McGill, as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is looking to appoint a SDG Campus Coordinator for the 2019-2020 academic year. The coordinator’s role will be to raise student awareness of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), mobilise students/student clubs around the SDGs and act as a point of contact between McGill student body and the SDSN Youth. This will be primarily achieved through setting up a SDG Hub on campus, which will be managed by the SDG coordinator. The McGill Campus Coordinator liaises with the SDSN-Canada Youth Coordinator, located at the University of Waterloo. The Youth Coordinator sets the agenda for Canada, and coordinates and coaches the on-campus student coordinators.
The SDG Campus Coordinator must be able to commit 10-12 hours per week to the role throughout the year, be between the ages of 18-30 and must be registered as a student of McGill for at least a 12-month period from the start date (July 2019). The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in sustainable development and the mission of the SDSN and SDGs, be a strong communicator and an organized and efficient team leader. In addition, all SDG Coordinators must complete a 2-month online training course before commencing their role under the SDG Students Program. This training will take place beginning in July. For more information on the position and complete selection criteria, click here.
This is a paid position at a rate of $15/hour and is jointly funded by the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) and McGill Office of Sustainability. MSSI and the Office of Sustainability will also act as on-campus supervisors for the position.
MSSI and the Office of Sustainability will pre-screen candidates, and a short list of up to 5 candidates will be selected to apply for the position via the SDSN Youth Coordinator who will make the final decision on hiring. Please submit a cover letter, C.V. and unofficial transcript to mssi [at] mcgill.ca () by July 7th. Your cover letter should be a maximum of 1-page. Please be sure to address the following questions: Why are you interested in sustainable development? What skills and experiences have you acquired that makes you an ideal candidate for this role? What is your current level of campus involvement?
About SDSN Youth
SDSN Youth is a network of 650+ member organizations from more than 85 countries. It was launched in 2015 to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions. SDSN Youth has more than 140 core team members (staff, volunteer and interns) working in more than 30 different countries across 20 regional/national networks. In addition to regional/national projects, SDSN Youth team also leads global initiatives and programs including the Local Pathways Fellowship, the Youth Solutions Report, the Global Schools Program, Arts Twenty Thirty, Youth, Peace & Security, the #KnowYourGoals campaign and other projects.