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Published on 2012-10-20 and tagged for Toronto

Trans Pride (Pride Toronto) Team leaders and Team members

The Trans Pride(  Pride Toronto) team is looking  for Team Leader(s) and Team Members. The Team leader (volunteer) role description is below. Team members would  have  similar tasks, but less time commitment. Please, spread the posting  to your networks. 

Trans Pride Team Leader

Role Description

Organizational Overview:
Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that presents Pride Week, a ten day long arts and cultural festival celebrating Toronto’s LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. The Festival is produced by year-round volunteers, each working together to produce the Pride Festival and full time staff that manage the organization and direct and support the activities of the teams. Each team is led by Team Leads who manage the activities of the team and its members. Our volunteers are an important part of Pride Festival planning who together; Help Make Pride Happen!

* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allied.
Position Purpose:

The Trans Pride team is a volunteer team working within Pride Toronto whose goal is to promote Trans education and awareness within Pride Toronto’s events and beyond.
The Trans Pride Team strives to engage applicants of visible ethic minority groups, and. differently abled persons. The Trans Pride Team and community organizes and leads the Trans Pride March, rally and Trans space which are: participatory, political, visible, and safe community-driven events within Toronto’s Pride Week.

Term of position and hours per week required:
The Team Leads on the Trans Pride Team are appointed to a two-year term. Each Lead position requires a commitment of approximately 4-7 hours per month from August through to February, growing to approximately 10-15 hours per week from March through to May. Throughout the month of June, the hours per week will increase as needed especially during Pride Weekend.

Portfolio Tasks (50%):
 Reports to the Executive Director
 Reviews registrations and creates the Trans Pride March line up for contingents
 Performs outreach to community groups to encourage participation in the Trans March and Rally
 Managing the Trans space, which includes and handing out and relaying information regarding Trans communities and issues, services are available etc.
 Liaise with other Teams and Staff at Pride Toronto
 Liaise with Arts & Culture Manager to establish Trans programming for the Trans Rally and Space
 Recommends Trans identified artists to the Arts & Culture Team for programming
 Represents the Trans Pride Team at various community events

Team Coordination (30%):
 Recruits, trains and manages a reliable team of Team Members including Marshals
 Facilitates the work of Team Members
 Ensures updated information is available for volunteers, including a Team manual and volunteer descriptions
 Provides training to Team Members and Weekend Volunteers in advance of the festival weekend
 Attends Monthly Team Meetings
Organizational Support /Overarching Team Mandate (20%):
 Works within the limits of the approved budget and adheres to Pride Toronto’s financial policies
 Works openly, cooperatively and collaboratively with all other Pride Toronto Board, Staff and Volunteers.
 Provides courteous and professional customer service to all potential and registered participants of Pride Week
 Refers donations and sponsorships by referring prospective donors of cash / service / product / venue or promotions to the Director of Fundraising only
 Ensures any partnership or commitment of any organizational resources with any external person, organization or venue is approved by the appropriate staff liaison
 Ensures any communications with the media are referred to the Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Director
 Ensures the accurate tracking and timely submission of Team Lead (Co-Leads) and Team Member volunteer timesheets.
 Ensures the timely submission of forms, requests and documentation
Skills required:
 Must be 18 years of age or older and have a Police Records Check completed
 Has worked closely with and has knowledge of Trans’ groups and organizations representative of all LGBTTIQQ2SA communities
 Good conflict resolution skills and an ability to practice diplomacy
 Ability to multi-task
 Strong organizational skills
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Demonstrated leadership skills
 Ability to work in a team environment and motivate a group of others

This is not an exhaustive list of the duties required for this role. For further details of the work involved, please contact the Trans Pride Team Lead Luka Sidaravicius or Kiona Sinclair, Volunteer Program Manager at

Pride Toronto Mission:
Pride Toronto exists to celebrate the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto’s LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities.
* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allied.

Application process:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Kiona Sinclair
Pride Toronto
Volunteer Program Manager

Pride Toronto adopts and upholds the City of Toronto’s policy statement which prohibits discrimination and harassment and protects the right to be free of hate activity, based on age, ancestry, citizenship, creed (religion), colour, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity, level of literacy, marital status, place of origin, membership in a union or staff association, political affiliation, race, receipt of public assistance, record of offences, sex, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics by or within the organization.

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