Job Posting: Assistant Bookseller / Web & IT 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 / Web & IT 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:

  • IT Coordination
    • Ensuring weekly/monthly backups are done and stored off-site (cloud based eg. Dropbox / Google Drive)
    • Ensuring that individual programs/program databases are backed up
    • Ensuring all machines are regularly updated with the latest operating system
    • Ensuring the POS system (Lightspeed) is kept up-to-date
    • Liaises with the Concordia University IT staff and the Concordia Student Union IT staff to ensure best practice regarding software updates/virus checks etc

  • Content Coordination:
    • Ensure accurate data transfer from Lightspeed to the Co-op??s website
    • Setting up and maintaining the e-newsletter database
    • Working with staff to collate and write the e-newsletter copy; format the e-newsletter copy; test on multiple platforms and send e-newsletters
    • Work with part-time staff to update missing content in Lightspeed

Job Requirements and Assets:

  • Proficient with computerized inventory / cash systems ? ideally Lightspeed Retail
  • Intermediate knowledge of WordPress CMS
  • Knowledge of basic email marketing including CASL
  • Knowledge of basic HTML5 and CSS3
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Organized and efficient, with good time-management skills
  • A sense of initiative and strong work ethic
  • Excellent interperonal and communication skills
  • Bilingual – Spoken French / English
  • 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 / Web & IT Coordinator” position who have experience managing web content and information technology infrastructures on a small scale; consider themselves people-persons with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, spoken English and French, who are comfortable within both a Mac and PC environments, who have strong work ethic and time-management skills; a sense of initiative, and knowledge and/or interest in not-for-profit organizations and co-operatives.

The “Assistant Bookseller / Web & IT Coordinator” is responsible for the maintenance of current IT infrastructure, as well as the maintenance and updating of web content.

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 Web & IT 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.