Youth Ambassador – Vancouver

Part-time Temporary Position (7-14 hours/week)
Place of work: Vancouver, British-Columbia
Starting date: January 11, 2016
End date: May 27, 2016
Reference number: SPC-JA-VA-11-15
Deadline: December 3, 2015
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to
We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply. Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

The organization:

Development and Peace is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. With annual revenues ranging between $25 million and $35 million, the organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, Development and Peace raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change.

Reporting to the Deputy Director — Membership and Youth Programs of the In-Canada Programs Department and under the coordination of the animator for his or her region, the Youth Ambassador is a student or recent graduate hired as part of the regional youth outreach and engagement program, that is intended to introduce young people to international solidarity while expanding the organization’s influence among a greater number of young people across the country.


  • • Ongoing studies in the context of a relevant study program offered by a recognized educational institution;
    • Successful completion within the past year of a relevant study program offered by a recognized educational institution.
    • Proficiency in the language covered by the region, namely French or English
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Dropbox
    • Knowledge of Adobe Creative, including InDesign, and Microsoft Publisher (an asset)
    • Mastery of social media and online communication tools (an asset)
    • Experience delivering presentations (e.g., in schools, colleges, universities, parishes, etc.)
    • Experience working with children, adolescents and young adults
    • Experience working in public awareness-raising, advocacy and fundraising
    • Experience with Development and Peace campaigns, for example, the THINKfast program (an asset)
    • Awareness of international development issues
    • Familiarity with the Catholic Church’s commitment to social justice and international development
    • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
    • Available to travel occasionally in Canada

Working conditions:

  • Competitive salary and benefits according to Collective agreement.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Posted in: