Canadian Renewable Energy Association – Policy Manager

About CanREA

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) works to ensure that wind energy, solar energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix, leveraging the synergies among these technologies to provide clean, flexible, and affordable energy solutions. We are dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for Canada and future generations.

About the role

CanREA is seeking a Policy Manager to provide a supportive role within the policy team. CanREA’s policy team contributes to the overall mandate of the association by advocating for favourable policy, market and regulatory environments to support the deployment of our technologies by our members across Canada. A dynamic and experienced team of professionals does this through active member engagement, stakeholder and government relations, and supporting the CanREA communications and membership and events teams.

Job description

The Policy Manager is integral to the successful functioning of the policy team and is structured as a multifaceted support role with significant administrative responsibilities.

Reporting to the Vice President Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, the Policy Manager will be responsible for a broad cross section of tasks supporting the CanREA policy team, ranging from administrative coordination to liaising with other CanREA teams to coordinating policy team supports. The Policy Manager will be required to work closely with and take direction from the Senior Policy Director on specific projects and tasks.

The Policy Manager is not expected to act as an external spokesperson for the organization with media or stakeholders, however, there will be opportunities to liaise with CanREA members in relation to specific projects or tasks as assigned.

While this position is envisioned primarily as a support position, opportunities will be provided for professional growth and an expanded role with increased responsibility over time.

Salary Range – $58,000 – $64,000

Primary responsibilities

Administrative

Policy Team meeting coordination

  • Preparation of agenda for weekly meetings, including follow-up minutes and summaries as required.
    • Coordination of quarterly in-person strategic meeting schedules, including management of travel logistics, meeting location and hotel bookings, etc.
      • Preparation of agenda and minutes/summary notes

Caucus and Working Group administration

  • Creating and managing Caucus meeting calendars
    • Managing calendar invites and distribution lists for select CanREA caucuses
    • Drafting agendas, presentation decks and co-ordination of supporting materials
    • Preparation and distribution of meeting minutes and summary reports
    • Supporting caucus leads in collecting member feedback and developing consensus on policy position development
    • Development of Caucus deadlines for the coordination of government submissions and policy responses

Administration of various Policy team deliverables

  • Management of Provincial and Federal Lobbyist registrations
    • Management of annual steering committee elections
    • External meeting request preparation and tracking
    • Coordination of correspondence and meeting tracking (congratulatory messages, meeting requests, etc.) as assigned
    • Member and external stakeholder e-newsletter content coordination
    • CanREA Board meeting material content coordination
    • Support for development of external presentations to MPs, MLAs, stakeholders and various conferences
    • Support senior team members preparation and debriefing for media interviews and availability

Strategic Support Responsibilities

Support policy team liaisons with other CanREA teams

CanREA’s Policy team is very active in its support for other teams, including Events, Communications and Business Development. The Policy Manager’s responsibilities will include efforts to support these teams, such as:

Strategy and Leadership Support as a Policy Team member

  • Work in close collaboration with the Vice-President, Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, CanREA’s Senior Directors and other Policy Directors on issues related to the organization’s future development and the establishment of its annual strategic objectives and budget.
  • Collaborate with the full CanREA team to support the achievement of organizational outcomes, including the pursuit and retention of CanREA members.
  • Provide information and perform other duties required by CanREA’s Senior Policy Director, and CanREA’s Vice-President – Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, including, but not limited to:
    • Meeting/event attendance and reporting back with an analysis of key implications for CanREA
    • Research support
    • Review and summary of documents, including government policy proposals and consultation documents, research reports, etc., as assigned
    • Liaising with consultants as required to support the administration/facilitation of work plans and retainers managed by various policy team members

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or interest in the renewable energy sector and/or, DER, energy storage and environment policy is highly recommended.
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant position is ideal. A combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Post-Secondary degree required.
  • For those interested in leveraging this position to grow their careers in policy and advocacy, post-secondary degree in Social Sciences an asset.
  • Organizational and administrative abilities – Candidate should possess superior organization skills and demonstrated ability to provide administrative support in a dynamic team environment.
  • Writing and communication skills – Candidate must possess the ability to communicate in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner, verbally and in writing.
  • Remote Work – Candidate must be able to confidently and competently work from home.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite-especially PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated administrative capabilities and experience required.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required
  • Bilingual in English and French (written and spoken) is an asset

Administration

  • Ability to travel as required to attend CanREA events and team meetings to provide support to CanREA policy team (approx. three to four times per year)
  • Ability to work independently, from home.

All interested candidates please e-mail your resume and a one-page cover letter to: [email protected] Application deadline is October 22, 2021. Submissions will be considered as they are received.

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages application from all qualified candidates. The Canadian Renewable Energy Association welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.