Position: Business and Municipal Outreach Coordinator
Location: Burnaby, Greater Vancouver BC
Date posted: Mar 20, 2017
Closing date: Mar 31, 2017
Job type: Full-time, Temp position until October 31st
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Location: Lower Mainland (Working out of Burnaby office)
Dogwood is pioneering a model to put control back in the hands of the public by bringing together citizens to reclaim decision-making power. The Dogwood model combines large-scale citizen engagement and recognition of Indigenous land rights with non-partisan political organizing, all of which is underscored by a commitment to continual improvement through testing and analytics.
We have an opportunity for a talented individual to build relationships with businesses and municipalities and establish a province wide network to support Dogwood’s Citizens Initiative effort to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline project. This work will play a key role in sustaining Dogwood’s grassroots campaign teams who will gather signatures necessary to force citizen-led legislation protecting health and waterways from big oil projects.
The ideal candidate will be an organized, detail oriented, and passionate British Columbian with experience managing complex projects on tight deadlines.
The Business and Municipal Outreach Coordinator will work closely with staff, volunteers and Dogwood supporters in several ridings across the province, and will be responsible for:
Developing and maintaining relationships with businesses and municipal government contacts in BC’s provincial ridings to host Citizens Initiative petition sheets.
Developing an outreach package to explain our campaign and what the partnership would look like.
Tracking relationships centrally and keeping detailed records of contact information, commitments and current status
Ensuring official canvassers are signed up and trained at host sites.
Ensuring that petition forms are delivered successfully to business and municipal government contacts in BC, and returned securely to Dogwood’s HQ in a timely manner.
Ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships, including making cold calls to potential business and municipal allies
Ability to organize and maintain detailed records; complete necessary paperwork and meet deadlines
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential
Prior experience with effective time management and prioritization is essential
Customer service experience a considerable asset
Willing to adapt quickly to changing procedures
Proficient in MS Office programs and the Google Suite of Apps, and willing to learn new programs as needed
Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple processes
A demonstrated passion for politics, democracy and the environment an asset.
Dogwood Initiative offers a flexible and rewarding work environment. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
If you’re interested in this position and meet the requirements, please e-mail a cover letter and your resume by March 31 to Alisha Brown, Director of HR at:
Preference will be given to candidates who apply through the YMCA’s Youth Eco Internship Program: https://gv.ymca.ca/Programs/Employment/Youth-Eco-Internship
Interviews may happen on a rolling basis, so please get your application in as soon as possible. Submit your attachments with your first and last name in the file name, i.e."Ann_Smith_Cover_Letter.pdf" and "Ann_Smith_Resume.pdf."
Dogwood is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at RCEN.ca.