We are excited to have this brand new position for a Political Outreach Coordinator. In this role you will work closely with members of the BC Green Party Staff, Legislative Team, and volunteers to support building, maintaining and organizing relationships with key party stakeholders.
These stakeholders may be individuals or organizations whose interests and values align with the BC Green Party. The stakeholders may partner with the BC Greens to help develop policy, support fundraising, participate in events and political forums, provide endorsements for the BC Greens, and amplify Party messaging. You will assist with identifying and recruiting potential individuals to run as BC Green Party candidates in the next provincial election.
Apply today by emailing your cover letter and resume to [email protected]
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Who are we?
The BC Green Party is a political party on a mission to change politics in British Columbia. We will achieve our goal by electing Members to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly who will lead by demonstrating ethical behaviours, a modern data-driven approach and compassion for all British Columbians.
The BC Green Party is working to build an inclusive, equitable and sustainable province. The values of respect, integrity, care, excellence and teamwork guide our work and team interactions.
We value diversity in our province and our workplace. We recognize the more inclusive we are, the better our work in bringing positive change will be. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous people, Black, people of colour, women, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.
What's the job?
In addition to what is written above, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Stakeholder information management - developing and maintaining a database and information management process for all party staff, legislative team members, and leadership to identify and share potential stakeholders.
- Stakeholder identification & relationship building - researching and collaborating with party and legislative staff, leadership, and members to identify key individuals and groups to establish and maintain relationships with.
- BC Green Party candidate recruitment - using your knowledge of stakeholder relationships, you will identify potential candidates, and work with party staff and leadership to recruit, select and onboard candidates.
- Administrative support - supporting the building and maintaining of stakeholder relationships by scheduling meetings, facilitating email follow-ups, making travel arrangements and other duties as needed.
What do you bring to the team?
You are familiar with the British Columbia political landscape and as a result, you can identify people and organizations the BC Green Party may naturally align with. You are adept with Google’s tools, such as Gmail, Docs and Sheets and have experience using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to organize data. You have a value alignment with the BC Greens Party’s evidence-based approach to the overlapping crises (i.e. housing, opioid and climate) our province is currently facing.
- Ideally, you have at least twelve months of demonstrated experience where you learned and applied your networking and relationship-building skills with a high degree of social intelligence (also known as tact or common sense), empathy and patience.
- Supporting your experience, you have a certificate or diploma, or equivalent, in a related field, such as marketing, communications, administration or other.
- You have some experience developing, supporting and/or leading collaborative projects, initiatives or programs with volunteers and colleagues.
- Through your work experience, you’ve developed excellent organizational skills and have learned to balance competing priorities.
- You enjoy the challenge of organizing large amounts of complex data in a way that individuals who are not highly competent can quickly and efficiently access.
- As an individual who is interested and/or involved in provincial politics, you are familiar with influential provincial and local stakeholders, including but not limited to, elected officials, non-profit organizations, influencers, business leaders, academics, and activists.
Currently, our team is working remotely from our home offices. We provide a laptop, a monitor, and a mouse and contribute to your internet costs. This position may eventually move to a hybrid remote and in-person work model. This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week and will include occasional evening and weekend hours. You can either be based in the Greater Victoria region or Metro Vancouver and must be able to commute to Victoria for in-person meetings once per quarter.
What's in it for you?
You will enjoy working with a collaborative and supportive team whose values of respect, integrity, care, excellence and teamwork guide our work and relationships. We provide a flexible schedule, extended benefits, 12 personal health days (PHD) for you and your family's health needs, 15 personal time off (PTO) days (pro-rated for 2022), and you gain an additional PTO day after each year of employment.
If this position interests you, apply today by emailing your cover letter and resume to [email protected] today.
We encourage any applicant who requires accommodation with respect to the application or interview process to email [email protected].