Are you a social justice activist that wants to change the policy landscape in NB? The Common Front is hiring! For all the details, see the posting below.
Employer: NB Common Front for Social Justice
Location: Moncton / Remote – must be based in New Brunswick
Office:236 St George Street, Moncton, NB, suite 412
Position: Permanent, part time (30h/week)
The NB Common Front for Social Justice is a member-driven provincial, bilingual, advocacy organization that brings together labour, community groups and concerned New Brunwickers across the province to fight for the interests of low-income workers and people in poverty. We do this through lobbying, mobilization, media interventions, and education on issues like social assistance, employment standards, and pay equity.
The Provincial Coordinator’s role serves to organize and facilitate our work through a combination of administrative, communications, and managing responsibilities. The Provincial Coordinator works closely with our volunteer leadership committees, partner organizations, and local chapters to realize successful advocacy campaigns, publicize our policy demands, help manage the day-to-day administrative needs of the organization, and engage in fundraising.
Leadership & Management:
- Organize regular meetings of our Executive Committee and Provincial Council throughout the year and help organize and facilitate the Common Front Annual General Meeting.
- Develop, maintain, and support a strong Executive Committee and Provincial Council; serve as ex-officio of standing or ad-hoc committees; seek and build member involvement with direction for campaigns and strategic planning.
- Develop and regularly evaluate strategic plan components in consultation with the Executive Committee, Provincial Council, and other bodies as needed.
- Organize province-level public events, especially for key dates (Feb 20 – World Day for Social Justice, Oct 17- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Dec 10 – Human Rights Day).
- Maintain province-wide synergy and support the work of regional chapters.
- Lead, manage, and/or develop contract staff, co-op students, and interns in consultation with the Human Resources Committee.
Fundraising & Communications
- Keep regular contact with individual and organization members and supporters through a regular newsletter, social media, and updates via e-mail.
- Write news releases, letters to the editor, and commentary on behalf of the Common Front on campaign issues.
- Maintain and update Common Front social media (Facebook, Twitter, and other social medias as determined); update and maintain website regularly with support of Webmaster.
- Act as a spokesperson for the Common Front to media and government; be available for interviews and consultations on campaign issues; respond to key reports, legislation, or proposals on behalf of the Common Front.
- Organize regular fundraising drives; ensure that funding relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.
- Deepen and refine all aspects of communication as needed (Web presence, external relations, etc.) in consultation with the Communications Committee, with the goal of creating a stronger presence for the Common Front.
Office, Administration, & varia
- Maintain the Common Front’s Google Workspace ecosystem and email account and respond to queries via email; respond to phone calls.
- Maintain and manage the Common Front’s various service subscriptions (i.e. Google Workspace, Zoom, PayPal, WordPress, etc.)
- Assist with mail; management of donations.
- Maintain up-to-date lists of members, supporters, and media contacts .
- Coordinate translation of documents; contracting and hiring of translators and/or other services.
- Assist the Bookkeeper in verifying Common Front financial records.
Work Hours, Pay, & Benefits
- 30 hours/week, at $20/hour. Possibility of extension of hours and wage increases based on financial capacity.
- Travel costs reimbursement.
- $50 monthly credit for phone or cellular costs.
- Paid vacation for one week between Christmas and New Years’. Other vacations available as time-in-lieu.
This position requires occasional travel and work on evenings and weekends.
The Common Front is committed to paying a living wage and providing further benefits based on our financial capacity.
- Demonstrated leadership and management skills;
- Action-oriented, adaptable, and creative problem solver;
- Ability to track and manage multiple short, medium, and long-term projects;
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse groups of people;
- Strong commitment to social and economic justice;
- Understanding of the issues facing workers and people in poverty in New Brunswick; sensitivity to the experiences of people living in poverty;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Fluently bilingual in both official languages.
Education & Experience
- Some post-secondary education preferred;
- Demonstrated experience with non-profit management preferred;
- Certificate of language proficiency preferred.
The Common Front will consider relevant lived experience on a case-by-case basis.
Statement on Hiring Equity
The Common Front is committed to hiring equity and encourages members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, women, individuals with disabilities, Indigenous people, newcomers, and racialized persons to apply.
The Common Front is committed to a discrimination-free workplace.
How to Apply
Please send your resume and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications in either .docx or .pdf format via email to email@example.com with the subject line “Application: Provincial Coordinator” by Thursday, April 14 at 5:00pm AST.