Ontario NDP Caucus

Government of Ontario

Bilingual Correspondence Officer - Queen's Park

Published on January 11, 2023

Objective: To assist the Leader’s Secretariat and Caucus with the tracking, drafting, and researching of Leader’s correspondence and speaking materials. 

 

Responsible to the Director of the Leader’s Secretariat for:

 

  1. Correspondence

 

  • On behalf of the Leader’s Secretariat and Caucus preparation of high-quality, accurate, proof-read correspondence to constituents and members of the public, stakeholder groups, community groups, and government officials.
  • Working closely with other departments - Communications, Research and Legislative Affairs – to ensure drafted correspondence is appropriate and in line with NDP policy and the message box of the day.
  • Having key correspondence reviewed and approved by relevant departments, on behalf of the Leader’s Secretariat.
  • Assisting with responses to event invitations for the Leader, as required.

    Administration

 

  • Manage and respond to day-to-day inquiries from the public, staff, and MPPs directly. Where necessary, triage correspondence with Caucus Service staff to ensure that inquiries are directed to appropriate staff and responded to in a timely fashion.
  • Electronically track inquiries from the public to the Leader’s Office and advise the Director as to current trends and controversial issues.
  • Assist with the organization and triaging of the Leader’s Queen’s Park inboxes.
  • Assist with the organization of a centralized correspondence database that can be used by Caucus staff and Members’ offices.

    Public Relations

 

  • Contacting constituents and the general public as required by email, written correspondence, telephone, or in person.

    Advisory/Research Duties

 

  • Remain informed of NDP policy and the Caucus’ position on topics of current interest and concern
  • Performing specialized research at the Director’s request
  • Making inquiries and collecting information in connection with correspondence received by the Leader’s Office
  • Liaising with Critic Offices and other Caucus staff to pro-actively determine appropriate follow-up correspondence.

    Speaking Notes and Event Material Preparation

 

  • Working with the communications team to draft and prepare speaking materials as required for the Leader’s Tours

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Complete fluency in both English and French
  • Knowledge appropriate to the position of the NDP and/or Canadian Labour movement, and of the Ontario Government and public affairs.
  • Background in communications, copy-editing, journalism, marketing a strong asset
  • Excellent communication skills and exceptional writing skills
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Good political judgment and discretion is essential
  • Proven experience working with confidential information is an asset
  • Strong office organization skills and attention to detail are essential
  • Excellent computer skills including electronic list management and record-keeping
  • Experience in the Labour movement or NDP organization and election campaigns is an asset
  • Familiarity with equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression policy frameworks

 

The NDP Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

 

Please apply on link https://ndp.bamboohr.com/careers/230 

 

Thank you for your application. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.