Work-Study Job: Special Events Coordinator


Job Opportunity at The Centre for Women and Trans People

Work Study Position: Special Events Coordinator

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:

This position will require a well-organized, creative, energetic individual to facilitate and coordinate special events programming for the Centre for Women and Trans People to coincide with our 25 year anniversary. As the experiences of many women and trans-identified people who use the Centre are shaped by systemic barriers, we strive to make our events and programming accessible and relevant. To ensure that the events and programming are accessible and relevant, part of the position will be to survey people who frequent the space to gather event ideas and potential speakers. The tasks of the Special Events Coordinator include:

-Conduct outreach to women and trans people on campus and in the larger community.
-Design and conduct a community survey to solicit ideas for our 25 year anniversary events.
-Develop a timeline and budget for the events.
-Coordinate a 25 year anniversary speakers’ series for the 2011-2012 academic year.
-Promote 25 year anniversary events to the University of Toronto and wider community by using alternative and social media, design and distribute flyers and posters.
-Work closely with staff, volunteers and the Collective to implement 25 year anniversary events in tandem with other special events programming at the Centre (eg. Women’s History Month, Pay Equity Day, International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Montreal Massacre Memorial, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, African Liberation Month, etc.)

The individual will have the opportunity to work independently in a collective environment with the support and supervision of staff and Collective members. This position will allow the student to gain skills in community development, project planning, event management, budgeting, survey design, design of promotional materials, and community consultation. The individual will also gain a deeper understanding of coordinating events and programming for marginalized communities within an anti-oppression framework.



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 and weekends 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.