February 6th, 2019

Ruth Ellen Brosseau, MP - Parliamentary Assistant - Permanent, Full-Time Position


Ruth Ellen Brosseau, MP Berthier — Maskinongé


Parliamentary Office, Ottawa, Ontario


  • Prepare documents for Question Period, speaking notes and recommendations for the MP to use in the House of Commons
  • Write, collect information and prepare House Holders, mailings, op-ed letters, media advisories, Press Releases, speeches, articles and answering correspondence in collaboration with staff in the riding
  • Watch national, regional and local media, and prioritize issues for the MP
  • Manage MP’s presence and accounts on social media, to raise the MP’s profile and create uniform branding (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), and write for digital campaigns
  • Assist the MP with answering correspondence from the riding
  • Assist the MP with research, liaising with media and coordinating events
  • Organize the MP’s calendar, and meetings in Ottawa, as well as her travel
  • Open, file and distribute mail, emails and faxes, and answer as needed
  • General administrative and reception duties, and keeping the database up to date
  • Other tasks as required


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 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
  • Solid experience in graphic layout skills, including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of the New Democratic Party, the labour movement, government departments, community organizations
  • Knowledge of Berthier — Maskinongé and riding priorities
  • Sound political judgment
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Administrative experience in busy political office
  • Knowledge of databases, an asset
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Annual salary


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

Closing date

February 12, 2019 (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.)


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.