Summer Students - The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity
Terms of Employment:
Full-Time (30 hours a week)
June 17th, 2019
Anticipated Start Date:
July 8th, 2019- August 30th, 2019
$15.50 per hour
English (French is an asset)
Students with any level of education are welcome to apply for this position. Note, as part of the program, you must be returning to school, full-time, in September 2019 and between the ages of 15-30.
Experience and/or knowledge working within 2SLGBTQ, diversity community, human rights, social justice, community organizing, and events organizing.
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:
Fast paced environment; work under pressure; attention to detail; large and fluctuating workload; ability to travel; multi-disciplinary; and collaborative.
Background & Mandate of the Organization:
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give the tools to wider populations in building allyship. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccgsd-ccdgs.org.
The CCGSD strongly believes in equitable practices, and as such, strongly recommend that individuals of gender, ethnic and sexual minorities apply.
Summary of Position:
The CCGSD is seeking four summer coordinators, to fulfill a variety of positions. We are looking to hire:
- 1x Graphic Designer,
- 1x Translator,
- 1x 2SLGBTQ History Researcher,
- 2x Community Coordinators,
The 1x Graphic Designer will work to prepare materials for the 2019-2020 scholastic year, working on posters, conference booklets, and promotional materials. Should be familiar with Canva and Adobe suites.
New to this year, we will also be hiring for 1x Translator. This individual could be a student studying in both official languages at the post-secondary level, or a student of translation who is looking for more work experience. This position is for English to French translation.
Working as a team, the 2x Community Coordinators will work to organize our activities for regional Pride festivals; Promote the CCGSD in Ottawa; conduct research; organize events for Proud City, and work to prepare the CCGSD for our 2019-2020 projects, including the International Day of Pink, and GSA Forum.
Finally, the 1x 2SLGBTQ History Researchers will work to fund raise, outreach, and promote for our new 2SLGBTQ Space. Secondary duties will include supporting general CCGSD projects, contributing towards our 2019 Ottawa pride events, and other tasks as assigned.
- Prepares a work plan with timelines, goals and activities, and monitors the progress throughout the duration of the program;
- Prepares, monitors, and maintains a transparent budget for the program;
- Responsible for logistics pertaining to the organizing projects and events;
- Networking, cold-calling, and building relationships with 2SLGBTQ+ service providers across Canada;
- Create tools and surveys to identify the current work being done;
- Monitor, track, evaluate and report on the progress of the program to the senior management team, staff and the CCGSD Board;
- Liaise between the CCGSD and coalition/networks of 2SLGBTQ+ service providers, to offer training, support, resources etc.;
- Represents the CCGSD at sport inclusion partnerships, suppliers’ organizations, events and committees;
- Develop and run promotional campaigns;
- In addition, the successful candidate can expect to take on a range of other related duties as necessary, and to participate fully in the meetings and activities in the office as required by the Director and Senior Management Staff.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, continuous proactive skill and/or abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the tasks required for the job.
Skills & Abilities
- Proficiency in French is an asset;
- Ability to write reports, correspondence, procedure manuals and proposals;
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from youth and service providers;
- Knowledge of a variety of software programs and online platforms, which can include Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, teleconferencing, webinar etc. (training using these programs will be part of the orientation process);
- Manage basic audio-visual and multi-media, as needed for workshops and program;
- A willingness to learn new software and programs is a must.
- 2SLGBTQ personal experiences;
- Self-motivation and monitoring;
- The ability to work with a variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds;
- Strong communication skills;
- A driver’s license would be an asset;
- ASIST training and any support work credentials/experience are an asset;
- Anti-oppression training would be an asset.
Please send a cover letter, resume and letter of intent (describing how this position fits with your long-term academic or career goals) to Cameron, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 17th, 2019.
Please specify in your cover letter which position you are the most interested in.
Interviews will take place during the following week. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered and only successful applicants will be contacted.