Work-Study Job: Trans Inclusion Group Facilitator


Job Opportunity at The Centre for Women and Trans People

Work Study Position: Trans Inclusion Group Facilitator

Number of Vacancies: 1

Application Deadline: Apply ASAP. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Positions are being filled on a rolling basis.

Start date: September 29, 2011 (and must be available for training on Saturday October 1st, 10am – 6pm)

Position Description:

The Trans Inclusion Group Facilitator will work with the Trans Inclusion Group at the Centre for Women and Trans People in assessing and addressing the systemic barriers that face Two-Spirit, trans, and intersex individuals at the University of Toronto (with a focus on their academic experiences and ability to access services) as well as within the broader Toronto communities. This position was developed to continue the Centre’s commitment to trans inclusion and anti-oppression politics, with a specific view to continually implement the Centre’s Trans Inclusion Policy. The tasks of the Trans Inclusion Group Facilitator include:
-Conduct outreach to expand participation of Two-Spirit, trans, and intersex individuals within The Centre’s work.
-Network with Two-Spirit, trans, and intersex groups on campus and in the community that are working on trans issues.
-Coordinate educational programming around transphobia at the Centre.
-Work closely with staff, volunteers and the Collective to implement and advocate the Trans Inclusion Policy throughout the Centre’s programming.
-Work with staff, volunteers and the Collective to coordinate the commemoration of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20th).
-Attend Trans Inclusion Group meetings.

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 policy development, as well as in the areas of leadership, network and community building, communication, advocacy and analysis. They will also acquire an increased understanding of trans history, transphobia and trans issues.



Program of Study:



Management & Leadership

How many hours of work are available:


Specify any special features about the hours of work:

– Must be available for training on Saturday October 1, 2011 from 10am-6pm
– The Centre for Women and Trans People is open Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm
– Occasional evenings may be required

How To Apply:

Please mail, e-mail, fax or drop off your resume, cover letter and one-page personal statement (details below) directly to The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T c/o Hiring Committee. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application.

All applications 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.

· Mail
The Centre for Women & Trans People at U of T
c/o Hiring Committee
563 Spadina Ave., Room 100
North Borden Building
Toronto ON M5S 2J7
· Fax: (416) 978-1078
· Email: thecentre.hiring AT gmail DOT com
· In person


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.