Pride Community Centre (PCC) – Community Facilitation Coordinator

Volunteer (Student)
1 week

The Pride Community Centre is a service of the McMaster Students Union. We provide a contact point for McMaster students that may identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or any of the other diverse identities that make up our community. We offer educational programming and access to resources of interest, as well as peer support and a physical space for students to meet and socialize with each other. As advocates for gender & sexual diversity, the PCC’s mandate upholds that LGBTQ+ students are entitled to a safe and supportive campus, absent of homophobia and transphobia, where the expression of one’s gender & sexual identity is welcomed and respected.

Please note this position will close Sunday, July 10th at 11:59pm.

General Scope of Duties

The Community Facilitation Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all welcome meetings and community groups held by the PCC. This includes booking rooms, organizing and training community group facilitators, and promoting meeting times and locations of all groups. The ideal candidate is compassionate, can facilitate discussion, has leadership skills, and has a strong working knowledge of safe space policy.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Prior experience attending or planning leadership conferences or workshops is an asset
  • Strong communication, and teamwork skills
  • One-on-one communication skills is an asset
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills required for conflict resolution and mediation
  • Being aware of LGTBQ2SI+ and mental health resources on and off campus
  • An understanding of Safe(r) Spaces
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a team of volunteers to ensure successful completion of tasks
  • In depth understanding of current LGBTQ2SI+ and equity-related issues
  • Ability to open dialogue on LGBTQ2SI+ issues and to facilitate group discussions

Effort & Responsibility

  • Continuing knowledge of topics related to the position
  • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all individuals accessing the PCC, and peer support services
  • Effort required to think creatively
  • Expected to interact closely with groups of students and volunteers

Working Conditions

  • Meeting location may vary
  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work

Training and Experience

  • Previous leadership and group facilitation experience is an asset
  • Necessary training will be provided, and required

Equipment

  • Use of Personal Computer

Full job description can be found here.

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 Human Resources 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
TermSeptember 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
SupervisorPCC Director
RemunerationVolunteer
Hours8 hours per week

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