We're Hiring Organizers!

Horizon Ottawa is looking to hire two organizers for an 8 week contract starting at the end of May with a possibility of extension. The contract will consist of mobilizing our members, supporters and residents around our various campaigns. Outreach would include mainly things like door-to-door canvassing as well as volunteer recruitment and organization.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with community/political organizing work throughout the City of Ottawa as well as some knowledge and understanding of Ottawa municipal politics and social movements in the city. They will be able to work independently and problem-solve with little supervision. The ideal candidate will also have creative ideas of how to drive action and engagement around our campaigns. 

We are looking for applicants who have read and agree with Horizon Ottawa’s mission and Basis of Unity.

Responsibilities:

  • Organizing door-to-door canvasses throughout the city 
  • Recruiting, training, and managing volunteers
  • Phone canvassing and potentially mainstreeting
  • Educating members and volunteers on our various campaigns and issues.
  • Building our membership base
  • Working with Horizon Ottawa’s Coordinator to carry out this work

Qualifications:

  • Some understanding and knowledge of Ottawa municipal affairs and City Hall politics
  • Experience as a community organizer or campaigner
  • Previous experience with volunteer management
  • Ability to work independently
  • Be available to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends
  • Knowledge of campaign outreach software such as Callhub is an asset
  • Knowledge of CRMs like Nationbuilder is an asset
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
  • A driver's license and access to a car is an asset
  • Have a positive attitude, and a commitment to social justice 

Compensation will be hourly at $19/hour for 35 hours a week. This is a short, 8 week long contract position until the end with possibility of extension.

How to apply: 

Please submit your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Organizer Position Application”:

  • Current Resume
  • Brief cover letter explaining why you want to work with Horizon Ottawa

Applications are due by Friday, May 24th and the position will begin as soon as possible.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Interviews will be conducted over Zoom.

We encourage and welcome the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities will bring to our campaign, and we invite First Nations’, Indigenous and Metis people, people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities to apply for this position.

 

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