LGBTQ+ Resource Centre Assistant
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: January 27, 2021
Posted: January 14, 2021
The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre works to promote safer, braver, positive spaces at Humber College and offers a dedicated space at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses for students to connect with one another, access resources, and build community. The Centre offers drop-in, weekly discussion groups, events and customized resources.
The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre Assistant is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Centre and is the primary contact for students entering the space. Specifically, the Assistant will be expected to ensure daily operations of the LGBTQ+ Centres, plan and deliver anti-oppressive programming and supports that fosters an environment within which students are able to feel safe, supported and encouraged. The position maintains a positive learning and community space and encourages productive student interactions; contacts and networks with community agencies and individuals; builds and maintains effective working relationships with various Humber personnel and resources; assists with workshop and programming logistics. The position regularly updates the Manager on emerging issues, maintains program records and participates in Student Life initiatives when possible.
Weekly Work Schedule:
Monday 1:30 pm - 4: 30 pm;
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Cultural/Diversity Studies or a related discipline. Prior experience in post-secondary or community-based settings is an asset.
• Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience working with diverse student groups while employing a social justice and equity lens
• Advanced knowledge of anti-oppression education, anti-Black racism, gender/sexuality studies and their relationship to the educational system, with particular focus on the educational realities of 2SLGBTQ+ students
• Extensive knowledge of the historical context which shapes the current contexts of 2SLGBTQ+ students
• Excellent life/career coaching skills including well-developed community based networking abilities
• Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and facilitation (individual and small groups) skills
• Excellent data and time management skills
• Excellent skills in MS Outlook, Word & Excel and utilizing the Internet for research and marketing purposes.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective collective agreements.
Humber is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals from equity seeking groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.
In order to provide culturally appropriate support for Humber’s Black/African and 2SLGBTQ+ students and to alleviate under-representation of Black/African and 2SLGBTQ+ support staff within Student Success and Engagement, preference will be given to candidates from the Black/African and 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Candidates are encouraged to self-declare in their application, if they belong to any equity group.
Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.