Regional Liaison Officer (Internship) - Campus Engagement (CE) – Ontario/QC/Western - World University Service of Canada
Position Title: REGIONAL LIAISON OFFICER (INTERNSHIP) - CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT (CE) – ONTARIO/QC/WESTERN
Position Location: to be determined.
Reports to: Manager, Student Refugee Program and Campus Engagement
Contract term: August 7, 2019 - April 10, 2020
Compensation/ level: Level A $15-$22.5/hour, 35 hours per week (includes 6% vacation pay)
Application deadline: May 17, 2019
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form.
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to foster human development and global understanding through education and training. We are professionals, students, volunteers, faculty, and community leaders working together to find solutions and provide opportunities to the world’s most marginalized people. A central component of WUSC’s strategic plan is continued delivery and expansion of our programming on Canadian campuses with a focus on initiatives that raise awareness and mobilize students to contribute to the internationalization of Canadian campuses.
Active on more than 93 college, CEGEP and university campuses, WUSC’s student-run Local Committees (LC) make up the largest network of student groups of its kind in Canada who share a common belief – that education changes the world. The Local Committees promote and support WUSC’s campus initiatives, including the Student Refugee Program, Uniterra Program, amongst others, through education, public engagement and volunteering.
Student Refugee Program (SRP): Since 1978, through the SRP, WUSC Local Committees have sponsored over 1,900 student refugees to Canada enabling them to resettle as permanent residents and pursue their education in safe environments at Canadian universities, CEGEPs and colleges. Local Committees are made up of faculty/staff and students at post-secondary institutions across Canada and provide financial, academic and social support to the refugee students for a minimum period of 12 months.
The Uniterra international volunteer program aims to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development through national and regional sectoral approaches in 12 developing countries with the support of thousands of volunteers. The program focuses on sustainable economic growth for the youth and women, and is jointly operated by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and WUSC. Uniterra provides unique opportunities for youth and students to engage in international development in Canada and abroad through events such as the International Seminar, Symposia Series and Students Without Borders.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Manager, Student Refugee Program and Campus Engagement, in conjunction with the team. Depending on location of Regional Liaison Officer, this position will be required to work remotely with the team. Work will include, but not be limited to:
- Mobilize WUSC network of Local Committee members in the Western region to organize activities, participate in trainings and attend events throughout the academic year;
- Promote WUSC and Uniterra campaigns to the WUSC network of student groups in Canada;
- Strengthen the capacity of LCs to sponsor refugee students and expand the SRP on their campus, with a strong emphasis on the sustainability of the program;
- Support the planning process of the 2019-2020 LC activities to further engage WUSC youth members on global issues;
- Help maintain WUSC networks on francophone and college/CEGEP campuses.
- Gather and disseminate stories, best practices and lessons learned from LCs on university, college and CEGEP campuses across the country;
- Facilitate communication with and between LCs, as well as WUSC Ottawa;
- Provide leadership in the dissemination of regional and cross-Canada communications (emails, newsletters, web);
- Help maintain a continuous and vibrant social media presence for WUSC Campus Engagement (ie. Instagram, Facebook, etc.);
- Effectively monitor and record regional LC Public Engagement activities on WUSC databases for reporting purposes;
- Participate remotely in weekly meetings with WUSC Ottawa.
Education and training:
- Participate in the Leadership Meeting (Ottawa, August 16th-18th) and the International Forum (Montreal, January 2020), and facilitate sessions at these events where required;
- Participate in and support coordination of the logistics for one or two Regional Meeting(s) in their region (October 19th or September 15th and October 13th or September 21st)
- Deliver in-person and online workshops designed to empower LC members;
- Develop and disseminate training resources;
- Promote and support Uniterra Symposium activities in their region;
- Promote Uniterra opportunities on campus via the Local Committee network;
- Represent WUSC at regional and local events.
- The successful candidate will be a recent graduate from a post-secondary institution;
- Experience with student mobilization, campaigning and fundraising;
- Experience working with volunteers and organizing events;
- An understanding of refugee and newcomer experiences;
- Understanding of global development issues;
- Proven ability to work as part of a team and under tight deadlines;
- Knowledge of and interest in WUSC and Uniterra;
- Strong presentation and facilitation skills;
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office and database management skills;
- Skills in on-line tools, social media, photo editing and desktop publishing will be considered an asset;
- Former Local Committee members and SRP students are encouraged to apply.
- Strong personal initiative, resourcefulness and capacity to work individually and as a team;
- Excellent organizational and cross-cultural skills;
- Ability to motivate others;
- Strong communications and writing skills;
- Strong problem solving skills;
- Willing to work flexible hours (evening and weekends to support volunteer schedules);
- Be available to travel within Canada.
- Quebec and Atlantic: Fluency in oral and written English and French is mandatory
- West and Prairies: Fluency in oral and written English; Fluency in oral and written French is considered a strong asset.
- Ontario: Fluency in oral and written English; Fluency in oral and written French is considered a strong asset.
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.
WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
If you wish to apply for this position, please follow the links below to register on WUSC’s candidate database.
Regional Liaison Officer (Internship) - Campus Engagement (CE) – Quebec and the Atlantic - Fluency in oral and written English and French is mandatory