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Advocacy Coordinator 2022

Bandology is a proud Canadian non-profit dedicated to supporting more music for more kids via education, collaboration and community. We are looking to hire someone in the role of Advocacy Co-ordinator to work collaboratively with the Bandology team to develop and implement a strategic advocacy plan to further our mission.

About the Job:

 

  • Responsible for advocacy and policy development
  • Research, develop and implement an advocacy strategy and initiatives to advance and advocate for music education policy change, identifying specific goals and measurable objectives
  • Develop and produce briefs, submissions, fact sheets, white papers, talking points, conference presentations, proposals and other policy advocacy materials to support advocacy initiatives
  • Develop key messages, speaking notes and presentations
  • Collaborate with fellow staff to produce and disseminate advocacy materials via social media, presentations and media relations
  • Develop and establish relationships with policy makers/influencers including staff at similar non-profits, education policy makers, school board trustees, elected officials and other key stakeholders
  • Develop, implement, coordinate and facilitate partnerships, working groups and campaigns as required to advance policy and programmatic initiatives
  • Create a set of procedures, policies and timelines for ongoing advocacy work to be implemented in the future
  • Participate in interviews with politicians and influencers about music education and ensure they are recorded, reviewed and uploaded to our platforms
  • Write content for monthly enewsletters and occasional targeted e-blasts
  • Participate in two weeks of Band Camp in July and ensure that all campers have a fun and fulfilling experience, and gather material (photos, stories, interviews) for future advocacy use

About You:

  • Enrolled or graduated from a post-secondary program specializing in policy, advocacy, public administration, political science, business, communications or similar
  • 2-5 years direct experience in an advocacy or policy role in the non-profit or public sector, including demonstrated success, either paid or volunteer as part of a co-op placement
  • Prior experience participating in advocacy and policy efforts to change norms, opinions or policies, whether through collaborative efforts, social marketing, direct access to decision-makers or other means.
  • Strong applied knowledge in influencing and advocacy with stakeholders at local, provincial and national levels
  • Excellent writing, research and presentation skills

 

  • Comfortable working independently from your own personal space (Bandology is a virtual office) with regular in-person meetings and events (as appropriate) with access to your own computer with reliable internet connection
  • Experience with Google suite of programs, social media and public speaking
  • A wide base of transferable skills including organization, time management, self regulation, collaboration and leadership
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the team
  • Creativity – new ideas are welcomed at Bandology! 
  • A background in and understanding of the power of music, whether from music class, piano lessons or personal interest
  • A passion for music and a belief in the long-term value of music education
  • Camp experience, either as a camper or counsellor, would be useful
  • A police check and adherence to our vaccination policy will be required for the successful candidate

About Us:

Bandology is dedicated to providing quality job experiences that allow young people the opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills in a safe and welcoming space, as well as the chance to pursue different aspects and applications of their passion for music and music education.

 

  • In addition to working with the staff team, staff may work closely with Board members from diverse backgrounds with varied experience who provide mentorship
  • Remote work utilizing a central Google drive for files and regular Zoom meetings. When able, we host an in-person meeting each week in Oakville, outdoors and physically distanced.
  • An extensive on-boarding program during the first week to learn about the organization, processes and procedures, and our culture.
  • A flexible work environment where you can set your own hours
  • All staff work together collaboratively during Band Camp weeks and are expected to fully participate in person

Bandology is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive non-discriminatory work environment that respects the rights of all Canadians. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

To Apply:

Send your detailed resume to info@bandology.ca along with a cover letter that answers these three questions:

  • Music is important to me because…
  • I believe that the long-term value of music education is…
  • A special talent that I bring to Bandology is…

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