Women’s Centre Coordinator
(Permanent – Full time – 35 hours per week)
The Simon Fraser Student Society (the “Society”) invites applications for the position of Women’s Centre Coordinator. This is a permanent full-time position which is included in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3338 at a wage rate of $26.94 per hour with benefits as per the Collective Agreement.
The Women’s Centre is a pro-feminist, sex positive, pro-choice, anti-racist, trans and intersex women inclusive department of the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). The SFSS is an equal opportunity employer that strives to build a diverse workforce thus encourages individuals from marginalized communities to apply. We invite applicants with work experience in progressive environments that reflect the Centre’s five-point mandate to apply.
Description: The Women’s Centre Coordinator oversees the Women’s Centre, delivery of programs and services for self-identified women (whether cis or trans), intersex people and non-binary/genderqueer/agender folks at Simon Fraser University. The Women’s Centre Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and closely collaborated with the Women’s Centre Collective to shape and, once approved, implement the Women’s Centre’s annual plan of action.
Goal: To ensure the Women’s Centre effectively meets the needs of self-identified women at Simon Fraser University.
Working Relationship(s)/ Role in Organizational Structure: The Women’s Centre Coordinator supervises the Women’s Centre Resource Assistant and/or volunteers and is the resource person for the Women’s Centre Collective. The Women’s Centre Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Administration of the Women’s Centre, including but not limited to the resource office, lounge, and library.
2. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of campus and off-campus resources for Women’s Centre users.
3. Provide peer and disclosure support by providing appropriate crisis referrals and related resources.
4. Act as a resource person, advise and support the Women’s Centre Collective.
5. Coordinate and curate projects, programs, services and events in conjunction with the Women’s Centre Collective and other SFU partners to benefit the Simon Fraser University community.
6. Assist in advertising and promoting Women’s Centre projects, programs, services, and events.
7. Train and supervise the Women’s Centre part-time Resource Assistant.
8. Recruit and train volunteers, and provide and develop ongoing support to volunteers.
9. Maintain official records, files, databases, administrative systems, supplies and equipment for the Women’s Centre department.
10. Prepare and administer the annual Women’s Centre budget.
11. Liaise, advocate, and collaborate with university partners to ensure the needs of self-identified women are met by SFU policies and programs in conjunction with the Society’s Strategic Plan.
12. Provide support to the Women’s Centre Lounge and the All Genders Resource area.
Required Skills and Experience:
1. Demonstrated commitment to intersectional feminism with experience working/volunteering in a sex-positive and feminist organization or environment.
2. Skills and experience doing anti-oppression work, including anti-racist, and trans inclusion practice.
3. Experience working within a collective structure, using consensus decision-making.
4. Experience supporting and providing resources to individuals in crisis
5. Experience with issues faced by women and minorities in an academic institutional environment.
6. Experience recruiting and working with volunteers.
7. Knowledge of post-secondary student organizations’ structure and mandate
8. Familiarity with University policies, procedures, and governing structures an asset
5. Ability to work in a self-supervisory, multi-task environment, within clear timelines.
6. Strong interpersonal skills.
7. Ability, training, and experience in conflict resolution.
9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
10. Strong organizational and administrative skills.
11. Understanding of the role of the Society and its membership, in terms of advocacy, representation, and the provision of services.
12. Computing skills (including MAC OSX, Microsoft Applications, Google Suite and email). 13. Mental health first aid and a valid First Aid Level 1 certification will be considered an asset
14. Background in Gender Studies and Sociology an asset.
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com citing that you are applying for the SFSS Women’s Centre Coordinator position in the subject line. Acceptable file formats are PDF files only. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. (PST) Friday, November 1, 2019. Desirable start date: as soon as possible. Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.