LOCATION: Calgary, AB (Hybrid workplace)
Full Time Permanent Job
Our client is a prominent Agricultural Association. They require a DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AND ENVIRONMENT who will report directly to the President and CEO.
One main service this association provides is advocacy for their membership. Theirs is the voice that speaks to the public, producers, industry stakeholders and government regulators on a wide range of provincial and national issues. Their collaboration with government influences the regulations that impact their sector. The position has a lot of variety, and the organization is nimble and responsive. For example, when the borders closed due to covid, they sprang into action to mitigate the impact for their members.
Membership in this association is voluntary. Therefore, our client appreciates the importance of adding value. The initiatives they focus on, and the issues they manage, directly effect their members. This is an opportunity to make a difference and ‘move the needle’ for an industry. A large part of their success is due to the partnerships and collaborative relationships they foster in the industry. They are well connected at all levels, and they rely on these relationships to listen and learn. Then they leverage these relationships to educate, advocate and influence. Collaboration and communication are key.
As the new Director of Regulatory and Environment you will deal with multiple government offices (e.g., CFIA, CBSA, Health Canada, etc.). You will influence the people who create provincial and national regulations; and in turn communicate the real-world impact of those regulations to your members. As the environmental leader in this organization, you will oversee research and create new initiatives that will help your members navigate the path towards better environmental stewardship. The environmental component of this role is new; but the importance of these issues is growing. You will be starting with a clean slate.
Our ideal candidate is a very strong communicator and strategic thinker who can set priorities and stay organized. To be considered you must be well connected in the Canadian agriculture industry and have experience dealing with regulatory bodies like the CFIA. You must have a collaborative style and enjoy fostering stakeholder engagement, formal partnerships, and informal relationships at all levels of the industry. A passion for agriculture and environmental sustainability is required. Our client is the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association and National Cattle Feeders’ Association so experience working in the livestock sector is an asset but not a deal breaker.
More information is available. Please call Steve Peddie at Ag Network toll free 855 955 9755. He will be happy to discuss the role, the association, the workplace environment, or anything else you have questions about. Strictly confidential.
To apply: email your resume to Steve Peddie at Ag Network: email@example.com