South House (formerly the Dalhousie Women’s Centre) has been an integral part of supporting marginalized communities on campus since 1993. We support students of all genders who face oppression and who wish to address issues of social justice, particularly surrounding gender, sex, and sexuality. We also provide education, resources, a physically accessible safe space, and regular programming and community events throughout the year. On top of the normal demands of university life, international students have to deal with distance from family and friends and the challenges of a cultural divide. Having an international student assistant for the past two years has helped to bridge the gap between the international student community and an important source of support on campus, particularly for women. The position itself allows the student to experience first-hand what running a feminist community organization is like, and learn hands-on skills in areas like event planning and promotion, finance management and grant proposals, and designing cross-cultural educational workshops. The student assistant works both independently and in collaboration with the staff and volunteers of South House.
• Create partnerships and act as a liaison between international students, the South House, the International Centre, and various other campus groups
• Outreach to international students on behalf of the South House
• Work in consultation with South House coordinators and international students to develop programming and coordinate events that reflect the needs of international students
• Hold office hours and act as an assistant at the South House
• Attend bi-weekly South House board meetings
• Attend South House board and staff training events
• Sit on community wide committees for relevant events
• Contribute content and event listings for the monthly South House newsletter
• Applicant must be an international student at Dalhousie University for the 2013/14 academic year
• Knowledge of feminist and anti-oppression organizing
• Knowledge of oppression relating to gender and sexuality
• Event planning and promotion experience
• Ability to communicate with diverse groups of people
• Superior communication and organizational skills
• Ability to utilize email and various social media platforms
Term: September 6th, 2013 to 31 March, 2014; 10 hours per week at $10.35/hour.
Applications are due by August 28th. Submit a cover letter and resume to Jean Ketterling at firstname.lastname@example.org.