Queer Competency Co-Facilitator (with Honorarium) Job Description


QMUNITY
is BC’s center for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit people. Its mission is to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We do this in three ways: by supporting individuals, by strengthening our communities, and by leading the way towards legal and lived equality. We currently have 9 staff, and a large pool of volunteers.

QMUNITY’s offices are located and operates on the occupied unceded ancestral territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations across British Columbia.

The program: QMUNITY’s Education & Training program consists of the timely and relevant delivery of queer competency presentations, workshops, and training (QCTs) to health care professionals, service providers, educators, private sectors, and for-profit businesses to better understand where their services and LGBTQ2SAI+ clients, staff and volunteers intersect; LGBTQ2SAI+ consultation services; the publication of educational print materials; and on-going thought development to help shape the cultural conversations of LGBTQ2SAI+ inclusion in media, politics, business, art and beyond.

Purpose: To extend our reach and meet the high demand for Queer Competency Trainings and to ensure a diversity of lived experiences and expertise are represented in workshops. The successful applicants will be volunteer co-facilitators for approximately 1-3 workshops/month.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated training experience – proficient in relevant training methodologies, group facilitation, verbal communication, public speaking, and adult education.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of LGBTQ2S communities, cultures, and issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-facilitate workshops and trainings on queer and trans competency, as scheduled in collaboration with and developed by the Specialist, Education & Training.
  • Provide feedback on workshop content as needed, based on workshop delivery, participant questions, and feedback.
  • Provide technical support during the virtual training (toggling the slides- manage break-out rooms- answer questions in the chat…) 
  • Attend and participate in training evenings, twice a year (scheduled collaboratively).

Requirements: 

  • Completion of a Criminal Record Check.
  • Available for training evenings twice a year.
  • A one-year commitment is preferred, in order to ensure on-going growth and development of co-facilitators and workshop delivery.
  • Available to facilitate workshops throughout 2021, including some evenings or weekends.  Most workshops are scheduled Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM.

Time commitment:

  • Applicants can expect to co-facilitate 1 –4 workshops/month, depending on availability and demand.  Schedules will be coordinated in the final week of each month, for the proceeding month.
  • Virtual workshops can range in length from 2 – 3 hours.
  • In-person workshops can range in length from 2 – 6 hours

Remuneration:

  • An honorarium of $25 per hour is provided for each workshop.
  • Transit fare, mileage, and/or carpooling can be coordinated by QMUNITY. (When in-person training takes place again) 

Benefits:

  • Experience and training in the provision of peer and social support to members of the trans and queer community.
  • Ongoing professional development and facilitator training opportunities.
  • Continued support from staff and other volunteers.
  • Potential for letters of recommendation and references.
  • Eligibility for Volunteer of the Month and Volunteer of the Year awards.

Accountability:

Evaluation and support are provided on an ongoing basis through regular check-ins with the Specialist, Education & Training.

Accessibility:

  • QMUNITY’s main office space is located on the second level of the building.  Applicants should be aware that there is a flight of 23 stairs to reach the office. This position will not require frequent access to QMUNITY’s main office and QMUNITY can accommodate applicants with mobility concerns. 
  • QMUNITY can work with host agencies and clients in order to receive an accessibility audit on spaces co-facilitators are invited into. 

Diversity: QMUNITY is committed to equity and prioritizes applications from underrepresented groups including trans and gender-variant persons, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, and persons with disabilities.

To apply

Please send a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience to Rana Nu, Specialist, Education & Training, at [email protected], and CC  Kris Meier, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] 

Please make sure the email subject title is: Volunteer Co-Facilitator application. 

Deadline: April 16th 2021 at 3 pm.

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