SDSN Canada Youth Network Coordinator

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Term: 1 year

The Youth Network Coordinator is the official representative of SDSN Youth for Canada. They oversee and coordinate local SDSN Youth activities in Canada and help to push the mandate as set by SDSN Canada to students across the country. The Coordinator will develop and implement a network strategy focused on youth engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the expansion of SDSN Youth’s membership and enabling local SDG hubs to make an impact in their communities. The Coordinator will also be responsible for overseeing the success of SDG Campus Coordinators across SDSN member campuses, primarily through a coaching role.

This role is contingent on funding.

This is a part time position working 10 hours weekly.


Coordination of the SDG Student Program:

  • Human Resources - Assist with the recruitment, shortlisting, interviewing, onboarding and training of SDG Campus Coordinators
  • Monitoring - Supervise the activities and performances of SDG Campus Coordinators against a clear set of indicators and report progress on a regular basis to the Network Manager/Chair and the SDSN Youth Executive
  • SDG Hubs - Assist the SDG Campus Coordinators in managing and facilitating the local SDG student hubs - digital workspaces for students interested in SDGs on campus
  • Progress Report - Prepare a short progress report each year to showcase the impact of SDG Campus Coordinators and outline the key challenges they faced in the pursuit of their core mandate

Management of the network:

  • Enquiries - Manage your networks’ email inbox and respond to all queries in a responsible and timely manner 
  • Membership - Manage the membership application process, including promotion, shortlisting, review and approval of organizations
  • Engagement - Conduct activities to better engage Member Organizations in the activities of SDSN Youth and vice-versa, including quarterly conference calls
  • Mailing list - Under the leadership of the Chair/Manager, the Network Coordinators may setup and regularly manage a mailing list for all youth stakeholders operating within your country/region that are associated to your regional/national SDSN network
  • Bridging - Under the leadership of the Chair/Manager, the Network Coordinators may facilitate regular communication between key youth stakeholders in the network
  • Regional Hubs - Assist with the creation and management of the SDSN Youth - Regional Hubs of Action, creating clear interlinkages between various thematic, local and operational programs to increase collaboration

Leading local projects and campaigns:

  • Local opportunities - Capitalize on local opportunities that can promote the work of the network and showcase results, particularly by speaking at events, webinars, local media, etc.
  • Projects/campaigns - Lead local campaigns and/or projects as determined by the Network Manager/Chair
  • Events - Work with SDSN and SDSN Youth partner organizations to facilitate events should such partnerships occur within the region


  • A Bachelor’s degree (or pursuit of) in management, sustainable development or a related discipline. Pursuit of a Master’s degree in a field related to sustainable development is desirable or equivalent education and/or experience
  • A current University of Waterloo student with a minimum of 12 months remaining of study
  • Experience with various communications and management software, such as Google Suite, Excel, Dropbox, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc, and be able to adapt to new tools
  • Some professional or volunteer work experience, particularly with campaigning, community mobilization, project coordination, event management or stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in community management is desirable
  • Experience with fundraising and partnerships is desirable
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of sustainable development, interest about the mission of the SDSN, including the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
  • Excellent command of the English language, including writing, speaking and listening
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and manage networking operations across several projects/teams
  • Remote working arrangements are permitted
  • Participation in in-person and teleconference meetings may occur at irregular times
  • Opportunity for some national and international travel