Job Offer: Political Advisor

Mission

AVEQ aims to bring together Quebec’s university student community with the goal of defending their academic, political, social, and economic interests, primarily through research, advocacy, and mobilization. To this end, major social issues are at the heart of the national associations’ concerns, particularly those which relate to student realities.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Without limitations, and subject to change (in the latter case, with notice from the employer), the description of the employee’s main tasks and responsibilities is as follows:

  • Assist the Executive in the fulfillment of sociopolitical files;
  • Provide advice on the Association’s external communications;
  • Support the Executive in its relationships with the media;
  • Act as a political analyst/advisor;
  • Develop relationships with political actors;
  • Create a daily press review of news articles relating to education;
  • At the request of the Executive, assist in the production of research proposals;
  • At the request of the Executive, conduct ad hoc research projects;
  • At the request of the Executive, assist with the organization of sociopolitical events;
  • Collect and file any document of use to AVEQ over the course of the year;
  • Respect AVEQ’s code of ethics;
  • Any other related task deemed relevant by the employer.

Requirements and Skills

  • Knowledge of the student movement, social movements, and the political environment and political context in Quebec more broadly;
  • Research experience in a related field;
  • Mastery of English and French, both written and oral;
  • Training or experience in this field of work is an asset.

Conditions

  • 20-25 hours a week
  • $19.30/hour
  • Generous leave and benefits

To apply

Send an e-mail to cons.exec@aveq-nous.ca with the following documents attached :

  • Cover letter
  • CV

Applications must be received by 11h59 PM on Sunday September 23, 2018.

Interviews will take place during the week of September 25. The anticipated starting date is towards September 26.

Employment Equity

AVEQ values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized or oppressed communities bring to our organization, and we encourage those people to apply. We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and job qualifications, and therefore we seek to use employment equity to differentiate between candidates who meet the required qualifications. Please clearly indicate in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for employment equity.

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