Program Officer, SRP Alumni Engagement



Program Officer, SRP Alumni Engagement, En/Fr

Student Refugee Program


Remote (Canada), Ottawa / Gatineau region preferred


Manager, Overseas programming, Durable Solutions for Refugees


Full time, until March 31, 2024 (pending confirmation of funding)


PRO 1 (50-56k)


May 21, 2023


As soon as possible


Fluency in both French and English

Are you passionate about youth engagement and newcomer employment? WUSC is currently looking for a Bilingual Program Officer to become part of our dynamic SRP team!


WUSC 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 the Caribbean, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Canadian 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, the MasterCard Foundation, and the African Development Bank.

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.

The SRP provides refugee youth living in countries of asylum an opportunity to pursue their education at Canadian post-secondary institutions and resettle to Canada as permanent residents. Each year, around 150 students are accepted into the program and supported by WUSC Local Committees, who provide financial, academic, and settlement support for a minimum period of 12 months.


Reporting to the SRP Manager – Overseas Programming, the Program Officer will support activities under WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP), including supporting the engagement and employment of SRP alumni in the “Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN)” operated by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


  • Maintain and expand WUSC’s websites for SRP students and alumni, specifically to promote the FIN opportunity and SRP alumni engagement;
  • Assist in the design and development of social media content to engage SRP students and alumni on various platforms;
  • Translate and/or facilitate translation (English and French) of materials, documents, and correspondence with WUSC’s bilingual SRP student and alumni network;
  • Develop and respond to group communications, in English and French, to SRP students and alumni using the SRP alumni engagement email account.

Online learning

  • Participate in the development of videos, online information and learning resources to support SRP students and alumni understanding of the Canadian labour market and FIN-YESS internship opportunities;
  • Support the SRP team with developing new online and in-person training materials that enhance SRP student and alumni engagement and employment opportunities.

Program administration

  • Updating and maintaining the SRP student and alumni database
  • Assist in the coordination of SRP alumni participation in FIN-YESS initiative
  • Other duties as required



  • Diploma, Bachelor’s degree in a related field (communications, administration, social sciences, etc.), or equivalent with relevant experience.

Experience & Competencies

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience (communications, newcomer youth engagement, student leadership, newcomer settlement & employment supports, etc.);
  • Broad range of digital and computer skills (e.g. updating web pages, developing Google Sites, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite, database and file management);
  • Experience developing and/or using online learning content on virtual platforms;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the design of social media posts, online content, group emails;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details, including ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple initiatives simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: able to work well with teams under tight deadlines;
  • Experience working in an NGO environment and in donor-funded projects considered an asset;
  • Ability to translate French-English documents;
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently; and
  • Curious, enthusiastic and willing to innovate and adapt.


  • Bilingual English/French (fluency essential)


Join Us. Our work is important, cutting-edge, and rewarding. We encourage curiosity, innovation, and flexibility.

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.

Here’s some of what you can expect working with us on a <12 months contract in Canada:

  • 35-hour workweek, ability to work flexible hours
  • Remote-friendly workplace, with free access to our Ottawa office
  • 4 weeks annual leave, plus the week between Christmas and New Year
  • Paid sick days (10) and special leave days (5) – Pro-rated to the length of the contract
  • Extensive health coverage for you and your dependents, 100% covered by us
  • Group RRSP contributions, from day 1
  • 300$ reimbursement for home office equipment
  • Being part of a friendly, caring and enthusiastic team!


Preference will be given to alumni from WUSC’s Student Refugee Program

WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on 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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