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Government Relations Consultant

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Thornhill, ON, CA, L3T 7P7

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at CAA Club Group is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development - and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results. We are caring.  We are leaders.  We are innovators.  We are collaborative.

We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Who we are

As Canada's largest automobile association, we are passionate about keeping our Members safe-- whether they are on the road, at home, or travelling abroad. Meeting the diverse needs of our two-million Members requires high performing, forward thinking, and innovative people who work collaboratively to keep propelling our business forward. Life at CAA Club Group is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development-- and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results. CAA Club Group (CCG) is known for providing stellar emergency roadside assistance to our motoring Members and non-Members. We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

What You Will Do
•    Keep abreast of the strategic direction of government, parliamentary committees, opposition parties, CAA National and internal departments, and provide recommendations to the executive management accordingly on relevant policy items 
•    Meet with decision makers (politicians, bureaucrats, etc.) to determine key issues and how CAA can contribute to the government policy development process  
•    Lobby government and negotiate to achieve outcomes and strategic objectives
•    Monitor legislative agenda and keep informed of current and pending government grants and/or partnership opportunities to promote CCG initiatives 
•    Develop solution-driven proposals and policy statements 
•    Liaise with internal teams to become familiar with synergies that can be incorporated within government relations strategy
•    Determine advocacy projects such as Worst Roads and Association of Municipalities of Ontario opportunities to maximize Member involvement and stakeholder engagement
•    Project manage advocacy campaigns, provide oversight and direction to the internal team and impacted partners and Members
•    Responsible for the dissemination of funds for an allocated budget and keeping track of any discrepancies
•    Conduct media interviews as a spokesperson as appropriate 

Who You Are
•    University degree in public policy, political science, public administration, or related field
•    4+ years of experience in government or a combination of education and relevant work experience
•    Thorough understanding of Canada’s political system(s), including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government
•    Persuasive communication with superior writing and analytical skills
•    Demonstrated ability to build, develop and grow internal and external stakeholder relationships to meet strategic goals
•    Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting strict deadlines

 

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). CCG will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

As an organization we are focused on Member safety, which includes the safety and well-being of our Associates. Therefore, you must be and remain fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.