Volunteer Opportunities


Since its founding in 2005, STAND Canada has become the leading organization in Canada for youth led anti-genocide advocacy and activism. We aim to make genocide prevention a cornerstone of Canada’s foreign policy and are dedicated to making it easy to for Canadians to stay updated on the current situation in the Sudans and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as provide them with actions they can do to make a difference.

Interested in Volunteering? Check out the open positions below!

Current Positions


ADVOCACY DIRECTOR

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week, particularly from July until September 2014. This position lasts until 2015.

Application Deadline:  ASAP – ideally by Friday, August 1st, 2014

This is a part-time (10-15 hours per week) voluntary position. The successful candidate will be a critical member of STAND Canada’s national advocacy team. The Advocacy Director, with the support of the Deputy Director, manages the Advocacy branch and its volunteer members; shaping the organization’s advocacy and policy strategy; coordinating with other Directors and branches; implementing our strategy through engagement with Canadians and decision-makers; and lobbying. It is imperative that the candidate is available to conduct his/her work in the month of August, as the vote for the second reading of our campaign is on September 17th.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the organization’s advocacy strategy, including government relations and lobbying, policy direction and development, research, and partnerships and development;

  • Manage the Advocacy branch, including the Deputy Director, lobbyists and researchers;

  • Chair the Advocacy Steering Committee;

  • Coordinating the Advocacy branch in the implementation of our strategy, particularly its research efforts and lobbying;

  • Engaging with members of Parliament and decision-makers;

  • Participating in all of the group’s activities, such as training, team meetings and special events;

  • Research as it relates to our advocacy efforts; and

  • Other duties as required.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge of human rights issues, political science, international relations, international development or a related field;

  • Knowledge of Canadian politics and the parliamentary system;

  • Residence in close proximity to the Ottawa/Gatineau area for most of the year;

  • Bilingualism is valuable, but not required

  • Reliable and independent – can work under bi-weekly-monthly deadlines with minimal supervision;

  • Strong writing skills;

  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the geopolitics of the regions;

  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the way in which policy is advocated to the Government of Canada

  • Preferable, but not required: Familiarity with the conflicts in Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, the DRC, and the proposed Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486);

  • Comfortable utilizing online and electronic mediums for communication and will respond to emails quickly;

  • Self-motivated, strong organization skills, and detail-oriented

  • The ability to spend ten to fifteen hours per week on STAND activities, including some evenings and weekends;

  • Someone who can start immediately.

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND Canada envisions a world without genocide and we want Canada to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy. Since it was founded in 2005, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide activism, with eight university chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Directly influence STAND’s policy recommendations which appear in our digest, blog, and which are proposed to Members of Parliament/Senators/bureaucrats;

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work.

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post on a social issue, or a paper) to Alison athr@standcanada.org by Friday, August 1st, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT POLICY

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Application Deadline:  ASAP – ideally by Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Deputy Director of Government Policy is responsible for ensuring that STAND’s positions are well represented on Parliament Hill and with the Government of Canada. Under the direction of STAND Canada’s Advocacy Director, the Deputy Director of Government Policy will help shape our advocacy efforts and campaigns by engaging with Members of Parliament and representatives of the Canadian public service. Meeting with a public office holder is one of the most important aspects to anti-genocide advocacy, and this job will suit anyone interested in politics and advocacy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Arranging and attending meetings with decision-makers;

  • Engaging in post-meeting follow-up;

  • Engaging in the political process and gaining confidence in meeting with officials;

  • Participating in all of the group’s activities, such as training, team meetings and special events;

  • Research as it relates to our advocacy efforts; and

  • Other duties as required.

 Who we’re looking for:

  • A desire to make a difference!

