Coordinator, Government Relations and Intergovernmental Affair


Coordinator, Government Relations and Intergovernmental Affair

Canadian Medical Association
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: September 30th 2020
Deadline: November 29th, 2020

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) unites physicians to take action on health issues that matter - to our members and Canadians - building quality care for patients and a vibrant medical profession.

We are recruiting for a Coordinator, Government Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs. This is a full-time position.

Reporting to the Director, Government Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Coordinator provides dedicated, specialized administrative and program support for the Canadian Medical Association’s government relations and political grassroots advocacy programs. The purpose of this role will enable the CMA’s extensive and ongoing political outreach with federal and provincial/territorial elected and unelected officials. This will include scheduling meetings with elected and unelected officials, managing the distribution of political correspondence, and supporting special political events. Additionally, the Coordinator will support special advocacy projects, departmental initiatives, as well as the Director of Government Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs as needed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain mailing and contact lists for federal and provincial/territorial elected and senior bureaucratic officials
  • Coordinate distribution of correspondence to elected and unelected government officials
  • Provide team members support as needed to schedule and host meetings, both internally and externally
  • Support the process for submitting briefs in response to government consultations, including document layout and submitting to internal channels for corporate memory and web posting
  • Support political outreach initiatives by scheduling meetings with elected and unelected officials
  • Limited administrative support related to team planning and department initiatives for the Director of Government Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs 
  • Collaborating with other departmental and cross-organizational teams on special/cross-functional projects and events, including annual conferences, advocacy strategies, etc., on an as-needed basis
  • Provide support for other advocacy and policy priorities on related duties as required
  • College diploma or university degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience is required
  • Evening, weekend, and some travel to meetings, conferences and workshops may be required
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, are required – bilingualism (English-French) is essential
  • A high degree of proficiency in working in a fast-paced team environment
  • Requires experience in scheduling meetings with elected and unelected officials
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, is essential
  • Requires a high level of discretion and sound judgement in making decisions that may significantly impact the credibility of the CMA and the image of the profession
  • Requires a high degree of resourcefulness, detail-oriented skills, self-motivation and self-direction as well as the judgement necessary to understand when to seek direction and the ability to both multi-task and prioritize

All positions have the following core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Member, client and stakeholder focus
  • Results-oriented
  • Teamwork and collaboration
Additional Information

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.

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Contact Information
Canadian Medical Association
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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