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STAND Canada 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.

About the Team

The Advocacy Team consists of 3 main portfolios: engagement, education and political action. These portfolios help drive the initiatives and events held by the Advocacy Team. The Advocacy team works alongside the Strategic Policy, Communications, and Programs and Engagement teams to assist in our endeavours. 

Our virtual work environment appeals to self-directed and flexible team players who have great interpersonal skills, are quick learners, and have strong organizational skills to manage simultaneous tasks and priorities in an efficient manner.

The Role

The Deputy Director of Advocacy is responsible for creating and implementing campaigns that reflect STAND Canada’s vision and mandate. Under the direction of STAND Canada’s Advocacy Co-Directors, the Deputy Directors of Advocacy will help shape our advocacy efforts by engaging with campaigns directed in areas of focus. 

Key Responsibilities

Advocacy Deputy Directors will be expected to:

  • Arranging and attending meetings with decision-makers and engaging in post-meeting follow-up;
  • Preparing and providing advice /recommendations for projects;
  • Managing projects or project components;
  • Building collaborative relationships with multiple partners to develop and support implementation of initiatives, programs;
  • Managing and assisting with recruitment of Advocacy Coordinators and Team Members;
  • Participating in all of the group’s activities, such as training, team meetings & special events
  • Research as it relates to our advocacy efforts; and
  • Other duties as required.


In order to succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A desire to make a difference!
  • A working knowledge of human rights issues, political science, international relations, international development or a related field;
  • Knowledge of Canadian politics and the parliamentary system;
  • Strong leadership qualities; ability to work with and lead a team and work with minimal supervision;
  • Strong writing skills and organizational skills to meet deadlines;
  • Comfortable utilizing online and electronic mediums for communication, such as Google Suite, and will respond to emails quickly;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written);

Why Volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.
  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work
  • Professional development (ie: working effectively with a team that is geographically distributed). 

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 ask for a commitment of at least a year with 8-10 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 https://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.

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