  • Excellent organizational skills and communication skills (both oral and written);

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Experience working as a member of a team;

  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to work with minimal supervision;

  • 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;

  • Residence in close proximity to the Ottawa/Gatineau area for most of the year;

  • The ability to spend eight to 10 hours per week on STAND activities, including some evenings and weekends;

  • Bilingualism is valuable, but not required

  • Reliable and independent – can work under bi-weekly-monthly deadlines with minimal supervision;

  • Strong writing skills;

  • Familiarity with the conflicts in Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, the DRC, and the proposed Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486);

  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the way in which policy is advocated to the Government of Canada

  • Comfortable utilizing online and electronic mediums for communication and will respond to emails quickly;

  • Self-motivated, strong organization skills, and detail-oriented

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND Canada envisions a world without genocide and we want Canada to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy. Since it was founded in 2005, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide activism, with eight university chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Directly influence STAND’s policy recommendations which appear in our digest, blog, and which are proposed to Members of Parliament/Senators/bureaucrats;

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post on a social issue, or an email you sent to a colleague or professional) to Alison at hr@standcanada.org by Friday, August 29th, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE POLICY

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Application Deadline:  ASAP – ideally by Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Deputy Director of Corporate Advocacy is responsible for ensuring that STAND’s positions are well represented on Parliament Hill and with corporations in Canada. Under the direction of STAND Canada’s Advocacy Director, the Deputy Director of Corporate Advocacy will help shape our advocacy efforts by engaging with Canadian mining companies for the purposes of the Conflict Free Campus Initiative and getting support for the Conflict Minerals Act and transparency in the mineral supply chain. Meeting with a representative from mining companies is one of the most important aspects to anti-genocide advocacy, and this job will suit anyone interested in advocacy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Arranging and attending meetings with decision-makers;

  • Engaging in post-meeting follow-up;

  • Participating in all of the group’s activities, such as training, team meetings and special events;

  • Research as it relates to our advocacy efforts; and

  • Other duties as required.

Who we’re looking for:

  • A desire to make a difference!

  • Excellent organizational skills and communication skills (both oral and written);

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Experience working as a member of a team;

  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to work with minimal supervision;

  • 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;

  • The ability to spend eight to 10 hours per week on STAND activities, including some evenings and weekends;

  • Bilingualism is valuable, but not required

  • Reliable and independent – can work under bi-weekly-monthly deadlines with minimal supervision;

  • Strong writing skills;

  • Familiarity with the conflicts in Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, the DRC, and the proposed Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486);

  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the way in which policy is advocated to corporations

  • Comfortable utilizing online and electronic mediums for communication and will respond to emails quickly;

  • Self-motivated, strong organization skills, and detail-oriented

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND Canada envisions a world without genocide and we want Canada to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy. Since it was founded in 2005, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide activism, with eight university chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to Corporate officials.

  • Directly influence STAND’s policy recommendations which appear in our digest, blog, and which are proposed to Members of Parliament/Senators/bureaucrats;

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post on a social issue, or an email you sent to a colleague or professional) to Alison at hr@standcanada.org by Friday, August 29th, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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DEPUTY CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours per week

Application Deadline:  Immediately

Communicating and reporting to the Campaign Director(s) & Executive Director, you will be responsible for the management and coordination of various operations regarding our campaigns.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Chapter Engagement: Maintain relations between Chapters & campaigns; report progress to Director.

    • Work with Chapter Director to communicate all pertinent campaign updates to STAND chapters;

    • Work with Chapter Director to develop ideas for chapter initiatives for campaigns and monitor chapter progress in the execution of such initiatives;

    • Respond to questions and concerns from Chapter executives regarding campaigns;

    • Work with Advocacy and Chapter branches to develop an advocacy strategy for campaigns for chapters; and

    • As needed, develop support materials for chapters for campaigns, e.g. information updates, timelines, fact sheets, stickers, etc.

  • Communications: Maintain skilled online and offline communications for the campaign.

    • Upkeep activity on the Facebook CFCI page;

    • As needed, produce media kits and maintain correspondence with media outlets;

    • Work with Director and Fundraising branch as needed to facilitate promotion and other communications for CFCI events.

