Leadnow is looking for a tech savvy Campaign Manager

Summary

Leadnow is looking for a campaigns “generalist” who is ready to take on some leadership. What do we mean by a “generalist”? You may describe yourself as a “jack of all trades” and have relevant experience that would prepare you to liaise between campaigns and our tech development projects. Some of the skills that likely make you a generalist are: enjoying the challenge of learning new things, logical/strategic thinking, managing projects and strong interpersonal skills.

There is some flexibility in who is the “ideal” candidate for the role of Campaign Manager - Tech. At Leadnow, we are committed to investing in training and leadership development on the job and through external opportunities. What is most important is that you are familiar with and are aligned with our mission, you have strong organisational skills and you have either experience in campaigning or have a strong foundation in the application of multiple tech tools to serve engagement.

Many skills are transferable and passion goes a long way. If you feel you have a good handle on many of the skills listed below - but not all - please do still consider applying. We have a host of generalists and skillsets on the current team and are prepared to adapt this role and train where needed for the right person.

Role Description: Campaign Manager - Tech

Reporting to the Co-Executive Director - Campaigns, this role serves as a tech-savvy liaison and support to our digital campaigning and organizing teams. This role manages our tech developer, though is not required to be a developer. Rather, as the primary point of contact between campaigns and tech systems, this role consults across the team to assess and prioritize needs for the development and maintenance of our campaigning tech tools and software systems that support member and donor engagement. This role then project manages the deployment of our tech needs, including managing the tech budget.

The Campaign Manager - Tech collaborates with the campaigns and organizing teams to develop and test innovative tactics with a focus on leveraging tech or data to achieve campaign objectives.

Location

We have offices in Toronto and Vancouver* and one remote team member in Victoria, BC. Preference for this role is Vancouver, though Toronto or Victoria also possible for the right candidate.

*all working remotely during COVID

Compensation

This is a full time, permanent position with a salary range of $56,100-$58,500, plus benefits and annual cost of living increase; unionized with BCGEU.

Essential Skills for the Role:

  • 1-3 years experience in a campaigning environment OR 1-3 years experience in a tech-focused environment

  • Strategic thinking - ability to assess a situation and identify compelling, creative campaigning opportunities

  • Project management - ability to self-organise and prioritise multiple projects at once and comfort with pivoting focus or re-prioritizing when conditions require or moments arise

  • Problem solving skills - ability to assess and understand complex problems and proactively propose possible solutions

  • Tech skills - comfort with and strong aptitude for understanding technological tools - either front end or back end - and an ability to learn and use new systems with ease, given the training

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills - ability to effectively liaise with multiple people in service of developing and moving work forward, including support and coordination of the work of one direct report.  

Essential Skills for success at Leadnow:

  • Aligned with Leadnow’s mission: winning progressive change through people powered campaigns

  • Aligned with working in a pro-active anti-oppression work environment that engages in sometimes tough conversations to build awareness and skills to identify and dismantle structural inequalities within and beyond Leadnow 

  • Comfortable taking risks, working in an “innovative environment” where trying new things is encouraged

  • Teamwork: ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues; open-mindedness and willingness to learn new approaches 

Additional Skills or Qualities

These are aspects that would be “nice to have” but are not required. Many are things we would be happy to teach on the job.

  • Experience with digital campaigning or digital fundraising

  • Experience in leading successful and impactful campaigns

  • Basic programming skills; html e.g

  • Understanding of the role of tech and data in campaigning

  • Data management 

  • Effective mentorship skills; managing others to help them succeed

  • Ability to teach new systems and tools to others

  • Budget management

  • Understanding of Canadian political and parliamentary landscape

  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback

About Leadnow:

Leadnow runs campaigns that build and defend a just, sustainable, and equitable Canada. Our power comes from our community. We are independent from party politics and driven by the belief that hope for our future lies with the ability of people to come together in new ways and challenge outdated systems to create a better Canada.

We believe 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.

Leadnow offers:

  • A flexible and friendly work environment

  • Opportunities for professional development, mentorship, secondments, and networking, 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

To Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to jobs@leadnow.ca by midnight, Pacific time, Sunday May 10th. Please send both as a joint PDF document with your first and last names in the file name. Applications are reviewed as they are received; early applications are encouraged.

Hiring timeline:

Selected candidates will be contacted no later than May 15th to arrange next steps in the process.