CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Womens Centres: Job Postings (4)

We're happy to annouce that the Centre will be hiring 2 workstudy positions this summer- a Women of Colour Equity Education Researcher and a Trans Health Equity Education and Researcher. Both positions are part-time at $15.07 per hour, and runs from May - August 2005. Check the postings below.

Also included in this email are 2 positings for Co-coordinators at the Women's Centre at the University of Toronto, St. George (downtown) campus. Please forward this far and wide.

Please note, the YWC is open during the summer. Feel free to drop-in and say hello. Currently we're planning our Summer and Fall programing, so if you have a project that you'd like to run out of the Centre or would like our support in any way, get in touch. Hope you're all savouring this gorgeous weather!

Take care,
Ash Yoon & Kemba Byam.
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Trans Health Equity Education and Researcher at YORK UNIVERSITY
Deadline to apply: Friday, May 6th at 5pm.

Description:

This position will assess the systemic barriers that face trans, intersex, and two-spirited people with a focus on their access to health services and their academic experiences. Must be a Full-time York University student to be eligible for this position.

Responsibilities:

- Outreach to trans, intersex, and two-spirited people on campus and in the broader community
- Network with existing equity groups on campus and in the surrounding community
- Research and develop a summary report describing health issues pertaining to trans, intersex, and two-spirited people; available services on campus and in the broader community; barriers in accessing services; suggesting ways of overcoming them
- From the summary report, developing an educational resource for Students, Members of the community-at-large, Professors, Counselors, Administrators and Student Organizations
- Work with the Resource Library Committee to update resources pertaining to trans, intersex, and two-spirited people
- Maintain clear and open communication with other staff members, Collective members, Volunteer members and Committees at the Centre

Qualifications:

- Commitment to social justice and anti-oppression framework
- Demonstrate a feminist, trans-positive and trans-inclusive analysis of oppression
- Understandings of systemic, historical and everyday realities, barriers and oppressions
- Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
- Experience with non-hierarchal or consensus based decision making
- Commitment to maintaining a healthy, progressive work place
- Previous experiences with working and contacting workshop facilitators and scheduling on and off campus meetings
- Maintaining feedback and evaluation forms for facilitators
- Maintain dialogue and follow-up meetings and contacts with service seekers
- Assisting clients through appointment accompaniment to outside agencies upon request
- Able to act as liaison with outside agencies and represent the Centre, its policies, procedures and programs
- Knowledge of Volunteer recruitment, development and training
- Providing input to the Collective regarding policies, procedures and training medications to suite the needs of volunteers

This position will provide the workstudy student with opportunities to develop leadership, research and facilitation skills, to build community and campus networks, as well as increase their knowledge of issues facing trans, intersex, and two-spirited people. The Centre practices equity hiring and provides opportunities for employment for Aboriginal people, people of color, people with disabilities and trans people. This position would not be available without the assistance of the workstudy program. Must be a Full-time York University student to be eligible for this position.

Contact Person: Attn: Hiring Committee - Trans Health Equity Education and Researcher
Telephone No.: (no phone calls please)
Apply by Email: workstudy_ywc@hotmail.com
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Women of Colour Equity Education Researcher at YORK UNIVERSITY
Deadline to apply: Friday, May 6th at 5pm.

Description:

This position will assess the systemic barriers that face women and trans people of colour, including Aboriginal and mixed-race women and trans people at York University, with a focus on their access to services and their academic experiences. Must be a Full-time York University student to be eligible for this position.

Responsibilities:

- Outreach to women and trans people of colour, including Aboriginal and mixed-race women and trans people
- Organize and facilitate the Centre’s Aboriginal, Mixed-race Women and Trans people of Colour group
- Network with existing equity groups on campus and in the surrounding community
- Research and develop a summary report describing the barriers and suggesting ways of overcoming them
- From the summary report, developing an educational resource for Students, Members of the community-at-large, Professors, Counselors, Administrators and Student Organizations
- Work with the Resource Library Committee to update resources pertaining to women and trans people of colour, including Aboriginal and mixed-race women and trans people
- Maintain clear and open communication with other staff members, Collective members, Volunteer members and Committees at the Centre

Qualifications:

