The Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) is seeking a Working Group Coordinator.

APIRG is a student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. APIRG exists to provide students with resources to be active citizens, and wants you to get involved.

APIRG employees are hired directly by, and thus responsible to, the student-volunteer Board of Directors.

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


  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
  8. Familiarity with Mac computers
  9. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite

APIRG is a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ability to multi-task and to communicate effectively with coworkers, Board members, volunteers and the public is essential.

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.
*26 hours per week is an average throughout the calendar year. Hours worked are higher during the post-secondary school terms, September – April, and decreased in the summer.

Remuneration: APIRG is a unionized work environment in agreement with the University of Alberta Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

Wage: $20.50–in accordance with the NASA-APIRG Collective Agreement. (Note: Wages increase annually according to CPI)

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
APIRG Hiring Committee (attn: Ethan Dorward – Staff Liaison)
9111 112 Street NW
HUB International

Edmonton AB T6G 2C5
Phone: (780) 492-0614
Email: and cc

APIRG supports student research, education and action initiatives on a wide variety of environmental and social justice issues. For more information, please see