Employment Type: Freelance
Posted on: 2018-07-27
Humber Polytech LGBTQ+ Resource Centre Assistant Contract in Toronto, ON
Branch Toronto ON CA
LGBTQ+ Resource Centre Assistant
And excellent computer skills in Outlook, Word & Excel and utilizing the Internet for research purposes. The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre works to promote safer,…
The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre works to promote safer, braver, positive spaces at Humber College and offers a dedicated space at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses for students to connect with one another, access resources, and build community. The Centre offers drop-in, weekly discussion groups, events and customized resources.
Under the guidance and general direction of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Coordinator, the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre Assistant is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Centre and is the primary contact for students entering the space. Specifically, the Assistant will be expected to ensure daily operations of the LGBTQ+ Centres, plan and deliver anti-oppressive programming and supports that fosters an environment within which students are able to feel safe, supported and encouraged. The Assistant maintains a positive learning and community space and encourages productive student interactions; contacts and networks with community agencies and individuals; builds and maintains effective working relationships with various Humber personnel and resources; assists with workshop and programming logistics. The Assistant regularly updates the Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Coordinator on emerging issues, maintains program records and participates in Student Life initiatives when possible.
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Cultural/Diversity Studies or a related discipline. Prior experience in post-secondary or community-based settings is an asset. Additional qualifications include: advanced understanding of anti-oppression education, gender/sexuality studies and their relationship to the educational system, with particular focus on the educational realities of LGBTQ+ students; extensive knowledge of the historical context which shapes the current contexts of LGBTQ+ students; 3 to 5 years of experience working with diverse student groups while employing a social justice and equity lens; excellent life/career coaching skills; well-developed community network and networking abilities; demonstrated leadership and professionalism skills; excellent communication, outreach skills, presentation, facilitation (individual and small groups), and well-developed organization, data and time management skills; and excellent computer skills in Outlook, Word & Excel and utilizing the Internet for research purposes.
Duration of need: 1 year