Trans Inclusion Facilitator

Job Opportunity at The Centre for Women and Trans People

Work Study Position: Trans Inclusion Policy Facilitator

Application Deadline: October 23, 2007 by 5:00pm

Start date: ASAP

Position Description: The Centre for Women & Trans People has made a commitment to working towards making The Centre trans-inclusive. This position was developed to address trans related issues and to develop trans inclusive policy for The Centre. The tasks of the Trans Inclusion Policy Facilitator include, but are not limited to:

• Research and document trans issues and the history of making organizations trans inclusive.

• Research and work with the Coordinators, Collective and volunteers to further develop trans-inclusive policy for The Centre

• Work closely with staff, volunteers and the Collective to implement and advocate the policy throughout The Centre’s programming

• Outreach to transgender people on campus and in the larger community

• Network with other groups on campus and in the community that are working on trans issues

The individual will have the opportunity to work independently in a collective environment with the support and supervision of staff and Collective members. They will gain experience in research and policy development, including in the areas of leadership, network building, communication, advocacy and analysis. They will also acquire increased understanding of trans history, transphobia and trans issues.

How to apply:
Please mail, e-mail, fax or drop off your resume directly to the Centre c/o Hiring Committee.

All resumes must be accompanied by a one-page personal statement on “Community organizing and working through oppression and privilege.” This statement is intended to give the Hiring Committee a bit of an idea of your understanding of community organizing, the work you’ve done and how you understand yourself in that work.

The Centre believes that those who are on the margins are often in better positions to understand how systems of oppression, power and privilege work and are maintained. We especially encourage people who are surviving racism, colonization, poverty, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and sexism to apply for paid positions, as well as to volunteer in action groups and to join the Centre’s Collective.

Contact information:
The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T
c/o Hiring Committee
North Borden Building
563 Spadina Avenue, Room 100
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2J7

Email: womens.centre AT utoronto DOT ca
Fax: 416-978-1078

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