MSU Diversity Services Social and Political Advocacy Committee Volunteer

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
2 weeks

******Special instructions: In addition to submitting your resume, please attach a word document with the answers to these questions:

Written application questions

1. Why do you wish to be part of the MSU DEN SPA volunteer committee? (150 words)

2. What experiences/skills can you positively contribute to the team? (200 words)

3. You are tasked with developing an event surrounding the theme of diversity, equity and inclusion. What would you design and why? (200 words)

 

MSU Diversity & Equity Network exists in order to celebrate, unite, and advocate with the variety of diverse groups on campus within the realm of race, ethnicity, culture, faith, and Indigenous affairs. In order to accomplish this, we help to plan, support and promote events that allow McMaster students to fully experience the differences that make our campus unique.

Recognizing the state of inequity on campus, our service acts to advocate for an inclusive environment in which marginalized groups feel welcome and free to embrace their identity.


Please note this posting will close on Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm (EDT).

The Social and Political Advocacy (SPA) Committee Volunteer is responsible for creating and implementing campaigns and workshops that seek to educate and raise awareness in the McMaster community. The advocacy will be carried out in the form of large and small-scale educational campaigns. Throughout the academic year, members will work with committee coordinators to plan and execute campaigns inclusive of, and beneficial for students of all backgrounds and identities, with an intersectional focus on race, interfaith, and indigenous affairs. This will be done through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework.

Volunteers will assist with the development and implementation of these campaigns and workshops. Volunteers must represent the MSU and Diversity & Equity Network in a responsible, professional and respectful manner while participating in campaigns and workshops.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Awareness and understanding of topic associated with Diversity & Equity Network is an asset
  • Interpersonal skills required to interact with students and community members at events and committee meetings
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a team and as an individual
  • Ability to follow instructions

Effort & Responsibility

  • Effort required to integrate various individuals and on campus groups to ensure an inclusive environment during all events and campaigns
  • Effort to think creatively
  • Responsible for participating in events as required
  • Responsible for maintaining an appropriate and positive image of the MSU

Working Conditions 

  • Shared office space
  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work, particularly preceding major events and activities

Training and Experience

  • Participation in all Diversity & Equity Network training sessions required (provided)
  • Previous experience working in an anti-racist, anti-oppressive environment is an asset


For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please download the full job description.

******Special instructions: In addition to submitting your resume, please attach a word document with the answers to these questions:

Written application questions

1. Why do you wish to be part of the MSU DEN SPA volunteer committee? (150 words)

2. What experiences/skills can you positively contribute to the team? (200 words)

3. You are tasked with developing an event surrounding the theme of diversity, equity and inclusion. What would you design and why? (200 words)

 

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse staff. The MSU encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and 2SLGBTQIA-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Director by email at hr@msu.mcmaster.ca. Please note that the MSU is an independently incorporated students’ union operating within the McMaster University community; this is not a McMaster University position.

Job Features

Job CategoryOpen
TermCurrent - April 30, 2023
SupervisorDiversity & Equity Network Assistant Director
RemunerationVolunteer
Hours2 - 4 hours per week (variable)

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