Youth Engagement

STAND Canada has received funding to hire one graphics designer, who will be responsible for creating designs for digital and print media.

This position focuses on creating graphics for print and the web to support our educational and outreach activities pertaining to the educational and advocacy campaigns we lead. In 2020, we plan to continue our work educating Canadians and politicians, government officials, and staffers for positions that alleviate the suffering of people affected by genocide.… Read More


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 humanresources@standcanada.org.

If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we're looking for, please share this posting with them.

Join STAND Canada’s Communications Team as an External Communications Associate!

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.

As an External Communications Associate, you will be responsible for compiling the news sections of our monthly newsletter. Your tasks will involve summarizing the news coverage of STAND’s focus regions (Sudan, South Sudan, Iraq / Syria, and Myanmar) over the course of the month and providing synopses of the major developments for the newsletter. You will be working closely with the Communications Director to keep Canadians, other NGOs, and politicians updated.

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Key Responsibilities of an External Communications Associate

STAND Canada has four focus regions: Darfur/Sudan, Iraq/Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar. The External Communications Associate is responsible for contributing to blog posts that react to current developments and events that pertain to genocide and Canadian foreign policy. You will be working closely with the Communications Director to keep Canadians, other NGOs, and politicians updated.
The External Communications Associate will be expected to:

  • Understand STAND’s mission, audience, and message and research and compile news about different issues that concern the organization and its focus areas (Sudan, South Sudan, Iraq & Syria and Myanmar);
  • Provide background research on speakers, interviewees, interview topics, podcast participants, etc. in preparation for the creation of podcasts, interviews, etc;
  • Summarize news coverage of STAND’s issue areas (Sudan, South Sudan, and the DRC) and campaigns and how they are relevant to the conflicts in our interest areas;
  • Monitor recent developments related to genocide and violence against civilians in STAND’s issue areas (Sudan, South Sudan, Iraq, Syria and Myanmar);
  • Gather information on STAND’s focus areas from a wide variety of reliable media sources;
  • Summarize key developments for monthly newsletter;
  • Distill complex information into short and concise update formats for STAND’s newsletter subscribers;
  • Provide links to prime external resources for further research;
  • Develop tactics to increase audiences to our website and expand our network of newsletter subscribers;
  • Seek tactics to increase audiences to our website and expand our network of newsletter subscribers;
  • 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 communications team calls, as required;
  • Stay informed of the policy developments and on-the-ground developments of the situation in Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, Iraq/Syria, and Myanmar;
  • Stay informed of comments made by politicians pertaining to genocide/human rights.

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

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and situations into layman’s terms;
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials;
  • Understanding or ability to become familiar with the geopolitics of STAND’s focus regions;
  • Human rights (specifically genocide);
  • Proven exceptional verbal and written skills – nothing less than a B+ average in writing papers (a writing sample will be requested);
  • 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.

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 humanresources@standcanada.org.

If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we're looking for, please share this posting with them.

Join a STAND Canada Chapter to End Genocide!

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.

We are looking for passionate and committed students to join a new chapter on their university campus so we can work toward a world without genocide.

What Our Chapters Do

Chapters are the backbone of our organization. Chapter executives can take the following roles:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Outreach Coordinator / VP External
  • Events Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Other roles as the campus requires

STAND Canada Chapter Executives will:

  • Help lead your team to raise awareness on campus for genocide and foster dialogue on campus around genocide and conflicts in our focus regions;
  • Participate in (and even organize!) advocacy events and campaigns with STAND Canada;
  • Recruit new members at your university and create an inclusive team environment of youth who share our vision of a world without genocide.

All of this is supported by STAND Canada. We commit to providing our chapters with

  • A thoughtful vision for the year, including our National campaign calendar;
  • Credibility through official STAND Canada accounts and materials;
  • Resources to run National campaigns on your campus;
  • Professional development opportunities in the non-profit world;
  • Day-to-day support in club registration, recruitment, event planning, elections, and transitions throughout the year.

STAND chapter members are also members of STAND Canada and are eligible to volunteer on the national level with our advocacy team (including our Ottawa-based advocacy team, depending on location and resources), our policy writing team, and our blog writing team.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Connect with a team of young adults who share an interest in human rights and politics. We are a non-partisan organization and the majority of our volunteers are senior university students or millennials in the workforce.

Are you our next Chapter Executive? To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received.

If you are interested, please try to contact us before July 31, 2018 to enable adequate training and set up time at your campus.

Contact the Chapters & Engagement Team at STAND Canada with any questions at chapters@standcanada.org.

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. To be a campus executive, you are required to be a current student at your university and be able to be physically present.

If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we’re looking for, please share this posting with them.

Start a STAND Canada Chapter to End Genocide!

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.

We are looking for passionate and committed students to start a chapter on their university campus so we can work toward a world without genocide.

What Our Chapters Do

Chapters are the backbone of our organization. As Chapter President, you will:

  • Lead your team to raise awareness on campus for genocide and foster dialogue on campus around genocide and conflicts in our focus regions;
  • Participate in (and even organize!) advocacy events and campaigns with STAND Canada;
  • Recruit new members at your university and create an inclusive team environment of youth who share our vision of a world without genocide.

All of this is supported by STAND Canada. We commit to providing our chapters with

  • A thoughtful vision for the year, including our National campaign calendar;
  • Credibility through official STAND Canada accounts and materials;
  • Resources to run National campaigns on your campus;
  • Professional development opportunities in the non-profit world;
  • Day-to-day support in club registration, recruitment, event planning, elections, and transitions throughout the year.

STAND chapter members are also members of STAND Canada and are eligible to volunteer on the national level with our advocacy team (including our Ottawa-based advocacy team, depending on location and resources), our policy writing team, and our blog writing team.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Connect with a team of young adults who share an interest in human rights and politics. We are a non-partisan organization and the majority of our volunteers are senior university students or millennials in the workforce.

Are you our next Chapter President? To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. If you are interested, please try to contact us before July 31, 2018 to enable adequate training and set up time at your campus.

Contact the Chapters & Engagement Team at STAND Canada with any questions at chapters@standcanada.org.

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. To be a campus executive, you are required to be a current student at your university and be able to be physically present.

If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we’re looking for, please share this posting with them.