Project Lead: Queer & Trans Students of Colour Discussions

Application Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon)


Job ID : 167908

Work-Study Term: 2020 – 2021 Fall & Winter
Campus Location: St. George (Posting is open to U of T students on all campuses)
# of Vacancies: 1
Start Date: 09/08/2020
End Date: 02/19/2021
Maximum Hours Per Week: 15
Minimum Degree/Credential Level: None

The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office is hiring a Project Lead: Queer & Trans Students of Colour for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Work Study position is open to all registered undergraduate and graduate students (i.e. domestic and international students). Read more to learn about full eligibility criteria:

As the University monitors the situation regarding COVID-19 closely and takes action as necessary in light of the global situation, the work of those holding a work-study position with the SGDO will be conducted virtually unless conditions change. Students must be able to work remotely and have access to a reliable internet connection and computer. It is likely that no in-person meetings or events will take place during the length of the work-study term.

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 initiatives. The ideal student for this position will lead the SGDO’s Queer & Trans Students of Colour (QTSOC) Discussions through effective program coordination, outreach and facilitation. (Read more about the QTSOC Discussions:


  • Facilitate discussions and events related to racialized identities and intersections with sexual and gender diversity
  • Create a schedule of events and discussion topics for the Queer & Trans Students of Colour Discussions
  • Organize both discussions and additional educational and social events for queer & trans students of colour
  • Support the involvement of student and community collaborators
  • Promote student engagement in Queer & Trans Students of Colour Discussions
  • Provide outreach and support for other events and office programs, as needed
  • Provide referrals to the office and information regarding sexual and gender diversity


  • An engaged student who is passionate about LGBTQ+ issues, with a focus on the intersection of LGBTQ+ and racialized identities
  • 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
  • Some weekend and evening shifts are required
  • This position will require a regular monthly shift on a Friday from 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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. Qualified applicants who identify as LGBTQ+ students of colour are particularly encouraged to apply.  The Project Lead will be a part of our team from September 8, 2020 and February 19, 2021 at $15 per hour.


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

Applications are due by Friday August 28, 2020 at 12:00 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. Submit your cover letter and résumé through the Career Learning Network Application module.