The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative (political action campaigner) for its Research & Interactive (R&I) services, effective date to be determined. The term of assignment is up to 12 months or to return of incumbent. The position is located at its headquarters in Burnaby.
The position reports to the Coordinator, Research & Interactive (R&I) services.
- Campaigns strategy: develop and implement strategic political campaigns aligned with social unionism, progressive public policy, and the organizational priorities established by senior leadership
- Political action campaigns: develop political action campaign plans and budgets on general issues related to voting and specific political issues of relevance to the union's membership; execute campaigns using a combination of traditional approaches and digital strategy; participate in political action and engagement campaigns developed by union centrals (BC Fed, CLC, NUPGE); evaluate campaign effectiveness; recommend improvements to political engagement strategy
- Reports, presentations, and submissions: prepare and present briefs, policy statements, reports, submissions and other campaigns-related communications or information on public policy issues
- Training: develop curriculum and facilitate political action training sessions, workshops, courses, meetings, and other engagement events related to election campaigns and political issues
- Digital communications and social media: work with digital campaigners to strategically use digital and visual communications and social media for targeted outreach to members and supporters
- Committee assignments: support elected on BCGEU committees and represent the union on committees or in meetings with government, opposition and employer representatives
- Liaison: work with BCGEU activists, community groups, coalition partners, unions and labour centrals on shared campaigns; liaise with federal, provincial, and local governments on key political issues
- Other duties: primary role in this position is campaigns; however a political action campaigner may be assigned associated work, as required, to support departmental objectives
- demonstrated skills and experience in both traditional and contemporary engagement processes, from grassroots organizing to digital campaigning, within the labour movement or community organizations
- experience working on federal, provincial, or local government election campaigns, including coordinating phone banks, face-to-face outreach, voter registration, get-out-the vote and elections
- knowledge of lobbying and third party advertising regulations, restrictions, and reporting requirements
- excellent written communication skills, including formal reports, magazine writing and editing
- excellent verbal communications, including experience designing and facilitating workshops or courses
- demonstrated ability to develop activists' skills and to maintain effective working relationships with union and community activists, coalition partners and political allies
- an understanding of the goals and values of the labour movement
Travel is required, therefore, applicants must hold a valid B.C. Driver's licence.
The BCGEU supports employment equity. Workers of colour, women, aboriginal workers, LGBTQ+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.
Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, April 1, 2019.
Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention to: Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland