Gerard Kennedy Seeks Director of Community Outreach


The office of MP Gerard Kennedy has posted this call for a Director of Community Outreach:

Position Title: Director of Community Outreach

Location: Toronto

Function: Political/Community/Administrative

New/Replacement: New


Reporting to Gerard Kennedy, MP, the Director of Community Outreach is responsible for engaging Parkdale-High Park community organizations and the public-at-large by acting as a liaison, organizing meetings, events and advocacy campaigns, and creating a variety of different types of communications.


Work with groups (local, business, resident/tenants, ethnic, religious, service, arts, issue oriented, etc.) in the community on federal issues; supervise and support a diverse volunteer team to: organize meetings, special events, and campaigns on specific issues; manage correspondence and appointments in the community; represent the MP at community functions that he cannot attend; create content for newsletters, websites and bulletins; achieve publicity in local and regional media.



· Provide analysis and recommendations to the MP on outreach strategies.

· Manage projects with a view to creatively optimize volunteer contributions at a variety of skill levels.

· Use advanced problem solving to form recommendations on developing situations on issues.


· Build and maintain relationships and act as liaison with community groups.

· Plan and organize community events, meetings and MP involvement with local initiatives.

· Create and support volunteer teams for standing programs and projects.


· Build and maintain a system of communicating to groups and members of the public both according to their specific interests and generally on over-arching issues.


· Maintain a professional administrative environment for the outreach program. This includes proper handling of confidential information and timely completion of tasks.

· Help set goals and track outcomes achieved for the public.



· Knowledge of political and public issues.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven problem solving, organizational and multitasking abilities.

· Supervisory and/or managerial experience.

· 3 to 5 years minimum work experience with progressive responsibilities.

· Understanding of media and of communications creative for print and web.

· Ability to work with and for a broad diversity of people.

· Strong work ethic.

· Demonstrated commitment to public interest and social justice.

· Sound judgment and tact.

· University degree or college diploma.


· Previous involvement with community of Parkdale-High Park and knowledge of community organizations.

· Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.

· Experience in related fields, such as politics, community organizing, social services or communications.

· Event planning experience.

· Good listener with attention to details.

· Result oriented with proven initiative.

· French and/or other languages than English utilized in the riding.

· Driver’s license and access to vehicle.

Hours of work: regular work week but with frequent flexibility for evening and weekend events

Training: will be provided.

How to apply: resume and cover letter by email with subject line “Director of Community Outreach” to or by mail or hand delivery to Mary Ng, Gerard Kennedy Community Office at 2849 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6P 1Y6.

Closing date: August 28th


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