Job Posting: Senior or Junior Campaigner

Deadline for applications: Mar 17

Location: Preference for the candidate to work from our Vancouver or Toronto office. Flexible for the right candidate who is happy to work remotely.

Compensation: This is a full-time unionized position, 40 hours/wk. The salary range, as defined by the collective agreement is as follows:

Junior Campaigner: $42,420 - $44,844
Senior Campaigner: $47,268 - $50,298

The successful candidates will be brought on at a senior or junior campaigner level commensurate with relevant experience.

About Leadnow:

Are you passionate about building a fairer future for Canada? Excited by empowering everyday people, and holding power to account? Join the Leadnow team! 

Leadnow runs campaigns that build and defend a just, sustainable, democratic and equitable Canada. Our power comes from our 500,000-member community, and we are independent from party politics.

We believe our country’s future depends on people -- lots and lots of everyday people -- coming together in new ways, challenging the power of the old systems, and building a more democratic, fair and just society. 

Leadnow believes that in order to campaign for a just and equitable country we need an inclusive and diverse workplace. We’d especially like to encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQ2I, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. We recognize that this list is neither exhaustive nor representative of the intersectionality present within each individual. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

The Role:

We’re looking for campaigners who are ready to hit the ground running. Campaigners at Leadnow are responsible for designing and delivering effective campaigns that build our people-powered movement. Over the next year a major focus will be launching a significant issues-based campaign for the 2019 federal election.

As a Junior Campaigner, you would be responsible for identifying, testing and executing on campaigns on a wide variety of issues, with tons of support and mentorship from experienced members of the campaigns team. While it’s helpful if you’ve worked as a volunteer on a campaign, or a staff member at another non-profit, we’re looking for talent and potential more than experience. If you can write clearly and creatively, and you’re excited by the opportunity to help everyday people organize for a better world, please consider applying.

As a Senior Campaigner, your core responsibilities are leading on the development, execution and evaluation of campaigns, but you may also find yourself managing complex projects and tracking campaign budgets. You should have top-notch writing skills, strong instincts for campaign strategy -- and you should have experience working in a campaigning, organizing, or advocacy role (or another role that you think gives you the chops to excel in a position like this).

Why you’ll love working at Leadnow
  • A flexible and friendly work environment
  • Opportunities for professional development, mentorships, secondments, and networking - both locally and internationally
  • Purposeful work, that creates a tangible, measurable difference
  • Leadnow is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability

  • Campaign strategy: Work with the campaigns team to develop campaign strategies. Scan the news, speak to experts, and collaborate with other organizations to identify new campaigns. Create well-researched, effectively targeted campaigns with clear theories of change.
  • Communications: Quickly write compelling emails to send to thousands of Leadnow members. Produce other written and visual content such as media advisories, blogs, and social media posts.
  • Campaign tactics: Help execute on a variety of campaign tactics, such as organizing a petition delivery action, producing a radio ad, or implementing a social media campaign.
  • Technology: Deliver high-quality digital actions for Leadnow members and use your creativity to design and implement inspiring and impactful journeys - from signing a petition through to registering for an offline event.

Your core skills and experience will include:

This role will require hard work, flexibility, good judgment, initiative, and an ability to deliver results in fast-paced environment. You will have a deep commitment to our mission of empowering people everywhere to win campaigns on critical issues. You should have:
  • The ability to quickly write clear, persuasive copy.
  • Knowledge about issues related to social justice and rising inequality, climate change, and democracy in Canada.
  • Fantastic teamwork skills and the ability to work collaboratively, while also taking the lead on projects independently.
  • The ability to multi-task and thrive in an organisation where our campaign priorities change with the news agenda.
  • Openness to working with new technology (like a mass email platform or the Facebook ad platform) quickly and calmly.
  • The ability to develop effective working relationships with decision makers, partner organizations, and other external stakeholders. 

Some other things that would be great are:
  • Experience in government relations, traditional media and public relations.
  • Experience working or volunteering in a non-profit advocacy organization.
  • Creative ideas for campaign tactics.
  • Experience using online campaigning platforms such as Nation Builder and Engaging Networks.
  • Experience running or working on election campaigns.
  • Connections with grassroots groups.
  • Graphic design skills and/or experience working with designers and artists to craft effective advocacy images.
  • Experience working with data and analytics, particularly in an advocacy context.
  • Basic coding skills in HTML/CSS 
  • Bilingualism (written and/or spoken) or advanced command of the French language
  • Experience with Facebook Business Manager / digital advertising
Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, consider applying. We know that diversity of thought makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

To apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to by March 17th

Your cover letter should: 
  • Tell us about your experience relevant to the core skills and experiences, and why working at Leadnow excites you 
  • Briefly tell us about the most inspiring social change campaign you’ve seen in the last 3 years (in Canada or abroad), why it was effective, and what you found inspiring about it. 
Please send as PDF documents with your first and last names in the file name. Applications are reviewed as they are received; early applications are encouraged.