Contract Job Posting: Trans Symposium Coordinator

to share community building skills;
increase knowledge and understanding;
brainstorm and discuss strategies for reducing barriers and increasing inclusion of the local Trans community within the larger LGBT community.


The Job

The Coordinator will work approximately 15-20 hrs per week from now through Trans Awareness Week ending May 8th, 2005 and follow with the submission of the final report.

The Coordinator will work with the local organizing committee to:

Plan and develop a week of events;

Act as a resource for identifying speakers, panelists, performers, volunteers and other needed community resources for making the events happen;

Identify and book appropriate venues, and coordinate venue logistics (seating, setup, etc.);

Arrange for catering (snacks and drinks) for the event;
Coordinate whatever volunteer involvement is required to make the events happen. Liaise with Egale’s volunteer base as well as recruit volunteers from the local community;

Advertise the events to the local community with the assistance of Egale;

Participate in regular planning meetings, give regular updates to the designated Egale staff member, and contribute to the planning process;

Coordinate comprehensive and legible note-taking for the events;

Prepare a concise written report summarizing the issues raised and recommendations made during the events.

A good understanding of the issues impacting the local Trans community;

Experience organizing similar community-oriented events;

Good contacts within and/or experience working with the Edmonton Trans community;

An understanding of and commitment to the principles of anti-oppressive community organizing and the ability to put these principles into practice;

Good oral and written communication ability, tact and good judgment.


All qualified candidates will be considered. Candidates who themselves identify as transsexual, transgender, or otherwise as members of the Trans community are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in applying, please send your résumé and cover letter, clearly describing your community organizing experience and how you meet the job’s requirements, to or fax: 613-230-9395. Please ensure that we receive your résumé and cover letter no later than 5pm on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005.


For further information please contact:
Stacia Stewart (
Mick Wilson (


Egale Canada advances equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified (LGBT) people, and their families, across Canada. Founded in 1986, Egale has over 4,000 members including people in each and every province and territory of Canada. Its work includes political action, legal interventions and public education and awareness.