Director, Governmental and Policy Affairs

Term, July 2017 to July 2018, Maternity Replacement, Ottawa The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is Canada’s leading trade association for independent producers, representing more than 350 companies engaged in the production and dis- tribution of English-language television programs, feature films and digital media. This position, locat- ed in Ottawa, will develop and execute the CMPA’s government relations strategy with respect to federal and provincial officials, public agencies and key policymakers. This high-profile position requires the incumbent to represent the Association and its key objectives to high-level government officials and policymakers. The incumbent will also advise senior CMPA executives on the implications of pro- posed legislation, regulation and other public policy initiatives at both the federal and provincial levels, and provide recommendations on an appropriate response. The Director will also support the policy work of the CMPA senior staff, as required. As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or an equivalent level of professional experience working in government affairs or public administration either provincially or federally and will possess at least three (3) years of professional experience working in government affairs or public administration at either
the provincial or federal level. You will have a thor- ough understanding of the functioning of Parliament and the legislative process and have successfully managed the work of external lobby firms and consultants. You will also have a proven background of building and maintaining effective working relationships with elected officials and with your colleagues. Further, you will have developed a solid track record of building and executing on successful advocacy initiatives including such activities that sought to engage and mobilize constituencies at the grassroots level. You will have superior communica- tion skills (oral and verbal) in English, with French as a significant asset. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to think and act strategically are critical in this position. Some travel is required. Note: Due to the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the position, only candidates not bound by both the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders and the relevant Rules for Former Reporting Public Office Holders under the Conflict of Interest Act will be considered for this position. A detailed job description is available on our website at www.cmpa.ca. Eligible applicants may submit a CV and cover letter by May 30th to Debra Bullis, Administrative Assistant, Operations at Debra.Bullis@cmpa.ca with the subject line: Director, Government and Policy Affairs.

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