CFRC is Hiring a Summer 2022 Special Projects Coordinator

Application Deadline May 23rd 2022

CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen’s University, through the generous support of a Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant, is hiring a Special Projects Coordinator for a one-year term. In this role, the successful candidate will help recruit and coordinate community volunteers dedicated to researching, writing and producing a documentary series.  The documentary series will focus on local core social justice issues, in particular the issues of housing and homelessness, the opioid crisis, and food (in)security. The Special Projects Coordinator will also work with campus and community organizations and oversee the development of special programming dedicated to community celebrations including Pride Month, Ukrainian Folklore Festival, and collaborating with other station staff and volunteers in coverage and promotion of local arts and cultural festivals.  Finally the SPC will participate in broadcasting and recording of special Centennial Spotlight programs with CFRC alumni in celebration of our 100th year in 2022.

CFRC 101.9 FM is Canada's longest-running campus and community radio station, located on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. CFRC is operated by the board-governed, not-for-profit entity Radio Queen’s University (RQU). Radio Queen’s University recognizes that the station and the campus and municipal communities it serves are situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories. RQU recognizes that these territories are part of a longer history that predates European colonization, and are grateful to be able to live, learn and play on these lands.


  • Helping to recruiting, training, motivating and mentoring volunteers to enhance their skills in developing and producing a spoken word radio and podcast documentary series and special programming to mark national celebrations locally.
  • maintain project timelines to develop a total of two half to one hour spoken word programs weekly that include news updates, interviews, oral histories, story-telling, poetry and song along that address local social justice news and initiatives in addition to celebrations of national importance. 
  • Maintain project timelines to create 2-4 balanced, well-researched and well produced documentary episodes addressing local social justice issues
  • Conducting pre-recorded and live broadcasts with CFRC alumni on our Centennial Spotlight series
  • Monitoring & responding to and acting on email, news feed press releases, event calendar notices; and news tips;
  • Attending public meetings and gatherings
  • coordinating live-on-location and in-studio broadcasting;
  • Building relationships with campus and community social justice, community service and cultural organizations
  • coordinating recording and editing of program segments and documentary series
  • Providing technical support for live and/or virtual coverage of campus/community based cultural events
  • Developing training tools and resources for live broadcast production and spoken word programming in collaboration with other CFRC staff
  • Presenting three skills-building workshops related to developing social justice and special projects programming to current and prospective CFRC volunteers
  • writing social media copy promoting programs
  • writing copy for podcast versions of each spoken word program
  • Increasing CFRC's visibility on campus and in the community by coordinating circulation of CFRC's broadcast schedule and other promotional materials to campus clubs and community groups
  • Attending staff meetings and completing monthly and final reports 


  • Be enrolled in or have completed a post-secondary diploma/degree program. 
  • Have at least 1 year of job and/or volunteer experience in communications, public relations, or with community-building organizations
  • Have at least 1 year of volunteer coordination and training experience
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills;
  • Demonstrably excellent communications skills
  • Be a highly motivated self-starter and engaging mentor to Special Projects Collective volunteers
  • Have demonstrable organizational skills
  • Have demonstrable ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be team-oriented and flexible with work hours
  • Commitment to working in and promoting a diverse, socially inclusive environment
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle for live-on-the-scene events coverage

The anticipated start date for this summer position is May 30th 2022 with a contract ending August 31st 2022.  Our Special Projects Coordinator will work 25-30 hours per week which may include evenings and weekends at the rate of $16.00-18.00/hour depending on level of experience.

Location: CFRC 101.9 FM, 62 Fifth Field Company Lane, Carruthers Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6.


Your application must contain all of the following items captured and sent in ONE PDF document.  If the application does not contain each element, the application will be marked as incomplete and disqualified.

  • Cover Letter describing your volunteer coordination experience, other relevant experience and your interests in and goals for nurturing both social justice and national celebration programming
  • Writing sample on an item of recent local social justice news interest. Max 250 words.
  • CV
  • A minimum of two employment references with current contact information  

Please send your PDF document to Executive Director Dinah Jansen at [email protected] no later than May 23rd at 5 PM EST.  Late applications will not be considered.  Interviews will take place virtually by September 3rd.  We thank all respondents, but only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.


This initiative is made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada with Canadian Content Development funding provided by commercial radio broadcasters.