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Posted on: March 22, 2021
Deadline: April 6, 2021
Grade: 11
Campus: SGW


This is a two-year contract position


Reporting to the Manager, Black Perspectives Office (BPO) , the incumbent provides strategic advice, project management, and operational activities of the Black Perspectives Office.

Primary responsibilities

  • Research, analyze and keep up to date on emerging anti-racist and Black-specific resource programming across the larger Montreal community and other Canadian universities.
  • Prepare and provide written and/or oral briefings for meetings in order to ensure the Manager is abreast of matters
  •  Prepare dossiers, including the creation, compilation and analysis of information from multiple sources of input.
  •  Manage the public email account, and respond to, or re-direct inquiries accordingly.
  •  Coordinate the BPO’s scholarship funding program. Including reviewing applications, managing fund transfers, and continued student mentorship for each scholarship recipient.
  •  Coordinate the review of and respond to daily incoming inquiries and, in a timely manner, bring forward any pertinent items to the attention of the Manager. Make recommendations on appropriate actions and responses.
  • Coordinate the BPO’s mentorship program. Including reviewing applications, planning mentorship sessions, and facilitating mentor pairings for each mentee.
  •  Compose communication (letters, e-mails, memos, fax responses, reports) and follow up on related matters.
  •  Liaise with external organizations and stakeholders such as other post-secondary institutions and community organizations.
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, monitor and manage different projects, activities and special events simultaneously.
  • Maintain “bring-forward and follow-up” systems for proper management of documents; organize and maintain confidential files.
  • Liaise with and maintain a close working relationship with the members of the President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism and associated Working Groups and other Concordia units.
  • Manage content of the Black Perspectives Office. Recommend and establish mechanisms and processes to regularly inform internal and external stakeholders on Black Perspectives Office activities to build awareness and engage participation.
  • Plan and organize institutional, special events, and conferences sponsored by the Black Perspectives Office. Maintain a registry of all associated activities, participants, and timelines.
  • e that electronic and paper documents are filed and/or properly stored in accordance with University policies. Manage confidential and sensitive documents and dossiers.
  • Oversees the hiring and supervision of student workers.


  • Bachelor Degree in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two to four years related experience.
  • Significant experience working with Black communities in Montreal and in Canada.
  • Experience in providing advice and support to senior management.
  •  Experience in project coordination in a university environment and in project and event planning, organization and delivery.
  • Good spoken and written English and French (Level 4) in order to and deal with complex situations in both official languages.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft office suite (EXCEL & Word).
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, organizational, communication, and team-building skills.
  •  Capacity to engage members of diverse communities and skilled in a variety of consultation techniques, protocols, and strategies.
  • Aptitude to work in a customer/service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
  • Superior ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and discretion.
  • Diligent attention to detail.


$67,407.32 – $80,514.58 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by April 6, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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