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Research and Communications Officers provide a wide array of research and communications support and

advice in support of MLAs and to assist in advancing the caucus message and agenda to British Columbians.

REPORTING TO:

Director of Communications, Research and Legislative Initiatives

LOCATION:

Legislative Assembly, Victoria

START DATE:

Immediate until January 23, 2021

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify opportunities and develop strategies and messages for MLAs to comment publicly on issues of importance to the caucus.
  • Provide strategic advice and support for MLAs in the Legislature and their constituencies.
  • Assist MLAs in preparation for media interviews, legislature debates, and public appearances.
  • Write communications materials (letters to stakeholders, news releases, letters to editor, columns).
  • Respond to requests for information from caucus members, staff and others as directed.
  • Monitor opposition parties, government legislation, ministry programs and their budget estimates.
  • Monitor media and other sources for developments related to assignments, including tracking
  • government announcements and initiatives, and those of key stakeholders.
  • Analyze, evaluate and prepare alternatives to government legislation, programs and regulations.
  • Research and prepare papers and notes to assist caucus members to effectively advocate New
  • Democrat positions and policy in their legislative and extra-parliamentary duties.
  • Participate in group projects, which may involve other staff or MLAs on committees or task forces.
  • Assist MLAs in developing relationships and maintaining contact with stakeholder groups and
  • individuals.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a university degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proven research and analytical skills including the ability to organize and interpret complex issues in ways that provide options and recommendations.
  • A thorough knowledge of BC's political landscape and an understanding of the BC New Democratic Party.
  • An ability to respond well to short deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of research applications and databases.
  • A clear, concise writing style that conveys facts and interpretation in an easy to understand way.
  • Strong range of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people, including MLAs, senior management and colleagues in and outside of the department
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

ANNUAL SALARY:

Salary and benefits as per the BCGEU (Caucus Workers') Collective Agreement.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Email resume and cover letter via Isarta. Please note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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