Centre for Gender Advocacy

Job Posting: Programming and Campaigns Coordinator

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is committed to employment equity as an ongoing process. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups, people with disabilities, and members of other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. When candidates do not differ significantly in merit, and one such candidate belongs to a historically marginalized group, Employment Equity requires that the member in this group will be selected.

Accessibility:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy recently underwent an accessibility audit. We are currently working on implementing the recommendations arising from the audit. The Programming and Campaigns Coordinator will work at the office located at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 404). See complete accessibility details here.

About the Centre for Gender Advocacy:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, advocacy and a commitment to accessibility.

Job Purpose Summary: To facilitate action, promote discussion and organize programming on issues pertaining to the Centre’s mandate in collaboration with volunteer-led campaigns and Action Groups.

Key Responsibilities:

Programming Coordination:
• Develop and implement a schedule of educational programming to be governed by the mandate of the Centre. This may include workshops, speaker series, panel discussions and screenings organized solely by the Centre or in collaboration with other organizations. (Responsibilities include arranging honoraria, space bookings, childcare, food etc.)
• Determine a schedule of events with other Coordinators and volunteers.

Campaigns Coordination:
• Work with staff, board and other volunteers to implement the Centre’s campaigns, including but not limited to coordinating public education forums and other awareness raising and lobbying strategies such as marches and vigils.
• Develop and maintain contacts with local area coalition groups, associations and organizations.
• Organize and attend campaign meetings. Provide support to volunteers as they develop and practice their organizing skills.
• Determine schedule of events with other campaign volunteers; generate forward motion in each campaign.

General Coordination:
• Liaise with the Administrative Coordinator to develop and maintain a programming and campaigns budget.
• Work with the Outreach Coordinator to advertise events and campaigns.
• Support volunteer involvement around existing programming or campaigns, as well as support the creation of additional volunteer projects (assist with logistics etc.)
• Develop contacts with the media, act as a media spokesperson and prepare and distribute press releases.
• Liaise with student & community organizations to build alliances around common mandates.

Action Groups Liaison:
• Collaborate with Action Group volunteers as appropriate towards the mandate of the Centre and the goals of the Action Group; ensure they have adequate access to resources.
• Oversee Action Groups’ budget(s) in collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator.
• Meet with current Action Groups as needed.
• Perform Action Group assessments annually.

Shared Tasks
All permanent staff are expected to:
• Self-educate around the Centre’s Mandate and Vision
• Respect their co-workers and foster a supportive environment that allows for each coordinator to carry out their jobs to the best of their abilities
• Seek feedback from other staff members, board members, and Centre volunteers on a regular basis
• Staff the office(s)
• Maintain a clean and inviting office space.
• Complete timesheets and staff reports regularly in a timely manner
• Participate in annual staff evaluation process.
• Attend board meetings whenever possible
• Attend AGMs & SGMs where possible and applicable.
• Assist board of directors with their training(s) if requested
• Participate in committees as required.
• General outreach and community building

Required skills and and qualities:
• Able to work well both independently and collaboratively in a non-hierarchical, feminist, anti-racist environment.
• Experience with community organizing, especially relating to feminism, anti-racism and Indigenous solidarity.
• Familiarity with Concordia University (including groups, people, and locations)
• Experience with managing and working within a budget
• General computer skills and familiarity with various social media platforms
• Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills
• Media experience
• Public speaking experience
• Self-motivated, resourceful, and organized with excellent time management skills
• Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Highly organized
• An active sense of humour!

Assets:
• Familiarity with the Centre for Gender Advocacy and its priorities, principles, and activities
• Familiarity with community organizing in Montreal
• Spoken and written French
• Flexibility with hours
• Ability to multi-task
• A creative mind

Contract Duration: This is a one-year renewable contract with a 3-month probation period.

Salary and Benefits: $19.48/hr for 35 hrs/week. 4 weeks of paid vacation and
 health benefits after the 3 month probation period.

