Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ATTENTION!





The Centre for Gender and Social Justice is hiring 4 new positions for the school year!

We are currently looking to fill the positions of...
2 of these positions will be open only to OWSP-eligible students, and 2 positions will be open to TIP students, out-of-province students and community members.

The positions will run from mid-November until early April (the end of classes), with breaks for school holidays. Hours will be 8 hours per week, at $11.45/hr.
Please send your application by email to centreforgsj@gmail.com The deadline for applications is November 6th 2010. Applicants must be available for training on the 13th and 14th of November for training.

Applicants are asked to submit responses to the following questions along with a resume. The Centre is committed to the belief that life experience is just as relevant as work experience, and recognizes the ways that certain people may have more limited access to employment experiences. Working towards an accessible hiring model, applicants may choose to provide a letter outlining your relevant knowledge and experience instead of a resume along with the responses to the questions.

APPLICATION QUESTIONS
  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. Also, please relate your responses to the specific needs of the position to which you’re applying.)
  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 respect?
  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.
If you feel like this application process is a barrier for you, please contact us before the deadline to make alternative arrangements.


The Centre has an employment equity policy that considers applications from people from marginalized groups over others, so, where applicants are qualified, preference will be given to persons from groups who face systemic barriers to employment.

We regret that our current office space is currently physically inaccessible.

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Purpose: To actively recruit, direct, and support volunteers and volunteer initiatives. To attract members to the Centre and promote skill and knowledge sharing within the community through coalition building with allied student and community groups.


Roles and Responsibilities:
  1. run campaigns to recruit volunteers
  2. place volunteers according to their interests and skills
  3. maintain good relationships between staff, steering collective members and volunteers; volunteer direction and appreciation
  4. organizing meetings between various groups on diverse topics with Centre-based and community groups
  5. coordinate monthly general meetings for the Centre’s staff and steering collective, as well as volunteer meetings
  6. keep the website and google calendar up-to-date with upcoming events and meetings
  7. coordinate working groups based around various topics and interests
  8. update the Centre’s referrals and resources and maintain a newslist of allied groups and organizations
  9. collaborate with staff and steering collective to run the Centre office; answering phone calls, returning phone messages, responding to and organizing e-mails, planning and facilitating meetings, keeping things tidy, etc.
  10. commit at least 3 hours a week to working in the office
  11. attend all staff meetings
Qualifications and Skills:
  1. must identify with the Centre’s mandate
  2. must be committed to anti-oppressive ideology and practices
  3. very strong written and oral communication skills
  4. experience managing and coordinating volunteers
  5. experience coordinating or facilitating meetings and workshops
  6. leadership; ability to motivate others in an encouraging and positive way
  7. experience working independently, including thinking creatively
  8. ability to work collaboratively
  9. knowledge of, and commitment to, principles of gender justice
  10. knowledge of the Trent and Peterborough communities
  11. strong interpersonal skills
  12. basic administrative skills, such as web literacy, filing, record-keeping, minute-keeping, etc.
  13. dependable and reliable

    Education and Youth Outreach Coordinator

    Purpose: To expand the function of the Centre to include educational and youth-directed programming and networking. To increase public visibility and awareness about gender and social justice issues, and research emerging issues in our communities.

    Role and Responsibilities:
    1. implement a strategy to build connections with local youth
    2. outreach and networking with high schools and youth organizations
    3. work to make the Centre, and its resources and working groups accessible to youth
    4. perform a needs assessment for Peterborough’s youth regarding gender and social justice issues
    5. act as the Centre’s representative on local youth-oriented committees
    6. research how volunteering at the Centre could count towards Mandatory High School Community Service hours
    7. work with the Publicity and Media Coordinator to develop educational campaigns and innovative delivery strategies
    8. review and report on gender and social justice issues affecting our community and broader communities.
    9. collaborate with staff and steering collective to run the Centre office; answering phone calls, returning phone messages, responding to and organizing e-mails, planning and facilitating meetings, keeping things tidy, etc.
    10. commit at least 3 hours a week to working in the office
    11. attend all staff meetings
    Qualifications and Skills:
    1. must identify with the Centre’s mandate
    2. must be committed to anti-oppressive ideology and practices
    3. very strong written and oral communication skills
    4. experience working with youth
    5. excellent interpersonal skills
    6. great organizational and time-management skills
    7. experience working independently, including thinking creatively
    8. ability to work collaboratively, maintaining transparency and good communication
    9. knowledge of, and commitment to, principles of gender justice
    10. knowledge of the Trent and Peterborough communities
    11. dependable and reliable

    Fundraising and Finance Coordinator

    Purpose: Organize fundraising campaigns in support of the Centre and its events. Manage the Centre’s finances, including the budget, bills, and payroll. Support staff and Steering Collective in organizing campaigns, workshops, and events by assisting with booking and publicity.

