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Join STAND Canada’s Advocacy Team!

STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization 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. Our volunteers are driven by our joint vision and passion for human rights, political advocacy, genocide education, and the social responsibility of Canadians.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Advocacy Co-Director will be playing a leading role in the organization’s engagement with decision-makers in Ottawa, as well as in working with other like-minded organizations.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement the organization’s advocacy strategy, including government relations and lobbying, policy direction and development, research, and partnerships and development;
  • Manage the Advocacy team
  • Chair the Advocacy Steering Committee;
  • Engage with members of Parliament and decision-makers;
  • Participate in all of the group’s activities, such as training, team meetings and special events;
  • Research as it relates to our advocacy efforts; and
  • Other duties as required.

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

  • Strong writing and communications skills;
  • Knowledge of human rights issues, political science, international relations, international development or a related field;
  • Knowledge of Canadian politics and the parliamentary system, along with experience in politics or political organizing;
  • Experience working or volunteering with political parties or advocacy campaigns an asset, but not a requirement;
  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the way in which policy is advocated to the Government of Canada
  • Preferable, but not required: Familiarity with the conflicts in Iraq/Syria, Myanmar, Darfur/Sudan, and South Sudan;
  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the geopolitics of the regions;
  • Proactive, reliable and independent – can work under bi-weekly or monthly deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to manage and motivate volunteers, particularly working remotely through our virtual offices
  • Comfortable utilizing online and electronic mediums for communication and will respond to emails quickly;
  • Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, and detail-oriented
  • Residence in close proximity to the Ottawa/Gatineau area for most of the year prefered but not required;
  • Bilingualism is valuable, but not required
  • Ability to spend 10 to 15 hours per week on STAND activities, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Ability to attend our January and May Conferences in Vancouver and in Ottawa, either in person or through teleconferencing. 

We ask for a commitment of at least a year with 10-15 hours per week. 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.

    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.

    To apply for this job email your details to iibarra@standcanada.org.