Job Posting: Assistant Bookseller / Volunteer Coordinator
Application Deadline: August 4th, 2017 @ 6pm

About the Bookstore:
The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore (CCSCB) is pleased to offer a viable alternative to the corporate structure, putting students’ best interests above and beyond our own bottom line. As a not-for-profit alternative to corporate bookstores, we are conveniently located right on Concordia’s downtown campus at 2150 Bishop. Offering both new and used books, in addition to a wide variety of artisan consignments, we also boast the largest selection of sex and gender studies titles anywhere in Montreal.

Job Title: Assistant Bookseller / Volunteer Coordinator
Hours per week: Maximum of 15 hours /week.
Salary: $11.81 /hour
Start Date: Training / August 16th 2017
End Date: April 30th 2018
Deadline to Apply: Friday August 4th 2017; 6pm

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities include:

  • Customer Service, including Cash and General Store Maintenance;
  • Scheduling, training and ongoing support of CCSCB’s Volunteer base;
  • Development of outreach and volunteer recruitment strategies.

Job Requirements and Assets:

  • Excellent time management skills, organizational skills; self-motivation and self-direction;
  • Bilingualism (French [spoken] and English [spoken and written]);
  • Strong communication skills, customer service skills;
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team;
  • Ability to work with a computer (PC and Mac), Proficiency in Word and Excel;
  • Highly organized and ability to multi-task is an asset;
  • Interest in community-based groups and non-corporate, self-managed environment and principles is an asset;
  • Experience in a bookstore is an asset;

About the Job Posting: The CCSCB is currently hiring worker-members for the 2017/2018 school year! We are looking for applicants for our “Assistant Bookseller / Volunteer Coordinator” position who have experience as a team leader and in customer service, consider themselves people-persons with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, spoken English and French, who are comfortable within both a Mac and PC environment, who have strong time-management and organizational skills, a sense of initiative, and knowledge and/or interest in not-for-profit organizations and co-operatives.

The “Assistant Bookseller / Volunteer Coordinator” is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, training, and scheduling of volunteers throughout the 2017/2018 year.

Applicants should be available between 10am and 6pm, Monday through Friday for a maximum of 15 hours per week.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please email us the following, in PDF format, saved with your FULL NAME as the file name:

  • A one (1) page CV, including your Concordia University Student ID number;
  • A (maximum 1 page) Cover Letter;
  • Work Study Eligibility Confirmation, Including what category of funding you are eligible for;
  • Your Fall 2017 Class Schedule / Availability;

to coopbookstore@gmail.com, with “Work Study Volunteer Coordinator, 2017” as the subject line.

Please note that ONLY CV’s with cover letter’s will be considered; and only applicants being requested for an interview will be contacted.

Student gains:
An experience in a self-management student-run not-for-profit business by participating as a worker-member in a solidarity co-operative environment. Develop skills through direct input and initiative as a worker, furthering knowledge and interest in community organizations, not-for-profits and co-operative business models.