Organizer - BC Health Coalition
Job type: Permanent unionized at 30 hours/week
Compensation: $38.89/hour, plus benefits and matching RRSP contributions
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Vancouver, B.C., unceded Coast Salish Territories
The BC Health Coalition is looking for an experienced community organizer to work with coalition members and communities across B.C. to build a movement dedicated to strengthening public health care in B.C.
The Organizer works hand-in-hand with other BCHC staff and a passionate community of public health care advocates across the province to help develop skilled community leaders able to work on campaigns and do advocacy to strengthen and defend public health care. From advocating for better health care at the community level, to fighting a legal challenge against medicare, to working with elected officials on policy change, the Organizer position plays a vital and exciting role.
If you have a talent for building relationships with people and organizations, a quick strategic mind, and a passion for helping people become skilled leaders 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 LGBTQI, 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.
- Work with the Campaigner and BC Health Coalition Working Groups to develop and operationalize campaigns, with a focus on member and community engagement
- Identify, recruit and support local leaders on coalition campaigns, including developing skills building and educational opportunities, as needed
- Maintain institutional relationships and form new connections with partner organizations/stakeholders
- Organize events and activities in communities, such as public forums, press conferences, etc., which occasionally includes traveling outside the Lower Mainland
- Coordinate BCHC social media presence to engage with members and the public on health care issues
- Participate in daily strategic decision-making related to emerging health care issues and campaign activities
- Maintain Nationbuilder database and websites
- Design print and on-line communications materials, as needed
- Act as spokesperson, as required
- From time to time, support and coordinate other staff people
- A demonstrated passion for public health care, social services, and community organizing
- Excellent verbal and communication skills; proven experience with all forms of member and campaign communication
- Experience in a campaign setting (political or non-profit)
- Experience/awareness and critical analysis of the public health care system and/or issues related to social determinants of health
- Self-directed, self-motivated, and ready to take initiative in identifying gaps and finding and implementing solutions, involving other team members as needed
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team
- Willingness to test ideas and step outside your comfort zone
- Well organized and comfortable working with online platforms such as Google docs, Facebook, Google Hangouts, shared calendars, etc.
- Experience using Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) software, such as NationBuilder
- Policy analysis experience
- Government relations experience
About the organization:
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.
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 are interested in this position, and meet the requirements as listed, please e-mail:
- a resumé
- a one-page cover letter detailing why you’d like to work with us
- a one paragraph (150-200 words) answer to the following question: How best can the BC Health Coalition succeed in ensuring a strong public health care system in BC?
Please send this email with the subject line “Application: Organizer” to email@example.com.
When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: "Ann_Li_Letter.pdf" and "Ann_Li_Resume.pdf."
The BC Health Coalition thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.