Communications and Campaigns Division Assistant Director, Outreach/Political Action Term position (1 year, 4 months) - BCTF

The role
Reporting to the Director of the Communications and Campaigns Division and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director assists in the co-ordination of Federation outreach and political-action initiatives, and ongoing communications and campaigns work.

Duties and responsibilities
• Co-ordinates the Federation’s outreach initiatives, including liaison with education partner groups, community organizations, labour groups, advocacy groups and parent groups.
• Co-ordinates the Federation’s political-action initiatives.
• Co-ordinates the Federation’s lobbying initiatives on specific issues as identified.
• Provides advice, information, and training, as needed, to Field Service staff, local contacts, and Federation officers on lobbying, outreach, and political action.
• Assists with the implementation of the overall internal and external communications tasks undertaken by the division.
• Assists with the development and distribution of BCTF promotional materials and advertising.
• Other duties and Federation initiatives as assigned.

Necessary qualifications
• Experience in outreach and political action activities locally and/or provincially.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively as an effective member of a team, as well as to complete independent tasks in a timely manner and to respond positively to direction.
• Extensive voluntary and/or elected service and a solid understanding of issues in education.
• Excellent communication, organizational, and administrative skills.
• Strong writing skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
• Computer literacy and knowledge of both traditional and social media communication strategies.
• University training and public school teaching experience, preferably in BC.

Desired qualifications: Ability to communicate in French.

Other: Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and flexible to travel.

Salary: Starting salary is $99,875 per annum depending on BCTF staff experience, if any. Full range of benefits.

Appointment date: May 1, 2019, or a mutually agreeable date; the end date for this term is August 31, 2020.

Applications: Only applications received in writing by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019, will be considered. Send a letter of application, citing job posting number JP1102, and résumé including reference contact information by email to or by mail to the BCTF Human Resources Department, BC Teachers’ Federation, 100–550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2. (Please contact Jeannine Coulombe at 604-871-2200 or toll free 1-800-663-9163, ext. 2200, to indicate that you have emailed your application.)

Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, an applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information as to whether they self-identify as a member of an equity-seeking group, which includes female, trans* (trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, two-spirit, transwoman, transman), visible minority or racialized person, Aboriginal (Indigenous) person, person with a disability, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual person.

Closing date: 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 17:00


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