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Manager, Policy and Government Affairs - Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Category: Management
Province: Ottawa, Ontario
Position: Manager, Policy and Government Affairs
Deadline: May 19, 2023
Posted: April 27, 2023

Position Overview:

Are you that unique and effective blend of government affairs and policy? Do you have that keen interest and experience helping develop and champion innovative solutions to sometimes complex issues within the ranks of the federal government? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, exciting work environment where no two days are the same? Do you have an affinity for travel and tourism, and an interest in the myriad of related industries nation-wide? Do you enjoy working in Ottawa’s downtown core, so easy to get to and within walking distance to so many amenities? If yes, this opportunity might be the perfect fit for you to join our small, yet mighty and dynamic advocacy team at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

Job Description / Duties

Location: Ottawa, Ontario. Candidates should note that TIAC employees are expected to work a minimum of three days a week in the office, which is located at 116 Lisgar Street, K2P 0C2.

Reporting to: Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs

Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, the Manager, Policy and Government Affairs will work collaboratively with colleagues on the advocacy team, supporting advocacy-related initiatives as required, including those related to the Business Events and Destination Marketing sectors.

Core responsibilities: include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Monitoring and evaluating federal department activities, consultations, and decisions related to policies and programs, as well as general activities of Parliament, including Standing Committee initiatives, having implications for the tourism sector.
  • Undertaking general research, gathering relevant data and intelligence on trends and issues in the tourism sector domestically and internationally, and participating on initiatives aimed at measuring the performance of the tourism sector.
  • Writing briefs and reports, including preparing and maintaining a statistics reference document on key industries and segments within the tourism sector nationally and internationally.
  • Consulting with external private- and public-sector stakeholders.
  • Researching and drafting speaking notes and presentations for TIAC participation at industry conferences or events, or for presentation to federal officials.
  • Supporting the drafting of proposals, submissions and correspondence.
  • Responding to enquiries from the public, members and other industry private- and public-sector stakeholders.
  • Contributing to initiatives led by other departments within TIAC.
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Evaluated Requirements and Skills

  • An undergraduate or bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant field.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience monitoring and evaluating government departmental initiatives and/or the general activities of Canada’s Parliament or a provincial legislature.
  • Significant relevant experience carrying out general research, gathering key data and intelligence, as well as identifying, analyzing, and presenting major trends.
  • Extensive experience assessing studies and reports and deducing main insights.
  • Exceptional ability writing detailed reports and other documents and presentations at the highest professional standards.
  • Outstanding initiation, collaboration and organizational skills to help build rapport, form effective relationships, develop priorities and working plans, and efficiently carry them out.
  • A high level of meticulousness and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in writing.
  • Experience with and knowledge of a tourism industry or sector considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in both the English and French considered an asset.

Contact Information

Marc Seguin
Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs

Employer Profile

Founded in 1931, TIAC serves as the national private-sector advocate for Canada’s tourism sector. Acting on behalf of thousands of tourism businesses across the suite of industries our sector encompasses, we champion positive measures to help tourism operators prosper. We represent tourism interests at the national level, and our advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and initiatives that will foster the sector's overall development and growth.