Student Peer Educator Gender Based Violence Program (Paid - Apply here)

Calling all students!

Are you a change champion? Are you looking for an opportunity to learn and grow while making a difference in the lives of your peers, within your community and within the larger society? Then we have an opportunity for you! 

We are currently recruiting for a team of 4 Student Peer Educators/Outreach and Promotion who will work with staff in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office (SRRO) to support the work of the college in ending gender-based violence and sexual assault within relationships, communities and society. 

What is Gender Based Violence? Gender-based violence is any type of violent action inflicted on a person because of their gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. It can be physical, emotional, psychological or sexual in nature. 

Job Summary: Working within the Student Rights and Responsibilities office, students will work in support of education and training initiatives that address gender-based violence and sexual assault within the Mohawk community through promotional activities designed to build awareness and education amongst their peers. 

Hours of work will vary per day/per week and will be based on 10 - 20 hours per week at an hourly rate of $14.25 per hour. As this position is based on promotion and event driven activities, hours will vary due to the complexity of coordination and scheduling involved. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, events and activities will be delivered virtually until further notice. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Deliver presentations to classes or groups to build awareness of gender-based violence and sexual assault amongst peers 
  • Engage with peers to actively promote and recruit students for events and activities 
  • Assist in the coordination of events and activities including panel discussions, games nights, tabling, etc. designed to engage students in learning about gender-based violence and sexual assault
  • Assist in data gathering and tracking number of attendees at various events and initiatives 
  • Participate in and attend team meetings
  • Provide input on marketing and promotional designs and events 
  • Promote resources and services available for students affected by gender-based violence and sexual assault
  • Support staff with administrative tasks (photocopying, printing, email, scheduling, etc.) 
  • Work collaboratively with various student groups and staff in the execution of special events, activities and initiatives

Qualifications: 

  • Successful enrollment and achievement in a post-secondary program on a full/part time basis with Mohawk College 
  • Good conduct standing and familiar with the College’s Student Human Rights Policy, Student Behaviour Policy, Sexual Assault and Sexualized Violence Policy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Responsible, organized and dependable 
  • Great presentation skills and confident in public speaking 
  • A commitment to human rights, equity, diversity, inclusion
  • Compassionate approach to the subject matter with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work effectively within inter-culturally diverse groups from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive perspective 

Benefits:

  • Gain experience in marketing and promotion 
  • Make new friends and broaden your social network 
  • Build confidence, knowledge and interpersonal skills 
  • Build your leadership, inter-cultural effectiveness and communication skills 
  • Make a lasting change in the lives of others 
  • Support the goals and objectives of the College in making our community a safer, more inclusive and equitable environment 
  • Obtain a deeper understanding of the complexities of various forms of violence and their impact on individuals, communities and society 

How to Apply: Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to amanda.mcfarland [at] mohawkcollege.ca and include on the subject line of your email, the title of the position, and your last name. Cover Letters can be addressed to Maxine Carter, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mohawk College. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. 

“As a college, we are committed to nurturing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone who learns and works at Mohawk. We believe the rich diversity among our students and the communities we serve should be reflected within our workforce, and that as educators we have a responsibility to act and show leadership in advancing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in our community.” (EDI Action Plan, Mohawk College)

As a department we are committed to supporting and furthering the College’s EDI Action Plan by providing equitable opportunity, access and inclusivity in our recruitment and selection processes. We value trust, communication, collaboration and are committed to furthering EDI principles through the work we do with students, faculty, employees, and within our collective and diverse communities. We celebrate and support uniqueness, difference in abilities and capabilities, lived experiences and contributions. We are seeking to hire an inclusive and diverse workforce that is reflective of you and your unique gifts and attributes, as such, this position is open to all current Mohawk College students, including but not limited to, Indigenous students, students with disabilities, women, gender diverse, 2SLGBTQIA+, and racialized students.