Job Posting: BIPOC Engagement Coordinator

CJAM 99.1 FM – Student Media/University of Windsor – is hiring for the position of BIPOC ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR. This 1-year contract position is 35 hours a week. It requires a flexible individual who is occasionally available for evening, and weekend duties when required.


CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station providing an alternative to the music and spoken-word programming featured in the mainstream media – serving listener communities that are often under represented or maligned.

About the BIPOC Engagement Coordinator position:
The BIPOC Engagement Coordinator will look to outreach and make connections with the University of Windsor campus, including student groups, faculty, and departments. They will engage the community, and make important connections with off campus groups while creating a culture of inclusivity and belonging for BIPOC within CJAM FM. They will work with the Station Manager and Board of Directors to assist in updating the language and reflect societal changes in CJAMs policies and procedures. The BIPOC Engagement Coordinator will create an external contact list for continued and future contact to inform people of volunteer opportunities, job openings, and internships. The Coordinator will host training sessions for our current volunteers on our revised policies and procedures.

While radio, and audio mediums in general, continue to be a predominately white, male-centric line of work, CJAM is aiming to center BIPOC voices, while hiring someone from within this community to do the work, and actively create lasting changes within the organization through policy creation and reform. We think it is important to not just -say- we are diversifying, but actually change our wording, image, and actions to reflect the diversity we want to see. We want to engage BIPOC communities and bring their voices to a larger audience by giving them the tools, resources, experience, and space. CJAM Staff and Board of Directors believe it is time to change the dynamic and view of CJAM FM, starting from the inside. We have yet to make a full statement about the systemic racism on the University of Windsor campus, and within our own framework. We felt there was not enough change happening within the organization to do so. This project aims to take the first steps in addressing these deep-rooted issues.

CJAM FM’s mission is to provide a voice to the under-represented, and through this project we will be able to lay the groundwork within our organization for BIPOC to be more fully represented and garner more opportunities to work in the audio world.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Outreaching, promoting, and building partnerships with BIPOC students/groups on campus and within the larger community to foster continuity, quality, and relevance in programming and potential volunteers.

– Serving as a resource for volunteers regarding broadcasting and programming.

– Working with CJAMs Station Manager and Board of Directors to review current practices & policies, and revising our by-laws and policies, working toward our own Anti-Black Racism and Harassment policies outside of the University of Windsor.

– Working together with the Program Director, Station Manager, and other staff to create and maintain University & public outreach activities/events

– Ongoing participation in CJAM’s fall fundraising drive, Annual General Meeting & Volunteer General Meeting, board meetings (when necessary) and general staff meetings

– Creating & updating an external contact list; communicating with list members regularly

– Creating relevant public service announcements

– Regularly updating CJAM’s website with relevant news & information

– Utilizing CJAMs social media platforms to promote info sessions, or other relevant news/events

– Writing and editing for press releases, web and online promotion, and other writing as necessary

– Maintaining dedicated office hours/available work-from-home hours (as per COVID restrictions)


QUALIFICATIONS
– Excellent interpersonal, communication & listening skills
– Experience & knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news & views
– Experience in policy writing / revision
– Strong sense of local context, including an investment in creating & maintaining community relationships
– Be able to effectively work with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and community members, along with a history of engagement with Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour communities
– Experience with, or active interest in, anti-oppression frameworks
– Conflict resolution skills
– Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
– Management or Volunteer coordination experience an asset
– Experience in new media and journalism an asset 
– Computer and basic radio/audio production skills an asset but not required

TERMS: 35 hours per week // 1-year grant contract
(flexible in-office & work from home hours)
SALARY: $19/hour
JOB START DATE: September 1, 2021
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the CJAM Hiring Committee by email at cjampres @gmail.com.

Application closing date: FRIDAY AUGUST 6th 2021

CJAM recognizes the over-representation of white/non-radicalized voices within our staff and prioritizes the contributions, perspectives, and lived experiences that individuals from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities bring to our organizations’ work and mission. CJAM welcomes & encourages applicants to self-identify in their cover letter.

If you require an accommodation or accessibility needs for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

COVID information: Currently, there is no expectation to be facilitating in-person training or offering in-person events. This is subject to change as we organizationally adapt to COVID-19 safety measures according to Provincial and University of Windsor guidelines. The BIPOC Engagement Coordinator will be required to work partially in office and will be given their own office with a closable door.

DIGITAL DJ FEST

We are excited to announce that next week CJAM will be hosting a Digital DJ Fest over on our instagram @cjamfm Each day a different DJ will be taking over our page to bring you their own unique vibe. Lots of music sharing, Q&A’s, backstories, interviews, and behind-the-scenes goodies are on the horizon so stay tuned from Monday July 19th – Sunday July 25th 2021!

