The Centre for Gender Advocacy is committed to employment equity as an ongoing process. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups, people with disabilities, and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. When candidates do not differ significantly in merit, and one such candidate belongs to a historically marginalized group, Employment Equity requires that the member in this group will be selected.
The Centre for Gender Advocacy recently underwent an accessibility audit. We are currently working on implementing the recommendations arising from the audit.
The Action Coordinator will work at the office located at 1500 de Maisonneuve W, Unit 404 (there is a second office at 2110 Mackay). There is a ramp outside leading to the front door, however most wheelchair users find it to be too steep to use (10.8% grade). Since we share the floor with a business, we have not been able to successfully create gender-neutral washrooms even temporarily during events. Space users are of course welcome to use whichever washroom they want, but we realize this is not the same as having washrooms that are actually gender-neutral.
For more accessibility information about the space, visit: http://genderadvocacy.org/accessibility/
About the Centre for Gender Advocacy:
The Centre for Gender Advocacy (the Centre) is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, advocacy and a commitment to accessibility.
The Centre is a collaborative work environment in which all core staff provide support for ongoing projects, and as such, while the candidate will be hired for the position of Action Coordinator, they are also expected to contribute to and participate in fulfilling all aspects of the Centre’s mandate.
This position is a job-share with the Action Coordinator (Programming Support) who will work 15 hrs/week.
Tasks and Responsibilities include:
Take a lead in planning and organizing the Centre’s programming, beginning with the city-wide March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on October 4th. Other programming may include talks, workshops, event series, and public actions.
Check-in on a regular basis with Action Coordinator (Programming Support) to ensure the smooth operation of the Centre’s programming
Work closely with the Outreach Coordinator, volunteers and other staff to ensure that events are well promoted
Work with staff, board, and other volunteers to implement the Centre’s campaigns, including but not limited to coordinating public education forums and other awarenessraising and lobbying strategies.
Liaise with the Administrative and Finance Coordinator to develop and maintain a programming budget.
Coordinate volunteers to help with logistical tasks
Organize volunteer appreciation events
Self-educate on issues of relevance to marginalized communities.
Liaise with student & community organizations to build alliances around common mandates pertaining to campaigns
Staff the 1500 de Maisonneuve office
Able to work well both independently and collaboratively in a non-hierarchical, feminist, antiracist environment.
Experience with community organizing, especially relating to feminism, anti-racism and Indigenous solidarity.
Experience with managing and working within a budget
General computer skills and familiarity with various social media platforms.
Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills
Public speaking experience
Self-motivated, resourceful, and organized with excellent time management skills
Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
An active sense of humour!
Familiarity with the Centre for Gender Advocacy and its priorities, principles, and activities
Familiarity with Concordia University (including groups, people, and locations)
Spoken and written French
Flexibility with hours
Ability to multi-task
A creative mind
Contract Duration: This is a one year temporary contract with a 3-month probation period.
Salary: Starting salary is $19.48/hour for 25 hours a week as well as 4 weeks of paid vacation and health benefits after the 3 month probation period.
Application Deadline: Please send cover letter and CV by July 31st, 5 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Action Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Cover letters can be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
Expected Start Date: August 21st