Friday April 20 2018
CUPW launched the Delivering Community Power (DeCoPo) project in February 2016 to advance part of the union’s vision for the postal service and to work with new allies on a new basis. The next phase of the campaign is to develop and hone the vision while spreading the message and exerting political pressure on the federal government to use Canada Post as a transformative force for addressing climate change and social issues together.
The National Executive Board authorized a member in good standing to work on an as required basis with the Union’s elected representatives and staff on the “Delivering Community Power” campaign for a 6-month period. A second 6-month position under the CUPW collective agreement with CUPE Local 1979 has been posted as well.
Working under the direction of the 3rd National Vice President and other officers of the Union, the DeCoPo Worker Campaigner will be responsible for:
- Executing the action plan for the revitalized Delivering Community Power campaign;
- Coordinating coalitions with members and allies;
- Assisting in the production and distribution of campaign material;
- Working with CUPW communications department, make media relations and promotions plans for the campaign;
- Working with unions, communities, researchers, academics, and political players on the campaign.
- Ability to work well on your own and with others;
- Excellent writing and public relations skills;
- Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines;
- Experience implementing and coordinating campaigns for social change;
- Work in the environmental movement would be an asset;
- Experience in and commitment to the labour or other social change movements;
- Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software;
- Experience with social media campaigns would be an asset.
Working Conditions and Compensation
This is a temporary part-time position for a six-month period starting as soon as possible. Hours and days of work will be determined by the needs of the campaign. Travel will be required. Compensation will be at the annualized rate of a Union Representative position. Applications are encouraged from equity seeking groups. Self-identification is optional.
Applicants must send a resume and covering letter to the attention of:
377 Bank Street
Ottawa ON K2P 1Y3
Fax: 613 563 7861
Application Deadline: Friday May 4, 2018, Noon
3rd National Vice-President