Senior Advisor, Political Advocacy

Senior Advisor, Political Advocacy

Overall Job Purpose

The Senior Advisor, Political Advocacy is a significant contributor; giving high level strategic advice, drafting recommendations and executing strategic political action plans and key policy initiatives aligned with Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) mission and vision.  The Senior Advisor, Political Advocacy will brief senior management in the development and execution of strategic and tactics designed to engage key decision-makers, elected and non-elected officials at the federal level.

The Senior Advisor, Political Advocacy, applying an active political lens, will represent the CMA with elected and officials and other policy-makers, health care and non-health care stakeholders, and others to identify opportunities in order to help carry out CMA’s strategic objective: “engage in courageous, influential and collaborative dialogue and advocacy.”

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and manage relationships with Members of Parliament, Cabinet ministers,
  • Senators, political staff, public servants and stakeholders,
  • Develop and execute strategies and recommendations for collaborating with members of Parliament, Cabinet ministers, Senators, political staff, public servants and stakeholders.
  • Identify relevant legislative developments at the federal level, including Private Member’s Bills, regulations, petitions and motions and provides innovative tools and approaches for engaging and influencing Parliamentary processes while advancing CMA’s policy poisitions.
  • Represent Patient and Public Advocacy at various internal and external meetings ensuring the political lens is always considered.
  • Represent Patient and Public Advocacy at different public events and activities: roundtables, kiosks, political conventions, conferences, etc.

Key Skills and Competencies

Core for this position:

  • Political acumen
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Customer/member focus
  • results oriented

Other skills required for this position:

  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, are required – bilingualism is an asset.
  • Must be able to perform in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Tact and diplomacy, empathy, a high level of discretion and sound judgement in making decisions that may significantly impact the credibility of the CMA.
  • A high degree of resourcefulness, self-motivation and direction as well as the judgement necessary to understand when to seek direction and the ability to both multi-task and prioritize.
  • Evening, weekend, and some travel to meetings, conferences and workshops may be required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer programs, including Adobe is essential.

Education: University Degree

Experience: 3-5 years of relevant experience.

Apply via the website.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer and will reasonably accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and hiring process.