January 10th, 2022


Posting Date: January 10, 2022

External – Full-Time, Temporary (through February 28, 2022 with possible extension)

The New Democratic Party of Ontario seeks an organized individual with strong research skills and attention to detail on a temporary basis. Under the supervision of the Provincial Director and reporting to the Candidate Search Organizer, this position will work to assist in carrying out basic research and create reports as directed.


  • Conducting research into specific areas as directed.
  • Preparing succinct and accurate reports within tight timelines.
  • Time and resource management and organization.
  • Providing any other information as directed.
  • Quickly and accurately briefing staff on any emerging issues or issues of concern.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge appropriate to the position, knowledge of the NDP, the Ontario Government and the workings of the Legislature.
  • At least one year of proven recent research experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice.
  • Proven ability to work energetically without supervision and produce accurate work according to deadlines while maintaining organized records.
  • Ability to write succinctly, powerfully, quickly.
  • The ability to speak, read or write a second language is a strong asset.
  • A thorough and well-demonstrated appreciation for discretion and confidentiality
  • Experience working with confidential information in a professional setting. Understanding of digital security and privacy best practices
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to multi-task, highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent political judgement and a keen ability to interpret subtext in public statements - the ability to “read between the lines”.
  • Proven experience with online research tools and techniques.


This position is compensated as per Appendix IV of the ONDP Collective Agreement. Salary range $53,092.59 to $58,243.59 per annum.

The ONDP has an office at 2069 Lakeshore Blvd West, but some of this work will be remote for a period of time due to COVID-19.


Please submit a detailed including resume, cover letter and at least three relevant references, as well as your proof of COVID-19 vaccination documentation, by e-mail to the attention of Lucy Watson, Provincial Director at lwatson@ontariondp.ca. Please include the job title Research Assistant in the subject line.

The ONDP actively promotes employment equity. Women, Black, Indigenous, and racialized persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+, and anyone from equity seeking groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position, and qualified applicants from these groups will be given preference. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application.

We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please do not hesitate to contact Danielle Ouellette at douellette@ontariondp.ca to arrange appropriate accommodation.

Application Deadline 5:00 pm (EST) on January 21, 2022. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.