CONSTITUENCY ASSISTANT - OUTREACH/CASEWORK Temporary Part-Time – 19.5 hours (between June 10 and September 25th inclusive) Wayne Gates, MPP – Niagara Falls

Location: Fort Erie Satellite office

Objectives:  To assist the Member by completing assigned casework and outreach duties primarily in the Fort Erie community. 

Responsible to Member for:

  • Staffing satellite office. 
  • Dealing with enquiries and solving problems and advocating for constituents (case work).   Contacting and responding to  constituents by telephone, writing, and in person.  Contacting  senior government personnel, officials from outside organizations, and local government on behalf of constituents.
  • Assisting with outreach and engagement to help promote awareness of the MPP in the riding.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with constituents and local stakeholders including community organizations.
  • Keeping informed and liaising with interest groups within the Fort Erie area and ensuring Member is advised of key local concerns. 
  • Monitor local media and ensure that Member’s visibility wtihin the riding is reflected in traditional as well as new (social) media.
  • Developing, maintaining, and managing online records and ensuring that casework intake is reflected via electronic database.
  • Responding to requests for research or information from the MPP’s constituents in Fort Erie and surrounding area. 
  • Travelling throughout the riding to perform outreach as assigned by the member including: event planning, speaking engagements, attending events on behalf of the Member. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, appropriate to the position, of the NDP and/or the Canadian labour movement, Canadian Government,  Ontario government and public affairs.  Ability to write correspondence, to meet deadlines, produce accurate work and maintain organized records.  Ability to understand and prepare cases and to advocate effectively on behalf of the Member’s constituents.  Excellent Computer skills.  Familiarity with Member’s constituency and key stakeholder groups in the region essential. Experience in  NDP organizations, Ontario Government and election campaigns would be an asset.  

The NDP Caucus is an equal opportunity employer.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

Applications to Human Resources Coordinator NDP Caucus,  resumes@ndp.on.ca, Fax, 416-325-2266.