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September 14th, 2023

Bonita Zarrillo, MP - Constituency Assistant, Permanent, Part-Time Position (15 hours/week)


Bonita Zarrillo, MP Port Moody—Coquitlam


Constituency Office, Coquitlam, British Columbia


  • Create, manage and prepare statistics and data insights from various sources
  • Implement digital strategies to inform the community of the work of the Member
  • Establish new systems for ongoing data management and digital outreach
  • Organize, in consultation with Parliament Hill office, outreach activities that offer both visibility for the Member and opportunities to receive constituency feedback
  • Manage databases, maintain database lists, and direct mail to constituents in coordination with Ottawa parliamentary office
  • Schedule Member’s constituency activities and liaise with Parliament Hill office to coordinate Member’s schedule
  • Represent the Member at events and meetings, including weekends and evenings
  • Monitor events in riding and advise the Member on issues concerning the riding
  • Manage and respond to constituent casework including outreach and correspondence
  • Administer and log incoming phone calls, emails, faxes, and walk-in traffic
  • Liaise with various community organizations and federal government departments
  • Liaise with Member’s Ottawa Office
  • Other duties as required


  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Internet-based research, Mailchimp, Outlook and databases
  • Knowledge and experience using Populus
  • Desktop publishing, graphic design, and layout skills, an asset
  • Strong experience working with social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills in English, including media relations
  • Knowledge of Port Moody—Coquitlam and riding priorities
  • Knowledge of the New Democratic Party and sound political judgement
  • Knowledge of the labour movement, government departments and community organizations
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Bilingualism, an asset
  • Vehicle and driver’s license, an asset

Hourly rate


(Salary levels subject to clauses 12 and 21 of the collective agreement)

Closing date

September 21, 2023 (Midnight)

Starting date

As soon as possible

Send application to

Office and position applied for must be indicated in subject line of e-mail application


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