    Role and Responsibilities:
    1. collaborative management of all financial matters, including payroll, honoraria, funding requests and bill payments with other staff and the steering collective.
    2. collaboratively designing the Centre’s budget in November with new staff and steering collective members
    3. manage that budget and keep record of all financial transactions throughout the year using microsoft excel and google docs, as well as bookkeeping and filing systems
    4. fundraise for the Centre and specific events through grant writing and funding requests
    5. complete the Centre’s taxes and remittances
    6. plan and coordinate creative and innovative ways of fundraising for the Centre
    7. assist in fundraising campaigns supported by the Centre
    8. apply for the Canada Summer Jobs grant for the Centre’s summer positions and any grants that may help the Centre improve its services
    9. collaborate with staff and steering collective to run the Centre office; answering phone calls, returning phone messages, responding to and organizing e-mails, planning and facilitating meetings, keeping things tidy, etc.
    10. commit at least 6 hours a week to working in the office
    11. attend all staff meetings
    Qualifications and Skills:
    1. must identify with the Centre’s mandate
    2. must be committed to anti-oppressive ideology and practices
    3. very strong written communication skills
    4. experience with finances, including working with spreadsheets and basic math skills
    5. great organizational and time-management skills
    6. experience working independently, including thinking creatively
    7. ability to work collaboratively, maintaining transparency and good communication
    8. knowledge of, and commitment to, principles of gender justice
    9. knowledge of the Trent and Peterborough communities
    10. strong interpersonal skills
    11. an interest in grant-writing and fundraising, and an awareness of the Centre’s direction and needs
    12. dependable and reliable

    Publicity and Media Coordinator

    Purpose: To promote the Centre, its events and services through a variety of media including posters, press releases, email and web design. Coordinate various events, workshops, working groups, and publications addressing topics and issues related to anti-oppression and gender justice in the Peterborough and Trent communities.

    Role and Responsibilities:
    1. design and distribute (with the help of volunteers, occasionally) promotional materials, including posters, press releases and other publicity materials for events and campaigns
    2. regularly update the Centre’s website and public google calendar, and maintain e-mail contact with other groups regarding upcoming events
    3. start and maintain a column on behalf of the Centre in the Arthur
    4. start and maintain a bi-weekly radio show on Trent Radio
    5. coordinate the publication of an annual self-representation publication in the Arthur and encourage the development of other publications, such as zines, with the help of volunteers
    6. organize and implement numerous smaller gender justice and arts-related events such as photoshoots, art exhibits, coffee houses, open mics, film screenings or art workshops
    7. general postering for awareness, art and education
    8. coordinate picture and/or video recordings of Centre and allied community events
    9. collaborate with staff and steering collective to run the Centre office; answering phone calls, returning phone messages, responding to and organizing e-mails, planning and facilitating meetings, keeping things tidy, etc.
    10. commit at least 6 hours a week to working in the office
    11. attend all staff meetings
    Qualifications and Skills:
    1. must identify with the Centre’s mandate
    2. must be committed to anti-oppressive ideology and practices
    3. very strong written communication skills
    4. knowledge of web design and maintenance
    5. experience in designing and distributing publicity materials, as well as writing press releases, is an asset
    6. experience with written publications including editing and layout
    7. leadership; ability to motivate others in an encouraging and positive way
    8. experience working independently, including thinking creatively
    9. ability to work collaboratively
    10. knowledge of, and commitment to, principles of gender justice
    11. knowledge of the Trent and Peterborough communities
    12. strong interpersonal skills
    13. basic administrative skills, such as web literacy, filing, record-keeping, minute-keeping, etc.
    14. dependable and reliable