Career Opportunities

Thank you for checking this page. There are three career opportunities available at this time:

Communications Manager, Canfax Research Services – Research Analyst, and Audit Coordinator, Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+)

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager is essential in disseminating CCA’s mandate of ensuring an economic, environmental, and socially sustainable Canadian Beef Industry.  This internal and external communications role is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to drive how CCA communicates and be at the forefront of adapting and implementing new communication channels, tools, and technologies.  In addition to leading the development and implementation of the strategic communication plan, this person will work alongside all departments, divisions, and provincial members to ensure consistent messaging on CCA policy research and advocacy positions, as well, the value and purpose of CCA to all stakeholders.

Location: Calgary or Ottawa

Status: Full Time

Responsibilities:

Policy / Government Relations

Support the development of policy position statements and other content on provincial and federal matters

Support the development and execution of industry events and work in close partnership with provincial and associated members

Communications and Media

Lead the development of consistent messaging across the organization to promote the CCA vision

Lead the development of internal and external content, such as industry briefings, fact sheets, position papers, marketing materials, press releases, and digital resources for dissemination across various CCA communications platforms

Lead the CCA’s media relationships and other communications partners, including preparing and distributing releases and statements, responding to media enquiries, and preparing CCA spokespeople for interviews

Maintain an active role in the National Communications Managers Meetings

Lead and manage the CCA’s media presence including sentiment, quotes, references, and stories

Write, proof-read, and edit content for a wide variety of written and presentation materials

Measure the effectiveness of communications channels and recommend opportunities for improvement

Research emerging trends, best practices, and opportunities in the field of communications with the goal of improving the execution of communications

Write and distribute Action News, President’s Report, Annual Report, Semi-Annual Report, and content for provincial member AGM’s, website content, and oversee CCA’s social platforms and other channels

Write scripts and presentations for public engagement and speaking events for the Executive Leadership team

Manage and maintain the CCA’s Crisis Communication Plan and assist in coordination during an emergency event and act as a point-person and resource for industry issues

Business Planning and Leadership

Manage the department’s annual budget, ensuring results, accountability and value for dollars spent

Build and maintain relationships with key partners including: provincial communication managers, committees and Board; government employees and officials; and strategic stakeholders

Qualifications:

Five to eight years' experience in communications with a track record of creating innovative communications plans and strategies that employ measurable tools and tactics

Post-secondary education in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related degree/diploma

Strong media relations experience

Proven experience in social media campaigns and influencer marketing

Excellent spoken and interpersonal communication skills, with attention to detail and accuracy

Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills, both internally and externally

Experience in a non-profit organization considered an asset

Ability to develop and enhance strong communications standards, workflows, and branding guidelines while disseminating content across multiple mediums, including social media, newsletters, and more

Independent thinking with openness and excitement for new ideas; passion for team environment and working with multiple colleagues on different projects at the same time

An entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a changing, fast-paced, high-performing world-class organization

Familiarity with the cattle industry is required

Ability to communicate fluently in both English and French considered an asset

Download a PDF of the full position offering here.

Please submit resume and cover letter to David Moss, General Manager at mossd@cattle.ca

 

Canfax Research Services Position Offering – Research Analyst

 

Canfax Research Services (CRS), a division of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, seeks a research analyst. This is a full-time; maternity-leave contract position with flexibility for an early start. Target start date is January 2020. This position will be based out of the Calgary office.

Canfax Research Services (CRS) provides the Canadian beef industry with comprehensive statistical and market information on the domestic and global beef trends. Economic analysis is utilized for marketing, research, policy and investment decisions, supporting strategy and business plan development, as well as performance measurement. CRS monitors data sources from national statistics and develops new economic models to make annual outlooks and evaluate the impact of management decisions on cost of production. CRS maintains its independence as a third-party source of unbiased market information and analysis, maintaining operations through regular publications, long-term contracts and projects.

The research analyst position is responsible for database maintenance, background research, statistical and market analysis for regular publications and specialized research projects. The successful candidate will be involved in collaborating on existing contracts and specialized research projects in the areas of productivity, sustainability, policy, and global market development as they relate to the Canadian beef industry.

Location: Calgary 

Status: Full-time; maternity-leave contract position with flexibility for an early start

Responsibilities:

  • Database management, statistical analysis, and model development in Excel
  • Access international online databases
  • Timely response to data inquiries
  • Solid research skills for literature reviews
  • Market analysis, technical writing, and PowerPoint development for several regular industry publications
  • Industry presentations

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a degree in agriculture, economics or business
  • Basic understanding of agricultural economics and economic modeling
  • Familiar with general database maintenance techniques and challenges
  • Familiar with the agricultural production systems
  • Ability to work independently with a strong self-motivation work ethic
  • Good time management with the ability to work on multiple projects at a time

Skills Required:

  • Strong attention to detail, particularly in relation to data management
  • Chart development, editing and analysis
  • High standards for professional materials
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong written communication skills

Salary: Negotiable and dependent on qualifications and experience

To download a PDF of this job posting, click here

If you are interested in this position, submit your cover letter and resume to: Brenna Grant, Manager at crs@canfax.ca.

 

Audit Coordinator, Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+)


World-leading supply chain-driven initiatives have led to increased demand for sustainable Canadian beef produced following verifiable, science-based protocols. Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) has become one of the go-to programs to help fill this need. The success of the VBP+ program is instrumental as Canadian beef producers continue to strive to meet growing market expectations for verifiably sustainable and socially responsible beef production. The VBP+ program has had considerable success in the past and is well positioned to implement its training and verification program geared towards showing how beef producers can and do meet market expectations.

The VBP+ Audit Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of on-farm producer audits. This can include, communications with producers that wish to become certified, assigning of appropriate auditor, recording and filing of audit documents and any required follow-up.

Location: Calgary

Status: Full-time one-year contract position, with opportunity to convert to permanent employment.

Responsibilities: The primary duties and responsibilities of the VBP+ Audit Coordinator include:
• Coordinate producer auditor requirements
• Receive audit requests, assign auditors, create producer files and appropriate invoicing and payment options
• Receive audit reports, initial review of audit reports, initiate auditor payments,
• Reconcile online transactions
• Provide financial reports as needed

Qualifications:
• Diploma or undergraduate degree in the field of agriculture
• Well-developed program management skills with exceptional attention to detail and strong analytical skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with both industry and government stakeholders
• Strong relationship building skills with an extensive working knowledge of the Canadian beef industry
• Exceptional communication and teamwork skills
• Minimum of five years’ experience focused on production agriculture-based systems

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To download a PDF of this job posting, click here

Please submit your cover letter and resume with confidence by September 15, 2019 to:

Shannon Argent, VBP+ Business Manager
argents@beefresearch.ca

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