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STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization that advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian 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.

The Role

The Programs and Engagement (P&E) team works to foster a sense of community within the organization and create platforms for open conversations about STAND Canada’s work, mandate, themes, and focus regions. We create educational programs that aim to deepen understanding and learning within the STAND community. We organize events for the STAND community and the general public in collaboration with other STAND teams and external partners. We also provide support to community members who organize their own (virtual or local) STAND events.

Key Responsibilities

The Programming and Events Coordinator will be expected to:

  • With support from P&E directors, coordinate event planning committees for educational events (seminar discussions, panels, etc.), advocacy events (conferences, campaign launches, policy briefs, etc.), and STAND Canada membership events (AGM, town halls, etc.);
  • Assist in the development of educational programs about genocide, human rights more broadly, and related topics (e.g. colonialism, violence against women, intergenerational trauma);
  • Facilitate workshops, group discussions, and other events (training provided);
  • Compile post-event and post-campaign feedback into reports;
  • Participate in regular team meetings and chair event planning committee meetings;
  • 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 regular team meetings, as required;


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

    • Experience in event planning;
    • Experience in community organizing;
    • Formal or informal experience in teaching and/or facilitating group discussions;
    • Formal or informal experience in research and/or curriculum design;
    • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching;
    • Thoughtful and critical engagement with genocide and human rights discourse (public and/or scholarly);
    • Willingness to take leadership roles and supportive team roles as needed;
    • 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.

    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 5 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 below. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received and will close when we have filled the position.