TEMPORARY STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (SR2)
September 27, 2023
The B.C. General Employees’ Union requires a temporary staff representative (political action campaigner) for its’ Communications department, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. The position is located at its headquarters in Burnaby.
The position reports to the Director of Communications.
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
- proficiency with NationBuilder and other email platforms an asset
- 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
SALARY RANGE (Depending on successful applicant):
Bi-Weekly: $2,637.79 - $5,119.16
Annually: $68,818.09 - $133,555.30
Travel is required, therefore, applicants must hold a valid B.C. Driver’s licence.
The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices. All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment.
The BCGEU supports employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, 2SLGBTQI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.
Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, Thursday, October 5, 2023.
Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: [email protected]
Attention to: Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland