We’re Hiring: Rad Frosh Coordinators

QPIRG McGill Call for Applications 2 Rad Frosh Coordinator Positions (Campus and Community Based) Deadline: May 5th 2014 at noon


Rad Frosh- Job Callout 2014 FINAL 


QPIRG McGill’s Annual Radical Frosh Program is seeking two Coordinators.  Deadline to apply: Monday, May 5th, 2014 Contact Start Date: Monday, June 16th, 2014 ONE OF THE POSITIONS is partially funded by the Young Canada Works In Both Official Languages (YCW) program. Candidates must be eligible for YCW positions (full-time students intending to return to school in the fall, not working full-time elsewhere – see www.youngcanadaworks.ca for eligibility details).  PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONRad Frosh is a 2 or 3-day alternative orientation program for McGill and Montreal, coordinated annually by QPIRG-McGill. Rad Frosh provides over 200 new McGill students with unique and exciting opportunities to meet fellow students with similar interests, and to explore a range of social and environmental justice issues. During Rad Frosh, students are introduced to countless community and activist organizations from McGill and Montreal, exposed to a diversity of pertinent issues via workshops, panel discussions and walking tours of Montreal and McGill. Rad Frosh aims to give new students a meaningful relationship to their community and campus. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Rad Frosh Coordinator: McGill Centered

  • ·Liaise with the SSMU VP Internal, SSMU Frosh and other McGill groups, to ensure all orientations run smoothly.
  • ·Meet regularly with QPIRG Staff and Board to maintain active support and involvement
  • ·Coordinate logistics (room bookings, meals, A/V rentals, etc).
  • ·Select facilitators to guide students through the program.
  • ·Recruit participants.
  • ·Make schedule and copy any other documents.
  • ·Bottom-line registration.
  • ·Coordinate Promotions- mail out, website, logo etc.

 (2) Rad Frosh Coordinator: Community Centered

  • ·Coordinate food and find sponsors
  • ·Coordinate Rad Frosh Bag donations (sponsors)
  • ·Community Publicity
  • ·Solicit workshops and design callout for workshops
  • ·Outreach to Montreal community groups for participation in the program
  • ·Fundraise from campus and community groups for frosh costs.
  • ·Organize logistics for final show
  • ·Coordinate and update Budget and Finances

Collective Tasks:

  • ·Organize Summer Volunteers
  • ·Programming decisions: Workshop decisions, Scheduling, Brainstorming the theme, Evening Events
  • ·Evaluating the program and preparing a Final Report


  • ·Ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a team as well as by consensus.
  • ·Experience coordinating projects or events with student groups/community organizations and volunteers.
  • ·Well-organized and able to work in a dynamic workplace 
  • ·Interest in community organizing, especially with youth
  • ·A demonstrated commitment to social and environmental change.
  • ·Knowledge of Montreal community/activist groups
  • ·Knowledge of McGill clubs, services and campus groups
  • ·Familiarity with QPIRG McGill and the McGill campus.
  • ·Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset; English will be the primary language of the program
  • ·Flexible working hours (especially in August)


  • ·This is an 11 weeks contract to start on June 16th, 2014. Wage: salary and hours to be discussed, please call for more information!
  • ·Due to criteria imposed by funding from a federal grant, Canadian out-of-province students, or Anglophone students whose province of residence is Quebec, who are returning to school full-time in September 2014, will be prioritized for one of the positions.  In your cover letter, please indicate if you are eligible.


  • ·Rad Frosh will be coordinated out of the QPIRG McGill office at 3647 University (corner des Pins). We regret that this is not a wheelchair accessible office. If this is a barrier to your application, please indicate so in your cover letter and we will contact you to investigate alternative locations for the project.

For the application, please include: 1)Please send a cover letter describing all relevant experience for the position and why you are interested working as part of the QPIRG-McGill team over the summer. Please note if you qualify for the grant and if you wish to be considered for employment equity. Please limit your cover letter to a single page. 2)CV

Employment Equity: QPIRG-McGill recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from diverse communities bring to our organization, and invites individuals from these communities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to the QPIRG -McGill organization, in the cover letter or resume. Work experience at QPIRG is not a pre-requisite for the position, nor will it privilege your application.Please indicate in your proposal if you would like to be considered for employment equity (full policy available upon request). Submit your application by Wednesday, April 30th 2014, at noon, in one of four ways:

  1.   Via email at qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca “RAD FROSH (CAMPUS or COMMUNITY) APPLICATION” in the subject line.
  2.    Fax it to (514) 398-8976.
  3.  Drop it off at 3647 University, 3rd floor between 11h and 17h Monday to Friday (just south of Des Pins, metro McGill – please note that QPIRG  is not a wheelchair accessible space).
  4.  Sent by mail to: QPIRG McGill, 3647 University Street 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC H3A 2B3 (it must arrive before the deadline).

You will only be contacted if you receive an interview. QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about our hiring processes or the position, please do not hesitate to contact us or read our Hiring Policy! 514-398-7432or qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca. Or drop by our office: 3647 University (metro McGill), 3rd Floor, Mon-Fri, 12-6.