Youth Policy-Makers Hub Lead Volunteer

Position: Youth Policy-Makers Hub Lead Volunteer

Employer: Ontario Council for International Cooperation

Location: Online

Deadline: August 17, 2022

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: August 17, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

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.

Reporting to the Community Engagement & Gender Equality Specialist, the Youth Policy-Makers Hub Lead Volunteer(s) will work with OCIC staff, members and other stakeholders in the coordination of OCIC’s Youth Policy-Makers Hub. This is a virtual position, with periodic meetings and activities in downtown Toronto. Candidates must currently reside in the GTA.

Scope of work:

- Actively participating in planning meetings and providing input towards the development of YPH activities
- Assisting in facilitating broad-based participation of OCIC members and key stakeholders in YPH activities
- Providing administrative support, including writing minutes, developing agendas, and coordinating meetings related to YPH activities
- Ensuring gender equality, anti-oppression and anti-racism themes are integrated into activities, as outlined in our funding agreements and organizational policies
- Helping to document and report on good practices and lessons learned
- Supporting the preparation of qualitative, quantitative and financial reporting items, as necessary
- Committing to volunteer 5-7 hours per week from mid-September 2022 to mid-May 2023

Desired Qualifications:

- Understanding of and passion for youth engagement issues
- Experience in supporting community engagement activities with youth audiences and diverse stakeholders
- Individuals with grassroots organizing experiences, lived experiences of intersectionality, alternative educational routes and non-traditional backgrounds
- Creative ideas, enthusiasm, skillful communications and writing abilities
- Knowledge of or interest in global social justice, environmental and climate change, international cooperation and solidarity work with non-profit and grassroots organizers
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups
- Detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and track information, both independently and as part of a team
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace

Benefits of Volunteering with OCIC in this capacity:

- Opportunity to support, work with and learn from like-minded youth
- Opportunity to participate in youth- related activities and conferences
- Opportunity to network with key actors in the International cooperation sector
- Opportunity to become an OCIC Associate Member and to access individual membership benefits

To learn more visit OCIC’s website and check out our Youth Policy-Makers Hub via:

Working Remotely:
All OCIC staff are currently working from home. The successful candidate must have access to a computer and high-speed internet connection, and must be able to work virtually.

Please complete OCIC’s application form, including your CV, written statement of interest, and the names of two professional references by no later than 9:00 pm EST, August 17, 2022. Interviews will be conducted online via Zoom on August 30 - 31, 2022. Please find the application form here:

OCIC is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. All OCIC staff, Board Directors, volunteers, members, partners, funders, contracted parties and representatives engaged or working with or for OCIC to provide services on behalf of the Council are required to comply fully with our Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct.

As an equity seeking organization, OCIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.

Please contact if you require any accommodations during the application process.

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