Pride Community Centre (PCC) – Social and Political Advocacy Coordinator(s)

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
3 weeks

This posting closes June 12th, 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 Social and Political Advocacy Coordinator(s) will be responsible for creating an inclusive and oppression free culture within the PCC through events, training, and advocacy. The Social and Political Advocacy Coordinator(s) will assist with the implementation of the two PCC campaigns: Mac Pride and Pride History Week. The role of the Social and Political Advocacy Coordinator(s) is to promote inclusion and diversity within and outside the PCC and ensure the complexities of intersecting identities are considered in all PCC initiatives, and by advocating to external organizations. The ideal candidate is familiar or will familiarize themselves with anti-oppression concepts, is dedicated to inclusion, and is self-motivated.

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, and supervisory skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills required for conflict resolution and mediation
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a team of volunteers to ensure successful completion of tasks

Effort & Responsibility

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

Working Conditions

  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work

Training and Experience

  • Past experience with the PCC is an asset
  • Event planning experience is an asset
  • 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
TermSeptember 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
SupervisorPCC Director
Hours8 hours per week

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