We're hiring to cover for a parental leave! The BC Health Coalition is looking for an experienced campaigner to help lead a vibrant and effective coalition of over 800,000 members working to strengthen public health care in B.C. The Campaigner is responsible for designing and delivering campaign, communications, and government relations strategies in close collaboration with coalition members.
If you love working in a fast-paced campaign environment, have a talent for building relationships with people and organizations, and a passion for helping people to take action for a better health care future, this position could be for you.
We welcome and value the contributions individuals who identify as members of equity seeking communities bring to our organization, and encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, members of visible minorities, immigrants, and people with disabilities to apply. We recognize that this list is neither exhaustive nor representative of the intersectionality present within each individual. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.
Date posted: Sept 22, 2022
Closing date: October 9, 2022
Job type: 30 hours/week, one year contract for parental leave
Compensation: $43.16/hour plus benefits and RRSP contributions
Start Date: October 25, 2022
Expected End Date: Tentative November 2023
Location: Vancouver, B.C., unceded Coast Salish Territories
The Campaigner is primarily responsible for:
- Designing and delivering campaigns, communications, and government relations strategies in close collaboration with coalition members;
- Creating various opportunities and avenues within the campaigns and activities of the BCHC to put forward examples of alternatives to privatization of health care including innovations and public solutions;
- Focusing campaigns of the BCHC on engaging citizens to take action to protect and expand public health care;
- Increase the number of supporters, members, and overall engagement of the public in the campaigns of BCHC; and,
- Raising the overall profile of the BCHC within the general public, media and government circles.
These responsibilities are carried out in a number of ways, including but not limited to:
- Maintain a campaigns budget in collaboration with the Coordinator;
- Provide leadership in developing and supporting local and province-wide campaigns in support of public health care;
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with key labour and community partners locally, provincially and nationally;
- Work with the Coordinator to plan, implement, and manage the campaigns of the BCHC;
- Attend BCHC Steering Committee and Coalition working group meetings;
- Produce high quality written materials including policy briefs, campaign documents, news releases;
- Develop, deliver and evaluate communications strategies;
- Oversee health policy research projects as needed;
- Promote the campaigns of the BCHC through public speaking, presentations to member organizations, facilitation of meetings and workshops and acting as a general resource;
- Organize public events and press conferences to promote key issues and voices related to BCHC campaigns;
- Engage with and respond to media – print, television and radio;
- Respond to government initiatives through media and engaging members in campaigns;
- Identify and engage with health care activists across B.C.;
- Develop new initiatives of the BCHC;
- Work to increase the overall profile of the BCHC; and,
- Lobby elected officials to push the coalition’s agenda and work.
- Leadership experience in a campaigning/advocacy setting
- Experience in election campaigning
- Knowledge of effective use of digital organizing and campaign tools
- Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze political and policy scenarios to develop strategic campaigns that deliver concrete results
- Experience with media relations and government relations
- Ability to thrive in a highly cooperative coalition environment that requires maintaining multiple relationships and collaborations
- A demonstrated passion for public health care
- Knowledge of B.C.’s political and media environments
- Experience with and/or knowledge of community and labour sectors
- Experience with coordinating staff and/or volunteer teams
- Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
- Excellent teamwork skills and ability to be self-directed and self-motivated when leading projects independently
- Willingness to test ideas and step outside your comfort zone
- Comfortable working with online platforms such as Dropbox, Google, NationBuilder, Zoom, etc.
- Bonus points if you have:
- Policy analysis experience
- Experience working in a coalition environment
The BC Health Coalition (www.bchealthcoalition.ca) is a provincial network of organizations and individuals that champion the protection and expansion of Canada’s universal public health care system. Founded in 1994 as a consensus-based non-partisan organization, we work to build diverse support and engagement in our campaigns through outreach, education and action. Together we have won multiple campaigns at the local, regional, and provincial levels to strengthen and defend public health care. From working with elected officials on policy change, to supporting grassroots community organizing, to helping defend medicare in Supreme Court, the Campaigner position plays a central role in our exciting work.
Some great things about working at BCHC:
- Direct involvement in meaningful work that makes a concrete difference in people’s lives
- Challenging and rewarding role in a flexible work environment
- Coalition structure provides opportunities to work closely with a wide range of experts in multiple disciplines and areas of issue expertise
- Opportunities for professional development
- Work in collaboration with a small, motivated and friendly staff team
- Ability to work from home and remotely
The BC Health Coalition is a unionized work environment. Staff are members of the BC Union Workers’ Union, and are covered by a collective agreement. Staff report to the coalition Steering Committee.
If you’re interested in this position and meet the requirements please email us your resume and a one-page cover letter. Please send this email with the subject line “Application: Campaigner” to [email protected]
Please include in your cover letter: your experience and skills that relate to the position qualifications and tell us briefly about one campaign you were involved in, the impact it had, and what you learned from it.
When submitting your application please combine into one document and name it with your first and last name in the title, such as: "Ann_Li_Application.pdf"
The BC Health Coalition thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.