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Join STAND Canada’s Human Resources Team!

About STAND Canada

STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization with chapters across the country that advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian domestic and foreign policy. We are dedicated to providing Canadians with the educational and advocacy tools that they need to take action toward a world without genocide.

Since its founding in 2005 in response to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide advocacy. With university chapters across Canada, our volunteers are driven by our joint vision and passion for human rights, political advocacy, genocide education, and the social responsibility of Canadians. STAND Canada currently has four focus regions: Darfur/Sudan, Iraq/Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar.

As a volunteer for STAND, you will get to work on the following projects and campaigns in 2019:

  • Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide - Educational Campaign
  • 2019 Federal Election Campaign
  • Spring Conference - for strategic planning purposes
  • Website redevelopment
  • Ongoing projects and work on anti-genocide, Canadian foreign policy, and non-partisan politics

We ask for a commitment of at least a year, particularly for our senior roles. If you are unsure of your schedule for the next year, we still encourage you to apply as we are happy to discuss your time commitment to STAND.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week

Key Responsibilities of the Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director is responsible for human resource planning, policies, and administration to ensure long-term sustainability. Human Resources Director shall assist the Executive Director and with planning, administration, and human resources management as circumstances warrant.

This role is great for people who love managing the behind-the-scenes details of an organization. The successful candidate will be able to influence the direction of how an agile non-profit operates through attending several meetings, including weekly Directors’ meetings and optionally the Advocacy Steering Committee and the Board meetings.

The Human Resources Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment
    • Advertise volunteer opportunities through various channels including websites, Facebook groups, mailing lists, and networks
    • Facilitate the full-cycle interview process, including setting up and conducting interviews with volunteer applicants and making recommendations to their reporting Directors; setting up accounts; sending forms for departing volunteers; conducting exit interviews with departing Directors
  • Administration, setup, and clean-up of our virtual office platforms’ accounts, operational structure, and mailing lists (e.g., Google Drive)
  • Implementation and enforcement of internal human resources policies and succession planning
    • Work with the Executive Director to revamp the volunteer onboarding and engagement process
  • Being one of the last ‘lines of defense’ for editing and proof-reading communications materials (in text and potentially graphics)
  • Attend meetings as required to support the work of other teams (e.g., weekly Directors’ meetings, etc)
  • Optional: Planning organizational-wide volunteer engagement activities across Canada and virtually
  • Optional: Assist Board chair in fundraising initiatives to ensure consistent funding for STAND, year over year

The Human Resources Director will be expected to:

  • Communicate with and respond to STAND Directors’ emails and messages in a timely manner;
  • Take interest and actively participate more broadly in other aspects of STAND, such as attending virtual town halls or advocacy team calls, as required;
  • Optional: Stay informed of the policy developments and on-the-ground developments of the situation in Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, Iraq/Syria, and Myanmar (also known as Burma) and comments made by politicians pertaining to genocide/human rights.

Ideal Candidate

At STAND, we are looking to build youth up so that you can engage in political advocacy and operating a remote non-profit with skill and confidence. Since 2014, STAND has grown from 7 volunteers to over 175. There is a lot of potential to make this role yours as we discuss where your interests and motivation lie in an interview. As the HR Director, you are able to get a broad overview of all teams and how they work together.

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Proven exceptional oral and written skills, with experience in professional correspondence;
  • Responsible, reliable, and self-motivated individuals, capable of working in a virtual team environment on their own time with minimal supervision, meeting deadlines, and answering emails within 48 hours;
  • Previous experience in a non-profit organization (including campus student groups) is strongly preferred.
  • Optional: Graphics design skills

STAND Canada is a leading organization for youth-led political advocacy. We were created by and for youth, providing real opportunities for you to pursue your passion for human rights advocacy and learn along the way in a supportive, friendly environment.

Our work environment appeals to responsible, reliable, and self-motivated team-players, capable of working in a virtual team environment on their own time, meeting deadlines, and answering emails within 48 hours. Our work is completed through our online project management software and Google Suite with meetings conducted through video conference calls. As such, you can volunteer from anywhere with a good internet connection.

Volunteer with STAND!

To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received and will close when we have filled the position.

Please visit http://standcanada.org/volunteer to see all volunteer opportunities available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team at hr@standcanada.org.

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