Program Assistant – Q21 Conversation Café

Application Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm (noon)


Job ID : 102345

Work-Study Term: 2017 – 2018 Fall & Winter
Campus Location: St. George
# of Vacancies: 1
Start Date: 09/07/2016
End Date: 02/23/2017
Maximum Hours Per Week: 15
Minimum Degree/Credential Level: None

The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office is hiring a Program Assistant – Q21 Conversation Café for the 2017-18 academic year. The Work Study position is open to all registered undergraduate and graduate students (i.e. domestic and international students).  Students must be registered in at least 40% of a full course load (2.0 credits from September to April) for the program duration – no course load averaging is permitted. Eligible students are able to work a maximum of 15 hours per week, up to a total of 200 hours between September 7, 2017 and February 23, 2018. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. Apply today!

We’re hiring: One (1) Program Assistant – Q21 Conversation Café

The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) is the University of Toronto’s tri-campus resource for LGBTQ communities and information. As a part of the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, you will work with students and staff members and play an active role in our programming and Office initiatives. The ideal student for this position would be committed to furthering their skills in community building, discussion facilitation and event administration by working to build the Q21: A Conversation Café and other equity initiatives on the St. George campus. (Learn more about the Q21 program:


  • Work with Program Coordinator to develop topics for weekly discussion
  • Support the facilitation of Q21 discussions and events
  • Facilitate at least one discussion per semester
  • Promote student engagement in Q21 and support involvement of student and community facilitators
  • Provide outreach and support for other events and office programs, as needed
  • Provide referrals and information regarding sexual & gender diversity


  • An engaged student who is passionate about LGBTQ issues
  • Work or volunteer experience in at least one of the following:
    • Event organizing
    • Discussion facilitation
    • Community building
    • Student and university community outreach and promotions
  • Ability to work independently as well as on teams and committees
  • An interest in expanding personal knowledge of sexual and gender diversity issues at U of T
  • An active contributor to address the needs of our communities through outreach and programming
  • This position will require a regular weekly shift on Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Some weekend and evening shifts are required as well as some travel to the UTSC and UTM campuses

Applications are due by Friday, August 25 at 12 pm (noon). Please attach a cover letter with your résumé, outlining relevant experiences and why you want to work with the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.

The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office is committed to prioritizing U of T’s equity principles in all aspects of our programming and services. We encourage students to apply for this position who will assist in expanding and diversifying LGBTQ student involvement at U of T. The Program Assistant will be a part of our team from September 7, 2017 to February 23, 2018. Work Study employees are paid bi-weekly equal to the minimum wage plus 4% vacation pay. The maximum hours of work are 15 hours per week and 200 hours for the Fall Winter term ***Hours & Wage are pending changes based on new minimum wage requirements***

Maximum hours: 200 hours overall. Approximately 5-15 hours per week, based on our work and your availability. For more information on work-study:

Submit your cover letter and résumé through the Career Learning Network Application module.