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December 2nd, 2019

Rachel Blaney, MP - Constituency Assistant, Permanent, Part-time Position (25 hours/week)


Rachel Blaney, MP North Island—Powell River


Constituency Office, Comox, 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
  • Coordinate 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, 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 Constituency Assistant (Outreach)
  • Liaise with Member’s Ottawa Office
  • Based out of Comox and responsible for the day to day functioning of the pop-up office
  • Occasional travel to Campbell River, Powell River and North Island
  • Other duties as required


  • 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
  • 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 license required

Annual salary


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

Closing date

December 8, 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


Office and position applied for must be indicated in subject line of 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, persons of colour, 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.