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February 18th, 2021

Rachel Blaney, MP - Member’s Assistant, Permanent, Part-Time Position (21 hours/week)


Rachel Blaney, MP North Island—Powell River


Constituency Office in Powell River or Campbell River (Person will work from one of the two offices)


  • Maintain database and distribute some mailings
  • Maintain Member’s constituency-related correspondence
  • Assist with research, media liaison, and event coordination
  • Schedule Member’s appointments and activities as well as conduct travel arrangements
  • Open, log, and distribute mail, faxes, emails and respond as is appropriate
  • General administrative and reception duties
  • Coordinate in conjunction with other staff the Member’s outreach to constituents
  • Organize regular staff meetings
  • Other duties as required


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically good knowledge Windows and MS Office
  • Knowledge of the New Democratic Party, the labour movement, government departments, community organizations
  • Knowledge of North Island—Powell River and riding priorities
  • Familiarity with social media (eg. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
  • Sound political judgment
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Administrative experience in busy political office, an asset
  • Familiarity with desktop publishing software, graphic layout skills, an asset
  • Knowledge of databases, an asset
  • Bilingualism, an asset

Hourly rate


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

Closing date

March 5, 2021 (Midnight)

Starting date

As soon as possible

Send application to

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