Manager Government Relations

Job Order ID:127
Employment Type:Permanent
Job Location:Vancouver BC Canada
Brief Description:

The  Manager  Government  Relations  is  an  integral member  of  the  leadership  teamIn collaboration and with the support of the President and CEO of BCHA, this position will be responsible for initiating policy development and government relations efforts while achieving the government relations strategic objectives of the association.

Job Details:

The BC Hotel Association is focused on shaping the future of hospitality and are the advocate and spokesperson for the interests of the hotel industry throughout British Columbia.  With over 600 hotel members and 200 associate members, they represent an industry with: revenue in excess of $3.2 billion; 80,000 rooms; and more than 60,000 employees. With members in almost every community throughout BC, they are a significant component of BC’s $13.8 billion tourism trade.  Their mandate is to affect positive change in the BC tourism and hospitality ecosystem, making British Columbia highly competitive on the global stage.

 

Position Overview

 

The  Manager  Government  Relations  is  an  integral  member  of  the  leadership  team.   In collaboration and with the support of the President and CEO of BCHA, this position will be responsible for initiating policy development and government relations efforts while achieving the government relations strategic objectives of the association.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Leads the BCHA’s government affairs activities by establishing positive relationships with elected  officials  and  civil  servants,   local  governments,   provincial  and  federal  MPs  and senators, in order to elevate the profile of the BCHA and thus the objectives of the strategic plan for British Columbia.
  • Develops and implements strategies to profile BCHA to further the requirements of the membership and enable policy development and legislation to support development and growth.
  • Initiates and leads the BCHA’s efforts to align and complement member and key stakeholder public policy positions and strategies.
  • Identifies  strategies  to  engage  members  in  public  policy  input,  lobby  campaigns  and government relations.
  • Provides resources and advice to the BCHA Government Affairs Committee.
  • Monitors  news  media  and  government  sources  for  potential  changes  in  regulatory  and legislative areas to ensure BCHA reacts effectively and advises its members of the resulting impact on their operations.
  • Supports members in their own lobbying efforts through advice and by opening doors with elected officials and civil servants.
  • Attends  government  committee  meetings  that  relate  to  hotels  and  tourism  and  tracks legislation that is relevant to the hotel sector.
  • Prepares written briefs on particular initiatives for policy development.
  • Prepares reports for the BCHA Board of Directors and attends board meetings as required.
  • Builds  strong  collaborative  relationships  with  other  co-operative  organizations,  including member organizations, and with senior government officials in relevant provincial and federal government departments.

Skills and Qualifications

 

  • University degree in political science, public policy, Canadian studies, economics or a related discipline.
  • Two plus years of government relations experience, coupled with a strong understanding of the Provincial and Federal government processes and institutions.
  • Demonstrated    competence    in    team    building,    strategic    planning    and    organizational management.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders (members; academics; government; media) and the ability to respond to member needs strategically and tactfully
  • Must be able to exercise leadership and diplomacy amongst diverse perspectives and priorities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build professional relationships with government and partner organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and internet applications.
  • Must be able to travel.

 

The BC Hotel Association offers a competitive salary based on experience, and a generous health and retirement benefits package.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining suitability and qualifications by noon on Friday, October 26, 2018.

 

We thank all who apply but only those considered to be suitably qualified will be contacted.