INTERNAL / EXTERNAL JOB POSTING: Part-Time Campaign Organizer | The Ontario Federation of Labour

INTERNAL / EXTERNAL JOB POSTING: Part-Time Campaign Organizer

Application Deadline:

DEADLINE TO APPLY – Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.


The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) values the diversity and intersectionality of the people it hires. At the OFL diversity means fostering a workplace where individuals’ differences are recognized, respected, appreciated and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents, strengths, and passion to better the lives of all workers. The OFL recruits, employs, and promotes, regardless of race, colour, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, age or national origin. The Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer, applicants from equity seeking communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.


The Ontario Federation of Labour is Canada’s largest provincial labour federation, representing 54 unions and approximately one million workers. The OFL is seeking two (2) part-time campaign organizers across Ontario, to lead local member to member mobilizing and outreach efforts in support of the Federation’s provincial election campaign.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will 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;
  • experience with strategic planning and the development of campaign goals, strategies, and tactics;
  • proven experience facilitating and implementing campaign plans including:
    • 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, and
    • conducting and reporting ongoing and post-campaign evaluations
  • the ability to travel and/or provide their own transportation, as required;
  • be available to work weekends and evening hours as needed;
  • the ability to work remotely, with limited supervision;
  • a valid driver’s license, have the use of a reliable vehicle, and
  • the ability to complete other duties as assigned.

Other important skills include:

  • 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • working within the OFL’s Political Action department on the OFL’s provincial election campaign across various regions across Ontario – organizing, fighting for, and protecting good jobs, public services, Equity, climate justice, and healthy and safe workplaces and communities;
  • helping to develop capacity on the ground under the direction of the Officers and OFL Executive Director through the Director of Political Action and Outreach;
  • acting as the OFL’s liaison to a network of local unions, community partners, and coalitions to mobilize for a province-wide day of action on May 1 and the provincial election on June 2;
  • organizing meetings, actions, outreach efforts (including member engagement canvasses), and phone banks;
  • assisting in recruiting, training, and developing volunteers and activists on organizing strategies to amplify the campaign;
  • collecting new and regularly updating contact list information and other data from campaign actions and events to grow the list of contacts within their local regions;
  • organizing, customizing, and distributing campaign materials, and
  • assisting with local digital campaign efforts, including social media, using texting and group chat applications, as needed.

Starting in April, part-time, limited term contract position, (4-6-week contract, twenty (20) hours per week) working out of the Federation of Labour office in North York, Toronto. Starting as soon as possible.

To be considered for the opportunity, please send a cover letter indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line: “OFL Campaign Organizer” and a detailed resumé to OFL Executive Director, Rob Halpin at rhalpin@ofl.ca by Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.