Public Affairs Manager

Public Affairs Manager

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is a national trade association representing canola growers, life science companies, processors and exporters. Our mission is to advance the growth and profitability of the canola industry based on innovation, sustainability, resilience and the creation of superior value for a healthier world. Currently we are seeking a:


Based in Ottawa, this important role is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional. The Public Affairs Manager is responsible for supporting the CCC Public Affairs team, executing on the advocacy strategy, and building relationships with governments and industry stakeholders. Reporting to the Vice President, Public Affairs, your primary responsibilities will be to:

monitor activities of Parliament, providing actionable advice on emerging policy issues and decisions of government;

conduct research and prepare dossiers in support of advocacy efforts on trade and market access issues, environment and sustainability and other member policy and regulatory priorities;

lead on specific policy files, representing the canola sector stakeholders with governments;

develop and maintain strong relationships with government and industry stakeholders;

❑ coordinate and manage advocacy meetings, outreach days, and other public affairs events;

❑ prepare communication materials and strategies supporting public affairs efforts.

Qualifications include:

post-secondary education in political science, communications, agriculture or social sciences;

❑ experience managing, organizing and coordinating multiple priorities and projects;

❑ ability to build extensive government and industry contacts and relationships;

excellent writing and editing skills; ability to summarize complex information;

❑ experience with communications strategies and event management a strong asset;

❑ team player with a collaborative approach;

❑ leadership qualities, professionalism, and good judgement;

❑ proficiency with MS Office and / or other office software; and,

available to travel domestically and globally as required.


Salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and ability.

Applications must be received by November 15, 2019.

Apply, with resume, to HR resolve at email: