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Manager of Public Affairs - Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Category: Management
Province: Ottawa, Ontario
Position: Manager of Public Affairs
Deadline: December 18, 2020
Posted: December 9, 2020
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Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations & Business Development, the Public Affairs Manager supports the advocacy and government relations of the organization through monitoring, analysis, and stakeholder relations. The public affairs manager puts the industry and TIAC’s plans into action, with high attention to detail, and ability to produce results that are driven by the organization’s mission, vision, and values. This position requires a high degree of flexibility, and works to fulfill multiple functions for the TIAC team.

Duties
Government & Stakeholder Relations
Writing of public consultation submissions, grants, and letters to government
Liaising with government offices on meetings, projects & industry events
Organization and implementation of federal advocacy events, receptions and other advocacy activities
Organization of Parliamentary Tourism Caucus
Daily monitoring of media on tourism issues, with distribution to industry stakeholders
Monitoring of key tourism issues in government
Public affairs activities at all TIAC led industry events
Rendez-vous Canada
Tourism Week
Tourism Congress
Occasional conference attendance
Liaison with stakeholders on policy issues
Lead industry webinars on key issues and events
Attending government led industry roundtables
Meetings with government stakeholders (including scheduling, document preparation, and follow-up when required)

Writing & Research
Ensuring TIAC members are updated regularly on key Public Affairs matters including but not limited to:
Legislation
Regulations
Parliamentary Committee studies & reports
TIAC public affairs activities
News and research on issues impacting the industry
Lead on TIAC publications including research series, briefing documents, informational content, and sponsored/partner publications
Content writer for TIAC’s COVID-19 weekly update
Assistance in developing content for TIAC’s bi-weekly newsletter
Creating/editing content for TIAC presentations
Compilation, analysis and distribution of relevant industry reports and research
Creation of collateral documents for public affairs activities (ex. 1 pagers, “leave behinds”, sector publications)
Compilation, analysis and reporting of key industry statistics through Statistics Canada & industry partners

External Projects/ Project Management
Management of TIAC advocacy projects with contractors and stakeholders
VIP management at TIAC led industry events
Collaborate and manage projects with external contractors related to advocacy and public affairs
Project lead on TIAC led trade missions/ management of grants and funding for trade purposes
Attend and present at industry events & meetings (as required)

Qualifications / Required Skills

Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as political science, public relations, communications or equivalent experience
Experience in the field of Government Relations and/or political management
Familiarity with the key government programs and priorities of the Canadian Tourism Sector

Additional Information

Please submit your resume and cover letter by no later than midnight on December 18th.

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Vince Accardi
Acting CEO
communications@tiac-aitc.ca

Employer Profile

Founded in 1930 to encourage the development of tourism in Canada, TIAC serves today as the national private-sector advocate for this $102 billion sector. Based in Ottawa, TIAC takes action on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses and promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper.
TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interests at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector's growth and development.
TIAC's membership reflects partnerships among all sectors of the industry, and provincial, territorial and regional tourism associations, enabling the association to address the full range of issues facing Canadian tourism.
Vision and Mission
Our vision: To lead the Canadian tourism industry to be the most competitive in the world.
Our mission: To be the voice of Canada’s tourism industry and improve its global competitiveness as an international destination through leadership and advocacy.