Ontario NDP Caucus

Government of Ontario

Ontario NDP Caucus - Constituency Assistant - Hamilton Centre

Published on August 27, 2021

Job: Constituency Assistant

Status: Permanent Full-time (32.5 hours per week)

Department/ Location: MPP Andrea Horwath’s (Hamilton Centre) Constituency Office 

Objectives: To assist the Member by completing assigned casework and outreach duties.

Responsible to Member for:

  • Preparing, gathering, maintaining, and compiling research material as requested by the Member to aid in communicating with constituents and organizations in the constituency.
  • Responding to requests for research or information from the MPP’s constituents.
  • Monitor local media to ensure a strong media presence for the Member. May include preparing weekly columns, drafting op-eds, standard media releases, and arranging stand-up interviews.
  • Work with the MPP and caucus communications department to develop a strong social media presence and manage online social media to increase MPP’s visual identity.
  • Assist with outreach and engagement to help promote awareness of the MPP in the riding.
  • Keeping informed in all policy areas assigned by Member and liaising with interest groups within the constituency.
  • Dealing with enquiries, solving problems and advocating for constituents (casework).
  • Contacting and responding to constituents by telephone, writing, and in person.
  • Contacting senior government personnel, officials from outside organizations, and local government.
  • Preparing all documentation related to casework.
  • Travel throughout the Riding to perform outreach, casework, and event planning.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Member.

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the NDP and the Canadian labour movement, Canadian government, Ontario government, and public affairs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Equity and Diversity frameworks and considerations and the ability to apply it to the responsibilities of the position
  • Proven outreach experience with diverse communities in Hamilton Centre
  • Ability to write articles and reports, meet deadlines, produce accurate work, and maintain organized records.
  • Ability to advocate effectively on behalf of the Member’s constituents.
  • Excellent computer skills required.
  • Familiarity with member’s constituency, portfolio areas, and key stakeholder groups in the riding is essential.
  • Proficiency in English is essential.
  • Conversational French is strongly desired.
  • Experience in NDP organizations and community organizing is an asset.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong community ties to the Member’s riding is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in social media is preferred
  • Additional language skills preferred.

 

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

Please apply at the following link: https://ndp.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=136 

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