Job Opportunity: Day of Pink & Gala Coordinator

Terms of Employment: Part-time contract

Anticipated Start Date: November 11th, 2015

Salary: To be determined (based on experience & qualifications)

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.

As a leader in anti-discrimination work, CCGSD runs programming all over Canada and the United States. Because of our hundreds of volunteers, we are able to reach over 250,000 people annually. We are also a proud leader in the International Day of Pink (, engaging millions of people in wearing pink and to run programs that stand up to bullying. We encourage you to find out more about CCGSD & the International Day of Pink, and get involved in making your community a safer and more diverse place.

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity was established to support and empower work happening on a collaborative and/or collective level between and within territories, provinces, and nations of peoples such as Canadians, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. This support comes in the form of educational and arts-based initiatives, research, and resources for schools and communities, ranging from a full day of workshops with ongoing support to week-long training forums with integrated year-long projects as part of its deliverables. The International Day of Pink is part of this programming, where we provide learning kits that make wearing pink a catalyst for change. Lastly, complementary programs facilitated by our Youth Advisory Committee, such as our grants, awards, and scholarships, continue to celebrate the ongoing work already being done in hundreds of communities daily.

The CCGSD strongly believes in equitable practices, especially concerning gender and sexual minorities. Within the hiring process, prioritization will be given first and foremost to transfeminine spectrum individuals, and secondly, to Two Spirit individuals. Priority will also be given to anyone who identifies as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour). This position is for LGBTQ+ identified people only, which also includes those on the asexual spectrum.

The CCGSD is seeking a bilingual (French & English) Coordinator with personal experience of LGBTQ+ communities and a passion for social justice. The ideal candidate is passionate about creating spaces for dialogue & discussion on LGBTQ+ issues and is familiar with the Day of Pink. The job involves organizing the Day of Pink 2016 Campaign, and its Gala events (April & May).

Education & Experience

  • LGBTQ+ personal experience .
  • Event organizing abilities
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong logistics & multi-tasking skills
  • Experience in fundraising and requesting donations
  • Bilingual (French & English), with strong skills in writing & communication in French (no exceptions).
  • Experience with event & conference organizing.
  • Post-secondary degree encouraged.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the Day of Pink Campaign 2017:
    • Creating promotional material
    • Promoting, sharing & distributing material
    • Organizing Day of Pink Dialogue Events
    • Managing the Day of Pink Store
    • Implementing outreach strategies to community organizations, school boards, unions and politicians
    • Working in collaboration with team members
    • Ensuring blog posts and evaluation reports are completed after workshop delivery
  • Day of Pink Gala:
    • Work to organize event logistics
    • Organize performers & entertainment
    • Promote the event to the community
    • Engage with partners & stakeholders to get the event out to the community
  • IDAHOT Gala:
    • Work to organize event logistics
    • Organize performers & entertainment
    • Promote the event to the community
    • Engage with partners & stakeholders to get the event out to the community

Other Skills

  • Public speaking skills required.
  • English and French fluency required.
  • Criminal record check required.
  • Youth engagement skills required.
  • Database management, computer, and internet skills required.
  • First Aid and ASIST training preferred.
  • Anti-oppression framework encouraged.

Please send cover letter and resume to Jeremy Dias, Director, at, by Thursday, November 6th, 2015. Please note that resumes that do not have a cover letter will not be considered.

Interviews will take place on Monday, November 9th at the CCGSD office-440 Albert st.