Equity Researcher - Equity-Focused Research Team

Department of Research

Time commitment: Minimum 3-5 hours/week volunteer commitment, in addition to active learning club (details below)

Application deadline: rolling


Please indicate in your applicaton if you are interested in a leadership or general member role. 


Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head of Research with ongoing projects on an as-needed basis

  • Responsible for content ideas and creations, including one deliervable per week to be reviewed by the Equity-focused Research Team Lead

  • Complete additional assigned tasks based on the needs of the group (i.e. preparing for a collaborative event, researching for resources)

  • Attend weekly team meetings and check Slack daily to remain updated on responsibilities and priorities

  • Attending the Active Learning Club (ALC), which is a bi-weekly meeting (mandatory for all members of Shake Up The Establishment) where we continue one's on-going education on climate and social justice issues in our society, to consistently decolonize our activism and strive to practice better allyship. The structure of the ALC is 1 hour of individual reading/viewing material per week, followed by a biweekly meeting to discuss the past two weeks of material

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual ability with French and English is considered an asset

  • Professionalism, ability to maintain confidentiality, and organization are strongly required skills

  • Excellent communication skills and time management

  • Previous experience as a community organizer, working with registered non-profits and/or community group is highly valued

  • Any academic background welcome, but must be technologically proficient (or a quick learner)

Who We Are

Shake Up The Establishment is a youth-led, registered (#1190975-4) national non-partisan non-profit organization that operates within the geographical confines of what is currently known as "Canada", but what is referred to by its First Peoples, as Turtle Island. Indigenous peoples have inhabited Turtle Island for over 10,000 years, and were the sole inhabitants less than 500 years ago. We acknowledge that our address resides on Treaty 3 land, and is the traditional territory of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas Peoples. Turtle Island is still home to many Indigenous peoples and we at SUTE are thankful to be able to live, learn and work on this territory, whilst continuing to create meaningful change for the climate justice movement. We are aware that our actions as an organization and the work we put out have an impact on our land, and on all that inhabit it. We are humbled to be able to follow the lead of centuries long Indigenous-led efforts towards the protection and stewardship of this land and the people that inhabit it. We are committed to continually evaluating & decolonizing our practices, and we do our best to incorporate the lived experiences of the land defenders and protectors within our work. We also want to honour the voices of Black, and non-Black people of colour within our work, and continually recognize their resiliency in the face of years of systemic oppression as imposed by the Canadian state.

 

Our enterprise is inclusive of all folx who call the geographical confines of what is currently known as Canada, home, and we celebrate the horizontal learning that comes from our diverse identities. As an organization, we will try our utmost best to ensure that only individuals with lived experiences are speaking on behalf of their communities, while still recognizing that Black, Indigenous and communities of colour as well as the LGBTQ2S+ community, are not a monolith. We firmly believe in accountability, and commit to being as transparent as possible in our activism space; to research our topics well, support and centre community care, and minimize any harm, no matter the intent. We have strict policies and procedures to uphold these tenets, and update these on a yearly (or as-needed) basis.

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