YSYF Canada is Hiring a Campus Based Ambassador!
Yayra-Si Youth Foundation (YSYF) is an international NGO committed to improving the economic and health outcomes for women and youth in Doryumu, Ghana. We connect women and youth to vocational training opportunities that improve their knowledge and skills, allowing them to gain financial independence. We also organize health promotion initiatives focused on reproductive health and hygiene to address teenage pregnancy and sanitation issues in this community. In times of crisis, we act judiciously to meet the priority needs of the community through strategic partnerships and resource allocation.
We are looking for highly motivated and committed undergraduate students from all over Canada to represent YSYF at their respective schools and play a key role in making a difference to improving the economic and health outcomes for women and youth in their communities. Apply to be a Campus Based Ambassador (CBAs) to represent and promote YSYF across their respective universities. Program of study is not a strong requirement as we value an interdisciplinary team. Positions will run from October 2021 to May 2022.
Leading a YSYF chapter at your post-secondary institution will follow YSYF’s vision and mission by supporting the activities of the broader organization through fundraising, advocacy and outreach.
Applications are due October 8th 2021 at 11:59PM EST.
To apply, please complete the application form below. You will be asked to sign into your Google account.
Late applications will not be accepted. In extenuating circumstances, we will consider requests for extension. Please email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Given the nature of our work, first consideration will be given to the following groups of people:
1. Applicants of Ghanaian and/or African Descent.
2. Applicants who have prior experience in international development work in an African context.
The Ambassador will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the YSYF chapter, including fulfilling registration requirements their post-secondary institution requires, recruiting volunteers, participating at outreach events as well as serving as the liaison between the YSYF chapter and YSYF Canada. They will serve as the voice for YSYF chapter for their post-secondary institution. They will also meet YSYF Canada’s team and attend bi-weekly meetings. We are looking for an individual with strong leadership, collaboration, and communication skills, with the ability to work with professionalism and tact under time pressure.
Roles and Responsibilities
Estimated time commitment: 4-10 hrs/wk
• Oversee the activities of the YSYF chapter, including an executive team of 8-10 members
• Assist in renewal of the registration of the YSYF chapter with your post-secondary institution, and maintain communication with these bodies throughout the year
• Serve as the primary contact and signing officer for the YSYF chapter
• Recruit volunteers from various disciplines of study to participate in writing of pieces for blog focused on topics of sexual and reproductive health, mental health, women’s health, global health, sanitation, hygiene, international development, decolonization and anti-oppression, participation in fundraisers, and promotion of other YSYF activities
• Advise on and assist in the expansion of the YSYF chapter executive team as necessary
• Establish partnerships with related student organizations to achieve the mission of YSYF and expand its audience
• Supervise and assist the Events Director in the organizing of monthly fundraisers by handling room bookings, coordinating meetings, and mobilizing volunteers
• Ensure appropriate handoff of club at the end of the school year, including recruitment of new executives and transition of roles
• Provide progress updates at weekly or monthly YSYF Canada team meetings
• Other duties as required
Equal Opportunity Employment
YSYF is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.