Regional Field Organizers

The BC NDP is hiring 4 regional field organizers to support local election readiness in the lower mainland, Northern BC and on Vancouver Island.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Provincial Director and working within the Field Department, the organizers will be responsible for working with BC NDP electoral district associations, candidates, volunteers and Election Planning Committees in their assigned region to build capacity and for supporting all aspects of organizing, election readiness and regional coordination. The Regional Field Organizers will track, assess and provide regular reports on organizing activities and capacity.

A typical week might include supporting a regional canvass blitz, leading a training session for volunteers, organizing a nomination meeting, helping an Election Planning Committee finalize their draft campaign plan and budget, meeting with a potential candidate, coordinating leaflet orders and scouting campaign office space.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with electoral district associations and Election Planning Committees to meet pre-election voter contact, organizing, and volunteer recruitment targets;
  • Plan, develop, prepare and deliver training curriculum and materials for local volunteers and candidates;
  • In coordination with the Field Fundraising Officer, support local fundraising activities to meet election targets;
  • Drive strategic election-readiness work including developing and implementing preliminary local and regional campaign plans and budgets, forming Election Planning Committees, nominating candidates and identifying and training potential campaign staff members;
  • Respond to questions and requests from BC NDP members and supporters and the general public as appropriate;
  • Organize special events as required;
  • Perform general organizing and other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • At least one cycle of recent local campaign or pre-election organizing experience;
  • Excellent political judgment;
  • Commitment to the values and principles of the New Democratic Party of BC;
  • Deep familiarity and understanding of any of the following regions and communities: Richmond, the Fraser Valley, Northern BC, Burnaby, Vancouver Island, or the Tri-Cities.
  • Knowledge of predictive dialer systems, digital communications tools and other best-in-class campaign tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with and successfully relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings;
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends in a fast-paced, metrics-driven work environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple projects;
  • Excellent written, verbal and digital communications skills;
  • At least one cycle of recent local campaign or pre-election experience;
  • Ability to motivate and organize volunteers;
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required;

Assets

  • A valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle are an asset and may be required for remote work;
  • Ability to work in multiple languages, including Punjabi, Mandarin or Cantonese
  • Experience and high proficiency using Populus and other BC NDP campaign tools;
  • Recent experience working directly with the BC NDP membership and volunteers;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Recent adult education or training facilitation and course development experience;
  • Established working relationships with BC NDP caucus members

Terms and Conditions

These are full-time term positions from the date of hire until October 21, 2024 reporting to the BC NDP Deputy Provincial Director.

The position is covered by the CUPE 3787 Collective Agreement, with a monthly salary of $5,148.52 to $5,980.54 depending on experience and qualifications plus an additional 10.75% RSP amount each pay period. Positions longer than 3 months include benefits.

These positions are based out of the BC NDP’s office in Vancouver with remote work options available depending on the region assigned.

Apply by email using subject line “Regional Field Organizer” to Jordan Reid, BC NDP Deputy Provincial Director, at jordan.reid@bcndp.ca. Please include cover letter and resume, listing relevant qualifications and experience, and contact information for two references. Please indicate which region you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The BC NDP supports employment equity. People of colour, women, Indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, people living with a disability and young people are encouraged to apply.