Outreach and Stakeholder Manager

July 24th, 2017 by CIVIX

CIVIX is seeking a new teammate to drive stakeholder outreach towards the 2018 elections in Ontario and through to the 2019 federal election.

Background:

CIVIX is Canada’s leading civic education charity dedicated to fostering the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young people. We work with teachers to provide authentic learning opportunities to help students practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. Rather than learn about civics and citizenship from a textbook, students experience it firsthand with relevant events and issues in real-time.

CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets, citizen consultations, civic literacy and elected representatives. CIVIX also facilitates professional development opportunities for educators to improve their capacity and commitment to civic education.

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX. Coinciding with official elections, students learn about government and the electoral process, research and debate the issues, party platforms and candidates, and participate in a parallel vote. The Student Vote results are shared with the public and with the media for broadcast or publication. CIVIX delivered its largest project to date during the 2015 federal election with approximately half of all Canadian schools registering to participate. In total, 922,000 students cast a ballot from 6,662 schools across Canada, representing all 338 electoral districts.

Objective of Position:

The Stakeholder and Outreach Manager is focused on enhancing the reach and impact CIVIX programs in Ontario through the maintenance and improvement of contributions from stakeholders in the education, community and government sectors.  This will involve face-to-face meetings, phone work, letter communications and other outreach strategies. 

Job Description:

The Outreach and Stakeholder Manager will perform the following tasks:

  • Stakeholder outreach – Communicate with education stakeholders to garner support for the upcoming elections and coordinate promotional efforts;
  • Community engagement – Develop collaborative relationships with Ontario municipalities in preparation for the municipal and school board elections;
  • Volunteer management – Liaise with the CIVIX network of board representatives (educators) to support local outreach activities;
  • Media coordination – Assist with the coordination of media visits and interviews with participating teachers and schools;
  • Materials Development – Contribute to the development of resource materials, including research of background information and proofreading of documents in English and French;
  • Reporting and Evaluation – Evaluate and report back on outreach efforts on a regular basis, internally and to stakeholders;
  • Events – Represent CIVIX at select meetings or events to present CIVIX programming, and assist in the coordination of professional development conferences and workshops;
  • General program communications – Assist with outreach to schools as well as follow up with participating educators.

Some activities will require travel within Ontario and potentially throughout Canada.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must be energetic, personable and hard working. Strong communication and organizational skills are required.
  • A background in education and/or political science is an asset.
  • The position requires at least four years’ experience in communications, stakeholder relations or project management. 
  • Written and verbal bilingual proficiency is preferred and will be tested during the interview process.
  • No partisan affiliation. 
  • Must have a driver’s license to facilitate travel. 

CIVIX is looking for a minimum commitment of 26 months.

Compensation:

$26-28 per hour. Approximately 40-44 hours per week. Start and end times may vary during election campaigns or project timelines due to varying time zones.  

Application Guidelines:

Cover letter (with sections written in English and French), resume and two references for recent work or volunteer experience to be submitted as one Word or PDF e-mail attachment to hello@civix.ca with ‘Outreach and Stakeholder Manager’ in the subject line. No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to Apply: The deadline to apply is August 11, however applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and interviews may be conducted before the application deadline. CIVIX is looking to fill this position immediately.

CIVIX is committed to accessible recruiting, employment, and retention practices, and individual accommodations can be provided upon request.

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