• Canada

Website STAND Canada


Founded in 2005, STAND Canada advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian domestic and foreign policy. Through the commitment and dedication of excellent volunteers and donors, we are dedicated to providing Canadians with the educational and advocacy tools they need to take action toward a world without genocide. Since it was founded, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide activism. For more information, visit https://www.standcanada.org/

About the Team:

STAND’s Human Resources Team works on activities and policies that apply to every volunteer in the organization. Through active recruitment and communication with STAND volunteers, the HR team is responsible for ensuring that vacant positions are filled, new volunteers on-boarded, internal policies are followed, events such as conferences and team-building meet-ups are organized, and the general administration of STAND’s internal platforms (e.g: Google Suite accounts and Podio). We are therefore looking for a dynamic, and self motivated individual to join the team

Key Responsibilities

The Human Resources Co-Director is responsible for human resource planning, policies, and administration to ensure long-term sustainability. The Human Resources Co-Director shall assist the Executive Team 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 Co-Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Management:
    • Manage the STAND Human Resources department, including the management of the Human Resources team
  • Recruitment
    • Oversee the advertisement of volunteer opportunities through various channels including websites, Facebook groups, mailing lists, and networks.
    • Oversee, the full-cycle interview process, including scheduling and conducting interviews with volunteer applicants and the recommendations to their reporting Directors; setting up accounts; sending forms for departing volunteers; conducting exit interviews with departing Directors
  • Volunteer Transition/Exit
    • Manage the transition/Exit process of volunteers
  • Admin
    • Manage the administration of STAND user accounts, as well as the safety and integrity of data.
    • Administration, setup, and clean-up of our virtual office platforms’ accounts, operational structure, and mailing lists (e.g., Google Drive; Podio)
  • 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)
  • Lead STAND’s Anti-Racism efforts in collaboration with the Programs and Engagement Team.
  • 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 Co-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 situations around the world and comments made by politicians pertaining to genocide/human rights.


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

  • 2-3 years related experience in a non-profit;
  • University degree, or equivalent experience, in a related field;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience using google drive and remote office software;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to use discretion in handling confidential information;
  • 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;
  • Optional: Graphics design skills

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

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 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.

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 humanresources@standcanada.org.