The Student Christian Movement of Canada (SCM) is a progressive student movement on university campuses engaged in faith and social justice. Since 1921, students have led the SCM in exploring and challenging the Christian tradition and its meaning in society and culture. With members from all Christian denominations and places of spiritual seeking, SCM seeks to build communities where friendship, critical thinking and political action can flourish. The SCM strives to practice anti-oppression principles – queer affirming, anti-racist, and decolonizing – and to create an environment where all are welcomed and empowered.
This position is to create and develop an SCM community centered on faith and justice at York University – Keele campus.
Passion for action on faith and social justice issues
Ability to articulate one’s faith and spirituality
Adept knowledge of Christian theology, and confidence leading ecumenical conversations
Capacity to recruit and empower student leadership
Skills and experience in communication, organization and event facilitation
Current student status & familiarity with the university context
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Outreach, engagement, and relationship building with students on campus to build group membership
Network with other student groups on campus and supportive chaplains
Plan, promote, and organize regular programs/events for the SCM in collaboration with membership
Maintain student club registration and club records to support leadership transition
Promote the SCM through email and social media
Work with the SCM Advisory Board to create regular fundraising mailings
Collaborate with SCM Advisory Board to organize a yearly SCM alumni/supporter event
Collaborate with other SCM coordinators (U of T and Ryerson) and the national SCM
This position is accountable to the York SCM Advisory Board, by the circulation of a written report on program activities prior to meeting with the board.
Hours and remuneration:
$20 per hour, up to 8 hours per week, from August 15, 2022 to April 30, 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until July 27, 2022. Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.