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.
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 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
Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered and only successful applicants will be contacted.