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April 1, 2019

The Ontario Federation of Labour is Canada’s largest provincial labour federation, representing approximately one million workers. The OFL is seeking several part-time campaign organizers for specific regions across Ontario to lead local mobilizing and outreach efforts for the Federation’s Power of Many Campaign.

Join a small, dynamic team of elected leaders, social justice advocates and other skilled staff at the OFL in this new, temporary and part-time seven (7) month contract – sixteen (16) hours per weekposition starting in April or May and working out of the OFL North York office and/or in the local region. 

LOCAL REGION ORGANIZERS FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE: Toronto-York Region, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie and Peel Region.

Local Region Organizers for hire within the next few monthsinclude Hamilton, North Bay, Ottawa, Durham and Niagara Region.  

The qualified candidate must have: 

  • a minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of experience in campaign planning and organizing on labour, human rights, equity or social justice initiatives, including:
    • strategic planning on campaign goals, strategies and tactics;
    • facilitating the implementation of campaign plans;
    • coordinating logistical and strategic matters related to campaign events;
    • engaging and recruiting members, allies and community members to take action;
    • facilitating participant-led organizing meetings; 
    • conducting ongoing and post-campaign evaluation, and
    • providing detailed reports.
  • excellent communication skills;
  • strong writing skills;
  • excellent social media skills;
  • strong organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • demonstrated volunteer management capabilities; 
  • enthusiasm, self-motivation and a commitment to doing great work;
  • a deep commitment to social justice and an understanding of issues related to decent work, public services and equity issues.

Previous experience working in a trade union environment and/or on political or community-based campaigns will be considered an asset. The ability to communicate in other languages will also be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will:

  • be the campaign lead for the OFL’s ‘Power of Many’ campaign in the local region – organizing, fighting for, and protecting good jobs, public services, equity-related issues, as well as healthy and safe workplaces and communities;
  • help to develop capacity on the ground in their respective region under the direction of the Officers through the Director of Political Action and Outreach;
  • be the OFL’s liaison to a network of local unions, community partners and coalitions;
  • organize meetings, actions and outreach efforts in the local region;
  • assist in recruiting, training and developing volunteers and activists on organizing strategies to amplify the campaign;
  • collect new and regularly update contact list information from campaign actions and events to grow the list of contacts within the local region;
  • organize, customize, and distribute campaign materials; 
  • assist with local digital campaign efforts, including social media, using texting and group chat applications, as needed; 
  • be available to work weekends and evening hours as needed; 
  • posses a valid driver’s license, have the use of a reliable vehicle, and 
  • other duties as required.

Contract Length:      Seven (7) month contract

Hours Per Week:       Sixteen (16) hours per week 

Salary:                        $740.72 per week

Other:                         As per the COPE 343 Collective Agreement 

To be considered for the opportunity, please send a cover letter indicating the region applying for and a detailed resume to Judy Chow jchow@ofl.caby APRIL 15, 2019 4:00 p.m.Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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