DIGITAL DJ FEST LINEUP
July 19th | Rosina / The Canadian Jam
July 20th | Raquel / I Made You A Mixtape
July 21st | Angie / Stuff2Listen2
July 22nd| Renee / Wavelengths
July 23rd |Weajue & Weadee / Absent Sounds
July 24th | Malik & Mikhail / VIVID Sound
July 25th | Micaela & Melissa / No Thank You

Job Postings: Recording Technician and Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator

CJAM 99.1 FM — Student Media/University of Windsor –– is hiring for the position of Recording Technician and Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator. These full-time positions are 35 hours a week for eight weeks and made possible through Canada Summer Jobs.

 All candidates must:

– be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment

– be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

– be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

 CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station providing an alternative to the music and spoken-word programming featured in the mainstream media — serving listener communities that are often under represented or maligned.

 Job Title: Recording Technician

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Work with CJAM’s Broadcast Technician and Music Director to gain a full understanding of CJAM FM’s recording equipment and it’s operations

Create an inventory list of all recording equipment

Create a booking system for recording musicians

Provide training sessions for volunteers who want to record musicians in studio

Create handbook for volunteers outlining the recording process – specifically for recording musicians

Coordinate recording sessions with artists from the Windsor/Detroit area

Work alongside the Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator to hold recording sessions with artists who are coming to town for music or cultural events throughout the summer

Qualifications:

Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills

Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news, views, and culture

Strong organizational and time management skills

Conflict resolution and management skills

Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

Musician recording experience a plus

 Job Title: Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Work alongside the Station Manager to enhance existing partnerships with local music and cultural festivals

Work alongside Windsor/Detroit event organizers to secure CJAMs participation as a media partner and/or advertiser.

Create a summer festival guide outlining the summer music and cultural events working with CJAM

Work alongside the Recording Technician to invite artists who will be performing at events into CJAM’s studio to create recordings that can be used as a way to help promote upcoming events

Create content that can be used on CJAM FM shows as a way to promote upcoming events

Assist in creating social media content when covering festivals and cultural events

Qualifications:

Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills

Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news, views, and culture

Experience in advertising and/or new media

Strong organizational and time management skills

Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

Photoshop and promotions experience a plus

Experience in cultural outreach a plus

Terms: 35 hours per week – 8 weeks period – $14.00 per hour

CJAM is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic organization committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from all visible and non-visible minorities. Where there is equity in qualifications preference will be given to minority applicants.

Please submit all applications to statcjam@gmail.com. Postings close on May 13th at 5pm. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Joe Strummer Day 2018

JOE STRUMMER DAY 2018 (2)
CJAM’s 9th Annual Joe Strummer Day and 16th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s passing strives to focus on poverty issues, homelessness, and calls to action in the Windsor-Detroit community and beyond.

Starting at midnight on December 22nd 2018, CJAM will again dedicate 24-hours to the cause, and that’s where CJAM’s great programmers come in. All regular programming will be pre-empted while our musicologists, activists, and journalists work together to get the world to listen to poverty issues. Terrestrially, the broadcast can be heard at CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor-Detroit. Worldwide, you can stream us online at www.cjam.ca

Joe Strummer Day Breakdown

MIDNIGHT to 2AM: Joe Strummer Day Kickoff!
Station Manager Brady Holek kicks off Joe Strummer Day with rare cuts from Joe Strummer & The Clash, and an overview of what CJAM has in store for the rest of the marathon.

2AM to 4AM: Positive Amplitude
Mr. T (host of Positive Amplitude) is spinning Clash tunes & covers peppered with key interviews. He will speak with Cindy Johns, Director of Community Engagement at Carriage Town Ministries in Flint MI, Nousha Hefzi, President of Street Medicine Detroit  – based out of Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Kathryn Woodstock, Chief Development Officer of the Methodist Children’s Home Society

4AM to 5AM: The Clash – Live at the Agora
In all it’s glory, The Clash Live at the Agora in Clevland, Ohio on February 13th 1979

5AM to 6AM: No Thank You!
Hosts Micaela & Melissa (hosts of No Thank You) discusses poverty issues from a women’s and feminist perspective.

6AM to 8AM: Clash Oddities & Rarities w/ Willy Wilson
Join Willy Wilson (host of The Motor City is Burning & Friday’s at the Hideout) for some very rare Joe Strummer related material. Willy has been digging through his archives for interviews with Joe, as well as unreleased recordings from The Clash in Detroit and other Strummer surprises.

8AM to 9:30AM: Best of the Worst: The Clash
Joe (host of the Best Show Ever) rounds up his best of the worst Clash tunes.

9:30AM to 10AM: Handi-Link: Poverty & Disability
Cam Wells (host of Handi-Link) discusses poverty issues within the disability community, with a focus on Aboriginal and Muslim communities, with a variety of different interviewees.

