 x7431 or email info[at]genderadvocacy.org.

Job Posting: Administrative Coordinator

Centre for Gender Advocacy logoEmployment Equity:
People with disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. When candidates do not differ significantly in merit, and one such candidate belongs to a historically underrepresented group, Employment Equity requires that the member in this group will be selected. Please indicate clearly in your cover
 letter if you would like to be considered for Employment
 Equity.

Accessibility:
The Administrative Coordinator will work at the office located at 2110 Mackay (there is a second office at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 404). The 2110 Mackay office is on the ground floor. There is a ramp outside leading to the front door that is suitable for use with wheelchairs and other mobility aids, however the front door itself is not automated. Please ring the doorbell located to the right of the door to have someone open it for you. The front door measures 31” / 78 cm and it is the narrowest door in the office. Once inside, the space is wheelchair accessible.

There is a large gender-neutral washroom measuring 9’5” x 6’11” / 2.87 m x 2.10 m with 2 grab bars next to the toilet.

About the Centre for Gender Advocacy:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy (the Centre) is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, advocacy and a commitment to accessibility.

The Centre is 
a collaborative work environment in which all core staff provide 
support for ongoing projects, and as such, while the candidate will 
be hired for the position of Administrative Coordinator, they are also 
expected to contribute to and participate in fulfilling all aspects of
 the Centre’s mandate.

Tasks and Responsibilities include:

• Assuring smooth administrative functioning of the organization
• Organizing meetings of the volunteer board of directors (and board committees) and all accompanying
 administration
• Ensuring the board is up to date on the financial state of
 affairs and facilitating financial literacy of board members, ensuring 
financial transparency and accountability of the organization
• Coordinating finance committee, facilitating financial planning and
 the development of annual budget in cooperation with the finance committee
 and other coordinators
• Liaising with accountant, managing accounts, ensuring bills and employees are paid
• Communicating with coordinators about their respective 
budgets and facilitating their access to them
• Welcoming Centre’s users and answering questions on the Centre’s services as needed
• Liaising with Concordia administrative bodies and services
• Communicating with the landlord about rented space and overseeing the lease
• Developing, maintaining and updating policies
• Overseeing the Centre’s small lending library (including 
maintaining and expanding the library, developing systems as
 necessary)
• Coordinating space bookings and other community
 resources
• Maintaining information databases of personnel, volunteers, 
community partners, resources, etc.
• Office management, including including archiving, filing, computer
 and communication systems
• Working with other staff to maintain clean, organized and welcoming spaces

Requirements:

• Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills
• Proven experience in the field of administration for nonprofits
• Good-to-excellent working background with budgets and financial planning
• Bilingual in written and spoken English and French
• Able to work in an office that is open to the public and where people frequently drop in to access services
• Solution oriented
• Demonstrated dedication to social justice particularly as it 
relates to gender and its intersections
• Understanding of and comfort with working in a non-hierarchical, collaborative environment

Assets:

• Familiarity with Concordia University, its institutions and its 
campus organizations
• Experience in active listening and frontline services
• Experience in the development and drafting of policy for
 community-based organizations
• Experience working with nonprofit boards, non-hierarchical
 environments and collective decision making
• Knowledge of Montreal area community groups
• Experience with volunteer coordination
• Ability to use Quickbooks

Contract Duration: This is a one year renewable contract with a 3-month probation period.

Salary: Starting salary is $19.48/hour for 35 hours a week as well as 4 weeks of paid vacation and
 health benefits after the 3 month probation period.

Application Deadline: Please send cover letter and CV by November 14th, 5 PM to 
hiring[at]genderadvocacy.org with “Administrative Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Cover letters can be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Expected Start Date: December 5th