The Director of Government Relations is responsible for the organization’s relationships with government bodies and officials (both elected and unelected) and co-leads a multi-disciplinary team that develops advocacy and campaign strategies to advance sexual and reproductive rights in Canada’s global and domestic laws, programs, and policies.
As part of the management team, the Director of Government Relations joins five other Directors and the Executive Director in supervising the staff team and providing strategic leadership and direction for the organization. This position reports to the Executive Director.
Who You Are
You are a seasoned advocate with experience in the not-for-profit/NGO/social justice sector. You actively apply anti-racist and anti-oppression principles and practices to your work, including to the development of advocacy and campaign strategies. You possess a deep understanding of how government works to strategically advance advocacy goals. You have successfully supervised policy and campaign staff in previous roles.
Who We Are
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive rights in Canada and globally. To achieve our mission, Action Canada engages in health promotion, legal and policy advocacy, campaigns, and movement-building.
We believe in a world where every person controls their sexuality, reproduction, gender expression, and health. In our fight for sexual and reproductive rights for all, Action Canada challenges the systems that create unequal access to information, health care, and rights.
For more information, visit actioncanadashr.org.
Job responsibilities include:
This position is based out of Action Canada’s Ottawa office, at 240 Bank Street. If the successful candidate resides outside of Ottawa, they must be live in Ontario, within a 2-hour commute to Ottawa (air or ground) and be able to attend occasional and sometimes last minute in-person meetings or events as required.
Send your cover letter and CV to:
SUBJECT: Director of Government Relations
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), salaried position. Salary for this position is $80,000 per annum. Action Canada also provides a generous benefits program, including extended health and dental benefits, and RRSP contributions.
Recognizing that we are in the midst of an unprecedented and unusual time, we have made adjustments to our hiring processes. At this time, all staff at Action Canada are working from home, and the interviewing and on-boarding process will occur remotely. We acknowledge that COVID-19 has caused disruptions to many lives and people may require additional accommodations.
Action Canada is committed to working within an anti-racism and anti-oppression framework and dismantling the white supremacy inherent to the SRHR movement. We are explicitly inviting women and gender diverse members of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to apply and self-identify in your cover letter. We welcome applications from people living with disabilities; please let us know if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
October 14, 2021
November 14, 2021
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights
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