Pride Community Centre (PCC) – Research and Resources Coordinator

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
3 weeks

This posting closes June 12th at 11:59pm

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.


General Scope of Duties

The Research and Resources Coordinator will be responsible for building, curating, and managing the PCC Resource Library. They will work with fellow executives and committee volunteers to organize and develop informational material into various media forms for the purpose of educating McMaster’s student body. The Research and Resources Coordinator will also be in charge of providing an up to date research background for relevant PCC campaigns and initiatives. Further, they will work closely with the Volunteer and Training Coordinator, assisting with Peer Support Volunteer training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Awareness and understanding topics associated with the PCC (i.e. cissexism, transphobia, heteronormativity, homophobia, intersectionality, safe space, LGBTQ2SI+ identities)
  • Knowledge of LGBTQ2SI+ history and movements, and current social justice topics
  • Ability to challenge dominant views
  • Strong working knowledge of anti-oppressive practices, intersectionality and inclusion
  • Leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to coordinate team of volunteers to ensure successful completion of tasks
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Research skills and critical thinking abilities
  • Knowledge regarding LGBTQ2SI+ based resources on and off campus is an asset

Effort & Responsibility

  • Ability to function well with people in crisis
  • Maintain confidentiality of all individuals accessing the PCC
  • Effort required to think creatively
  • Expected to interact closely with a group of volunteers

Working Conditions

  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work during busy periods

Training and Experience

  • Past experience with the PCC is an asset
  • Peer Support experience is preferred
  • Necessary training will be provided and required


  • 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 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
SupervisorPCC Director
Hours8 Hours per week
TermSeptember 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

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