- Commitment to social justice and anti-oppression framework
- Demonstrate a feminist, trans-positive and trans-inclusive analysis of oppression
- Understandings of systemic, historical and everyday realities, barriers and oppressions
- Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
- Experience with non-hierarchal or consensus based decision making
- Commitment to maintaining a healthy, progressive work place
- Previous experiences with working and contacting workshop facilitators and scheduling on and off campus meetings
- Maintaining feedback and evaluation forms for facilitators
- Maintain dialogue and follow-up meetings and contacts with service seekers
- Assisting clients through appointment accompaniment to outside agencies upon request
- Able to act as liaison with outside agencies and represent the Centre, its policies, procedures and programs
- Knowledge of Volunteer recruitment, development and training
- Providing input to the Collective regarding policies, procedures and training medications to suite the needs of volunteers

This position will provide the workstudy student with opportunities to develop leadership, research and facilitation skills, to build community and campus networks, as well as increase their knowledge of issues facing women and trans people of colour, including Aboriginal and mixed-race women and trans people. The Centre practices equity hiring and provides opportunities for employment for Aboriginal people, people of color, people with disabilities and trans people. This position would not be available without the assistance of the workstudy program. Must be a Full-time York University student to be eligible for this position.

Contact Person: Attn: Hiring Committee - Women of Colour Equity Education Researcher
Telephone No.: (no phone calls please)
Apply: by Email workstudy_ywc@hotmail.com

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2 full-time positions for Co-coordinators open at the
U of T Women's Centre

Application Deadline: April 28th, 2005

The Women's Centre at the University of Toronto is committed to providing a safe harassment-free, drop-in space for all women on campus as well as in the community. The Centre is a student-funded, volunteer driven, non-profit campus and community organization governed by Our Collective. The Centre provides support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of poverty, food security, health, violence, racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, classism, ableism and ageism, through our peer support program, food security programs, workshops and educational programming. The Centre is dedicated to creating an anti-oppressive environment, promoting space for community organizing and the sharing of life experiences. The Centre's programming is designed based on the needs of the people we serve and has included initiatives around health and childcare. The Centre welcomes ideas for building solidarity and strong sense of community both on campus and in the wider community.

Role of the Coordinators is to provide continuity and stability within a continually changing environment. The Coordinators carry out the responsibilities that maintain the integrity of the organization, support students and clients through peer support, case management, workshops and training as well as referrals, assist with volunteer development and provide connections to the community.


1. Women's Centre Co-Coordinator - Administration and Peer Support

Start Date: May, 2005

Position Status: Full time permanent position at 30 Hours per week occasional evenings and weekends

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 11am - 6 pm , Friday 11 am - 4 pm

Starting Salary: $19.00 per hour + benefits

The Women's Centre practices equity hiring and strongly encourages people who are surviving racism, colonization, poverty, transphobia, homophobia, ableism and sexism to apply for paid positions, to be a member of the collective or to volunteer at the Centre.

Qualifications and Essential Skills:

- Life and work experience or equivalent post-secondary degree social sciences,
social work or a related field
- Strong interpersonal & oral communication skills, writing, analytic and
organizational skills
- Ability to work well both independently and in groups a must; experience working in a collective setting an asset
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands
- Experience working with varied communities
- Group facilitation and supervisory skills
- Knowledge of issues pertaining to women and gender
- Understanding of and experience working within an Anti-Oppression framework
- Experience writing grant applications and proposals
- Experience in Financial Management and Accounting; experience with QuickBooks is an asset
- Background and experience in counseling and knowledge of Toronto Social service agencies
- Knowledge of food security issues; an interest in food preparation is an asset
- Knowledge of community/campus issues an asset
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and computers an asset

Responsibilities:

Financial Management and Fundraising
Manage all financial aspects of the Centre including:

Design and update budget to present to Collective and funders
Bookkeeping, Banking, preparing for the audit for the Centre
Payroll and Purchasing for the Centre
Write all grant applications, including work-study, special projects, and summer
career placement grants
Coordinate other fundraising initiatives

Collective Management

Scheduling and preparing for Collective meetings
Follow-up on decisions made in Collective meetings
Co-organize orientations of new Collective members including developing an
orientation package

Peer Support Program
Responsible for the overall operations of this program including:
- Provide peer support, counseling, case management, referrals, and follow up for students and community members
- Training and management of peer support Volunteers and work study students
- Participate in Women's Safety Network meetings
- Ensure the Centre is stocked with relevant resource materials

Food Security Program
Responsible for the overall operations of this program including:

