Job Opportunity: Campaigner

Campaigner (Ottawa)
Full-time term position to February 28, 2020
Application Deadline May 27, 2019

The Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, with more than 100,000 supporters, a network of volunteer chapters, a national office in Ottawa and four regional offices. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care and a vibrant democracy. The Council is looking for a term Campaigner.

The Campaigner is responsible for contributing to the planning and implementation of components of The Council’s Campaign, Organizing and Communications Strategy. The Campaigner is specifically responsible for the planning and delivery of all elements of the campaign including the development, planning and implementation of creative and inspiring public campaigning. As well, the Campaigner is responsible for collaborating with other members of the Campaign Team to ensure that all work of the Team is effectively planned and implemented and with other Council staff to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the National Office. Please find full job description here.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain Council expertise on the specific issue campaign;
  • develop strategy together with other members of the team to achieve the campaign goals;
  • monitor policy developments on the issue and ensure a timely and appropriate response from the Council;
  • research and develop written materials on the issue including articles, fact sheets, brochures, briefing notes, op-eds and correspondence, including correspondence with different levels of government for signature;
  • in collaboration with Communications staff, develop and implement a media strategy including writing press releases, media interviews etc.;
  • in collaboration with Regional Organizers, develop campaign tactics (including events and materials) to support and develop grass-roots activism;
  • undertakes outreach activities; liaise, develop and maintain working relationships with relevant organizations and individuals (including coalitions, as appropriate) and represent The Council on that issue;
  • oversee and participate in the implementation of planned campaign and organizing activities (e.g.: lobbying, workshops, “days of action,” popular education events, conferences, etc.) including logistical elements and oversight of event staff/volunteers;
  • develop appropriate relationships with media, politicians, bureaucrats and other key
    decision makers related to the campaign;
  • brief the Executive Director on the issue campaign;
  • maintain a “watching brief” on campaign related issues and share relevant information with other Campaign Team staff;
  • participate in the planning and implementation of The Council’s long-term and annual campaign plans and strategies;
  • input to the development of an effective communications, organizing and issues strategy for The Council;
  • contribute to the preparation of the annual Campaign operational plan and budget ;and plan, oversee and monitor assigned budget area;
  • participate in the production of materials and resources and contributes to Council publications and correspondence; and develops materials as requested;
  • contribute to the development of plans and strategies and the resolution of operational issues together with other teams.
  • Other related duties.

While this position is general in nature, is currently focused on Water.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the Council’s values, vision and direction;
  • relevant degree and/or equivalent educational qualifications and/or work qualifications;
  • excellent skills and demonstrated ability in the development, planning and implementation of creative and inspiring public campaigning;
  • proven skills and experience in the planning and implementation of projects;
  • strong strategic thinking skills, conflict resolution and negotiating skills;
  • demonstrated experience in public, media and government relations;
  • superior knowledge of current national economic, social and political issues;
  • excellent research and writing skills;
  • good interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment at all times;
  • proven administrative skills and an organized approach with an ability to prioritize and effectively handle many demands;
  • excellent communications skills, both oral and written;
  • capacity to work in a self-directed manner and demonstrated ability to work well within a team setting;
  • computer skills including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, communications and database software.
  • The ideal candidate will have fluency in both official languages of Canada.

This is a full-time term position of 35 hours per week until February 28, 2020, and it is based in Ottawa, ON. Pay scale starting at $66,421 (Classification 5) per year.

The Council of Canadians is an equal opportunity employer and a unionized workplace represented by UNIFOR Local 567.

The Council of Canadians is committed to employment equity. We seek to build a diverse and welcoming team. We encourage individuals from communities facing systemic barriers to apply, including people of colour, Indigenous people, the Black community, women, LGBTQIA2S and people with disabilities. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for employment equity. Any such disclosure is voluntary, and you may identify with more than one community or group.

The Council further welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and will make every effort to fulfill requests for accommodation. If you require accommodation to complete and submit your application and/or during the interview process, please advise the recruitment contact person, so arrangements can be made.

APPLICATIONS: Send your cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019 to hr@canadians.org. Quote competition Campaigner (water) - term on application. Please consider month and year when writing dates of volunteer and work history in your resume.

Please find full job description here.

We appreciate all applications but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. You can check the status of the recruitment process on our website at http://canadians.org/jobs.

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