November 28th, 2018

Outreach Officer - Permanent, Full-time Position

Office

NDP Research Office / Outreach Department

Location

Parliamentary Office, Ottawa, Ontario

Responsibilities

  • Assist Members of Parliament and the Parliamentary Leader’s Office organizing outreach opportunities across the Prairie provinces
  • Coordinate with other staff to develop strategic outreach plans to communicate the work of the NDP in the House of Commons to Canadians
  • Assist Members of Parliament to best represent their constituents
  • Work with Members of Parliament and the Parliamentary Leader’s Office to organize tours and events
  • Work with community groups, (including labour, business associations and other stakeholders) to identify opportunities and assist with executing outreach and tour strategies
  • Create and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, organizations and activists
  • Work with MP offices and other key Parliamentary Leader’s Office staff to maintain coordinated communications plans in order to maximize media for the Caucus in the region
  • Follow up on events to evaluate and to ensure impact is maximized
  • Collaborate as a member of the Parliamentary Leader’s Office to advance the NDP caucus goals and agenda
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience in outreach, media and communications, event planning and issue based campaigns
  • Experience working with broad networks, especially labour and social movements
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written) and good political judgment
  • The ability to motivate and work well with volunteers
  • Proven ability to work with little supervision
  • Knowledge of the politics, culture and media within each of the Prairie provinces
  • Knowledge of contemporary Canadian politics and parliamentary system
  • Familiarity with the New Democratic Party, its policies and structure
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, computer and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in an open and creative team environment
  • Willingness to work irregular hours and to travel if required
  • Bilingualism, an asset

Annual salary

$62,000

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

Closing date

December 9, 2018 (Midnight)

Starting date

As soon as possible

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.)

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, Aboriginal persons, 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.