Results Canada is a grassroots advocacy organization that believes in mobilizing everyday people to generate the political will to end extreme poverty. We combine the voices of our volunteers with strategic areas of focus to leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive.
Results Canada is recruiting a Parliamentary Affairs Officer to join our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. We are a national grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to creating the political will to end extreme poverty and to educating and supporting Canadians to become effective and powerful advocates for change. We believe that a world free of poverty is possible, that proven solutions exist, and that together we can change the world.
Reporting to the Parliamentary Affairs Manager, the Parliamentary Officer will be responsible for supporting and leading on several facets of our parliamentary work including developing engagement strategies, building and maintaining relationships with elected officials and supporting our volunteers and staff to engage with their Members of Parliament.
• In collaboration with the Parliamentary Affairs Manager, build sustainable relationships with elected and appointed government officials and staff to promote the mandate of Results Canada
• Develop strategies and tactics for strengthening our existing relationships with MP champions, as well as cultivating new champions in Parliament
• Develop and produce advocacy resources with support from the policy team and materials to support Results Canada campaigns on global health, quality education and economic inclusion
• Represent Results Canada on relevant working groups and coalitions both domestic and international
• Collaborate with other Results Canada colleagues to support the achievement of broader organizational goals
• Manage the contacts database for both staff and citizen advocate interactions with MPs and other government stakeholders including reporting tools
• Willingness to work irregular hours as required for events, calls etc.
• Other duties as required
• Minimum BA in international development/affairs, public policy, public health, political science or other related fields, or experience in a relevant field.
• Knowledge of government relations, advocacy, and political outreach in Canada
• Experience with meeting and event coordination
• Experience working with volunteers, citizen advocates and/or community groups
• Excellent organizational skills, goal-oriented and proactive
• Proven written and oral communications skills asset
• Experience of advocacy, lobbying or influencing work in Canada
• Experience working in coalitions or networks
• Experience writing or designing a strategy (either alone or as part of a team)
• Ability to report on project advancement (track project goals)
• Bilingual in English and French is strongly preferred
Applications should include your resume and cover letter explaining why the position interests you and how your skills and experience make you are a suitable candidate. Please also include your salary expectation. Salary is competitive and includes a benefits package once the successful applicant has passed the probationary period.
Please email your application (cover letter and CV) by May 01, 2022 to [email protected] and include Parliamentary Officer in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
April 18, 2022
May 1, 2022
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