The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international development and global education organizations and individual associate members working globally for social justice. Working with OCIC’s Community Engagement and Learning (CEL) team, OCIC staff, and other stakeholders, the Community Engagement (CE) Lead Volunteer will support OCIC’s public engagement activities for the period of December 2019 – April 2020.
Reporting to the Community Engagement Specialist, the Lead Volunteer(s) will gain experience engaging Canadians, particularly youth, in International Cooperation issues towards gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, reducing poverty and inequality, and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CE Lead Volunteer(s) will assist with activities such as:
● supporting the development and curation of multimedia storytelling exhibits and events;
● helping to plan, organize and implement a variety of public events during International Development Week, including OCIC’s Innovation Lab, SDG booths, and member engagement activities;
● helping to develop and deliver info sessions and PE activities focused on gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to diverse audiences and OCIC members, such as diaspora community groups, at universities and colleges, and with diverse non-profits and social enterprises;
● supporting OCIC’s youth-focused activities, including the Youth Policy-Makers Hub;
● ensuring gender equality and anti-oppression is integrated into all public engagement initiatives and activities as outlined in our funding agreements and organizational policies;
● helping to document and report insights and lessons learned to be shared with the sector at large; and
● providing administrative support and other duties as needed.
Diverse, innovative, and passionate individuals of all ages, that are involved/interested in engaging communities to raise awareness, inspire action and amplify the international cooperation sector’s work towards sustainable development.
● experience facilitating, curating or supporting public engagement activities, particularly with youth audiences;
● experience and interest in multimedia arts, storytelling and exhibit curation;
● experience in and knowledge of social justice and global cooperation efforts;
● excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups;
● detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, monitor progress towards goals and track information;
● strong writing, formatting and editing skills;
● demonstrated ability to work independently on a variety of tasks, and to motivate others to participate;
● experience and/or interest in the NGO sector;
● able to work remotely with internet access and commit 10-15 hours per month, including for occasional in-person meetings
Applicants are invited to submit your CV; contact information for two professional references; and a response explaining why you want to take on this role, and/or sharing one multimedia example that has inspired you to learn more or engage in global social justice and universal sustainable development. Creative responses are very welcome. We will accept multimedia formats such as: photo essays, infographics, videos – 2min MAX, and any format that could be submitted through email. Please send your complete application to OCIC’s Community Engagement Specialist, Eugenia Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm on November 20, 2019. Interviews will be held the week of November 25, 2019.
* OCIC members are encouraged to apply, but membership is not a requirement. As an equity seeking organization, OCIC encourages applications from individuals who represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. Please let us know if you have any needs for accommodation throughout the process.