Director of Engagement
Vision Vancouver Elector Association (Vision Vancouver) is seeking a motivated, experienced and energetic organizer for the position of Director of Engagement.
Overview of the Position
The Director of Engagement will play a key role in the development and the execution of the organization’s strategic plan in the area of engagement and organizing.
The Director of Engagement will develop and execute programming in the areas of outreach campaigning; membership development; volunteer engagement; community outreach and communications supporting these areas of responsibilities.
The Director of Engagement is a senior role aimed at increasing party’s capacity and working towards election readiness.
The Director of Engagement will be accountable for hiring staff for full time, part time or contracted positions that directly report to this role. The Director of Engagement reports to the Executive Director.
The successful applicant should have:
A commitment to progressive politics and to Vision Vancouver’s values;
Demonstrated either political or issue-based campaign experience in a leadership position;
Ability to inspire and manage staff and volunteers;
Experience working with multiple stakeholders and competing interests;
Knowledge of modern voter contact and mobilization strategies;
Familiarity with databases and a commitment to outcome driven results;
Willingness to work flexible hours;
Ability to work well in both leadership and team environments;
Be both strategically driven and detail oriented;
Flexible in managing priorities and strong self-motivation;
Open to self evaluation and feedback;
Desire to learn, contribute and grow.
Please note that political experience is not a must but a proven record in successful grassroots organizing is.
Terms and Conditions
This is a full-time position with the term ending at the completion of the 2018 municipal campaign. Salary will be negotiated based on the successful applicant’s experience.
A resume, cover letter and references should be submitted to:
Stepan Vdovine, Executive Director
via email to: [email protected]
Vision Vancouver is strongly committed to equity and diversity. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
There is no closing date for this position. The posting will remain open until the most suitable candidate is identified. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Vision Vancouver is Vancouver’s progressive municipal party working towards improving public transit, ending street homelessness, addressing housing affordability and making Vancouver the greenest city in the world.
Vision Vancouver currently supports 12 elected officials including the city's mayor.
The party is a membership based and driven organization, with a diverse executive board and professional staff.