The Graduate Students Association is seeking to hire an additional Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator.
Number of Positions: 1-2
Contract Term: The position starts immediately and ends April 30, 2015
- Time commitment varies – approximately 30 hours in September and 10-15 hours monthly during the school year
- Working with another coordinator/VP External
- Work with groups at Carleton, University of Ottawa Graduate Students Association and the broader Ottawa community
Overview of the Position
The Duties of the Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinators will be as follows (with some room for flexibility and adaptation as the academic year unfolds):
- To educate our membership and Carleton students at large about issues surrounding sexual assault through advocacy and outreach work
- Foster student participation in sexual assault awareness/anti-oppression campaigns through organizing and facilitating campaign meetings
- To represent students by sitting on the University wide Sexual Assault Support Centre Committee
- To create safe spaces and provide support and resources to graduate students (this includes developing No Means No and Challenge Transphobia and Homophobia campaigns and various other means of outreach work)
- To outreach to students and to engage in public education concerning broader sexual violence issues, consent, sexual health, and equity campaigns
- Organize outreach events concerning sexual assault, consent and sexual health such as: student town halls, sexual health workshops, tabling in the Atrium and other student spaces (Loeb Building for example), and to hold focus groups
- Information dissemination and referrals regarding sexual assault resources both on and off campus
- Report to the VP External and Membership Coordinator of the GSA and to provide updates to the Sexual Assault Centre Fund Committee (SASCF)
- Liaise with and foster relationships with other organizations with similar mandates
- Other tasks as directed
- Must be current student at Carleton University (preference given to graduate student)
- Strong communication skills, meeting facilitation skills, good ability to work on a team, and strong interpersonal skills
- Have an understanding and an interest in awareness work around sexual assault
- Must have understanding of intersections surrounding sexual assault and how sexual violence impacts various marginalized communities
- Training as a support worker, councilor, peer supporter etc. an asset but not required
- It is an asset but not required to have experience working with the LGBTQ communities, and families
- Must be willing to take active listening training and/or anti-oppression training.
Deadline: Extended to December 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon.
Submit resumes to:
Graduate Students’ Association
600 Unicentre, Carleton University
E-mail (Word or PDF only): firstname.lastname@example.org
The GSA values employment and educational equality and welcomes applications from diverse groups including (but not limited to) women; aboriginal people; people of colour; people with disabilities; international students; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.