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Inclusion & Gender Equity Advocate, Intramural Sports

A member of our Intramural Sports Leadership Team, the Inclusion & Gender Equity Advocate is a role model in and ambassador of our Intramural Sports program as a whole. They work to facilitate increased participation amongst historically marginalized individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse social identities within McMaster's (Intramural Sports) community. The role works closely with the Program Coordinator and in partnership with all other members of the Leadership Team (Sport Supervisors, Office Manager) to achieve its goals.  


Job Details

Term:

Fall/Winter

Scheduled Hours:

4-6 hours/week, predominantly self-scheduled

A newer and still emerging role in our program, the primary focus will be supporting the formation of teams in our women's sport leagues by facilitating connections between new and existing women-identified sport participants and working with campus organizations (clubs, services, Residence Life, etc.) to form teams. In all aspects of their work, the Inclusion & Gender Equity Advocate will work to design and implement inclusion and equity initiatives, then assess, via surveys, reflection, etc., to measure our impact and guide future efforts. Specific tasks and duties include:

  • Design, operation and supervision of the Women in Sport Tour
  • Hosting Women in Sport meetings for participants and staff
  • Working to maintain a strong partnership with the Queer Students Community Centre
  • Supporting efforts to build access and equity for participants with physical disabilities
  • Lead relevant sessions during staff training and monitor and support our efforts towards equity in employment, ensuring they are maintained and strengthened.
  • Attend regular Leadership Team meetings, reflecting on league and program performance, directing strategies to achieve our goals
  • Represent McMaster University at regional recreation student leadership conference
  • Work with Program Coordinator in succession planning, hiring and training of next season's Inclusion & Gender Equity Advocate

A McMaster student, the successful candidate will have experience with McMaster's Intramural Sports program (as a staff person or participant, or relevant other exposure to recreational sport) and a demonstrated interest in and familiarity with equity issues. Proven experience advocating for equity-seeking groups and existing relationships within diversity, inclusion and equity-seeking networks at McMaster is a definite asset.

  • Send cover letter and resume to Andrew Pettit <pettitaj@mcmaster.ca> by Monday, January 30, 2017 at 10:00am
  • Interviews tentatively scheduled for February 3rd, 6th, 7th. Please indicate your availability from 10:00am-4:00pm on each day in your application. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by February 1st to confirm interview details.