When looking at employment positions that could be attained with a SJPS degree, be sure to extend your search beyond the following resources. There are possibly a number of organizations or service agencies in your community that would be interested in SJPS students. The following list will not list the majority of organizations that work for social justice and peace on local levels however, listed here are groups that may be of interest when looking for employment. The Job Databases are a great place to start but they are certainly not exhaustive.
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You might want to start your job search right here at Western:
The Student Development Centre is home to a variety of services specially designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Our staff members are highly trained and experienced professionals who know what campus life is all about. Some resources available include career counselling, job search clinic, job & career fairs, job listings, workshops, career resources, virtual career fair among other great resources.
Job Database – Charity Village
Job / Opportunities: Charity Village has countless job opportunities posted on its site from over 5,000 organizations. This is an excellent site to begin your exploration.
Employment Database: www.charityvillage.com/applicant/jobs.asp
Job Database - Human Rights Internet
Mission Statement: HRI is dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations, and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere, on human rights issues and the role of civil society.
Jobs / Opportunities: This site holds an extensive list of jobs and Human Rights organizations that could be hiring. It could be an excellent place to start looking at different possible careers.
Job Database - One World
Mission Statement: One World is dedicated to harnessing the democratic potential of the internet to promote human rights and sustainable development.
Jobs / Opportunities: The One World website has an excellent resource for finding employment in areas involving social justice and peace work. This database can link you to current jobs that are being offered in your community or internationally. All the jobs listed have an emphasis on human rights, environmentalism and sustainable development etc…
Job Database – Jobs Abroad
Job / Opportunities: This is a very extensive database with countless employment positions. It was created to link perspective travellers to overseas programs / opportunities. You can search for suitable placements by region or type!
Job Database – Canadian International Development Agency
Mission Statement: CIDA supports sustainable development activities in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
Jobs / Opportunities: On the employment page below, CIDA has listed current positions available at CIDA and other agencies in the area of international development.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to work with poor and marginalized people to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequity that cause it. As an organization, we live and work by the following values: mutual respect, equity and justice, honesty and transparency, solidarity with poor and marginalized people, courage of conviction, humility.
Jobs / Opportunities: Action Aid is one of the UK's largest development agencies, working in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid is a very large agency and has periodic employment postings. Check on the employment page for the latest posting.
Employment page: http://www.actionaid.org/jobs
Mission Statement: AlertNet provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. Reuters 150 years' experience reporting from disaster zones around the world allows AlertNet to give disaster relief organizations reliable information, fast.
Jobs / Opportunities: AlterNet has an extensive job list of agencies that work with humanitarian issues, check the Employment Page below to search a wide range of jobs that might apply to SJPS graduates.
Amnesty International (AI)
The International Secretariat, as part of the Amnesty International movement and in solidarity with those who face human rights abuses, works to: combat human rights abuses and help create a world where human rights are respected; strengthen the global community working for the defence and promotion of human rights; and ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for human rights abuses.
Jobs / Opportunities (Head Office UK): There are periodic employment opportunities and volunteer positions with the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, which is based in the UK. The International Secretariat is Amnesty International's global centre for research, campaigning, legal, lobbying and membership work. The Secretariat works with AI's national sections and structures in over 50 countries, together creating a worldwide movement promoting human rights for all and actively opposing human rights violations. Check AI’s website below for the latest posting.
Jobs / Opportunities (Canada): There are a number of staff positions that open periodically, check the Canadian website for more information.
Homepage (International / UK): www.amnesty.org
Homepage (Canada): www.amnesty.ca
Employment page (Canada): http://www.amnesty.ca/
Mission Statement: CARE's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by strengthening capacity for self-help, providing economic opportunity, delivering relief in emergencies, influencing policy decisions at all levels and addressing discrimination in all its forms.
Jobs / Opportunities: There are a number of career opportunities with CARE which they post on their Employment Page listed below. Positions include relief and development, communications, advocacy, administration, and many more.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to enable absolutely poor people to achieve major improvements in their lifestyles which are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern. To this end we will work with the poor themselves and with local and international partners who share our vision to create just and peaceful societies where the poor can exercise their fundamental rights.
Jobs / Opportunities: A high number of jobs are listed on the Employment Page below.
Employment Page: http://www.concern.net/jobs
Council of Canadians
Mission Statement: Strictly non-partisan, the Council lobbies Members of Parliament, conducts research, and runs national campaigns aimed at putting some of the country's most important issues into the spotlight: safeguarding our social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing our democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving our environment.
Job / Opportunities: Periodic job opportunities are posted by the Council. Check the website for the latest information.
