Objective: The Leader’s Assistant is responsible for providing hands-on assistance to the Leader to carry out her political, tour, and legislative responsibilities. This position is a non-bargaining unit position.
Responsible to the Principal Secretary and Director of the Leader’s Secretariat
In consultation with the Director of Leader’s Secretariat, assist the Leader in fulfillment of her daily scheduled activities, events and news conferences.
Drive and staff the Leader at events and on tour, including briefing the Leader, as required, on events and tour logistics.
Implement plans and programs to assist the Leader in following and keeping on time for her daily scheduled commitments.
Proactively review the Leader’s calendar and commitments and flag issues or events as required to the Director of the Leader’s Secretariat and Principal Secretary.
Provide debriefs to the Principal Secretary and Director of the Leader’s Secretariat and keep recorded notes of each event and contacts from outreach events.
Liaise with stakeholders from tour events and connect new contacts to appropriate people inside Queen’s Park (stakeholder relations, outreach, researchers, MPPs, and senior staff).
Assist the Leader with preparation of Question Period
In consultation with the Leader’s constituency office staff and the Director of the Leader’s Secretariat, flag issues or events of importance with the Leader.
Assist with the management of the Leader’s public email inbox and written correspondence as required.
Take pictures and support needs for Leader’s Social media outreach
Other duties as assigned by the Leader, Principal Secretary and or Director of Leader’ Secretariat.
Knowledge appropriate to the position of the NDP and/or Canadian labour movement, and of the Ontario Government and public affairs
At least 2 years of recent experience in event organizing, on-site management, or public relations
Excellent political judgment
Drivers’ license and excellent driving record a must
Confidentiality is a key component of this position.
Successful candidate must have enthusiasm and availability for frequent long distance travel across the province
High degree of flexibility and ability to work long hours
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with the public; ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to work under pressure.
Proficiency in major social media platforms preferred
Must have excellent writing skills. Ability to write reports, to meet deadlines, produce accurate work and maintain organized records
Good computer and office organization skills.
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a high energy, fast-paced team environment
Ability to multi-task / change task on short notice
Experience working in the labour movement, ethno-cultural and racialized communities, or an NDP organization would be an asset.
Second language skills would be an asset
Familiarity with equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression policy frameworks
Human Resources Co-ordinator, Ontario NDP Caucus
The NDP Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.