Women & Gender Equity Network (WGEN) Executive: Resources Coordinator

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
3 weeks

WGEN educates the McMaster community in an effort to create a campus free from prejudice and discrimination on the basis of gender expression and/or gender identity. WGEN services as a participant in supporting survivors of gender-based discrimination, sexual assault, and/or similar forms of violence. WGEN develops and strengthens relationships between McMaster students, staff, and members of the community by providing information, resources, programming, and on-campus advocacy around gender-based oppressions.

The Resources Coordinator will maintain an online and offline resource library for the McMaster Community.  They will work with internal and external partners and resources to ensure that the general student population is aware of the available services. One part of that will be connecting with clubs, groups and services around McMaster. The collection of materials requires a basic comfort with traveling around Hamilton to find the different services available to students. They will also collect manuals, articles and books related (but not limited to) to the topics of intersectional feminism, trans-antagonism, womanism, safe(r) space, etc. They will also be responsible for coordinating articles for The Silhouette, supporting content creation in WGEN programming, and creating resources as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Awareness and understanding of topics associated with WGEN ( i.e. transphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, and human rights, heterosexism, cissexism, heteronormativity, intersecting oppressions and invisible privilege, sexual assault)
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Writing and editing skills

Effort & Responsibility

  • Effort required to maintain professional connections on and off campus
  • Maintain confidentiality of all individuals accessing the WGEN

Working Conditions

  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work
  • Some travel in Hamilton required
  • Management of library resources will take place in a shared office space

Training and Experience

  • Previous leadership experience
  • Necessary training will be provided


  • Personal and/or shared computer

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

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
TermSeptember 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
SupervisorWGEN Director
Hours4 - 6 Hours

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