Application Deadline: Please send cover letter and CV by December 7th, 5 PM to 
hiring[at]genderadvocacy.org with “Programming and Campaigns Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Cover letters can be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Expected Start Date: January 4, 2018

Job Posting: Trans Advocate and Public Educator

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is committed to employment equity as an ongoing process. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups, people with disabilities, and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. When candidates do not differ significantly in merit, and one such candidate belongs to a historically marginalized group, Employment Equity requires that the member in this group will be selected.

Accessibility:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy recently underwent an accessibility audit. We are currently working on implementing the recommendations arising from the audit. The Trans Advocate and Public Educator will work at the office located at 2110 Mackay (there is a second office at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 404). The 2110 Mackay office is on the ground floor. There is a ramp outside leading to the front door that is suitable for use with wheelchairs and other mobility aids, however the front door itself is not automated. Please ring the doorbell located to the right of the door to have someone open it for you. The front door measures 31” / 78 cm and it is the narrowest door in the office. Once inside, the space is wheelchair accessible. There is a large gender-neutral washroom measuring 9’5” x 6’11” / 2.87 m x 2.10 m with 2 grab bars next to the toilet.

About the Centre for Gender Advocacy:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy (the Centre) is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, advocacy and a commitment to accessibility.

Job Purpose Summary: Offer frontline services to trans populations, advocate for their rights and educate the public on trans issues and realities.

Key Responsibilities include:

Trans Advocacy
• Support and help to trans and nonbinary people, their family and friends (in person, by phone, or by email)
• Strategic accompaniments with Centre’s users on different discrimination issues (school, work, family)
• Act as Commissioner of oaths for name and gender marker change
• Tailored workshops and guest speaking (schools, universities, community orgs, etc) on trans inclusivity
• Advocacy and support letter writing
• Continuous work with Concordia University on gender and sexual diversity inclusion
• Policy brief writing and representation at the government level
• Binder ordering, inventory control and distribution

Public Education
• Tailored gender and diversity workshops and guest speaking (schools, universities, community orgs, etc)
• Answer requests for interviews (newspapers, radio and television), especially pertaining to issues facing trans communities
• Collaborate with students and researchers to discuss ethical standards in research

Community Outreach
• Community outreach and networking (trans, feminist, POC and LGBTQ orgs)
• Representing the community on advisory boards for research projects (as requested)

Administrative Tasks
• Physically staffing the Centre
• Managing the Trans Advocacy budget in collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator
• Safer sex and harm reduction material ordering, inventory control and distribution
• Communications management (50-60+ emails per week, phone calls, etc.)
• Working with other staff to maintain clean, organized and welcoming spaces

Shared Tasks

All permanent staff are expected to:
• Self-educate around the Centre’s Mandate and Vision
• Respect their co-workers and foster a supportive environment that allows for each coordinator to carry out their jobs to the best of their abilities
• Seek feedback from other staff members, board members, and Centre volunteers on a regular basis
• General outreach and community building
• Complete timesheets and staff reports regularly in a timely manner
• Participate in annual staff evaluation process (and other evaluation processes as deemed necessary by the Board/staff)
• Attend board meetings whenever possible
• Attend AGMs & SGMs where possible and applicable.
• Assist board of directors with their training(s) if requested
• Participate in committees as required

Required skills and qualities
• Lived experience of issues faced by trans and/or non-binary communities in Quebec and/or Canada
• Critical thinking skills
• Demonstrated understanding and performance of the theory and practice of intersectionality in feminist and anti-racist organizing
• Public speaking experience
• Workshop facilitation experience
• Excellent budget management skills
• Excellent active listening skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Able to work well both independently and collaboratively in a non-hierarchical, feminist, anti-racist environment.
• Self-motivated, resourceful, and organized with excellent time management skills
• Familiarity with the Centre for Gender Advocacy, and its priorities, principles, and activities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in French
• Concrete strategies for self-care
• An active sense of humour!
• Love unicorns and other mythological creatures!

