BTS is pleased to announce a short-term, part-time position available to serve as a BTS Mentor with the St. Francis Xavier University Service Learning program.

The Service Learning Mentor will join the BTS Communications and Cooperant-Program Facilitator to support BTS’s work with the St. Francis Xavier University Service Learning program from Sept. 20th– December 7th, 2021. (Renewal for the winter term may be possible.) This position will be remote, requires approximately 4 hrs. per week, and will pay $750. Preparatory learning materials are available, as this is the second time BTS has offered student mentoring. This position will contribute to initiatives aimed at educating university-level students in learning about solidarity through one of two projects:

  1. Coffee, Resistance, and Solidarity: Students will contribute to BTS’ coffee initiative, learn about anti-oppressive partnerships, solidarity building, sustainable farming, defence of territory, the coffee supply chain, and how BTS’ coffee project is used to empower political resistance.
  2. Mapping Resistance & Building Solidarity: Students will create a visual tool to help inform and engage the public in the current landscape of land defense. Students will also explore real-world applications of solidarity building and allyship, learn about community resistance movements in Mi’kma’ki, across so-called Canada, and in Guatemala. They will explore the connections between resistance to extractive industries in the Global North and in the Global South. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have in-depth experience with BTS as an active volunteer, previous intern, or past human rights accompanier along with strong interest and/or skills in working with university students, engaging and leading reflection activities in privilege, solidarity, and authentic allyship, research, and engaging in analysis related to social justice. 

Organizational Commitment to Equity

Breaking the Silence acknowledges that systemic barriers disproportionately target and affect marginalized communities. We are committed to challenging these systemic inequalities and encourage applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in terms of ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. Furthermore, we recognize and value lived experience as a legitimate attestation of skills and abilities. 


Application Process:

Interested applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Breaking the Silence Network through our website. Please send a resume and cover letter (one page maximum) and indicate whether you have a preference for either project, as one document to by September 13th, 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by September 14th, 2021 to arrange an interview for September 15th, 2021. We anticipate making a final offer for this position by September 17th, 2021 for a contract start date of September 20th, 2021.  

We appreciate your interest and look forward to receiving your application. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.