After a long hiatus, Laurier Brantford’s jhr university chapter is finally ready for relaunch. If you are currently attending Laurier Brantford and are passionate about spreading rights awareness through the media, we want you!
jhr‘s mandate is simple: to make as many people aware of their rights as possible. By spreading the word on human rights issues, jhr brings human rights to the forefront of peoples’ attention and inspires everyone to take action. To do so, we will engage in rights media campaigns and fundraising activities as well as partner with various campus-based media and campus-based human rights groups.
Here are some of the positions we are looking to fill and what they entail:
President -The Chapter President is responsible for communicating with head office, serving as the Chair person at meetings, co-signing financial transactions with VP Finance, and acting as the public figure of the Chapter.
VP Communications – VP Communications is responsible for all communications within the Chapter, both internal and external. Internal communications entails the emailing of information to Chapter Members and Chapter media (website, Twitter, Facebook) and external communications through the issuing of press releases and the sending out of messages over the listserv.
VP Outreach – VP Outreach is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships within the campus community as well as facilitating Rights Media learning on campus.
VP Finance - VP Finance is the treasurer of the organization. They co-sign all financial transactions with the President, and is responsible for managing the Chapter Bank account and providing jhr Head Office with financial information. They work with the VP events as well as the sponsorship and events committee.
VP Events – VP events is responsible for orchestrating the two national jhr events HollerDay and Night for Rights as well as other campus events. This includes preparing volunteers, ensuring all logistics are taken care of and working with the VP Communications to ensure the event is well advertised and well attended. The VP events should have a sponsorship and event committee that works on implementing these campaigns.
Interested? Know someone who is? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook/Twitter me (LinAbdulRahman).
We’re looking to kick things off and start hiring at the start of the school year in September. In the meantime, I’ll be updating this blog with more information about our plans for the chapter so keep checking in.
It’s going to an exciting year ahead so get on baord!
Lin Abdul Rahman
jhr Laurier Brantford
p/s: You don’t have to be in a journalism or human rights program to get involved!