Assets
• A creative mind
• Familiarity with Concordia University
• Third and fourth language skills

Contract Duration: This is a one-year contract, with possibility of a one-year extension, with a 3-month probation period.

Salary and Benefits: $19.48/hr for 25 hrs/week until May 2018, then $19.48/hr for 35 hrs/week from June 1, 2018. 4 weeks of paid vacation and
 health benefits after the 3 month probation period.

Application Deadline: Please send cover letter and CV by November 24th, 5 PM to 
hiring[at]genderadvocacy.org with “Trans Advocate Application” in the subject line. Cover letters can be addressed to the Hiring Committee

Expected Start Date: December 8, 2017 (negotiable)

Job Posting: Mapping Project Coordinator

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is committed to employment equity as an ongoing process. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups, people with disabilities, and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. When candidates do not differ significantly in merit, and one such candidate belongs to a historically marginalized group, Employment Equity requires that the member in this group will be selected.

Accessibility:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy recently underwent an accessibility audit. We are currently working on implementing the recommendations arising from the audit.

The Action Coordinator will work at the office located at 1500 de Maisonneuve W, Unit 404 (there is a second office at 2110 Mackay). There is a ramp outside leading to the front door, however most wheelchair users find it to be too steep to use (10.8% grade). Since we share the floor with a business, we have not been able to successfully create gender-neutral washrooms even temporarily during events. Space users are of course welcome to use whichever washroom they want, but we realize this is not the same as having washrooms that are actually gender-neutral.

About the Centre for Gender Advocacy:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy (the Centre) is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, advocacy and a commitment to accessibility.

Job Purpose Summary: Coordinate the deployment, analysis and result sharing of Gender, Sexualities and Learning Diversity survey at Concordia. This survey has already been written; the Coordinator would be responsible for the dissemination, analysis and presentation of the survey and its results.

Key Responsibilities
• Promote participation in the survey with professors and teaching staff at Concordia
• Reach out to part time and full time faculty association for endorsement, support and participation
• Work with the promotion team to create the project image and promotion materials
• Administer and monitor the progress of the survey
• Analyze of survey results
• Prepare, promote and present final advisory report on survey results
• Create FAQ on the project results
• Reach out to media
• Keep track of budget and project hours

Required skills and qualities
• Master an understanding of the underlying issues leading to this project such as hetero/cis/neuronormativity, racism and patriarchy
• Strong knowledge of Concordia populations
• Strong links with the Concordia communities
• Research experience
• Experience with qualitative data analysis in a social science setting
• Public speaking experience
• Able to work well both independently and collaboratively in a nonhierarchical, feminist, anti-racist environment.
• Self-motivated, resourceful, and organized with excellent time management skills
• Familiarity with the Centre for Gender Advocacy, and its priorities, principles, and activities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• Spoken French
• An active sense of humour!

Assets
• Ability to multitask
• A creative mind
• Shared tasks
• All staff are expected to
• Self-educate around the Centre’s Mandate and Vision
• Respect their co-workers and foster a supportive environment that allows for each coordinator to carry out their jobs to the best of their abilities
• Seek feedback from other staff members, board members, and Centre volunteers on a regular basis
• Complete timesheets and staff reports regularly in a timely manner

Contract Duration: This is a temporary position with a 3-month probation period; the contract will run until the project is completed (scheduled for September 2018).

Salary and Benefits: $19.48/hr for 10-20 hours/week (flexible scheduling according to periods of more or less work). Health benefits and 4 weeks annual vacation (pro-rated to the contract length) after the 3 month probation period.

Application Deadline: Please send cover letter and CV by November 27th, 5 PM to 
hiring[at]genderadvocacy.org with “Mapping Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Cover letters can be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Expected Start Date: December 8, 2017 (negotiable)