Alistair MacGregor - Constituency Assistant, Permanent, Part-Time Position (4 days/week)

Office

Alistair MacGregor, MP Cowichan—Malahat—Langford

Location

Constituency Office, Langford, BC

Responsibilities

  • Manage and respond to constituent casework including intake, outreach and correspondence

  • Administer and log incoming phone calls, emails, faxes and walk-in traffic

  • Liaise with various federal government departments and community organizations

  • Co-ordinate and manage issues and outreach opportunities and events relating to the Member’s work in the riding (including visibility and constituent feedback)

  • Develop excellent media relations in the riding

  • General administrative and reception duties

  • Maintain database lists and direct mail to constituents in coordination with Ottawa parliamentary office

  • Represent Member at events and meetings as required

  • Monitor events in constituency and advise Member on issues in the constituency

  • Assist in coordination of Member’s schedule

  • In consultation with Parliament Hill office,  coordinate and manage outreach opportunities relating to the Member’s work in the riding

  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills, including media relations

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

  • Proven research and case work skills

  • Knowledge of government departments, community organizations and the labour movement

  • Strong computer skills including Internet, Windows and MS Office

  • Knowledge of Cowichan—Malahat—Langford riding and riding priorities

  • Knowledge of the New Democratic Party and sound political judgement

  • Experience with database management, an asset

  • Media relations skills, an asset

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Social Work, or equivalent experience an asset

  • Vehicle and license, an asset

Salary

$26.14 (Hourly)
(salary levels subject to clauses 12 and 21 of the collective agreement)

Closing date

March 28, 2016

Commencing date

As soon as possible

Send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to:

Hiring Committee, NDP Caucus Services
202 Sparks Street, Suite 217
Ottawa ON  K1A 0A6
or:
NDPHR@parl.gc.ca
(Office and position applied for must be indicated in subject line if e-mailing application) 


Note: A collective agreement is in effect between UFCW (Local 232) and the Federal New Democrat Caucus. All applications will be received and held in confidence.


The NDP and NDP MPs are employment equity employers. Women, persons of colour, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons are encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application.


We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.