Unit 1 Bargaining Campaign Assistant Job Posting



Job Description: Temporary, Part-time Bargaining Campaign Assistant, PSAC 901


Position Title: Campaign Assistant

Posting Type: Public

Position Type: 13 weeks, part-time (10 hours/week at $39.31/hr)

Position Posted: July 24, 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, August 11, 2017

Starting Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Contract: 130 hours ($5,110.30)

Workplace Location: Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. www.psac901.com


The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 901 represents approximately 2000 academic workers at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. PSAC 901 is comprised of Unit 1 (Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows) and Unit 2 (Postdoctoral Scholars). The Unit 1 TA/TF collective agreement expired April 2017 and we are hiring a part-time, temporary campaign assistant during the current negotiations for a new collective agreement with the Employer (Queen’s University). This position starts Tuesday, September 5, 2017 for 13-weeks. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, people-friendly who will work closely with the Unit 1 Bargaining Committee and PSAC Regional Office.


Key initiatives and responsibilities will include and are not limited to:

  • Reporting to the bargaining committee, and coordinating with executive, union stewards and the Regional PSAC office to ensure members are informed about TA/TF contract negotiations
  • Promoting campaign goals and assisting member participation to improve working conditions
  • Organizing member information sessions
  • Managing social media and general media relations
  • Designing campaign material
  • Relaying ideas and concerns from members to the bargaining committee
  • Reviewing and analyzing administration policies related to TA/TF working conditions


The skills and qualifications for this temporary contract are:

  • Interest in the labour and student movements in an academic context is preferred
  • TA/TF experience is preferred but not required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including media relations and social media (ie. Twitter) experience
  • Friendly interpersonal skills and ability to work with a committee and independently
  • Ability to work flexible hours and able to work at least half the hours during normal working hours
  • Accomplish goals with minimal supervision


Please include a one-page cover letter outlining your qualifications and campaign experience and two references, and a current CV (maximum three pages). Email your application as a single .pdf file to [email protected].


Interviews will be on August 14th or 15th and if required a Skype interview is possible. For inquiries please contact Craig Berggold, President PSAC local 901 ([email protected]).

PSAC 901 is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Applications are encouraged from equity-seeking groups, including Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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