Hiring: Summer Education Coordinator

NSRAP is hiring a Summer Education Coordinator (student position)

35 hours/week for 8 weeks

Start Date June 1, 2017

Salary to be negotiated, based on experience

Location: Halifax

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to nsrap@nsrap.ca by 4PM on Friday May 26, 2017.

Please use “Education Coordinator Job” in the subject line of your email application.

NSRAP’s Education Coordinator will work closely with the Board of Directors and relevant committees to develop education materials on LGBTQ+ issues, especially focusing on the following topics:

  • gender identity and expression;
  • how organizations can foster more trans inclusive spaces and workplaces; and
  • cultural competency for providing care to LGBTQ+ seniors and aging populations.

Education material development includes revising and expanding current curriculum resources, creating facilitation guidelines, and writing worksheets, tool kits and other materials used for education sessions. The Education Coordinator will be responsible for outreach to local organizations seeking education on LGBTQ+ issues and/or LGBTQ+ cultural competency training.

The Education Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating at least one public education event, in the form of a lecture, panel or discussion. The Education Coordinator will work to publicize public education initiatives by coordinating a promotion strategy, sending out press releases, and liaising with other LGBTQ+ community (and allied) groups.

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for attending Board meetings to create and implement action plans around these initiatives.  The Education Coordinator will also be responsible for completing general administrative tasks, as necessary, and engaging NSRAP’s volunteers to help make our education initiatives possible.

This position is a Canada Summer Jobs position open to students who meet the eligibility requirements of the program. To be eligible to participate in the CSJ initiative, individuals must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Additional qualifications:

  • A well-developed understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and issues across Nova Scotia;
  • Experience developing education programming and related materials;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with event coordination and public relations;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with NSRAP’s Board of Directors and volunteers;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, for a variety of audiences including public speaking;
  • Experience organizing within, and advocating for members of, the LGBTQ+ community an asset;
  • A well-developed understanding of issues of trans inclusion, cultural competency on LGBTQ+ issues, and/or LGBTQ+ seniors/elders an asset;
  • Experience with facilitation or delivering training or education sessions an asset;
  • Successful candidate must have or have access to a computer.

NSRAP recognizes that there are many barriers to employment and are committed to hiring a student that would benefit from this opportunity. LGBTQ+ community members, Aboriginal (including Two Spirit) persons, African Nova Scotian and racialized persons, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters or resumes.

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