Work for STAND Canada This Summer as a Fundraiser!

Applicant Criteria

STAND Canada has received funding to hire one fundraiser, who will be responsible for creating designs for digital and print media. The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students and people on work visas are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

Job Overview

This position focuses on conducting research to build a database of funding sources, such as grants, major gift donors, monthly giving, annual giving, and event fundraisers. 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.

This position will start on August 3, 2020, and end on September 25, 2020. The successful candidate will work 35 hours per week and be paid $15.40 per hour. They will work from home, ideally within the Greater Toronto Area.

Key Responsibilities of a Fundraiser

  • Conduct research to create a funding database
  • Identify a list of potential individual donors, including their feasibility as major, monthly, or annual donors, including going through and manually updating our alumni database (of over 500).
  • Create 10 fundraising pitches for various occasions via email under the review and supervision of the Managing Committee to send to potential donors.
  • Work with the Managing Committee to plan two fundraising events to occur within the next year by ensuring all of the details, such as the venue, activities, and marketing channels are identified for ease of implementation.
  • Host at least one educational and fundraising event in conjunction with other volunteers and nonprofit organizations working in the human rights, social and gender justice, migration, and refugees community prior to the end of her work term.
  • Other tasks as requested.

Are you our next Fundraiser?

Do you have the following skills, knowledge, and fit for STAND? We’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated experience in at least two: major, monthly, annual, or events-based giving.
  • Familiarity and experience with fundraising databases and resources in Canada.
  • Previous experience and demonstrated success in grantwriting are strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of communicating sensitive topics such as human rights, social and gender justice, migration, and refugees. Social justice courses taken or regular consumption of media is ideal.
  • Strong skills in research, copywriting, and editing.
    Knowledgeable of STAND and its work in anti-genocide and nonpartisan advocacy.
  • Reliable, independent, with excellent time management skills – can work under deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner (no more than 48 hours) with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.
  • Be available for online meetings on evenings and weekends.
  • Optional: Mixed background in business and the nonprofit sector.

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.

STAND Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing employees and volunteers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Candidates who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or as having additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market, as outlined below are encouraged to apply:

  • New immigrant / refugee youth (new is defined as having arrived in Canada in the past 5 years);
  • Indigenous youth;
  • Youth who have not completed high school;
  • Visible minorities/ racialized youth; LGBTQ2 youth;
  • Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

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.

Our volunteers are driven by our joint vision and passion for human rights, political advocacy, genocide education, and the social responsibility of Canadians. STAND focuses research into priority focus regions, which can change according to the risk of genocide, and prioritizes policy research into Canada’s history of genocide and relationships to current genocides.

Application Process

Applications will only be considered through submissions through the following form.

Fundraiser Application Form