Officer, Youth Engagement & Advocacy

Are you looking for more than a job? At World Vision Canada we offer challenging careers that change the lives of children all over the world and it will change yours too. Come and be part of a team of over 500 Canadians with a vision for the world: Life in all its fullness for every child.

You will experience Christian faith in action helping to make real and lasting change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Join the World Vision Canada team and be part of a powerful and effective force for good:

For Children. For Change. For Life.

Position:             Officer, Youth Engagement and Advocacy
Reports to:         Manager, Engagement
Position Term:   Full time Permanent
Deadline:            February 10, 2021

Job purpose

Youth & Advocacy audiences serve as key partners to help drive our World Vision Canada brand forward. We’re looking to create purposeful and lasting relationships with our audiences that inspire them to join us on our mission to do more for more children. If you are deeply passionate about Youth and Advocacy and thrive from doing amazing, impactful, and purposeful work that makes a real and lasting difference in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children, then you could be the perfect fit to join World Vision Canada (WVC) and our award-winning Public Engagement team as our Officer of Youth Engagement & Advocacy.

In this newly created role, you will lead public advocacy and youth engagement initiatives and campaigns that further the rights of children and raises awareness on issues faced by vulnerable children. The Officer serves as WVC’s representative to external stakeholder groups including, but not limited to, campus clubs, youth groups and youth partners/organizations with the purpose of developing long-term relationships and achieving World Vision’s non-financial public engagement goals. You will help drive award winning campaigns such as No Child for Sale, and advocacy outreach that leverages channels such as Voices that reach Canadians across the country.

Duties and responsibilities

Youth Engagement (75%)

  • Leads all youth activities and executes strategies developed in partnership with the Manager, Engagement.
  • Represents World Vision to external youth members, primarily, but not limited to, supporting campus clubs and students at post-secondary institutions across the country.
  • Fosters and grows an online community for youth leaders.
  • Plans and coordinates engaging ways for youth to engage with World Vision around key moments, including but not limited to user generated and social media content.
  • Takes initiative to achieve end goal to amplify youth voices and strengthen World Vision’s digital brand presence and reputation on Canadian campuses and in youth thought leadership circles.
  • Creates youth customer journeys for youth supporters.
  • Represents and collaborates across teams internally on youth issues and causes.

Building Advocacy Community (25%)

  • Ideates on civil society engagement strategies, identifies activities and creates compelling content for new and existing channels that will drive meaningful advocacy engagement and action for youth and key adult market segments.
  • The role may include periodic support for public engagement grant proposal writing, ideation and execution of successful grants.
  • Researches and uncovers provocative human rights or development issues and develops corresponding engagement tactics to support the development of Public Engagement and public advocacy campaigns.


  • Secondary degree in Communications, Marketing, Applied Social Sciences, International Development or relevant fields
  • 5-8 years’ experience in youth engagement, education, advocacy, awareness, mobilization, and/or communications
  • Familiarity with foreign aid, advocacy international development, human rights/justice
  • Demonstrated experience in public communications, writing and education activities
  • Demonstrated planning, process development and administrative experience
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
  • Team collaboration skills and experience
  • Experience working with youth aged 16-24 with digital background engagement is a strong asset

We bring life-saving support in times of disaster. We help poor communities to take charge of their futures. We provide small loans and training that boost family livelihoods. We work with policy makers to change the way the world is run. Our Christian faith teaches us that every child, regardless of gender, faith or race, is a precious gift to the entire world – and that their wellbeing concerns us all. We shall never rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed.    

 Canada’s Top 100            GTA’s Top 10    

Our Core Values: We are committed to the Poor. We are Christian. We are Stewards. We value People. We are Partners. We are Responsive.    

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.

World Vision Canada takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Thank you for your interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family Advocacy
  • Job Function Individual Contributor
  • Pay Type Salary

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February 2, 2021




Full-time Permanent