April 13th, 2018

Daniel Blaikie, MP - Member’s Assistant - Temporary, Full-Time Position (1 month)


Daniel Blaikie, MP Elmwood — Transcona


Parliamentary Office, Ottawa, Ontario


  • Maintain database and distribute mailings
  • Assist with Member’s constituency-related correspondence
  • Assist with research, media liaison, and event coordination
  • Schedule Member’s appointments and activities as well as conduct travel arrangements
  • Open, log, and distribute mail, faxes, emails and respond as is appropriate
  • General administrative and reception duties
  • Manage Member’s Budget and process bills and expenses for payment
  • Coordinate in conjunction with other staff the Members’ outreach to constituents
  • Other duties as required


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically good knowledge Windows and MS Office
  • Knowledge of the New Democratic Party, the labour movement, government departments, community organizations
  • Knowledge of Elmwood — Transcona and riding priorities
  • Familiarity with social media (eg. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
  • Sound political judgment
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Administrative experience in a busy political office, an asset
  • Familiarity with desktop publishing software, graphic layout skills, an asset
  • Knowledge of databases, an asset
  • Bilingualism, an asset

Annual salary


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

Closing date

April 19, 2018 (Midnight)

Starting date

May 7, 2018

Send application to

Hiring Committee, NDP Caucus Services
202, Sparks St, 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.)


A collective agreement is in effect between UFCW (Local 232) and the New Democratic Party Members of Parliament. All applications will be received and held in confidence.

The NDP and NDP MPs are employment equity employers. Women, racialized persons, 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.