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March 16th, 2023

Gord Johns, MP - Constituency Assistant, Permanent, Full-Time Position


Gord Johns, MP Courtenay — Alberni


Constituency Office, Parksville, British Columbia


  • Manage and respond to constituent casework including outreach and correspondence
  • Act as media liaison for the Member, including organising press conferences, media events and preparing op-ed pieces, media material, news releases, speeches, and articles
  • Administer and log incoming phone calls, emails, faxes, and walk-in traffic
  • Co-ordinate the Member’s visibility in the riding
  • Represent the Member at events and meetings
  • Monitor events in riding and advise the Member on issues concerning the riding
  • Maintain database lists and direct mail to constituents in coordination with Ottawa parliamentary office
  • Organize, in consultation with Parliament Hill office, outreach activities that offer both visibility for the Member and opportunities to receive constituency feedback
  • Liaise with various community organizations and federal government departments
  • Schedule Member’s constituency activities and liaise with Parliament Hill office to coordinate Member’s riding schedule
  • Liaise with Member’s Ottawa Office
  • Other duties as required


  • Proven verbal and written communication skills, including media relations
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including Internet, Windows, and MS Office
  • Knowledge of Courtenay — Alberni region and riding priorities
  • Knowledge of the New Democratic Party and sound political judgement
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the labour movement, government departments and community organizations
  • Desktop publishing, graphic design and layout skills, an asset
  • Experience working with social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
  • Bilingualism, an asset
  • Vehicle and license, an asset

Annual salary


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

Closing date

April 4, 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.