Campaigns Officer (Parental Leave Cover)

Ottawa, ON, Canada
negotiable Expires in 6 days


Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights seeks a full-time Campaigns Officer, based in Ottawa, Canada for a 1-year term (parental leave cover).


Reporting to the Director of Government Relations, the Campaigns Officer is a member of the Government relations and Campaign team that is responsible for promoting sexual and reproductive rights in Canada and around the world through advocacy to all levels of government, as well as public mobilization, awareness raising and campaign work.

The Campaigns Officer leads Action Canada’s strategic campaigns work, using various skills and tactics with the goal of mobilizing different audiences towards upholding and promoting sexual rights. The Campaigns Officer is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating campaign and public engagement strategies. This includes content creation (for the purposes of engaging diverse audiences), planning and executing mobilization activities, translating knowledge from Action Canada’s law and policy advocacy and analysis work, collaboration with Action Canada’s communications team to produce graphics, shareables, and other communications assets, identifying opportunities to showcase Action Canada’s policy work in diverse stakeholder spaces, cross-sectoral movement building to advance campaign goals, identifying political moments to leverage campaign goals among decision-makers, and identifying and seizing reactionary moments to engage decision makers to advance campaign goals.

Experience and qualifications

  • Degree in a related field, such as Political Science, Law, Public Administration, Communications, International Development, Social Work, Public Health and Health Policy, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years working in the NGO sector
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Experience translating campaign materials for donor audiences
  • Experience planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating campaign and public engagement strategies
  • Experience engaging in leveraging online campaigning tools, political moments, policy analyses, parliamentary processes, etc. to advance advocacy goals
  • Experience organizing public events
  • Experience engaging with government officials at all levels, both elected and unelected
  • Experience working with representatives of the media
  • Experience preparing public statements, briefings, presentations and workshops
  • Experience working with allies and other representatives from the NGO sector, including working to advance advocacy priorities within networks and coalitions
  • Strong understanding of the role charitable organizations in Canada can play in the policy landscape

Additional Requirements

  • Commitment to the advancement of sexual and reproductive rights for all;
  • Commitment to applying feminist values, anti-racist and anti-oppression principles and practices
  • Commitment to and demonstrated effectiveness working as part of a diverse and participatory team.
  • Expert understanding of sexual and reproductive rights issues, as well as broad knowledge of the Canadian domestic political landscape.
  • Passionate advocate with outstanding political acumen and judgement
  • Experience managing relationships with external partners across diverse contexts
  • Strong conceptual abilities and aptitudes
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Strategic thinking; sound judgment and a very clear and focused approach
  • Flexible and adaptive, able to respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical and persuasive skills
  • Willingness to travel and work outside of normal business hours, when necessary
  • Demonstrate initiative, diligence, and conscientiousness in all aspects of work
  • Experience working on small teams, and in cross-sectoral coalitions
  • Comfortable using digital tools to manage work and collaborate with team members (e.g. Asana, CiviCRM, Zoom, Dropbox etc.)
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Desired – bilingual (English/French)

Send your cover letter and CV by end of day on January 29th, 2020 to jobs[at]

Interviews will be conducted February 3 – 14 2020. Position will commence early to mid-April 2020.

Salary for this position is $50,000 to $60,000 per annum, commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: 2020-01-29