Hiring: Research and Election Engagement Coordinator

Location: Toronto, Ontario 
Expected Employment Period: April 29th - August 16th

Wage and Hours: $16/hour, 32 hours/week, 16 weeks total

GreenPAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to elect and support environmental leaders of all major parties running for office. We have run successful endorsement campaigns in the Federal (2015), Manitoba (2016), B.C. (2017), and Ontario (2018) elections. We are currently planning an ambitious endorsement campaign for the federal election.

We’re looking for a Research and Election Engagement Coordinator to keep track of and report on key environmental and political issues along the campaign trail. Job responsibilities include researching candidates and riding-specific environmental issues, finding creative ways to share research with our supporters, working with and supporting our volunteers, and providing other support for our federal election campaign. The ideal candidate is an ambitious self-starter that feels motivated by our mission, possesses strong research and communication skills, and has an interest in and knowledge of politics in Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep up to date with riding-specific environmental and political issues in Canada
  • Find creative ways to raise awareness of these issues (social media, blogs, etc.)
  • Prepare weekly research reports for the GreenPAC team
  • Research the environmental backgrounds of federal election candidates
  • Reach out to and follow up with candidates that have been flagged as environmental leaders
  • Work with and support our research volunteers
  • Additional administrative and outreach tasks as required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Previous research experience and strong research skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Knowledge of and interest in environmental issues
  • Knowledge of and interest in Canadian politics
  • Responsible self-starter
  • Assets: Experience working in the non-profit sector, volunteering or working on a political campaign, writing blogs or other news stories, writing or researching issues in French

Eligibility: You must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age. You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

GreenPAC supports and encourages diversity and equity, and we are striving to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or identity. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to info@GreenPAC.ca by 4 PM (EST), Wednesday April 17th. Interviews will take place the week of April 22nd. Note: this position is dependent on confirmation of funding in April 2019.