Director of International Development – Western University

Director of International Development

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a youth-driven charity that ‘elevates education and ignites leaders’, locally and globally. Since 2008, our programs have been delivered on more than twenty-five campuses across Canada and 12 countries around the world, supporting an engaging 10,000 past volunteers and supporting an estimated 250,000 youth globally. Our most popular programs include: Exam Aids, Outreach Trips, Textbooks for Change, and the MCAT for Social Impact Scholarship!

Role Description:

As a Director of International Development, you are critical in the planning and execution of Outreach Trips at your Chapter. This role will require a thorough understanding of International Development as SOS’s partnering communities in Central and South America are the final beneficiaries of our work across Canada. Your position requires a variety of skills and hard work to ensure that information from Head Office about trip selection, trip applications, and international development is accurately delivered to SOS volunteers, Exam-Aid attendees, and ultimately Outreach Trip participants.

  • Establishing your Annual Trip Recruitment Plan through participation in Goal Setting and Strategic Planning activities with other Executive members throughout the summer
  • Participating in Skill Development and Training Sessions with SOS National Head Office and other volunteers from across the country, and familiarizing yourself with SOS national systems and policies to support effective Chapter operations
  • Designing and delivering recruitment campaigns for SOS Outreach Trip(s), including class talks, postering campaigns, events, and more!
    • Participating in regularly occurring departmental meetings
  • Support the selection, preparation, and engagement of your Chapter’s Outreach Trip participants;
    • Communicate with prospective trip participants to answer trip-related questions
    • Coordinate for trip participants to connect and build community through social media activities, in-person meetings, recruitment and engagement events, etc.
  • Develop creative campaigns to build broader campus awareness of the global impact of SOS work
  • Attend weekly meetings among the Executive team throughout the year to support cross-departmental collaboration
    • Educate all SOS volunteers about the UN’s Sustainable Development #4 (Quality Education) and how it relates to SOS work; as well as the principles and procedures for how SOS selects and manages global projects

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • You are reliable, responsible, and want to be part of a high-impact, high-performance team
  • You have a hunger to learn and develop in the subject matter areas relating to your position
  • You have a willingness to work as a team and individually to accomplish Departmental goals
  • You’re passionate about SOS mandate to support student success at both a local and global level
  • You have the capacity to meet regularly with your Executive team, departmental volunteers, and SOS’ National Head Office to support the achievement of objectives
  • Familiarity with SOS’ Operations are an asset; existing knowledge and skills in the subject matter areas relating to your position are a strong asset
  • Availability to contribute to Goal Setting and Strategic Planning activities throughout the summer is an asset

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Last modified: September 13, 2021