We're Hiring!

We're looking for a Coordinator!

Horizon Ottawa is hiring a part-time coordinator for a 28-week contract starting the first week of May until the beginning of November 2022. The coordinator’s role will increase Horizon Ottawa's overall capacity by supporting the work of committees, mobilizing the organization's volunteers, and increasing its fundraising. The Coordinator position also involves communications, such as live-tweeting meetings, drafting press releases or posting on social media.

The ideal candidate has 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. They will be able to work independently and problem-solve effectively. 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.

We encourage and welcome the contributions that individuals from equity-seeking communities will bring to our campaign, and we invite First Nations’, Inuit and Metis people, people of colour, low-income and working class people and those on social assistance, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, newcomers, and people with disabilities to apply for this position. Horizon Ottawa will actively work to support the successful candidate in this role. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the work of the committees
  • Carrying out the campaign’s outreach strategy 
  • Recruiting, training, and mobilizing volunteers
  • Phone canvassing, door canvassing, street-side flyer handout, etc
  • Educating members and volunteers on the City electoral process
  • Work with communications volunteers on social media content
  • Meeting with stakeholders and partners to carry out outreach strategies
  • Building our membership base
  • Working with Horizon Ottawa’s Board of Directors 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
  • Experience with managing social media accounts and live-tweeting
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
  • Have a positive attitude, and a commitment to social justice 

 

Contract Details: 

Compensation will be hourly at $25/hour for an average of 20 hours a week. This is a 28-week contract position from May 2022 until the beginning of November 2022.

 

How to apply: 

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

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

Applications are due by May 6th, 2022 and the position will begin as soon as possible.

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

 

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