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Job opening at COHDS: Interim Associate Director


Job Offer: Interim Associate Director

Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University

Replacement (maternity leave, one-year contract)


Founded in 2006, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS) is an award-winning interdisciplinary research unit of Concordia University with more than 150 affiliated faculty members, students, artists, educators, partner organizations, and community members.


The Associate Director (AD) is the primary staff member of COHDS and manages much of the day-to-day operation of the research unit and supports the strategic direction undertaken by the COHDS Co-Directors and Board of Administration. Among the core responsabilities are:

-Managing the space, equipment, and other staff members.

-Administering the budget and maintaining financial controls on COHDS operations.

-In collaboration with the Communications coordinator, managing communications with COHDS affiliates via the bilingual COHDS newsletter, Facebook page and website.

-Dealing with external demands on COHDS, meeting with visitors and with those interested in affiliating with COHDS.

-Creating and managing COHDS programme of events, workshops, round tables and journées d'études.

-Reporting to the Administrative Board, organizing its meetings, and serving as an ex-officio member, preparing the agendas and taking minutes.

-Preparing reports for the Office of Research, including COHDS annual reports and other documents.

-Occasionally, presenting at conferences or giving oral history/digital workshops or media interviews.


-Demonstrates familiarity with and experience in University environment.

-Knowledge of oral history and digital storytelling research and creative practice.

-Experience in project management and collaborative research-creation.

-Strong administrative expertise.

-Fluently bilingual (French and English, written and spoken) and excellent communication and writing skills.

-Works well with people.

-Strong sense of initiative, organized, and able to oversee several files at the same time.


24 hours / week

$22 / hour

One-year contract: January 1st, 2017 to January 1st, 2018 (subject to University calendar)

Please note: While this position begins in January, the applicant should be available in the two first weeks of December for paid training.


Candidates must submit their CV and a statement of interest by email to the attention of Ronald Rudin, Co-Director: ronald.rudin@concordia.ca. Please indicate in the object line of the email "COHDS AD position".

Application deadline: November 15th, 2016


Concordia University