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November 29th, 2019

Laurel Collins, MP - Member’s Assistant–Outreach, Permanent, Full-Time Position

Office

Laurel Collins, MP Victoria

Location

Constituency Office, Victoria, British Columbia

Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and manage issues, outreach opportunities and events relating to the Member’s work in the riding, as well as the Member’s visibility in the riding (including community organizations outreach activities that offer both visibility for the Member and opportunities to receive constituency feedback).
  • Represent the Member at events and meetings
  • Manage Member’s Budget and process bills and expenses for payment
  • Monitor events in riding and advise the Member on issues concerning the riding
  • Develop excellent media relations in the riding
  • Liaise with various community organizations and federal government departments
  • Liaise with Member’s Ottawa Office
  • In conjunction with Member’s Ottawa Office, assist with media and communication work, including preparing newsletters and mailings
  • In coordination with Member’s Ottawa Office, ensure that database lists are maintained and that direct mail and door-to-door contact with constituents occurs
  • Schedule Member’s constituency activities and liaise with Parliament Hill office to coordinate Member’s riding schedule
  • Manage and respond to constituent casework including outreach and correspondence, as needed
  • Administer and log incoming phone calls, emails, faxes and walk-in traffic, as needed
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills in English, 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 Victoria 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 (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.), an asset
  • Experience working with design tools (e.g. InDesign, Canva, etc.), an asset
  • Bilingualism, an asset
  • Vehicle and license, an asset

Annual salary

$55,500

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

Closing date

December 5, 2019 (Midnight)

Starting date

As soon as possible

Send application to

Hiring Committee, NDP Caucus Services
155 Queen St, Suite 706-9, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6

or: NDPHR@parl.gc.ca

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

Note

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, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender 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.