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Join the BC Health Coalition Team

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We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Field Organizers

Date posted: January 13th

Closing date: February 1st

Job type: Part-time temporary position (20-25 hours per week) until May 26th, 2017

Compensation: $30 per hour plus compensation in lieu of benefits

Start Date: February 13th, 2017 or as soon as possible

Location: the Lower Mainland or the Okanagan or the Comox Valley

Position overview:

The BC Health Coalition is looking for three experienced organizers to mobilize voters around health care in 2017 provincial election.  

Summary:

These positions will work with a passionate community of public health care advocates to ensure that public health care is a top issue in the 2017 provincial election.

If you've got a talent for organizing people, a quick strategic mind, and a passion for helping hundreds to take action for a better health care future, this position could be for you.

We welcome and value the contributions individuals who identify as members of equity seeking communities bring to our organization, and encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQI, members of visible minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. We recognize that this list is neither exhaustive nor representative of the intersectionality present within each individual. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

Vote Public Health BC Campaign:

The BC Health Coalition (BCHC) is a provincial network of organizations and individuals who champion the public health care system.

Health care consistently polls as one of the top three issue for voters. BCHC has an established network of organizers around the province and our coalition is in an ideal position to run a high-impact campaign in 2017.

BCHC is invested in ensuring that people who care about public health care get out and vote.

During the 2015 federal election, BCHC ran a pilot campaign to ‘get out’ the public health care vote in swing ridings. The campaign focused on one-on-one conversations with voters, asking voters to commit to vote for health care, and following up throughout the election period.

Now, we’re applying these lessons to the BC election on a larger scale. If you have strong interpersonal skills and want to see health care improve in B.C., we need your help. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify and recruit local leaders/volunteers to lead vote pledge collection activities in target communities;
  • Provide training, support and coaching to local leaders in the election campaign;
  • Organize events and activities in target communities including knocking on doors, managing data collection, and phoning voters;
  • Work with BCHC election campaigner to draft online content, local action guides, template emails, flyers, and media advisories;
  • Maintain meticulous data tracking on our internal database.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage volunteers in person and remotely;
  • Experience training others and fostering leadership;
  • A demonstrated passion for public health care, social services and engagement;
  • Willingness to test ideas and step outside your comfort zone;
  • Experience in a campaign setting (political or non-profit);
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • For the Okanagan position, a driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and ready to take initiative in identifying gaps and finding and implementing solutions, involving other team members as needed;
  • Extremely well organized and comfortable working with online technologies such as Google docs, Skype, Facebook, Google Hangouts, shared calendars, etc.;

 Bonus points if you have:

  • Previous experience with field organizing, political organizing or event planning;
  • Training in “snowflake model” organizing via Organize BC or similar group;
  • Previous experience using Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) software, such as Salesforce or Nationbuilder;
  • A strong network in one of the target regions- Lower Mainland or the Okanagan or the Comox Valley;
  • A minimum of 1-2 years related experience.

The BC Health Coalition is a unionized work environment. Staff are covered by a collective agreement. 

To Apply:

If you’re interested in this position and meet the requirements please e-mail a resumé and a one-page cover letter detailing why you’d like to work with us.  In you cover letter, please indicate which region you’re applying for:  the Lower Mainland, the Okanagan, or the Comox Valley

Please send this email with the subject line “Application: Election Organizer” to info@bchealthcoalition.ca

Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until posting closes February 1st

When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: "Ann_Li_Letter.pdf" and "Ann_Li_Resume.pdf."

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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