Women & Gender Equity Network (WGEN) Executive: Social and Political Advocacy

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 Social and Political Advocacy Executive is responsible for developing educational workshops and campaigns that raise awareness about, and promote positive change in regards to various social and political issues relevant to women, trans and gender non-conforming students, gender-based violence, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in the McMaster community.

Please note this posting closes Tuesday, June 13th at 11:59pm.

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).
  • Confidence and ability to challenge dominant views
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity

Effort & Responsibility

  • Previous experience planning events or workshops is an asset
  • Establish and maintain professional connections on and off campus
  • Maintain confidentiality of all individuals accessing the WGEN

Working Conditions

  • Most work can be completed in a shared office space or from home 
  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work 

Training and Experience

  • Necessary training will be provided


  • Personal computer

This executive will work with both MSU and community partners in order to assure that the projects are highly inclusive, appropriate, impactful, and align with principles of intersectional feminism. For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please download the WGEN Social and Political Advocacy 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 Generalist 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
Hours3 - 5 Hours per week

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