Campus Mobilization Officer (Internship), Western Canada & The Prairies

Canada

POSITION TITLE

Campus Mobilization Officer (Internship), Western Canada & the Prairies – Campus Engagement

POSITION LOCATION

Remote, based in Western Canada or in the Prairies

REPORTS TO

Senior Program Officer, Youth & Campus Engagement

CONTRACT TERM

8 months

POSITION LEVEL

SUP 4 ($15-$18 / Hourly)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

May 29, 2022

EXPECTED START DATE

August 11, 2022

Are you a recent graduate passionate about youth engagement and global development issues? WUSC is currently looking for a Campus Mobilization Officer, Western Canada & the Prairies to provide support to the WUSC Local Committee network with public engagement, training, communications and monitoring and evaluation of events and activities.

BACKGROUND

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 Senior Program Officer, Youth & Campus Engagement, the Campus Mobilization Officer, Western Canada & the Prairies, will be responsible for the mobilization and training of WUSC Local Committee members in their region, as well as communications and tracking of public engagement activities.

Mobilization & Local Committee Management
  • Mobilize WUSC network of Local Committee members in the Western region to organize activities, participate in trainings and attend events throughout the academic year;
  • 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;
  • Support Local Committees to recruit and maintain strong Local Committee membership;
  • Strengthen the capacity of Local Committees to expand the Student Refugee Program on their campus, through development of sustainable structures and funding mechanisms;
  • Contribute to the development of public engagement and Local Committee management resources (e.g. checklists, templates, guides)
Communication
  • Lead in the dissemination of regional and cross-Canada communications (emails, newsletters, blog);
  • Gather and disseminate stories, best practices and lessons learned from Local Committees across the country;
  • Develop communications content to engage Local Committee members and inform the broader WUSC network of the achievements of Local Committees
  • Facilitate communication with and between Local Committees, as well as WUSC Ottawa;
  • Maintain a continuous and vibrant social media presence for WUSC Campus Engagement (ie. Instagram, Facebook, etc.);
  • Contribute to reviewing and improving the Campus Engagement Team communications and social media strategy.
Training
  • Deliver in-person and online workshops designed to empower Local Committee members;
  • Participate in the in-person fall training (Vancouver, October 2022), and facilitate sessions where required;
  • Support the coordination of the logistics for the in-person and online trainings;
  • Develop, in collaboration with the team, new trainings and workshops, and update existing trainings as needed;
  • Develop, update and disseminate training resources.
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • 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;
  • Support the coordination and engagement of Local Committee members on the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning working group.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIESEducation
  • The successful candidate will be a recent graduate from a post-secondary institution.
Experience & Competencies
  • Experience with student mobilization, campaigning and fundraising;
  • Experience working with volunteers and organizing events;
  • Understanding of refugee and newcomer experiences;
  • Understanding of global development issues;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize;
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Google Suites and database management;
  • Skills in managing and maintaining social media presence and engagement. Knowledge of social media management platform will be considered an asset;
  • Strong attention to detail, thoroughness and concern for quality;
  • Capacity to work individually and as a team;
  • Ability to motivate others;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • 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;
  • Curious, enthusiastic and willing to innovate and adapt.
Languages
  • 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.

The WUSC office is in Ottawa. Currently WUSC team members are working remotely. WUSC offers flexible working arrangements, competitive benefits and four weeks of annual leave (for full-time employees), safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation.

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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