10AM to 11AM: Windsor Inside Pulse
Al Teshuba, Christine Brooks, and David Sundin (hosts of Windsor Inside Pulse) speak with Ron Dunn, Executive Director at the Windsor Downtown Mission on poverty issues, dental health, and the extreme need for an uptick in funding for homelessness and poverty resources.

11AM to 12PM: Habitat for Humanity / Health Unit / Food Accessibility  
Brady (host of Music from Planet Earth) speaks with Fiona Coughlin, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex, Jenny Diep, a Registered Nurse and Health Promotion Specialist for the Windsor-Essex Country Health Unit on secure injection sites, a representative for the University of Windsor Campus Food Pantry. Carley (host of Everything’s No Good) speaks with Christopher Ivey of Forgotten Harvest.

12PM to 1PM: Mid-Day Roundup
Get filled in on everything that’s happened on Strummer Day so far with Lauren Hedges (host of Rummage Radio) and take a look forward to the rest of the day’s programming. Not to mention, rare tracks from the Strummer catalog and some surprise covers!

1PM to 1:30PM: City of Windsor / Pathway to Potential
Carley speaks with Stephen Lynn, Social Planning Coordinator with the City of Windsor. Stephen is also responsible for the City of Windsor and County of Essex Social Investment Plan, Pathway to Potential. They speak on poverty issues in Windsor-Essex County and how P2P has changed since the council decision in 2017.

1:30PM to 2PM: NSRLP Discussion
Dave & Adam (hosts of Revolution Rock) speak with Dayna Cornwall, Project Coordinator at the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP). They discuss how the NSRLP provides resources for people need of legal representation, their objectives, and other options available in relation to poverty issues in Windsor.

2PM to 4PM: Covers Calling
Join your host Taya as she presents fantastic covers to re-create The Clash [1977] and London Calling [1979] album track by track.

4PM to 5PM: Nisa Homes & Welcome Centre
Carley speaks with Mahwish, Regional Manager for Nisa Homes Windsor, and features an interview with Lady Laforet, Executive Director at the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women & Families.

5PM to 6PM: The Future is Written
Brady interviews Anthony Davie, author of the new publication “This is Joe Public Speaking: The Clash, as told by the fans”. Carley speaks with David Ross, author & “poet”, on his work and involvement with the new publication “Ashes to Activist”.

6PM to 7PM: Reggae Clash
Patrick (host of The Chill) explores the reggae influence of The Clash and focuses on the reggae & dub versions of Clash songs, as well as original tracks that were covered by The Clash.

7PM to 9PM: Revolution Rock Presents Joe Strummer 001 & Other Tracks
Join Adam & Dave (hosts of Revolution Rock) for a special two hour episode focusing on selections from the recently released Joe Strummer 001 Box Set. They also feature a collection of various live recordings from Joe Strummer’s solo career and other tracks from soundtracks he was a part of.

9PM to 9:30PM: Youth Poverty
Carley interviews Val, Youth Coordinator Facilitator at the Windsor Youth Centre. Val speaks on issues with youth poverty in the Windsor area. The Windsor Youth Centre is the only drop in community centre for homeless and at-risk youth in the Windsor-Essex area.

9:30PM to 10PM: Pro Bono Students Windsor
Brandon & Graham (hosts of Magna Carta: Pro Bono Radio) interview two students involved with the Pro Bono Students Canada project who are working directly with the Windsor Downtown Missions. Speaking from a learning and legal perspective, they provide a student and behind-the-scenes look at poverty at the ground level in Windsor.

10PM to MIDNIGHT: Joe Strummer Day Closer!
Program Director Carley returns to close out the 24-hour marathon!

Get to know…The Urban Flow!

CJAM wants you to get to know our DJs
Check out our “Meet a Jammer” series!

DJ DELL 523

Name // DJ Dell 523
Show // The Urban Flow

// How long have you been involved with CJAM / campus-community radio?
23 years

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I started volunteering here during my high-school co-op.

// Describe your show…
It’s a mix of funk, soul, and jazz spanning from 60’s to present.

// What is your favourite topic of discussion?
I love discussing the roots of music, early music history, and artists influence on current artists and musical trends.

// My other life consists of…
good food and great music.

// Who do you need to see perform?
One group I would love to see live is TAKE 6​

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
I love the fact that I am able to showcase a variety of artists that normally don’t get a lot of airplay. This allows me to expose the listening audience to music they may have otherwise missed or not heard. It also often times answers the question that many of us have: Who was this sampled from??

// Anything else you’d like to add?
Please take a listen. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you hear. Also you can check out archived shows at www.mixcloud.com/djdell523

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Want to listen to The Urban Flow?
Hear DJ Dell 523 live on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm – 7pm on 99.1 FM,
on our livestream, Cogeco Cable 285, on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online at www.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!