The Montreal-based assistant campaigner position is involved with almost all aspects of Friends of Public Services' operations, including assisting with research, administration, outreach, writing, fundraising, editing, and social media. The assistant campaigner will work with FPS's coordinator in our Montreal office, and be in contact with other volunteers and collaborators in Montreal and across Canada. Individuals in this position will gain experience designing and running online campaigns, and in all facets of running a small and dynamic campaigning organization. The successful applicant will be creative, driven by a desire for social justice, and ready to learn new skills rapidly. FPS is a new organization with rapidly-evolving strategies and practices, and the assistant campaigner will play a major role in shaping the organization's practices and culture.
40 hours/week, starting in late September
Founded in 2015, Friends of Public Services is a pan-Canadian organization advocating for a strong, democratic, and equitable public sector in Canada that takes a leadership role in ecological sustainability. We believe that public health care, education, and many other services represent a monumental achievements of centuries of social movements, and should be improved, democratized and expanded. FPS aims to build sustained opposition to the neoliberal agenda of austerity and privatization, and highlight the accomplishments and potential of public services as one of the most effective methods of redistributing wealth and empowering the public to shape the direction of the economy -- especially when it comes to addressing the climate crisis.
Our major campaign right now is Delivering Community Power, which aims to address the climate crisis and community needs by extending the scope and mandate of the postal service. The campaign's larger goal is to reimagine public services as extending and improving communities' ability to improve quality of life and build a just and sustainable economy.
• Assisting with planning and carrying out campaigns
• Developing educational materials
• Administrative tasks
• Member outreach
• Drafting or proofreading blog posts and mass emails
• Cultivating social media presence
• Maintaining web site
• Support for fundraising work
Required qualifications and attributes:
• Commitment to social and environmental justice
• Non-academic writing/editing skills
• Working knowledge of social media
• Research skills
• Access to computer and internet
• Located in Montreal (or willing to relocate)
Optional qualifications and attributes:
• Bi/multi-lingualism (French and other languages)
• Experience in online campaigning canvassing, community organizing or canvassing
• Experience in social movements
• Fundraising experience
• Graphic design skills
• Familiarity with Photoshop or equivalent software
• Bookkeeping and financial administration
• Knowledge of audio or video editing
• Journalism experience
• Experience with online collaboration tools like Skype and Googledocs
• Blogging experience
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ASSISTANT CAMPAIGNER in the subject line. Please attach a cover letter (under 300 words), writing sample and CV. If possible, please include all three in a single pdf file, the filename of which contains your first and last name. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, but must be sent in before noon on September 19 (DEADLINE EXTENDED).