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 postings@bctf.ca 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

Location: 

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