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Call for Nominations for Co-Chairs of Queer U of T Employees (QUTE)

General Description 

Queer University of Toronto Employees (QUTE) is an employee resource group (also known as a staff affinity group) for 2SLGBTQ+ staff, faculty members, and librarians who work at the University of Toronto. Established in 2009, QUTE is run by volunteers who organize a variety of networking events and learning opportunities. 

The QUTE Committee meets regularly to discuss emerging issues, respond to needs identified by colleagues, and plan social activities and learning opportunities, including events such as monthly lunches, social collaborations with the Positive Space Committees, guest speaker events, and other networking opportunities. 

QUTE is looking for 1-2 employees (full-time staff, faculty members, or librarians) to volunteer to provide leadership to the QUTE committee. 

Co-Chairs’ Role & Expectations 

  • QUTE Co-Chairs lead the QUTE organizing committee, including discussions about event and programming ideas 
  • Host and facilitate meetings of QUTE throughout the academic year 
  • With support of the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office: 
    • Manage the QUTE budget
    • Manage or delegate the QUTE listserv, including subscription requests and email distributions 
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to the committee members  
  • Provide an annual report with a summary of activities at the end of the academic year
  • Build 2SLGBTQ+ community, solidarity, and awareness across U of T’s campuses 


Eligibility Criteria 

  • Full-time permanent staff, faculty member, or librarian at St. George, UTM or UTSC campus 
  • Understanding and awareness of the lived experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ people and experience working with and alongside these communities 
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues across the tri-campus interested in intentional inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ people 
  • Committee facilitation experience, including experience in consensus-building across multiple perspectives 
  • Experience with project management support, including the coordination of online and in-person events and programming 
  • Relationship-building skills, including interest and experience in building relationships with community groups, organizations, students, equity-deserving groups 
  • Desire and interest to represent QUTE and its goals on campus and at other public events 


Application Process 

If you are interested in serving as QUTE Co-Chair, please send an expression of interest to Allison Burgess, Director, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, at allison.burgess@utoronto.ca