REGIONAL LIAISON OFFICER (INTERNSHIP)
Position: REGIONAL LIAISON OFFICER (INTERNSHIP)
Closing Date: May 17, 2019
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form.
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to foster human development and global understanding through education and training. We are professionals, students, volunteers, faculty, and community leaders working together to find solutions and provide opportunities to the world’s most marginalized people. A central component of WUSC’s strategic plan is continued delivery and expansion of our programming on Canadian campuses with a focus on initiatives that raise awareness and mobilize students to contribute to the internationalization of Canadian campuses.
Active on more than 93 college, CEGEP and university campuses, WUSC’s student-run Local Committees (LC) make up the largest network of student groups of its kind in Canada who share a common belief – that education changes the world. The Local Committees promote and support WUSC’s campus initiatives, including the Student Refugee Program, Uniterra Program, amongst others, through education, public engagement and volunteering.
Student Refugee Program (SRP): Since 1978, through the SRP, WUSC Local Committees have sponsored over 1,900 student refugees to Canada enabling them to resettle as permanent residents and pursue their education in safe environments at Canadian universities, CEGEPs and colleges. Local Committees are made up of faculty/staff and students at post-secondary institutions across Canada and provide financial, academic and social support to the refugee students for a minimum period of 12 months.
The Uniterra international volunteer program aims to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development through national and regional sectoral approaches in 12 developing countries with the support of thousands of volunteers. The program focuses on sustainable economic growth for the youth and women, and is jointly operated by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and WUSC. Uniterra provides unique opportunities for youth and students to engage in international development in Canada and abroad through events such as the International Seminar, Symposia Series and Students Without Borders.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Manager, Student Refugee Program and Campus Engagement, in conjunction with the team. Depending on location of Regional Liaison Officer, this position will be required to work remotely with the team.