Development and Peace
Mission Statement: The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, a democratic movement for international solidarity, supports partners in the Third World in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political and economic structures. It educates the Canadian population about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes actions for change. In the struggle for human dignity, Development and Peace associates with social change groups in the North and South. It supports women in their search for social and economic justice. Development and Peace, the official development organization of the Canadian Catholic Church, is inspired by the values of the Gospel, particularly "the preferential option for the poor."
Jobs / Opportunities: There are a number of different positions with Development and Peace. Positions become periodically available in General Management, Education Campaigns, International Development Programs, Communications, Research and Administration. Check on the Employment Page website for the latest posting.
Employment Page: http://www.devp.org/en/jobs/jobopenings
Mission Statement: Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization that uses non violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and force solutions for a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Jobs / Opportunities: Greenpeace is taking action all over the world for our planet's future. As a possible Greenpeace employee, you can expect to contribute to and be part of an important programme of work to stop climate change, save the ancient forests, and protect our world's oceans, earth, and sky. Full-time, part-time and summer positions are available periodically with Greenpeace International and in regional sectors of the organization as well.
Homepage (International): www.greenpeace.org/
Homepage (Canada): http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/
Employment Page (International): http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/about/jobs/
Employment Page (Canada): http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/About-us/Employment/
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Mission Statement: Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
Jobs / Opportunities: Employment at Human Rights Watch means joining a dedicated and diverse staff committed to the protection and preservation of international human rights. Job opportunities at Human Rights Watch are available in the following areas: our five regional divisions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and Middle East and North Africa) and three thematic divisions (Arms, Children’s Rights, and Women’s Rights). Areas of special initiative include academic freedom, business and human rights, free expression, prisons, and human rights in the United States. Current campaigns include the Campaign for an International Criminal Court and the Campaign to Ban Landmines. Jobs are continuously posted on the HRW website below.
HRW Homepage: www.hrw.org
HRW Employment page: http://www.hrw.org/about/jobs
Mission Statement: Oxfam International is an international group of independent non-governmental organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustice around the world. The Oxfams work together internationally to achieve greater impact by their collective efforts.
Jobs / Opportunities: Oxfam International hosts a job database that is quite extensive and should be explored. Check the Employment Page below. Oxfam Canada also has periodic postings for jobs that could be relevant to SJPS graduates or current students. Check the Canada Employment Page below.
Employment Page: http://www.oxfam.ca/what-you-can-do/work-for-oxfam/oxfam-canadas-jobs-and-volunteer-page
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Mission Statement: Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.
Jobs / Opportunities: Employment opportunities are periodically listed on the website below. Check for the latest posting.
Employment Page: http://www.ran.org/jobs
Scarboro Missions – Lay Missionaries
Mission Statement: Scarboro Missions is a Canadian society of Catholic priests and laity. Motivated by the Spirit, we dedicate ourselves to the person, teaching and mission of Jesus Christ. Our mission to serve in creative and new endeavours where the Gospel has not been heard; to live simply and in solidarity with the poor and marginalized people of the world; to encounter and celebrate God’s presence in the life, history, culture and faiths of the people among whom we live; and to promote gospel values.
Lay Missionaries: Lay missionaries—men, women and married couples—endeavour to integrate their faith with the reality of the world, by living the Gospel of Jesus among other peoples and cultures. One distinctive role of mission is participating with the local people, priests and sisters in the building a vibrant Christian community. Lay missionaries offer a variety of unique gifts, witnessing God's love for all, within the Christian community and beyond. The focus of mission is unity of all peoples—one family in God. Lay missionaries share joyfully and enthusiastically in serving the Reign of God.
Sierra Club of Canada
Mission Statement: The Sierra Club of Canada's mission is to develop a diverse, well-trained grassroots network working to protect the integrity of our global ecosystems. The Sierra Club mission focuses on five overriding threats: loss of animal and plant species, deterioration of the planet's oceans and atmosphere, the ever-growing presence of toxic chemicals in all living things, destruction of our remaining wilderness, and spiralling population growth and over consumption.
Jobs / Opportunities: There are periodic employment opportunities with the Sierra Club including student summer positions. Check the local, national and international WebPages for the latest posting. There are also periodic posting with the Sierra Club Youth Coalition, check the website below.
International Homepage (San Francisco CA): www.sierraclub.org
National Employment page: http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/national/getinvolved/employment.html
Youth Coalition Employment Page: http://www.syc-cjs.org/work-syc
Mission Statement: Sojourners, www.sojo.net, is a Christian ministry whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice. Sojourners publish a bi-monthly magazine that reflects powerful justice and peace perspectives.
Jobs / Opportunities: Job opportunities with Sojourners Magazine are posted periodically on their webpage. Check for the latest posting below.
Employment Page: https://sojo.net/about-us/who-we-are/job-openings