Manager, Government Affairs (Alberta)
Location of Work: Edmonton, Alberta Work hours: Full Time
THE COUNCIL OF CANADIAN INNOVATORS (CCI):
The Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) was created in September 2015 by Canada’s most successful technology CEOs to ensure their voice was heard in the Canadian innovation public policy development process. The Council is led by over 120 CEOs who run high-growth, Canadian- based companies, and is chaired by Jim Balsillie, former Chairman and co-CEO of BlackBerry, and vice-chaired by John Ruffolo, founder of OMERS Ventures. As a national business council, we tackle challenges in the ecosystem that inhibit strong economic growth of Canada’s domestic tech sector. We help Canada’s technology leaders advocate at federal and provincial levels for policies that enable domestic innovation firms to gain greater access to talent, capital, and customers, so they can scale-up globally.
As Manager, Government Affairs (Alberta), you will be the lead representative working on behalf of member CEOs located in Alberta to design strategies that facilitate public-policy dialogue between innovators, politicians and key decision makers inside the Government of Alberta. You will be accountable for the design, coordination and execution of CCI’s provincial engagement initiatives while working to support the CCI’s advocacy at the federal level. You will report directly to the Executive Director of CCI and work closely with CCI Staff from across the country to advance the advocacy priorities of CCI and its members.
- Design, coordinate and execute a Government of Alberta engagement strategy that supports member CEO advocacy;
- Abide by all provincial and federal lobbying rules and regulations;
- Organize discussions and forums between Alberta innovators and public-policy leaders
related to the priorities of CCI and its membership;
- Assist in the education of CCI members regarding provincial and federal government
business support programs;
- Develop a strong understanding of members' businesses, market landscapes and industry
- Support the Executive Director with the planning and execution of CCI’s regional growth
initiatives, including business development in Alberta as well as onboarding of new CCI
- Monitor current and upcoming provincial legislation and regulations that have an impact
on Alberta’s innovation sector, and when necessary, coordinate industry responses to government measures and decisions;
- Contribute to the planning and execution of CCI’s national advocacy agenda, including large-scale advocacy events attended by senior government officials, policy makers and politicians;
- Support CCI’s Director of Communications in the development of media products, including opinion pieces, newsletters and reports.
- Grow and maintain relationships with members of the local media by developing and delivering strategic and effective media pitches that advance our advocacy efforts;
DESIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- A deep understanding of the Government of Alberta and parliamentary processes will be essential to your success in this role;
- A strong understanding and passion for growing Canada’s innovation sector;
- The ability to work independently and telework collaboratively with a small team and thrive
in a fast-paced environment;
- The ability to work at the pace of the private sector, responding to the needs of the
innovation community and tech sector while meeting government deadlines;
- Consistently maintain a high level of professionalism with CCI membership, the Board of
Directors, government officials and other key stakeholders;
- Attention to detail and with superior organizational skills;
- A self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal oversight;
- The ability to think outside the box, be resourceful and solutions orientated;
- Be part of a highly driven, dynamic, inclusive team with energetic personalities.
Salary will be based on the candidate’s experience.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- Dental Care
- Extended Health Care
- Vision Care
- Work From Home
- Business Development : 3 years (Preferred)
- Regulatory Affairs: 3 years (Preferred)