Outreach & Programming Assistant

The UTM Equity & Diversity Office is hiring 2 Outreach & Programming Assistants to collaborate with other campus groups and departments on equity programming and to help develop diversity-related programming (events and workshops).

Position Description

As student staff with the Equity & Diversity Office, you will work with other students to develop, facilitate, and implement equity programming and initiatives. This is a great opportunity to build and enhance skills in program planning and delivery while also contributing to a more inclusive campus environment.

The Equity & Diversity Office is looking for a student who:

  • Values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusivity
  • Is capable of working independently and collaborating with student groups at UTM
  • Wants to build on their understanding of inclusivity
  • Will actively participate in outreach and equity-related programming at UTM



  • Contact and build relationships with student clubs, academic societies, and student leaders to raise awareness about equity-related initiatives and services
  • Collaborate and develop equity-related programs with other student groups on campus
  • Promote equity services and upcoming events to the campus community through tabling, group liaising, and classroom announcements


  • Plan, promote, and implement equity-related activities for students
  • Organize and conduct tabling and classroom introductions as a way to raise awareness about equity-related services and programs
  • Co-facilitate discussion circles and/or workshops
  • Participate in and/or chair event-planning meetings


  • Assist Outreach & Marketing Assistant in developing promotional materials and sourcing content for office’s social media
  • Recruit, provide orientation introduction, and co-lead Equity & Diversity Office volunteers
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Some evening and weekend shifts may be required


  • Demonstrated experience in event planning, discussion or workshop facilitation, and/or presentations
  • Commitment to improving equity and inclusivity as well as responding to issues such as sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, etc.
  • Familiar with other student groups on campus
  • Willingness to listen to different points of view, engage in respectful dialogue, and work with a variety of groups
  • Familiar with multimedia, presentation, and Office Suite software (e.g. PowerPoint; Prezi; Word; Excel)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Openness to self-reflection and willingness to learn new tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills and research experience
  • Beneficial if have a working knowledge of anti-oppression, critical race, critical disability, feminist, queer, and/or intersectional theoretical approaches

Terms of Employment

  • Approximately 5-12 hours per week
  • Maximum hours: 180 hours overall from September 2017 to March 2018
  • Rate of pay is $11.40* per hour + 4% vacation pay *There may be pending changes based on proposed Ontario minimum wage increase*
  • The Outreach & Programming Assistant will report to the UTM Equity & Diversity Officer
  • All students in undergraduate AND graduate programs are eligible to apply.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least a 40% course load from September to April in order to qualify for the program and be eligible for the Work Study Program
  • Work Study students are paid bi-weekly except for those who have been previously set up with a monthly payroll schedule

Application Process

Submit a cover letter and resume by 5 pm Thursday September 14, 2017, outlining relevant experiences to this position. In your cover letterlso indicate why you want to work with the UTM Equity & Diversity Office.

Submit your cover letter, resume, and expression of interest with 3 references to the Career Learning Network.

Thank you to all who apply for the position; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.