Stakeholder Relations Coordinator
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Canada is the fastest growing and most progressive union in Canada. We represent more than 50,000 health-care and community service workers in Ontario. Our mission is to improve the lives of working people and their families and lead the way to a more just and humane society. For more information, visit www.seiulocal1.org.
Reporting to the Director of Government Relations, this is a role at the forefront of one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic progressive organizations in the country, leading stakeholder relations for one of North America’s most politically-active labour organizations, and providing thought leadership on health system change.
- Develop and implement a strategic plan for stakeholder relations
- Initiate and manage strategic partnerships with a diverse cross-section of stakeholders and advocacy groups, including advocates for seniors, patients, and family caregivers
- Work with the organization’s policy and organizing staff to develop and execute policy agenda and strategies to build membership and advance campaigns
- Recruit, train, and coordinate healthcare consumers to act as spokespeople
- Commission opinion surveys, analyze data, and make recommendations
- Work with stakeholders to organize and mobilize for lobby days and develop joint submissions to policymakers and legislative bodies
- Represent the organization in meetings with elected officials and provincial- and federal-level advocacy groups and coalitions representing patients, seniors, and their families
- Develop progress reports & analysis on progress to stakeholder relations and organizational goals
- Other duties and special projects as assigned
o Post secondary degree in political science, public policy, communications, or similar field of study.
o Five years+ in an advocacy, policy or stakeholder role or equivalent experience
o Proven track record of delivering measurable results in a campaign
o Exceptional organizational and communications skills
o Commitment to social justice
o Must be highly detail oriented with an ability to manage and prioritize competing assignments
o Budget and project management skills
o Excellent oral and written English skills.
o Demonstrated capacity for independent thinking, self-direction, and creativity.
o Highly developed interpersonal skills.
o Punctual, accurate, meticulous and reliable.
o Courteous manners with the public.
o Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
o Based in the Greater Toronto Area, this role requires occasional travel within Canada and the United States, as well as temporary assignments away from head office as required.
o Ability to work in Local 1 Canada jurisdiction.
o Ability to work irregular hours and days including weekends to meet the needs of operation.
o Further requirements and details will be outlined during the interview.
o Required to work with minimal supervision
o Ability to work under emergency situations to meet deadlines
o May periodically be required to travel to events.
Salary and other terms and conditions to be determined.
Written applications detailing qualifications and experience should be submitted to Human Resources at or before 4:30 p.m. on March 18, 2013.
SEIU Local 1 Canada thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. SEIU Local 1 Canada is committed to diversity in its workplaces and welcomes applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, among other self-identified diverse groups.