Job Opportunity: Regional Organizer Ontario-Quebec

Regional Organizer Ontario-Quebec (Toronto)
Full-time term position to November 2019
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 Regional Organizer Ontario-Quebec.

Under the general direction of the Executive Director and working in close collaboration with other members of staff, the Regional Organizer contributes to developing and is responsible for implementing an effective Campaign/Organizing Strategy for The Council of Canadians in the region. As well, the Regional Organizer is responsible for collaborating with other members of the Campaign Team to ensure that all work of the Political Team is effectively planned and implemented and with other Council staff to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the National and Regional office arrangements. Please find full job description here.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategy together with other members of the Political Team to achieve the campaign and organizing goals in the Ontario-Quebec region;
  • develop, maintain and support the region’s constituency and promote Council activism among Council of Canadians chapters, members and within other groups including organizing regional/sub-regional meetings;
  • participate in and represent the Council’s campaigns in meetings with chapters, local groups, coalitions (with organizations and individuals) and with the public;
  • undertake outreach activities; liaise, develop and maintain working relationships with relevant organizations (including coalitions as appropriate) and individuals, and represents the campaign; facilitate/maintain good organizational relationships with all contacts; develop appropriate relationships with media, politicians, bureaucrats and other key decision makers related to the campaign;
  • oversee and participate in the implementation of planned campaign and organizing activities in collaboration with the Campaigners;
  • prioritize areas for work and response and integrate these with the broader Political Team work plan and with broader organizational objectives;
  • monitor relevant developments in the region and shares information with other Political Team staff;
  • undertakes all activities related to maintaining a regional office arrangement;
  • contributes to the development of plans and strategies and the resolution of operational issues together with other teams; and
  • other related duties.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the Council’s values, vision and directions;
  • relevant degree and/or equivalent educational qualifications;
  • excellent skills and demonstrated ability in constituency building (organizing, mobilizing, training, coordinating, and motivating individuals and groups, etc.) and superior facilitation skills, understanding of and ability to work with group dynamics;
  • strong conflict resolution and negotiating skills;
  • proven skills and experience in the planning and implementation of projects;
  • experience in public, media and government relations;
  • superior knowledge of current economic, social and political issues nationally and regionally;
  • good 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; fluency in both official languages of Canada preferred;
  • 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.

This is a full-time term position of 35 hours per week until November 2019, and it is based in Toronto, Ontario. 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 Regional Organizer Ontario-Quebec 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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