Director, Advocacy & Policy
Department: Public & Professional Affairs
Reports to: Vice-President, Public & Professional Affairs
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is actively recruiting for a Director, Advocacy & Policy to join our Public & Professional Affairs department.
We are a fully remote workforce and are looking for someone who is able to be fully productive, efficient and effective in a remote environment.
The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking and influential person that will lead CPhA’s efforts in shaping healthcare policy and managing federal government relations activities. This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about making a substantial impact in the healthcare field and has a strong background in advocacy, policy development, and strategic government relations.
Duties and Tasks
- The Director, Advocacy & Policy will be responsible for, but not limited to:
- Advocacy Campaign and Policy Oversight: Spearheading the development and implementation of compelling advocacy campaigns and policy initiatives that promote the interests of Canadian pharmacists, pharmacy and the healthcare sector.
- Ensuring these initiatives align with CPhA's strategic goals and effectively influencing public policy.
- Strategic Leadership: Collaborating with the executive team to formulate and execute comprehensive strategic plans for advocacy, policy development, and government relations.
- Providing expert insights and advice on policy trends, legislative changes, and strategic opportunities.
- Government Relations: Building and maintaining robust relationships with key federal government stakeholders, including Members of Parliament, Senators, political and department officials, and relevant government agencies.
- Acting as the primary representative of CPhA in critical governmental meetings and public events.
- Team Management and Development: Overseeing the policy staff, providing guidance, mentorship, and leadership.
- Encouraging a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence in all advocacy and policy endeavors.
- Collaboration with Communications: Working closely with the communications team to ensure a unified and effective message across all campaigns and policy statements.
- Assisting in translating complex policy issues into clear, impactful messages that resonate with a variety of audiences.
- Performance Measurement: Regularly assessing and reporting on the effectiveness of advocacy efforts and policy initiatives.
- Utilizing data and feedback to continually refine and enhance strategies.
- Occasionally travelling as required
- Bachelor's degree in political science, public administration, or a related field.
- Proven track record in advocacy, policy development, or a related role.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing complex projects.
- Strong relationship-building skills with an ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholders and government officials.
- Exceptional communication and presentation abilities. Bilingual (English/French) is highly desirable.
- Comprehensive understanding of the Canadian healthcare system and pharmacy practice is highly desirable.
- Ability to display a commitment to and advocate for diversity and inclusion
- $95 - $115,000
- The work we do makes a difference in people’s lives.
- We’re a group of people who are passionate about the health and well-being of all. We take our work seriously, but we still take time to share a good laugh.
- We care about your health and well-being. CPhA pays for your medical/dental benefits, Employee Assistance Plan and provides regular wellness sessions and resources
- We care about your financial health. CPhA provides a pension plan with matching contributions and access to a financial advisor.
- We care about your work-life balance. CPhA offers generous paid time off and our office is closed between Christmas and New Years.
How to Apply
- If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, we invite you to present your resume along with cover letter, in confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources
- While we appreciate all interested applicants, only those individuals who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered
- At the Canadian Pharmacists Association, we recognize, value and celebrate diversity, inclusion and equity. Our Diversity & Inclusion Framework is embedded in all our processes, policies and employee initiatives.