Field Officer, South Asian Community Outreach

February 17, 2017 |
Close Date: 
February 20, 2017

Term Position ending May 11, 2017

Running a campaign as diverse and inclusive as British Columbia is essential to winning the next election.

As a Field Officer, a typical day may include prepping a candidate for an interview with their local newspaper, training a team of canvassers over a webinar, calling through lists of volunteers, planning a year-end fundraiser and organizing the registration for a rally. You’ll need to be quick on your feet and able to juggle a lot of balls at once.

Elections are dynamic projects where you’ll be working long hours with a talented team of professional campaigners. You must be able to thrive in a team environment and stay cool under pressure.

Above all else, the best Field Officers are those that bring a positive attitude to their work. After a long day, it’s important that you’re able to keep your energy up and stay focused on our goal of winning the 2017 election.

Successful applications for this job are good at:

  • Communicating, and being able to communicate effectively in written and spoken Punjabi. Understanding of Hindi and other south Asian languages an asset.
  • Recruiting volunteers, working with people of varying skill-sets and diverse backgrounds and leading teams of volunteers
  • Door-knocking and phone canvassing
  • Fundraising and tracking finances
  • Making communications recommendations and monitoring media and social media traffic, with the additional asset of being adept in social media uses on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Making outreach recommendations, organizing outreach and voter contact activities, and monitoring community activities and events
  • Analyzing information and briefing others on policy and communications, including candidates
  • Exercising sound political judgement
  • Problem solving
  • Keeping an organized and detailed task list and not letting small things fall through the cracks
  • Staying positive and motivating others
  • Being diplomatic through tough conversations
  • Using your knowledge of BC NDP campaigns to provide guidance to campaigns and to work within our campaign teams

Your previous experience should include:

  • Having worked on NDP or similar campaigns
  • Organizing fundraising, town hall meetings or other large events with supporters and volunteers
  • Experience in the labour, environmental, community advocacy or social justice movements
  • A history of supporting the BC NDP and other progressive causes

This job will require a vehicle and long work hours in the pre-election and election period.

Terms and Conditions

This is a full-time term position ending May 11, 2017. Compensation is per the CUPE 3787 Collective Agreement.

Please include resume, cover letter and references. Apply by email using subject line “Field Officer Applications” to no later than 5pm Monday February 20, 2017.