Queer Support Coordinator
The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) is a substantial not-for-profit organisation providing representation and a range of services to students at the University of Otago; including a full calendar of events, recreation services, an award winning magazine, student radio station, and support, advocacy, and welfare services though our Student Support Centre.
OUSA is committed to making the University of Otago the most inclusive campus in Aotearoa and we are searching for someone to be our next champion of diversity.
Part of the Student Support Centre, our Queer Support Coordinator provides one on one support to Queer and Questioning students, oversees a team of interns and peer supporters, provides training to students and university staff, and takes the lead on campaigns and events such as our annual Diversity Week.
Our ideal candidate for the role of Queer Support Coordinator is someone who will be able to support and walk alongside our students. You will need to have excellent communication and relationship building skills, and the ability to work with University staff and departments.
You will need to be a dynamic and adaptable person who isn’t easily fazed and who takes a pastoral and compassionate approach. You will also need to be able to see the big picture and at the same time be able to get amongst the nitty gritty.
You will be joining a committed team of people who genuinely care and are here to make a difference.
OUSA is a dynamic environment to work in – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.
In addition to the skills above, ideally you will also have:
- A relevant tertiary qualification (at least Bachelors level) such as education, gender studies, or social work
- At least two years’ experience in a field such as education, advocacy, pastoral care, or social work
- Knowledge of the LGBTIAQ community, tertiary education sector, community services, and the student demographic
Applicants should send their CV, cover letter and a completed OUSA application form (available here https://www.ousa.org.nz/about/vacancies) to the Student Support Manager (email@example.com). A Position Description is also available on the OUSA website. Applications close Friday 14th September at 5pm.
'Queer' is a term used to describe the many variations of sexual attraction and sex/gender identity, including intersex, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, asexual, fa'afafine, takatapui, lesbian, bisexual and gay. Although it may not be the preferred term for everyone, it is used to challenge binary representations of sexuality, sex, and gender.
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