Opening On Our Team


I am searching for a new Aide/Assistant to help serve the residents of Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood and Winnipeg. Position details are below.


Qualities we are seeking politically engaged individual with a strong attention to detail.


The Political Aide will support the councillor with administrative tasks, policy research, manage constituent and program files, scheduling and offer general support to the team.


Position is full time. Salary range is 37,000- 45,000 annually. Salary to be negotiated based on skills and experience.


Responsibilities

  • Provide clerical and administrative assistance

  • Prepare, type, format and proofread communications

  • Manage appointment calendar

  • Provide research on a variety of political issues

  • Prepare and provide briefing notes

  • Update and maintain spreadsheets, databases and other documents

  • Monitor, track and enter data on various projects/files

  • Coordinate meeting requirements and follow up.

  • Ability to adjust schedule with consideration to shifting priorities

  • Handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Perform research and data collection

  • Respond to inquiries both in person and over the phone

  • Demonstrated ability and flexibility to develop new skills, perform new skills and adapt to new technology (learning databases and systems)

  • Organization of files, actions, motions, resident concerns, community activities

  • Liaise with internal staff at all levels

Skills

  • Strong research skills and analytical capacity with the ability to become familiar with new topics quickly

  • Interest and passion for civic politics

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks with competing requests

  • Deadline focused work ethic

  • Accuracy and efficiency

  • Use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism

  • Thrives in a multi-task environment

  • Ability to follow complex procedures and instructions

  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimum supervision

  • Ability to make sound judgement calls

  • Solution oriented with the ability to problem solve and think proactively

  • Shows initiative and has the ability to take direction

  • Consistent follow through on tasks and projects

Relevant studies and/or professional experience in government and policy development are considered an asset.


Please submit your CV and cover letter by 5:00 PM on July 20th to KKlein@winnipeg.ca or by mail or in person to:


Kevin Klein

510 Main St

Winnipeg, MB

R3B 1K7