Sue Big Oil Campaign Coordinator (SUYC)
Our Shake Up Your Community (SUYC) program provides volunteer and paid opportunities (where possible) to young organizers from various regions across what is currently Canada. The role involves engaging in local policy advocacy and coalition work as a representative of SUTE, which allows us to meaningfully support existing campaigns/local advocacy efforts. Successful applicants will gain extensive experience in non-partisan policy work, collaborative campaigning and community-based organizing. Importantly, they will lead by example and demonstrate that young people care about being in the room and about being heard when policy is being made that determines what our future looks like.
We are specifically looking for young leaders to join our team and support the BC-based Sue Big Oil campaign. Do you live in any of the following locals?
Salt Spring/Gulf Islands,
Richmond & Abbotsford)
Time commitment: Minimum 3-5 hours/week volunteer commitment
Work with Campaign Lead to aid with strategy, social media, content creation and knowledge translation
Attend and engage in all Delegated campaign meetings
Liaise with SUYC members on progress of SBO campaign
Reach out to external partners and collaborators to aid in events planning and promotion
Attend monthly Active Learning Club events
Multilingual ability with French and English, but also additional spoken, written and sign languages is considered an asset
We strongly value abilities to work collaboratively with others, maintaining confidentiality as needed for projects and deliverables that require it and good organization skills
Any academic background welcome; In particular, transdisciplinary backgrounds and those with traditional, ancestral or cultural ways of knowing are assets we value which critically contribute towards the richness and impact of our work
Excellent communication skills and time management, particularly when working with those in different timezones and in an exclusively virtual environment
Previous experience as a community organizer, working with registered non-profits and/or community groups is highly valued
Must be technologically proficient (or a quick learner), and needs to have access to a device to engage in our work - however we encourage you to apply and if you are experiencing accessibility barriers for this, please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate this
What is the active learning club?
The Active Learning Club (ALC), which is a monthly 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 around 2 hours of individual reading/viewing material per month, and a monthly meeting to discuss the material