NETWORK REPRESENTATIVE - 2019/2020
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 youth voices and priorities are heard loud and clear. That’s where our volunteer Network Representatives come in. Each year, we assemble a group of 12 Jack.org Network Representatives from all across the country to elevate and champion the incredible work that is being done every day by young leaders like you.
In addition to getting loud about the priorities and accomplishments of the network, we want our Network Representatives to bring their local mental health landscape to the front of the Jack.org movement. Network Reps are accessible allies in their communities for other young leaders who want to learn and grow in their own advocacy work.
Specifically, we’re looking for people to:
- Contribute to meaningful projects to advance Jack.org programs, amplify communications and drive operations;
- Assist staff with program developments, design resources, and conducting meaningful research;
- Support the work of the network on a regional level while becoming the local expert in your community through Jack Chapter visits, participating in Regional Summits, researching your local mental health landscape, etc.;
- Master Jack.org’s messaging and complete media training run by Head Office and be prepared to speak to the media on behalf of Jack.org;
- Work with the Jack.org Communications team to be an active voice in the mental health community (writing op-eds, appearing in videos, responding to news items, etc.);
- Work one-on-one with Jack.org staff members to complete important projects of your choosing based on areas of interest, capacity, goals, etc.; and
- Lead the network on social media, encouraging participation in the Network Facebook Group to connect and inspire thousands of young leaders.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be willing and able to attend a training weekend at Jack.org Head Office in Toronto in September, 2019 (Dates TBD; expenses covered by Jack.org);
- Be willing and able to attend Jack Summit prep week in Toronto in February, 2020 (Dates TBD; expenses covered by Jack.org);
- Be willing and able to attend Jack Summit in Toronto March, 2020 (Dates TBD; expenses covered by Jack.org);
- Have ongoing involvement in Jack.org’s programs for a minimum of one (1) year;
- Show demonstrated leadership and commitment to the cause and to your work;
- Be 18 years of age or older by September 1, 2019; and
- Be proficient in English and/or French
What we’re looking for:
- Robust and current experience in Jack.org’s 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;
- The ability to speak on behalf of the Jack.org network in your particular region; and
- A thorough understanding of our network and commitment to its growth.
What you can expect:
- The ability to network with Jack.org staff and others within the mental health space - locally, nationally, and internationally;
- An excellent opportunity to work with a cause-focused, high-performing team;
- The chance to have a major, positive impact on the mental health landscape surrounding young people in Canada;
- The opportunity to gain and develop tools and skills in areas that are of particular interest to you;
- Being the public face of Jack.org, and a rockstar in the minds of all staff and volunteers;
- Being profiled and featured on Jack.org’s website for all the amazing work that you do (https://jack.org/About/Our-Young-Leaders/Network-Reps);
- This is a volunteer position, but an honorarium will be provided as a gesture of goodwill
Jack.org is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve to apply.
Jack.org welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the process.
We will be accepting applications until May 1, 2019.