National Representative, Political Action and Campaigns Department

Posted:  22 November 2017

Internal/External Posting

Bulletin No. 2017-07 - Ottawa, Ontario

Application Deadline: December 22, 2017

The Canadian Labour Congress has two positions available in the Political Action and Campaigns Department. These positions are both based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Under the supervision of the National Director, Political Action and Campaigns, the successful candidate will:

  • support the work of CLC Officers and Canadian Council in the implementation of CLC priority areas;
  • develop and implement national campaigns to ensure the labour movement’s policies and positions are prominent at the national level;
  • work with CLC staff and other organizations to ensure that labour priorities are presented in municipal, provincial and federal elections;
  • monitor and analyze federal, provincial and municipal government decisions on working people, their families and communities;
  • develop, write and design campaign materials and reports;
  • plan and coordinate the implementation of campaign strategies at the national level;
  • work with CLC regional staff to coordinate legislative priorities and campaigns;
  • develop the capacity in the labour movement to advance political campaigns;
  • incorporate new media and digital strategies into campaign work to build mobilization capacity.


The successful candidate will have:

  • a sound knowledge of the labour movement and ability to work cooperatively with unions and staff;
  • a minimum of 3 years’ experience in political campaigning at the municipal, provincial or federal levels;
  • a minimum of 3 years’ experience developing national campaigns and delivering strategies;
  • demonstrated ability to develop campaign materials in a variety of media formats;
  • demonstrated ability to use data, databases, social media and other tools in campaigns;
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively with affiliates, labour councils and federations of labour;
  • ability and experience in building coalitions;
  • experience in the design and use of opinion surveys and polling;
  • knowledge and experience of the legislative process;
  • successful experience in working with the media;
  • ability to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • a demonstrated ability to integrate a feminist and anti‑racist working class perspective in the work;
  • experience in developing and implementing campaign capacity and mobilization training;
  • ability to write and speak in both French and English will be considered an asset.

The starting salary for this position is $83,166,90 (plus benefits) under the collective agreement (Unifor, Local CULR-1).

Please submit your resume and covering letter to the attention of Lori McCarthy, Director, Human Resources, via email at by December 22, 2017. Quote Bulletin 2017-07 in your application.

Note: The CLC will complete its internal hiring process prior to proceeding with external candidates. While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Labour Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, intersex and Aboriginal workers are encouraged to apply for this position.