  • Communicate with and respond to STAND Directors’ emails and messages in a timely manner

Who we’re looking for:

  • Upper level University student or completion of a University degree or equivalent;

  • Previous experience in communications;

  • Demonstrable interest in social justice, international development, political science or other relevant field;

  • Proven exceptional oral and written skills, with experience in professional correspondence;

  • Self-motivated, easily adapting, personable, and capable of meeting deadlines;

  • Experience or familiarity with a nonprofit working environment is preferred; and

  • French is considered an asset.

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and situations into layman’s terms

  • Must be available to work to work on-call.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.

  • Our work environment appeals to self-directed, flexible team players, who have great interpersonal skills, learn quickly, and have an ability to direct simultaneous tasks and priorities in an efficient manner.

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Your work will be seen by other NGOs, Members of Parliament, Senators, and bureaucrats.

  • Meet and work with motivated youth from all over Canada who have a committed interest in human rights, international development, and foreign policy; and

  • Network with established organizations, civil society groups, and members of Parliament, as well as other actors in the political field in Canada.

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post, or a forum post) to Alison at hr@standcanada.org. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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DEPUTY POLICY DIRECTOR

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Application Deadline:  Immediately

The deputy policy director will be responsible for helping the policy director of STAND Canada lead policy research on all subjects related to Darfur, South Sudan and the newly emerging Democratic Republic of Congo in order to inform the organization’s policy recommendations to the government of Canada. Working closely with the policy director, the individual will be exposed to how policy relevant research is conducted, how policy recommendations are created, and how the organization operates to educate Canadians and influence Members of Parliament. If the successful candidate shows promise, he/she will be mentored to take over the role of Policy Director in the future.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Assist the director with policy research for the organization in order to issue monthly policy recommendations to the government of Canada

  • Assist the director in managing the policy team of 8-10 researchers

    • Lead two of the policy sub-groups. Policy team is divided into groups of two researchers for each topic area (Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, South Sudan) in order to better coordinate short and long term assignments.

    • Assists the director in leading calls, issuing policy assignments, reviewing assignments, editing assignments, and sharing assignments with Directors, other NGOs, and Stand Canada members.

    • Lead the discussion about policy recommendations to the Government of Canada during the call

  • Participate on Advocacy Steering Committee calls (2x month)

  • 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 Darfur, South Sudan, North Sudan and the DRC

  • Work with the communication and advocacy team to issue press releases and action alerts

Who we’re looking for:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree or in their last year of undergraduate studies

  • Experience conducting social scientific research

    • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods

  • Strong editing skills

  • Strong writing skills – nothing less than a B+ average in writing papers

    • A writing sample should be provided

  • Familiarity with the conflicts in Darfur, Sudan, and South Sudan. Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the geopolitics of the region.

  • Understanding of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is highly preferred

  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the way in which policy is advocated to the Government of Canada

  • Leadership experience

  • Self-motivated, strong organization skills and detail orientation

  • Capable of setting goals and meeting timelines

  • Must be available to work to work on-call.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Your work will be seen by other NGOs, Members of Parliament, Senators, and bureaucrats.

  • You will receive full credit for your work, so you will be able to gain experience in the communications field

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post on a social issue, or a paper) to Alison athr@standcanada.org as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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POLICY RESEARCHERS

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Application Deadline:  ASAP – ideally by Friday, July 25th, 2014

As a Policy Researcher volunteer, you are integral to the policy advocacy work that STAND conducts. Under the supervision of the Policy Director, you will be working in a team to research and create policy recommendations that support our mandate.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

Each policy team is divided into groups of two researchers for each topic area: Darfur/Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and the proposed Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486). Teams will work together to research and write assignments, as well as contribute to STAND’s blog. Therefore, researchers will be expected to:

  • Research and write monthly short-term assignments or blog posts;

  • Work within the subgroup in order to draft a long-term policy assignment, written over three to four months

  • Participate in monthly video calls with the policy team; and

  • Stay informed of the policy developments and on the ground developments of the situation in Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, the DRC, and the proposed Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486).

