ACCUTE Coordinator – 1 Position — May 17, 2024


ACCUTE Coordinator

Posted On: April 26th, 2024

Deadline: May 17th, 2024


Position Context

The incoming leadership team of ACCUTE (The Associate of Canadian College and University Teachers of English) will be based in the English Department at Concordia University with Prof. Jason Camlot serving as President and Prof. Cynthia Quarrie as Vice-President, for the period of July 2024 – June 2026.

ACCUTE is the largest scholarly and professional association of literary studies in Canada and works to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of research and the exploration of professional structures and practices through a wide range of organized projects, actions, and activities.

Among the key ongoing projects of ACCUTE are: the organization of a major annual conference, the publication of a quarterly professional newsletter (The Angle) and blog (English Matters), the quarterly publication of ESC: English Studies in Canada – Canada’s leading generalist journal on literature, language, culture and theory, and the coordination of a wide number of caucuses in literary studies and creative writing, and collaborations with cognate scholarly associations.


Who We’re Looking For

The incoming President and VP are pleased to advertise two student RA positions to fill out its leadership team:

Position 1: ACCUTE Coordinator

Position 2: ACCUTE Coordination and Communications Assistant.


This posting is for ACCUTE Coordinator.


We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, who is a strong communicator and who has experience in coordinating and executing diverse projects and events. The candidate should be familiar with documentation processes, be adept at written and verbal communication, data management, and financial management. They will be detail-oriented, work well under the pressure of deadlines, and feel comfortable both in accepting guidance and taking on leadership roles, as necessary.

The applicant should also have very strong communication skills across diverse media platforms, social or otherwise, and be someone who enjoys connecting with folks across a diverse range of study areas and institutions. Previous experience working with social media and publishing content online (e.g., via WordPress) will be an asset, as will bilingualism.

An interest in the broader context of English studies in Canada and the discourses therein will be valuable to any successful candidate. Experience producing and/or editing written material/copy will be beneficial in the production of ACCUTE’s newsletter and other communications.

The work will be well suited for someone who feels comfortable working by themselves, but who also enjoys connecting with a diverse cohort of academics, scholars, teachers, writers, and students, both virtually and at in-person meetings and events.

This position will be supervised by Jason Camlot and Cynthia Quarrie.


Description of Job Duties

Primary responsibilities of the position would be as follows:

  • Overseeing the administration of the ACCUTE office, ensuring that it is provided with the appropriate equipment, subscriptions, etc. as needed
  • Facilitating and scheduling ACCUTE executive meetings
  • Taking minutes at meetings including Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting
  • Participating in the organization and running of the annual conference
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the membership database
  • Reviewing membership renewals and new memberships (in particular for duplication)
  • Responding to all correspondence received at the ACCUTE email address in a timely manner
  • Drafting correspondence about memberships, etc. to be sent to ACCUTE members
  • Coordinating production of the ACCUTE Newsletter
  • Coordinating updates on the ACCUTE Website

Training will be provided to familiarize the successful candidate with budgeting processes and tools available at Concordia.


Familiarity with WordPress, Canva, social media platforms (Facebook, X, Instagram), online meeting spaces (Zoom, Teams), and standard office software (Microsoft, Outlook, Google Drive, Docs, etc.) would be an asset required.


Salary & Eligibility

Position open to any Concordia University English / Creative Writing student in good standing (undergraduate, MA, or PhD). Salary 20-25k per annum. Hours to be determined in accordance with skills and duties. Rate to be determined by the Collective Agreement.





How to Apply


  1. Statement of Interest, including information about relevant experience, and
  2. CV to Ben Hynes at ben.hynes@concordia.ca.

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