Here at Jack.org, our network of young leaders like you is bigger, louder, and stronger than ever before. You know the issues and you know what needs to change. We need to focus on making sure that your voices and priorities are heard loud and clear. That’s where our Network Representatives come in. Each year, we hire a group of 12 Jack.org Network Representatives to elevate and champion the incredible work that is being accomplished by all of you across the country.
In addition to getting loud about the priorities and accomplishments of the network, we need continual youth input into our program design. We talk with individual young leaders in our programs every day, but we’re looking for experienced members of our network to help us shape our work to best suit your needs across the country.
Finally, each year, more people are interested in hearing from Jack.org’s network about the youth mental health landscape in Canada and your advocacy work. We’ve brought leaders from our network to speak in front of global leaders at the World Bank spring meetings in Washington D.C., gathered them together for an intimate dinner in Toronto with Clara Hughes, sailed with them alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a tall ship in Victoria, and sponsored them to present their work at conferences around the globe in cities like Montreal, Chicago, Dublin, and Stockholm.
Specifically, we’re looking for people to:
- Become familiar with and speak on behalf of the priorities of the Jack.org network (rather than individual experience alone) for program design, advocacy activities, and external events;
- Serve as a Jack.org representative at internal and external events (e.g. conferences, fundraising events, advocacy platforms) as needed;
- Support the work of the network on a local and regional level (e.g. visiting Jack Chapters, attending events, and participating in Regional Jack Summits);
- Master Jack.org’s messaging and complete media training to be prepared to speak on behalf of Jack.org to the media when necessary;
- Stay up to date on organizational and program developments;
- Participate as required in videos, fundraising campaigns, and other communication pieces;
- Participate as required in social media initiatives and blog articles;
- Contribute to the planning of Jack Summit 2019;
- Contribute to the development of Jack.org’s newest resource, Be There.
This volunteer role has an 11-month term (August 2018 – June 2019 inclusive) and will require 5-10 hours of remote work per month. Any travel expenses will be paid by Jack.org.
To be eligible, you must:
- Attend a training weekend at the Jack.org head office in Toronto in September 2018 (Dates TBD)
- Participate in Jack Summit prep week in Toronto (February 26th - 28th, 2019);
- Attend Jack Summit in Toronto (March 1st-3rd, 2019);
- Take part in monthly calls with head office (1-2 hours plus prep time);
- Attend 2-5 events per year (may include conferences, fundraisers, advocacy platforms) locally and/or abroad;
- Have ongoing involvement in at least one of our three Jack.org programs for at least 1 year with demonstrated leadership and commitment;
- Be 18 years or older by September 1, 2018.
What we’re looking for:
- Robust and current experience in our programs;
- Diversity (ethnicity, gender, national origin, ability, sexual orientation, school representation, program involvement, geography, lived experience etc.);
- Flexibility and adaptability as we continue to grow and develop this role;
- Strong desire to speak on behalf of the collective Jack.org network;
- Comfort on camera and on stage preferred but not required (if you’re not comfortable, please let us know in your application so that we ensure a good mix!);
- A critical understanding of our network and commitment to its growth.
If this sounds like you, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday June 10th, 11:59 PM EST:
1) Your resume highlighting your experiences with Jack.org, mental health promotion, advocacy, and general leadership activities.
2) Written responses (max 2 pages total) to the following questions:
a) How are you currently a leader in the Jack.org network? What impact have you seen from you work?
b) What advice would you give to someone who’s just starting out with Jack.org?
c) What’s the biggest challenge facing the Jack.org network as we continue to grow and expand our presence across the country? What goals should we strive for for 2025 to respond to these?
Please be sure to include “NETWORK REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATION” in the subject line of the email.
Thanks for applying!