Burnaby hivemind seeks new drones

The provincial New Democrats are recruiting three new staffers in preparation for the upcoming election. According to an email sent out last Thursday, those staffers include a pre-election production coordinator who will be responsible for designing and producing campaign materials. Interestingly, the job description specifically requires the coordinator to "develop media capacity to reach members of Indo-Canadian, Chinese, Filipino, First Nations and other cultural communities with leaflets and both radio and print ads." Earlier, Public Eye reported the New Democrats provincial council seemed especially concerned about encouraging "Indo-Canadian participation" during the next election and mobilizing ethnic voters. The party is also hiring a pre-election organizer (northern British Columbia) and a volunteer and training organizer. The following is a copy of the email.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nikki Hill
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 2:02 PM
Subject: BC NDP Job Postings: Pre-election Organizers and Pre-election Production Co-ordinator

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

JOB POSTING

Pre-election Production Co-ordinator

The Pre-election Production Co-ordinator provides support to the Party and its local candidates and campaigns in the co-ordination and production of written and designed materials including leaflets and posters, radio and print ads, web site content, special publications and e-campaign tools, and other duties as assigned leading up to the May 2005 provincial election.

The Pre-election Production Co-ordinator is a full time and limited term position until May 17, 2005. Membership in CUPE Local 3787 will be a condition of employment.

Job Duties

* Provide design and production of campaign material (leaflets, fact sheets, election signs etc) for local campaigns and providing liaison with the provincial campaign in that context.

* Provide paid media support (print and radio advertising) for local campaigns.

* Maintain the central campaign web site and assist local campaigns posting local content in candidate section of central site.

* Co-ordinate e-campaign outreach and fundraising.

* Support research needs of local campaigns.

* Plan, prepare and conduct workshops on leaflet and ad design for Party activists and members.

* Assist in developing paid media capability for local election campaigns.

* Develop media capacity to reach members of Indo-Canadian, Chinese, Filipino, First Nations and other cultural communities with leaflets and both radio and print ads.

* Co-ordinate production of the Party's pre-election and campaign direct mail fundraising pieces.

* Provide support to constituency associations as assigned.

* Field questions and requests from NDP members/supporters and the general public as appropriate.

Job Qualifications

* Thorough knowledge of the structure, history, policies and principles of the New Democratic Party of Canada and BC.

* Thorough knowledge of BC politics.

* Demonstrated recent election and pre-election campaign experience.

* Exceptional skill in written and verbal communications.

* Experience with advanced design software including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.

* Experience with web design and HTML.

* Proven ability to motivate and organize volunteers.

* Ability to work in a team environment.

* Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

* Proven ability to work under pressure in stressful situations.

* Be prepared to travel as required and work flexible hours and
weekends.

* Valid drivers license and reliable vehicle.

Compensation as per the CUPE 3787 collective agreement.

Apply by email to:

David Bieber, BC NDP Communications.

Please include references.

Closing date for applications is Monday, January 3, 2004 at 5 pm.

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Job Posting

Pre-election Organizer positions

General

The BC NDP is hiring two pre-election organizers to start in January 2005.

The Pre-election Organizer positions are full time and limited term. Membership in CUPE Local 3787 is a condition of employment.

Job Summary - Pre-election Organizer (Northern BC)

Under the supervision of the Director of Organization, pre-election organizers are responsible for working with NDP constituency bodies and activists to organize membership activity, training, outreach, fundraising, pre-election planning and other constituency organizing duties as assigned leading up to the May 2005 provincial election.

Successful candidates will be expected to work and travel extensively throughout Northern BC leading up to the May 2005 election.

Job Summary - Volunteer and Training Organizer

Under the supervision of the Director of Organization, the volunteer and training coordinator will be primarily responsible for developing and strengthening central and local systems for recruiting and mobilizing volunteers for pre-election and election campaign needs as well as major organizing initiatives.

In addition, this organizer will coordinate and develop training initiatives as directed, including assisting with the evaluation and revision of current training materials, organizing training sessions and development of new materials to assist constituencies with campaign planning and organization.

The position is based from the BC NDP Provincial Office in Burnaby.

General Pre-election Organizer Duties

* Work with constituency associations to organize provincial pre-election activities including election preparedness, membership drives, fundraising activities, community outreach, public communications and events.

* Plan, prepare and conduct workshops, seminars and other training sessions for Party members.

* Contact local activists in provincial constituencies and federal ridings to provide information, support, and guidance from the Provincial Office, Federal Office, Provincial Executive, Provincial Council and relevant election planning bodies.

* Assist constituencies in developing pre-election and election plans.

* Organize election campaigns during the May 2005 provincial election.

* Provide information to members on the structure and processes of the NDP and work with Party members within these structures at constituency and riding meetings, Provincial Council meetings, conventions and committee meetings.

* Field questions and requests from NDP members/supporters and the general public as appropriate.

* Organize special events as required.

* Support the work of BC NDP Committees as assigned.

* Perform general organizing duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

* Demonstrated recent adult education or training experience.

* Thorough knowledge of the structure, history, policies and principles of the New Democratic Party of Canada and BC.

* Demonstrated recent election and pre-election experience, including communications, organization, fundraising and management skills.

* Proven ability to motivate and organize volunteers.

* Ability to work in a team environment.

* Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

* Proven ability to work under pressure in stressful situations.

* Be prepared to travel as required and work flexible hours and weekends.

* Valid drivers license and reliable vehicle.

* Compensation as per the CUPE 3787 collective agreement.

Apply by email to: Nicola Hill, Director of Organization by Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 5 pm.

Please include relevant references. Questions about the positions should be made by email.

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