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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.

Minimum Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 year

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Role

The Policy Researcher is integral to the anti-genocide activism work of STAND Canada. You will work in a team to research and draft policy recommendations that support STAND’s focus regions (Canada, China, India and Myanmar) and emerging conflict regions. Reporting to the Co-Directors, Strategic Policy, your policy research projects will aid the organization’s policy recommendations to the Government of Canada, to influence Members of Parliament and seek to educate Canadians.

Key Responsibilities

The Policy Researcher will be expected to:

    • Assist the Co-Directors in leading meetings, issuing policy assignments, reviewing assignments, editing assignments, and sharing assignments with Co-Directors, other Non-profit organizations, and STAND Canada members; 
    • Develop partnerships with external organizations to collaborate on policy research projects including sourcing for invited guest speakers to STAND Canada’s events 
    • Participate in Advocacy Steering Committee Meetings and Town Halls;
    • Learn and become comfortable with the operational policy cycle at STAND Canada, and how the process fits into the organization’s strategic goals;
    • Stay informed of the policy developments and on-the-ground developments of the situation in STAND Canada’s focus regions; and 
    • Cross-collaboration across teams, including the communications and advocacy teams to issue press releases and action alerts.

    Qualifications

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

    • Completed a bachelor’s degree or in their last year of undergraduate studies (minimum education requirement) 
    • Experience conducting social scientific research 
    • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
    • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with, the way in which policy is advocated to the Government of Canada, particularly Members of Parliament
    • Previous leadership experience will be considered an asset 
    • Self-motivation, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Responsible, reliable and dedicated candidate
    • Capable of setting goals and meeting timelines 
    • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with STAND members across Canada through the internet, phone, an all technological platforms 
    • Pre-existing connections with Canadian MPs, MPPs and relevant government bodies will be considered an asset

    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.

    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.

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    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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