Policy Analyst, GR (Atlantic)

The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) is the national credit union trade association that provides services to Canada’s credit unions, caisses populaires (outside of Quebec), and regional Central organizations. CCUA is distinct in its commitment to cooperative values, and is the first national credit union governed organization in Canada.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides government relations support for Atlantic credit unions through strategy development, policy analysis, research, stakeholder relations, legislative monitoring, consultation participation, event planning and administrative duties under the supervision of the Regional Director, Government Relations (Atlantic) to reduce regulatory barriers to operation and increase business opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
– College or University degree and/or equivalent experience

Experience
– One to three years’ experience in a policy, research, or government relations role or a position within a political or government setting

Qualifications, Certifications or Designations
– General understanding of provincial and federal political systems
– Superior oral and written communication skills
– Superior organizational and planning skills, attention to detail and accuracy
– General knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
– Preferred: Familiarity with the financial services sector
– Preferred: General knowledge of the credit union/co-operative system
– Preferred: Bilingualism (French and English) is considered a strong asset

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Policy Analysis
Support the development of sector policy positions and strategies

– Conduct research using a variety of sources on issues relevant to the credit union system
– Monitor industry trends and news sources to identify emerging issues that may impact the credit union system
– Track progress of government consultations and legislation
– Conduct jurisdictional scans to identify policy options based on alternate models
– Analyze and determine the impact of government decisions, policies and legislative changes to the sector and stakeholders

2. Advocacy
Support advocacy efforts for credit union priorities and issues

– Write/edit letters to legislators, contribute to government submissions and other credit union communications
– Consult with Atlantic credit unions on government relations priorities
– Coordinate and support meetings with MLAs/MHAs, MPs, regulators, and other key stakeholders regarding key advocacy issues
– Identify policy-change opportunities for credit unions and collaborate with necessary teams to advocate for them on behalf of the sector
– Prepare system briefing notes, consultation papers, and other documents as required to build awareness and understanding of policy issues and emerging issues for credit union advocates

3. Stakeholder Engagement
Support communications with credit union members, MLAs/MHAs, MPs, regulators, and other stakeholders on public policy and advocacy efforts

– Build and maintain strong relationships with credit unions
– Develop and maintain relationships with key government contacts to ensure ongoing ability to secure meetings with MLAs/MHAs and cabinet ministers and gain participation of government members at key events
– Coordinate and organize presentations at provincial CUMA meetings
– Plan and coordinate MLA/MHA/credit union networking opportunities
– Respond to credit union requests in a timely way
– Facilitate webinars and prepare accompanying PowerPoint presentations

4. Administration
Provide administrative support and assist with the management of Atlantic government relations operations

– Assist with tracking and reporting on CCUA’s Atlantic government relations activities
– Assist with updates to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island Lobbyist Registries
– Plan MLA/MHA receptions
– Contribute content to CCUA’s weekly Government Relations Update
– Update sections of the CCUA website as needed

OTHER DETAILS

Pay Type:  Salary

Employment Indicator:  Regular Full Time

Job Start Date:  Monday, February 1, 2021

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