Women & Gender Equity Network (WGEN) Training and Development 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.

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

The Training and Development Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and implementing all training sessions and internal opportunities for professional development. The Training and Development Coordinator is responsible for preparing supplementary volunteer training assignments, as well as coordinating the September and January training sessions in conjunction with the WGEN Director, Volunteer Coordinators, and the other executives. They will also coordinate with other executive members, well in advance of these learning sessions, to organize volunteers in a thoughtful and resourceful way.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to work in a team and act as a support 
  • Peer counseling and education skills 
  • Extensive knowledge of related health resources in the community and on-campus 
  • Awareness and understanding of topics associated with WGEN (i.e. inequities and systemic barriers, wellness management and coping tools, person-centric care, peer support, Harm Reduction, etc.) 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to foster positive relationships within and outside of WGEN 
  • Understanding of service when considering volunteer and health organizations for potential collaboration 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to balance multiple duties and schedule multiple events  

Effort & Responsibility

  • Confidence in ability to challenge dominant or oppressive views 
  • Establish and maintain professional connections on and off campus 
  • Effort required to provide stimulating and helpful trainings to WGEN volunteers that encompass a variety of health-related topics and peer supporting practice 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all individuals accessing WGEN services 

Working Conditions

  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work 
  • Some availability in summer months  required for preparation of September training and executive team transition 

Training and Experience

  • Past experience with WGEN is preferred 
  • Previous experience acting as an educator, instructor, and/or facilitator is an asset 
  • Necessary training will be provided 


  • Personal computer 
  • Microsoft Office programs 


For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please download the full 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 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, 2023 - April 30, 2024
SupervisorWGEN Director
Hours5 - 8 Hours per week

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