Coordinate the Community Cupboard and the Good Food Box
Attend Food Bank meetings
Coordinate "The Spice" (a community cooking program)

General Duties

Maintain office hours and attend collective meetings
- Liaise with campus, community groups, U of T Administration and Student Governments
- Hire and supervise part-time positions including workstudy and HRDC students
- Participate in training initiatives that are relevant to your duties at the Centre
- Ensure the general upkeep and cleanliness of the Centre

How to apply:
Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter (please state the position(s) you are applying for), and a single spaced one page statement. If writing a statement poses an obstacle due to a disability or issues around language, please advise the Centre and we will develop an alternative. The one page statement is based on the following question:

You have been given a large grant to start up a University Women's Centre. What
essential elements (programming, space usage, policies etc.) do you think are
necessary to include in your Centre?

Applications can be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off at the Centre.

c/o of the Hiring Committee.
womens.centre@utoronto.ca
416 978-1078 (fax)
563 Spadina Ave. Room 100
Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

No phone calls please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


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2. Women's Centre Co-Coordinator - Volunteer and Communications

Start Date: July, 2005

Position Status: 1 year contract, 30 Hours per week occasional evenings and weekends

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 11am to 6pm, Friday 11am to 4pm

Starting Salary: $19.00 per hour + benefits


The Women's Centre practices equity hiring and strongly encourages people who are surviving racism, colonization, poverty, transphobia, homophobia, ableism and sexism to apply for paid positions, to be a member of the collective or to volunteer at the Centre.

Qualifications and Essential Skills:

- Life and work experience or equivalent post-secondary degree social sciences,
social work or a related field
- Strong interpersonal & oral communication skills, writing, analytic and
organizational skills
- Ability to work well both independently and in groups a must ; experience working in a collective setting an asset
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands
- Experience working with varied communities
- Excellent facilitation skills and experience in developing workshops and trainings
- Experience in events and campaign coordination
- Volunteer and employee management experience
- Outreach, coalition building, media and communications experience
- Excellent computer skills ; computer networking skills an asset
- Experience in web development and graphics
- Knowledge of issues pertaining to women and gender
- Understanding of and experience working within an Anti-Oppression framework
- Knowledge of community/campus issues an asset
- Knowledge of libraries an asset

Responsibilities:

Outreach and Volunteer Management
- Act as a liaison between neighboring Women's Centre, campus and community groups, U of T Administration and Student Governments, and allied organizations
- Represent the Centre at various meetings and coalitions ; respond to media inquiries
- Maintain Website, bulletin boards, displays and tables
- Compile and send out e-Newsletter Â
- Correspondence (email and phone)
- Design promotional material, annual report, press releases and other printed
material
- Recruitment, orientation and supervision of new volunteers
- Maintain volunteer database
- Attend Health and Safety meetings
- Maintain child space, breastfeeding area, and kitchen area
- Maintain room bookings and act a liaison with outside groups who use the space

Collective Management

Ensuring Collective Meetings engage in Consensus Decision Making and effective,
collective-style meeting facilitation
Co-organize orientations of new Collective members

Campaign Coordination
Responsible for the overall programming including:
- Coordinate skill training and education programming of various Centre campaigns including Women of Colour and Trans awareness programs
- Coordinate annual events i.e., Take Back the Night, December 6th, International Women's Day
- Coordinate special events

Resource Centre

Participate in the Resource Centre committee (the committee is run jointly with
OPIRG; it coordinates the functioning of the Resource Centre and its programming)
Ensure the archiving of Centre programming

General Duties

Maintain office hours and attend collective meetings
Hire and supervise part-time positions including workstudy and HRDC students
Participate in training initiatives that are relevant to your duties at the Centre
Ensure the general upkeep and cleanliness of the Centre

How to apply:

Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter (please state the position(s) you are applying for), and a single spaced one page statement. If writing a statement poses an obstacle due to a disability or issues around language, please advise the Centre and we will develop an alternative. The one page statement is based on the following question:

You have been given a large grant to start up a University Women's Centre. What
essential elements (programming, space usage, policies etc.) do you think are necessary to include in your Centre?

Applications can be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off at the Centre:

c/o of the Hiring Committee.
womens.centre@utoronto.ca
416 978-1078 (fax)
563 Spadina Ave. Room 100
Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

No phone calls please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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