MASS LBP is hiring!

We’re looking to expand our team, adding a new project coordinator beginning June 13, 2016. Applicants should have the qualities and skills necessary to help us build our practice and raise our game as we work to “reinvent public consultation.” Together we are a private company with a public mission: to assist governments to connect with citizens in inventive and effective ways, as we tackle a wide range of policy challenges and work towards common ground on the defining issues of our time.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a recent university or college graduate with a desire to learn and dig in on a diverse portfolio of strategy, engagement, and communications projects. To succeed you will need an entrepreneurial sensibility, the stamina required by a start-up, and a hard-to-rattle Swiss Army Knife ability to muck-in wherever necessary to get a job done.

The right candidate will have a special mix of skills that combines a keen eye for detail, a warm demeanour that puts people at ease, and a passion for research, writing, and learning.

In your role you will frequently pivot from one meeting to the next to support our directors, while taking calls from citizen participants and preparing and proofing documents before they head out the door. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and be able to keep your focus amid inevitable distractions.

Specifically, you will work with us to:

  • Assist in planning and executing public events with warmth and care, often on evenings and weekends
  • Communicate by phone and email with citizen participants, helping us to put our best foot forward
  • Assist with basic research tasks including note-taking and summarizing materials
  • Assist with day-to-day business operations, including book-keeping, invoicing, and budget tracking
  • Assist team directors in delivering their projects

We prize candidates who demonstrate:

  • An impressive and committed work ethic
  • A proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects, to create order, and to track details
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Basic book-keeping skills, or a willingness to learn
  • Experience coordinating complex events
  • An interest in politics and public policy, and a strong ethical and democratic instinct

Our approach to compensation is straightforward. There are only two salary levels at MASS, $55,000 for junior staff and $75,000 for senior staff.

New junior staff begin at $50,000. Upon successful completion of a six-month probationary contract, a permanent contract — and full junior salary — will be offered.

Please keep in mind that high turnover can be very disruptive to a small company. We're looking for candidates who are explicitly interested in making MASS their home for at least two years. We will not consider candidates who are unable to make a minimum two-year commitment.

To apply
We will review applications as they are received and invite qualified candidates to one or more interviews.

Applications must include:

  • A detailed cover letter explaining your interest and fit, and your understanding of our work
  • A CV
  • A writing sample from a recent professional project (500-1000 words)
  • Reference letters and project portfolio as appropriate

Please do not send us form letters or dump your CV on us without clearly communicating why you think there’s a fit. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and should be able travel up for up to 14 days per year.

The deadline for applications is May 26, 2016. Interviews among notified candidates will occur on May 30, 2016. The selected candidate must be available to commence work June 13, 2016.

Please send your application bundled as a single pdf to:

A PDF of this posting can be downloaded here.