Who we’re looking for:

  • Ideally a graduate student or senior undergraduate student with an interest in and knowledge of research and policy development;

  • Reliable and independent – can work under bi-weekly-monthly deadlines with minimal supervision;

  • Experience conducting social scientific research (understands qualitative and quantitative research methods);

  • Strong writing skills – nothing less than a B+ average in writing papers (A writing sample should be provided);

  • Familiarity with the conflicts in Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, the DRC, and the proposed Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486);

  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the geopolitics of the region;

  • Understanding, or ability to become familiar with the way in which policy is advocated to the Government of Canada

  • Comfortable utilizing online and electronic mediums for communication and will respond to emails quickly;

  • Self-motivated, strong organization skills, and detail-oriented

  • Able to commit five hours per week, particularly from July until September 2014. This position lasts until 2015.

  • Someone who can start immediately, and ideally complete a short (under 2000 words) policy recommendation by the end of July

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND Canada envisions a world without genocide and we want Canada to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy. Since it was founded in 2005, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide activism, with eight university chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Directly influence STAND’s policy recommendations which appear in our digest, blog, and which are proposed to Members of Parliament/Senators/bureaucrats;

  • Have your research reports published on the STAND website and circulated to other NGOs/government organizations

  • You will receive full credit for your work, so you will be able to gain experience as a writer outside of academia

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post on a social issue, or a paper) to Alison athr@standcanada.org by Friday, July 25th, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received.

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BLOG WRITERS

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Application Deadline:  Immediately – ideally by Friday, September 5th, 2014

As a Blog Writer, you are responsible for contributing to blog posts that react to current developments and events that pertain to genocide and Canadian foreign policy. You will be working closely with the Communications Director to keep Canadians, other NGOs, and politicians updated.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Research and create content/articles to be published on different STAND platforms including on social media, newsletters, and the website

  • Write about current conflicts in the DRC, South Sudan, and Darfur/Sudan

  • Write about current STAND campaigns and how they are relevant to the conflicts in our interest areas (ie: the proposed Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486)

  • Respond to blog comments and emails

  • Contribute to long-form content projects

  • Conduct analyses to improve blog strategies/tactics

  • Seek tactics to increase audiences to our website and expand our network of newsletter subscribers

  • Communicate with and respond to STAND Directors’ emails and messages in a timely manner

Who we’re looking for:

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Outstanding proofreading and editing skills

  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and situations into layman’s terms

  • Must be available to work to work on-call.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.

  • Reliable and independent – can work under deadlines with minimal supervision; and

  • Able to commit five hours per week, particularly from July until September 2014. This position lasts until 2015.

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Your work will be seen by other NGOs, Members of Parliament, Senators, and bureaucrats.

  • You will receive full credit for your work, so you will be able to gain experience in the communications field

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post, or a forum post) to Alison at hr@standcanada.org by Friday, September 5th, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Application Deadline:  Immediately – ideally by Friday, August 29th, 2014

As a Graphics Designer, you are responsible for preparing visual presentations and resources for STAND and its chapters. You will be working closely with the Communications Director to create and edit standardized logos and other materials for branding (ie: brochures, stickers, banners).

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Create graphic resources such as stickers, banners, brochures, and any other resources needed through the year

  • Create a standardized logo and have options to have it varied by the chapters – will work with the Chapter Director and Communications Director

  • Design graphics to be used on the website for current or future use

  • Strategize new ideas on graphics for the logo and other visuals

  • Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval.

  • Communicate with and respond to STAND Directors’ emails and messages in a timely manner

Who we’re looking for:

  • Graphic design and marketing experience

  • Knowledge of branding

  • Must be available to work to work on-call.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.

  • Reliable and independent – can work under deadlines with minimal supervision;

  • Able to commit five hours per week, particularly from July until September 2014. This position lasts until 2015.

