• Ontario
  • Type: Full Time
  • Ottawa
Salary/Salaire: : The salary range for this position is $55,379.70 - $59,944.80 per year with an increase after the probationary period.

Website Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4600

CUPE 4600 represents almost 3000 Teaching Assistants, internally funded Research Assistants, and Contract Instructors at Carleton University and is the largest union on campus. The role of the Mobilization Coordinator (MobCor) is to communicate the activities of the union to the membership, engage with members, and expand member participation in the Local. The MobCor will also provide logistical and bargaining support to the Local in the lead up to and during negotiations. Working alongside two Staff members, the MobCor will work under the direction of the CUPE 4600 Executive Board.

We are looking for a progressive individual with a robust skillset to prepare for bargaining and potential labour action. Candidates must be able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines, deal with sensitive information in a diplomatic and tactful manner, and work collaboratively. CUPE 4600 is committed to building a strong and diverse organization that is reflective of the diversity of our members and society at large.

Under direction of the CUPE 4600 Executive Board, and in coordination with other other Staff members, the Mobilization Coordinator will communicate the activities of the union to members and encourage active membership participation in the Local. Such work may include, but is not limited to:

  • Organizing and participating in member outreach/inreach, organizing, and mobilizing efforts
  • Communicating key issues of our Local with members and other relevant individuals and organizations outside of the Local
  • Producing and distributing the CUPE 4600 newsletter, print and digital materials, and social media posts
  • Organizing and conducting member orientations in both Fall and Winter semesters and orienting new members to the role of the Local and their labour rights
  • Assisting the Local with preparations for bargaining and strike support
  • Collaborating with Staff in conducting research that will inform the strategic planning, membership mapping, mobilization, and ongoing work and priorities of the Local, assigned on an as-needed basis

The full job description is available here

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in the labour movement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with a variety of computing software, especially software that relates to the design and distribution of creative print and digital materials (e.g., Canva)
  • Proficiency in social media and modern communication tools
  • Experience using and publishing via WordPress
  • Experience working in the post-secondary sector and an understanding of the issues affecting post-secondary education
  • Significant experience organizing and supporting member-driven campaigns
  • The ability to integrate anti-oppression principles into their work
  • Experience with collective bargaining and union representation
  • Familiarity working under the supervision of an elected Executive Board
  • The ability to work with community partners and other organizations within the labour movement
  • The ability to work independently, autonomously, and with a high degree of initiative to meet the demands of the Local

Employment Type
Full-time indeterminate (35 hours per week), beginning with a six-month probationary period.

Monday to Friday, regular hours are 9 am – 5 pm

Some evenings are necessary

Weekends may be necessary if the Local is on Strike and/or in other rare circumstances


Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

*Must be able to work in person, with limited hybrid work options

Enrollment in health and dental plan upon hiring

After probationary period:

  • Vacation (3 weeks/year) and other generous paid leave
  • Group Benefits (health, dental, life insurance, disability insurance)
  • Defined benefit multi-sector pension plan (employer contribution of 10% gross salary)
  • Health care spending account
  • Health and well-being fund
  • Childcare benefit
  • RESP contribution of $2,000 per year
  • Unionized membership in Unifor 567, Unit 5
  • Professional development fund
  • Paid time off from Christmas to New Year’s
  • Cell phone subsidy

CUPE 4600 encourages applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, ethnicity, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities;
  • women;
  • persons who are marginalized by family status, level of education, or socio-economic status
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, or gender expressions.

All applicants are asked to submit a short written statement on their views of power, oppression, and the role unions play in society.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm, Sunday, June 9.

Please send your resume, cover letter, along with the names and contact information of 3 references, to info@cupe4600.ca with “Mobilization Coordinator Application” as the subject line.

We thank all interested applicants. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. For accommodation needs or to obtain a copy of the documents in alternate format, please email info@cupe4600.ca.

To apply for this job email your details to info@cupe4600.ca