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Chair Job Description



Position: Working Chair

Organization: Burnaby Pride Working Group

The LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic, Two-Spirit and others) Burnaby Pride Working Group was established in 2016 to plan, organize and facilitate an annual Pride Event(s) in Burnaby.

Currently, members of the Burnaby Pride Working Group include representatives of Burnaby non-profits, interested community members, and City of Burnaby staff members.

Members are appointed by the Working Group. Members are typically selected through their relevant involvement with the LGBTQIA2S+ community, for example by actively providing networks, programming, resources and/or initiatives for these audiences. Members may also include representatives from Burnaby organizations that have specialized knowledge in fields that can benefit planning and the provision of a Pride event such as marketing. 

The Burnaby Pride Working Group acknowledges that it operates on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples.

Position Description

The responsibility of the Chair is to prepare agendas, manage meetings, and delegate tasks as needed.  The Chair will also oversee and moderate Working Group discussions and dynamics, including supporting conflict resolution through dialogue should this need arise. This is a working Chair position, and direct activities related to the hosting of Pride related events is also part of the role. The Chair will be supported in all facets of this work by a Working Group appointed Secretary. All current participation will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Skills & Experience

You are passionate about advancing LGBTQIA2S+ inclusion and community connections in Burnaby.

You are knowledgeable and respectful of the diversity that is inherent in the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

You are committed to create and advocate for spaces (digital and physical) and initiatives in Burnaby that recognize and celebrate LGBTQIA2S+ people of all ages and backgrounds including (but not limited to) ethno-cultural identification, gender, gender identity, immigration status, heritage, life experience, living arrangement, sexual orientation, and other factors.

You are a Burnaby community member (i.e. an individual who currently lives, works, or volunteers within the Burnaby city limits, and is not a Burnaby City employee).

You are able to participate in meetings which occur during the day.

Approximate Position Start Date

As soon as possible

Approximate Position End Date

1-year commitment is expected, but a two-year commitment would be even better!

Time commitment

Approximately 12 hours a month, with a potential increase in proximity to events.

Meetings are typically held once per month throughout each year and are held bi-weekly (or as-needed) in the month leading up to a Pride event.  As a result, there is a likelihood of 12-14 meetings in total per year; members should anticipate attending a minimum of 10 meetings per year.   

For more information, or to apply, please contact:

Burnaby Pride
Phone: 604.437.7331 (care of Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods)