Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Deadline E X T E N D E D

Hey everyone!!

The deadline for applications has been extended to OCT 9 at 6pm. See posts below for details on how to apply for the two work positions:

Trans Outreach and Accessibility Coordinator
Fundraising and Finance Coordinator

Or to apply be on the Steering Collective, a volunteer position.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Apply: STEERING COLLECTIVE Membership

The Centre is accepting applications from students and community members to be on the Centre's Steering Collective.

The Steering Collective is a volunteer-based board that supports the Centre in its work and guides decision-making. Positions on the Collective run from September to April, with the option of continuing over the summer.

Role and responsibilities:
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings
  • Available over email for feedback, support, and decision-making
  • Supporting the Centre's events
  • Taking on a portfolio of self- directed or collaborative projects and administrative tasks ex) event planning, poster-making, office hours, creative projects, running or overseeing a working group
  • Support the Centre in implementing its new mandate

The Centre encourages applications from individuals from marginalized communities, including but not limited to queer and trans-identified folks, indigenous people, people of colour, immigrants, single mothers, people with disabilities, and members from other marginalized communities to apply. Regrettably, the Centre is not currently a physically accessible space. Preference will be given to people who experience gender oppression and other intersecting oppressions.

To apply, please submit answers to the Application Questions, posted below in the hiring post.
APPLICATION QUESTIONS are due OCT 9 and can be submitted via e-mail at CentreforGSJ@gmail.com or in person at the Centre office [Suite 202, Sadleir]. Please include with your application an indication of your availability for interview.

Contact centreforGSJ@gmail.com with questions or to arrange an alternative or accessible application process.

Hiring fall 2009- Applications

The Centre is hiring for a remining two positions:

TRANS OUTREACH AND ACCESSIBILITY COORDINATOR
FUNDRAISING AND FINANCE COORDINATOR

Job descriptions are posted in blog entries below, please use them as a guideline for applying.

To apply for either position, please submit a resume + answers to the application questions to the Centre's Hiring Committee. Applicants have the option to apply without submitting a resume, and to elaborate on question 3 of the application questions instead.

RESUME + APPLICATION QUESTIONS are due OCT 9
and can be submitted via e-mail at CentreforGSJ@gmail.com or in person at the Centre office [Suite 202, Sadleir]. Please include with your application an indication of your availability for interview.

Positions run from October to April and are approximately 10 hours a week (at least 6 of which are dedicated office hours) at above minimum wage. The Centre encourages applications from individuals from marginalized communities, including but not limited to queer and trans-identified folks, indigenous people, people of colour, immigrants, single mothers, people with disabilities, and members from other marginalized communities to apply. Regrettably, the Centre is not currently a physically accessible space. Preference will be given to people who experience gender oppression and other intersecting oppressions. The Fundaising and Finance Coordinator position is open to OWSP students and Trans Outreach and Accessibility Coordinator is open to community members, non-OWSP students, and out-of-province and international students. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Alternative + accessible application options can be arranged on request.


APPLICATION QUESTIONS:

Please answer the following questions in as much detail as possible, in any style or format:

1. what does gender justice mean to you?
2. how do you understand and experience oppression? how do you challenge oppression in your daily life?
3. what life experiences, skills, activism, work history, etc. do you have to bring to the position? (if you are not submitting a resume, please elaborate on your answer to this question)
4. the centre has been engaged in the process of shifting its structure and its space away from being a women’s only space to being a space for people who experience gender oppression. with this change, the centre takes as one of its priorities services and space for trans people. why is this important to you? what ideas do you have for being accountable in this repect?
5. the centre is developing a broader commitment to anti-racist activism, and working on confronting a history of institutionalized whiteness. how do you see yourself working towards this goal?
6. please give us an outline of some creative ideas that you have related to different aspects of the position(s) that you are applying for.
7. what are your criticisms of the Centre? what changes would you want to make in your role as staff?

If you feel like this application process is a barrier for you, please contact us before the deadline to make alternative arrangements.