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Your work will be seen by other NGOs, Members of Parliament, Senators, and bureaucrats.

  • You will receive full credit for your work, so you will be able to gain experience in the communications field

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a sample (ie: portfolio, graphics you designed, brand management guides) to Alison at hr@standcanada.org by Friday, September 5th, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Application Deadline:  ASAP – ideally by Friday, August 29th, 2014

As a Social Media Coordinator, you are responsible for maintaining and developing strategies to increase STAND’s social media presence. You will be working closely with the Communications Director to engage visitors to our social media and create relevant content.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Understand STAND’s mission, audience, and message and create posts about different issues that concern the organization and its focus areas

  • Build and implement social media programs that ensure appropriate messaging is executed online through Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin

  • Monitor social media groups, trends, tools, and applications and recommend actions/next steps

  • Work closely with colleagues across STAND to develop and post content to social networking sites

  • Regular report insights gained from social monitoring to the Director of Communications

  • Respond to social media inquires in a timely and courteous fashion

  • Communicate with and respond to STAND Directors’ emails and messages in a timely manner

Who we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge of branding

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Technical knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, metrics and tracking

  • Must be available to work to work on-call.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.

  • Reliable and independent – can work under deadlines with minimal supervision;

  • Able to commit five hours per week. This position lasts until 2015.

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.

  • Your work will be seen by other NGOs, Members of Parliament, Senators, and bureaucrats.

  • You will receive full credit for your work, so you will be able to gain experience in the communications field

  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work

Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a sample (ie: portfolio, graphics you designed, social media sites you managed, brand management guides) to Alison at hr@standcanada.org by Friday, August 29th, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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WEBSITE MANAGER

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

Application Deadline:  ASAP – ideally by Friday, July 25th, 2014

As the Website Manager, you are responsible for coordinating the redesign and launch of a new STAND Canada website and maintaining it thereafter. You will be working closely with the Communications Director to maintain the appearance and content of the website and ensure that it is functional.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Offer technical support in relation to updating and maintaining the STAND Canada website and STAND’s Google Apps services.
  • Perform Google Apps and webhosting maintenance as necessary. Communicate with the Communications Director on replacement of old technology as required.
  • Ensure that website content (ie: the calendar, new pages) are uploaded to the server in a timely manner.
  • Routinely verify the functionality and suitability of website content, including online forms, images, and layout.
  • Help create a database of pictures to use for the website
  • Provide technical support to STAND members as necessary.
  • Liaise with external technical personnel in Dreamhost and Go Daddy to ensure the continued operation and quality of STAND’s online operations.
  • Develop new functionalities for STAND’s website, as requested by the Executive Director and Communications Director; work on long-term technical projects as required.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required by the Communications Director or Executive Director.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director on how to advertise donations on the website better
  • Communicate with and respond to STAND Directors’ emails and messages in a timely manner

Who we’re looking for:

  • Must have advanced knowledge of HTML/CSS and experience with popular content management systems (particularly WordPress).
  • Must have a working knowledge of SEO, keyword strategies, copy optimisation, off-page promotion and link strategies;
  • Must be familiar with Google analytics
  • Must be available to work to work on-call.
  • Web copywriting and good web communication skills (written and visual).
  • Adobe Photoshop/graphics editing skills (desirable)
  • Must have experience managing web projects, ideally in a non-profit environment.
  • Having a computer science or web programming background is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.
  • Reliable and independent – can work under deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Experience using social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, and Facebook
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines; great organizational skills and attention to detail required;
  • Able to commit five to ten hours per week, particularly from July until September 2014. This position lasts until 2015.

Why volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.
  • Your work will be seen by other NGOs, Members of Parliament, Senators, and bureaucrats.
  • You will receive full credit for your work, so you will be able to gain experience in the communications field
  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your worK
Interested? Got questions? Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ie: blog post on a social issue, or a paper) to Alison athr@standcanada.org as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received. Application will close when we have found suitable candidates for our team.

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