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May 13th, 2022

Jenny Kwan, MP - Legislative Assistant, Permanent, Full-Time Position


Jenny Kwan, MP Vancouver East


Parliamentary Office, Ottawa, Ontario


  • Provide timely political research on various topics, including through using Access to Information requests and Questions on the Order Paper
  • Monitor government legislation and ministerial programmes
  • Liaise with civil society actors, allied groups, leading private sector organizations, experts, think-tanks and Party officials for input on policy and emerging issues
  • Suggest questions for the daily Question period
  • Write research products, including Reality Checks, Press Releases, committee reports and briefing notes
  • Provide background material to use for communications, media, and correspondence, as required
  • Write, collect material, and prepare householders, direct mail, op-ed pieces, media material, news releases, speeches, articles, and correspondence in coordination with colleagues in the constituency office
  • Act as media liaison for the Member, including organizing press conference and other media events
  • Able and willing to assist with general office related tasks such as answering telephones, reception, sorting mail, etc.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with key individuals and organizations in the community, working on similar issues
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated experience in investigative political research or reporting
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience working with Access to information legislation, Questions on the Order Paper, and other research tools
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information and provide timely, relevant, and media-oriented analysis
  • Knowledge of the NDP and its policies, non-governmental organizations, Canadian and British Columbian political affairs
  • Experience working with elected officials, demonstrated strategic political sense and sound political judgment
  • Ability to work well in a co-operative work environment, establish priorities and identify political opportunities
  • Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically good knowledge of MS Office 2010 and Windows 7
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingualism, an asset

Annual salary


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

Closing date

May 20, 2022 (Midnight)

Starting date

As soon as possible

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