March 2nd, 2018

Rachel Blaney, MP - Constituency Assistant, Permanent, Part-time Position (21 hours/week)


Rachel Blaney, MP North Island—Powell River


Constituency Office, Campbell River, British Columbia


  • Manage and respond to constituent casework and correspondence
  • Administer and log incoming phone calls, emails, faxes and walk-in traffic
  • General administrative and reception duties
  • Co-ordinate the Member’s visibility in the riding
  • 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, constituency association and community organizations outreach activities that offer both visibility for the Member and opportunities to receive constituency feedback
  • Liaise with various community organizations and federal government departments
  • Provide all outreach opportunities and events to the outreach coordinator in Campbell River
  • Liaise with Member’s Ottawa Office
  • Based out of Campbell River and responsible for the day to day functioning of the office
  • Occasional travel to Powell River and North Island
  • 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
  • Proven research and casework skills
  • Strong knowledge of North Island—Powell River and riding priorities
  • Knowledge of the New Democratic Party and sound political judgement
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Experience with database management, an asset
  • Experience working with social media (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.), an asset
  • Vehicle and driver’s license are required for this position

Hourly rate


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

Closing date

March 11, 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


(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.