MANAGER, REGULATORY & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
The CHA is currently hiring for the position of Manager, Regulatory & Government Affairs. Reporting to the President of the CHA, the Manager, Regulatory & Government Affairs is a full-time, permanent position requiring 7-15 years of relevant work experience in government, industry or the environmental non-governmental sector.
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, this position requires a significant amount of environmental research, policy development/analysis, committee management, stakeholder interaction/collaboration, and advocacy with the federal government.
Issues Management and Analysis
• Work closely with CHA working groups and members to manage the following issues:
o Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA)
o Fisheries Act (FA)
o Species at Risk Act (SARA)
o Navigation Protection Act (NPA)
o Federal climate action policies (e.g., national price on carbon, Clean Fuel Standard, etc.)
• Maintain up to date knowledge of existing and proposed legislation, regulations, policies and proposals and potential implications for the hydropower sector.
• Develop publications, position statements, submissions to government.
• Contribute to development of speeches and preparing presentations.
• Work closely with all members to develop consensus that help promote the hydropower industry.
• Act as CHA’s main point of contact for Government Relations activities, including coordinating external meetings with government officials/stakeholders and participate in these meetings.
• Keep current on provincial, regional and international policies and initiatives pertaining to the hydropower sector.
• Review and analyze relevant publications and submissions, providing analysis for CHA staff and members.
• Respond to information requests from members and external stakeholders.
• Act as CHA representative on federal government’s committees.
• Organize and lead committee conference calls, webinars, and face-to-face meetings, keeping track of agreed upon action items.
• Provide input at quarterly Board of Directors meetings; participate and present at those meetings.
• Ensure content and editorial accuracy of documents before final publication/submission/or sharing with members and other external stakeholders.
• Assist with other related-task group activity when requested by the President.
• A Bachelor or Master’s level degree in Public Policy, Law, Environmental Science or Environmental Studies.
• 7 to 15 years of work experience of direct relevance in government, industry or non-for-profit sector.
• Demonstrated experience in policy development and analysis.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of Canadian federal environmental policy, including climate action policies.
• Superior analytical and organizational skills.
• Excellent time management.
• Consensus builder.
• Self-starter, able to work independently and with a team.
• Strategic thinker.
• Attention to detail.
• Willingness to travel, on occasion.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English – capabilities in French considered an asset.
• Must be able to register and act as a lobbyist.
Expected start date: As soon as possible.
The CHA provides an excellent salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please send your resume and a one page cover letter with two references to firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest in the CHA; however, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.