Job Opportunity: Education Coordinator

Terms of Employment: Full time

Anticipated Start Date: between August 13th or August 15th, 2018

Salary: 36 000-38 000; with optional of a benefits package

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 (DayOfPink.org), 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.

Prioritization
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.

Summary
The CCGSD is seeking a Education Coordinator with personal experience of LGBTQ+ communities and a passion for social justice. The ideal candidate must also identify as a member of the LGBTQ2+ community with a passion for educating youth about inclusion, LGBTQ2+ identities and creating safer spaces. Prior work experience and education are an asset, but not required. The Education Coordinator be responsible for working with a team of volunteer educators. Team Education is responsible for booking and presenting workshops that address cultures of heterosexism, cissexism and transmisogyny, as well as other LGBTQ2+ workshops in schools and community spaces in the Ottawa Valley.  The Education Coordinator reports to the Office Manager.

Education & Experience

  • LGBTQ+ personal experience required (no exceptions).
  • Educator experience encouraged.
  • Bilingual (French & English), with strong skills in writing & communication in French (preferred)
  • Experience with event & conference organizing.
  • Post-secondary degree encouraged.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Coordination:
    • Creating programming and content for workshops
    • Working  to select & train volunteers in workshop delivery
    • Implementing outreach strategies to school boards
    • Working in collaboration with Management to ensure successful completion of the project through meetings and reports
    • Ensuring blog posts and evaluation reports are completed after workshop delivery
  • Communication:
    • Liaising with educators and community partners
    • Working with the evaluation coordinator
    • Running outreach to school and community spaces
  • Conference organizing:
    • Working with community partners to plan and organize youth Forum
    • Working with community partners to plan and organize adult Forms
    • Overseeing and evaluating the performance of Team Education volunteers
    • Overseeing volunteers and office interns in compiling evaluation reports into database

Other Skills

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

Application

Interested parties are to prepare an application package, preferably in one pdf file, that contains a cover letter, resume, and letter of intent (detailing relevant education experience and commitment to anti-oppression education). Applicants are to email Cameron Aitken, Office Manager at (community@ccgsd-ccdgs.org), by August 5th.
Interviews will take place August 6th-8th. The ideal candidate and a strong point of consideration, will be for individuals who are able to commence work on either the 13th or 15th of August. 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.