Outreach Coordinator
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust - Toronto, ON

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Organization: Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Position Title: Outreach Coordinator, Courage in the Face of Hate: Violence Against Trans Women

Project Term: Contract position, 40 hours/week. April 01, 2013 through August 02, 2013

Remuneration: $750/week, gross

Application Deadline: 5pm EST on Tuesday March 26, 2013

Program Description:
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) is Canada’s only national lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) human rights charity. ECHRT’s primary objective is to help create a Canada free of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, as well as bullying and hate-crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

Courage in the Face of Hate: Violence Against Trans Women is a victim support, research and educational project that will address the violence and discrimination faced by trans women and girls in Ontario. Select focus groups will be held across the province with trans women and girls survivors of sexual violence. These focus groups will provide qualitative research data for use in creation of a series of documentary films to be accompanied by lesson plans and used as an educational tool for secondary school students.

This project aims to initiate a respectful and positive dialogue around safety and inclusion of trans women and girls in all communities, as well as highlighting the roles bystanders can play as allies through interrupting, preventing and responding to all forms of sexual violence.

Job Purpose:
The chosen candidate for this position will be expected to successfully coordinate and perform outreach to, and recruitment of, trans women to participate in the project. The candidate will be responsible for liaising with multiple communities across Ontario and finding participants to attend 6 focus group sessions across the province, as well as potential participants for subsequent project phases.

This position may include assisting in planning and conducting participant interviews and the candidate may be required to travel overnight to attend and co-facilitate focus group sessions.
The chosen candidate will report to the project lead, as well as the Program Coordinator.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience as a member and/or knowledge of trans communities and relevant issues.
  • Experience in outreach or communications/public relations.
  • Experience working within an intersectional and anti-oppression framework.
  • A self-directed individual with a strong work ethic and experience working efficiently in small teams.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Experience with research interviews and/or group facilitation.
  • Experience working with LGBTQ communities.
  • Spoken and written French an asset.
  • Valid Driver’s License preferred.

Applicants may be travelling according to the schedule of the team and should be prepared for overnight assignments to other cities in Ontario.

Instructions and Deadline
Eligible applicants are invited to submit a resume, cover letter and reference by email as early as possible. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, March 26,2013 until 5pm EST. ECHRT thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information
Alyx Duffy, Youth Facilitation and Resource Development
185 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2K7
416-964-7887 ext. 24

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.