QPIRG-McGill is Hiring an Accessibility ResearcherHello world!

PIRG McGill is Hiring: Policy Researcher on Accessibility Application Deadline: Sunday, July 13thth, at midnight.

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This position is funded by a grant. To be eligible, you must have been a full-time student in the past academic year, and intending to return to school full-time in the Fall. For a PDF of the application (incluant la version francaise), cliquez ici: Policy Researcher on Accessibility

The position would begin July 21th and end September 14th and is 20hrs/week. It does not require the applicant to work out of the QPIRG-McGill offices, though the applicant would ideally be based in Montreal. For all inquiries regarding hours and schedule, please emailstaffcomm.qpirg@gmail.com.  Job Description:

  • To research the current barriers to access that exist at QPIRG-McGill, including our events, office space, published materials, web presence, and internal and external policies. This research should address a wide range of barriers to access, including ones related to mobility, mental health, learning and comprehension challenges, linguistic and class barriers, dis/ability, etc.;
  •  To come up with a list of policy or procedural recommendations for QPIRG-McGill to implement over the next 3-5 years, with clear descriptions of the resources, time and capacity required to undergo each recommendation;
  • To interview and work collaboratively with volunteers, members, Board, and staff at QPIRG-McGill as part of this process;
  • To liaise with advocacy groups and other community organizations that have expertise in these areas;
  • To compile resources that will facilitate the implementation of these recommendations (e.g. a list of wheelchair accessible venues in the city for different types of events).
  • Compile a list of potential fundraising sources and grants that would allow QPIRG and QPIRG’s resources to be more accessible.

A successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to work independently on a limited timeline
  • Understanding and experience with the general concept of accessibility and barriers (i.e. physical accessibility, mental health, learning challenges, linguistic barriers, financial/class access, etc, as well as the social model of disability)
  • Good understanding of Montreal area community organizations
  • Good understanding of the structure and day-to-day operations of not-for-profit organizations and/or community organizations (i.e. board, staff and volunteers)
  • Some experience developing organizational policy for not-for-profit organizations and/or community organizations
  • Commitment to the principles of QPIRG-McGill’s mandate and its realization
  • Anti-oppression analysis and proficiency in applying this to all levels of decision-making

QPIRG McGill recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to QPIRG McGill in their cover letter or resume. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for Employment Equity. In order to encourage a diverse range of applicants, QPIRG-McGill is committed to providing training for this position. We encourage anyone with many of the qualifications, even if this does not include all, to still apply. We regret that the QPIRG-McGill office is not currently wheelchair-accessible.

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 13thth, 2014, at midnight. To apply, send CV and cover letter to:

By mail or in person: QPIRG-McGill   3647 University, 3rd Floor Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B3

By e-mail: qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca (Please indicate “QPIRG-McGill Hiring Committee” in the subject line of the e-mail)