Campus Mobilization Intern (Paid), Student Leadership And Engagement
Campus Mobilization Intern (Paid), Student Leadership and Engagement
Remote (in Canada)
(Senior) Program Officer, SRP
Equivalent to an annual salary of $43,000 + benefits
May 14, 2023
EXPECTED START DATE
June 15, 2023Are you a recent graduate passionate about youth engagement and global development issues? WUSC is currently looking for a Campus Mobilization Intern, Student Leadership and Engagement to provide support to the WUSC Local Committee network to thrive in the 2023-24 school year!
WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision.
Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.
Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. WUSC has ambitious targets to mobilize hundreds of skilled Canadian volunteers each year to support partners in lower-income countries where we are working to advance gender equality and facilitate economic opportunities for poor and marginalized young people. In Canada, this network of volunteers, along with other members of the WUSC network works for us to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues.
WUSC’S STUDENT REFUGEE PROGRAM
Active on more than 100 college, CEGEP, and university campuses, WUSC’s student-run Local Committees make up the largest network of student groups in Canada who are dedicated to international and forced migration issues. Through their engagement, Local Committee members promote and support WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP), public engagement, and international volunteering initiatives.RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Campus Engagement team, the Campus Mobilization Intern, Student Leadership and Engagement, will be responsible for developing and strengthening the tools and resources used by the Campus Engagement team to build and maintain strong Local Committees, through meaningful student leadership. In addition the Intern will support the Campus Engagement team to ensure the Local Committee network is able to recruit and maintain strong membership, deliver impactful public engagement events and has access to resources to facilitate their work on campus. The Intern will also have the opportunity to travel within Canada to facilitate local networking events. Please note there are 3 intern positions available for the 2023-24 academic year, so if you are interested in more than one position please apply to all those you are interested in being considered for.
Local Committee mobilization
- Contribute to the development of resources that support Local Committees to improve the management/structure of their group to ensure sustainability/continuity of student, faculty and staff involvement;
- Mobilize WUSC network of Local Committee members in the region to organize activities, participate in trainings and attend events throughout the academic year;
- Support Local Committees to recruit and maintain strong Local Committee membership;
- Support SRP officers to strengthen and expand the Student Refugee Program across Canada through public engagement and referendum;
- Support the coordination of the logistics for the in-person and online trainings;
- Hold local networking events to bring together and strengthen the WUSC national Local Committee network.
- Facilitate communication with and between Local Committees, as well as WUSC Ottawa;
- Promote WUSC Public Engagement campaigns and funding opportunities to the WUSC network of student groups in Canada;
- Provide support for Local Committees’ specific public engagement and fundraising activities (virtual and in-person), offering guidance and ideas, and answering questions as needed.
- Provide support to Local Committee members to track and record their membership, Public Engagement and fundraising activities, reach, and impact of their public engagement efforts on WUSC databases for reporting purposes;
- Support Local Committees to implement, use and complete training and event evaluations.
- The successful candidate will be a recent graduate from a post-secondary institution in international development, communications, business administration, social studies, communications. or a related field.
- Experience with student governance and leadership in post-secondary institutions, experience leading / mobilizing volunteers<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Open Sans',sans-serif; color: #424242; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">;
- Experience working with volunteers and organizing events/trainings;
- Understanding of refugee and newcomer experiences, and global development issues;
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to details, including ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple initiatives simultaneously;
- Strong computer skills and experience with Google Suites, data entry, Canva;
- Experience with WUSC on campus as a Local Committee member or in the Student Refugee Program an asset;
- Capacity to work individually and as a team;
- Ability to motivate others;
- Willing to work flexible hours (evening and weekends to support volunteer schedules);
- Be available to travel within Canada
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French;
- Curious, enthusiastic and willing to innovate and adapt.
- Complete fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is a strong asset.
WHY WORK WITH WUSC?Join Us. Our work is important, cutting-edge, and fast-paced. We encourage curiosity, innovation, and flexibility. And we provide a phenomenal learning experience.
WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference in the lives of youth around the world. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, economic opportunities and empowerment.APPLICATIONS
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.
WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
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