Job Posting 83092

Policy Associate
BGC Canada (Formerly Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada)
Work From Home - Ontario
*Must be located in Ontario, Canada*
closed 12 days ago (Sun, 15 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $18 per hour

Job title:           Policy Associate

Reports to:     Manager, Public Policy & Engagement

Location:         Remote, Access to Internet Required

Start date:     Approximately May 16th, 2022

Hours:                31.5 hours per week

Number of weeks: 8 weeks

Hourly rate of pay: $18.00

 

About BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada)

For 120+ years, BGC Canada has been creating opportunities for millions of Canadian kids and teens. As Canada’s largest child and youth serving charitable organization, our Clubs open their doors to young people and their families at 775 locations nationwide. During out-of-school hours in small and large cities, and rural and Indigenous communities, our trained staff and volunteers provide programs and services that help young people realize positive outcomes in self-expression, academics, healthy living, physical activity, job readiness, mental health, leadership, and more. Opportunity changes everything. Learn more at bgccan.com and follow us on social media @BGCCAN.

BGC Canada’s National Team provides support to our member Clubs, and leads in issues management, policy advocacy, and other critical work on behalf of Clubs. We advance the agenda for the children, youth and families served by member Clubs through critical work in the areas of public policy, research, program development, and Club support. The national team is also responsible for building the brand of BGC, fundraising, and managing public relations and communications for our cause.

 

Job Description:

Assists in all areas of the research and public policy teams work including support with researching and writing grant applications; supporting with our public policy priorities on mental health, youth employment and child poverty; supporting to improve Club regulatory environments through the development of tools and resources; and offers overall administrative support to the team. Assists in maintaining our internal Salesforce database.  Candidate should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently on multiple projects and interest in public policy and government relations.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct background research on key issues of importance to children and youth and support the development of policy papers, briefs, letters, and other advocacy tools
  • Conduct background research on governance policies and process best practices and support the development and implementation of strengthened governance policies and processes
  • Monitor, analyze and synthesize political and policy developments that may affect BGCs and children and youth in Canada.
  • Monitor potential government grant opportunities for Clubs and support with grant applications as needed
  • Contribute to research and policy around local integration and collaboration models
  • Support with engaging the National Youth Council Policy Subcommittee
  • Support with inputting and organizing information in Salesforce

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication (written and verbal) skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • The ability to work independently
  • An interest in public policy, government relations and/or advocacy
  • French skills are an asset
  • Experience working in an association or not-for-profit environment and in Salesforce is considered an asset

 

Eligibility:

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Must be located in Ontario, Canada
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Screening Process
  • BGC Canada requires all employees to be fully vaccinated

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to and include “Policy Associate – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email.

 

BGC Canada is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences, and supports the full participation of all employees. We welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2S & LGBTQIA+ persons, and any other persons from diverse backgrounds. We offer accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process, upon request.

 

As leaders in vaccination education, BGC Canada requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. The definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19 is based on the public health requirements for a vaccine passport (or similar official evidence) in the jurisdiction of the employee’s residence. The successful applicant will need to provide proof of vaccination.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

 

Application deadline: Sunday, May 15, 2022

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