The Canadian Federation of Students represents more than 10,000 college and university students in Nova Scotia and over 530,000 from over 60 students’ unions across Canada. The Canadian Federation of Students was formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally and to provide cost-saving services to its members.
Type: Full-Time, summer contract (35 hours per week)
Start Date: As soon as possible, 8 week term
The Campaigns Event Organizer shall undertake duties as directed by the Provincial Executive and Provincial Office. Such duties will include but will not be limited to:
- Assisting with the development of campaign objectives, strategies, materials, slogans and themes that relate to the elimination of systemic racism on campus;
- Assisting with the development of an Atlantic RISE Forum event to mobilize students around the Federation’s Anti-Racism and ReconciliAction campaigns;
- Assisting with the facilitation of a Atlantic RISE Ad-Hoc committee, work with this committee in order to identify common concerns related to Anti-Racism on campus, liaison between this group and the provincial office to communicate vision of the event as well as updates/developments;
- Assisting with the research initiatives of the Federation, including the collection and analysis of data, writing and editing;
- Liaising with different venues and catering providers for booking estimates, present to Atlantic RISE Ad-Hoc Committee;
- Liaising with different groups within the Federation to maintain a strong social media presence which will include information and updates about the Anti-Racism and ReconciliAction campaigns of the Federation, significant developments in the campaign strategy, details on Atlantic RISE, etc.
- Assisting with the drafting of membership updates and emails;
- Assisting with the drafting of press releases and media advisories related to the activities of the Federation.
- College or university education, or equivalent work experience
- Current knowledge of issues facing the student movement in the province
- Experience working with BIPOC youth, movements and community organizing
- Ability to compile data and build presentations
- Communications experience (entry-level)
- Experience organizing meetings and or events
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency in French or an Indigenous language an asset
- Must meet the eligibility requirements for the Canada Summer Job program:
- Be under 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Please note, due to the nature of this position and the organizing of closed spaces for BIPOC students, Racialized and/or Indigenous applicants will be strongly prioritized
Do you have some of these skills but maybe not all? We still encourage you to apply as we would love to review your unique application. Multiple jobs may be posted, please use the following subject line: “Application: Campaigns Event Organizer”
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Application: May 16, 2022
The Canadian Federation of Students welcomes the contributions that individuals from traditionally marginalized communities. These include racialized people; Indigenous people; women; lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer people; and people with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of a marginalized community.