Career Opportunity

There are three career opportunities available at this time:

The CCA is seeking an Accounting Assistant to be based in Calgary - close date April 5, 2019

The CCA is seeking a Policy Manager to be based in Ottawa - open until a suitable candidate is found

The Public and Stakeholder Engagement program is seeking a Stakeholder Engagement Specialist to be based in Calgary - close date March 25, 2019

Career Opportunity with CCA - Accounting Assistant

Job purpose

The CCA is looking for a full-time accounting assistant to support the accountant in managing day to day workflow and meeting deadlines. Reporting to the accountant, the ideal candidate would have experience in full-cycle accounting and demonstrated skills specific to time management, communication, adaptability and organization. This is a position that will provide support for the accounting and administration personnel in addition to executive and project managers.

Duties and responsibilities

Accounts payable vendor invoice processing, weekly check/EFT runs
Accounts receivable – monthly, quarterly and annual invoice preparation, follow-up on unpaid receivables, re-billing to associated organizations, payment processing
Monthly recurring journal entries, maintain and reconcile ledger accounts
Credit card reconciliations        
GST/HST monthly remittances
Assist with monthly financial statement preparation
Follow accounting processes currently in place and work with the Accounting and Administration team to create efficiencies in the process

Qualifications

Minimum three years related experience
Experience using QuickBooks Desktop
Strong computer skills (Excel a must)
Effective communication skills, must speak, read and write English fluently
Exceptional strong attention to detail, demonstrated interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills

For the full job description, please download the PDF

Please send resumes and cover letters to:

Nancy Ring, Accountant
Canadian Cattlemen's Association
180, 6815 -8th Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
ringn@cattle.ca

Career Opportunity with CCA - Policy Manager

Job purpose

The policy manager will support policy creation and dissemination across a breadth of files at the CCA. Based in the CCA Ottawa office the individual will create and maintain strategic relationships and communication channels with elected officials, staff and government departments. The policy manager will monitor government policy development and regularly contribute to CCA policy communications. This role will maintain ongoing engagement with provincial cattle associations.

This role will also lead CCA’s policy development and engagement on food policy including but not limited to topics such as; labelling, grading, food waste, food guides and meat inspection.

Qualifications 

Strategic thinker, responsive and flexible with ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines and consistently engage with stakeholders in a professional and competent manner. Well organized, resourceful creative problem solver. Strong work ethic, ability to engage grassroots through to minister level audiences.

Candidates should have post-secondary education with an emphasis in agriculture and/or food policy. A minimum of three years related experience requested. 

For the full job description, please download the PDF 

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Fawn Jackson
Senior Manager, Government and International Relations
Canadian Cattlemen's Association
jacksonf@cattle.ca

Career opportunity with the Public and Stakeholder Engagement program

The Public and Stakeholder Engagement program is seeking a Stakeholder Engagement Specialist.

The Public and Stakeholder Engagement program, initiated in 2015 to increase public confidence, and enhance the credibility, reputation, and trust in the Canadian beef industry, seeks a Stakeholder Engagement Specialist. This is a full-time role based out of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) office in Calgary, AB.

The Public and Stakeholder Engagement program was developed under the National Beef Strategy’s ‘Connectivity Pillar,’ to address consumer concerns, public trust issues, and ensure Canada’s beef industry has the tools to communicate effectively and proactively with the public on how beef is raised in Canada.

The goals of the stakeholder engagement program are:

  • To increase public confidence, and enhance the credibility, reputation, and trust in the Canadian beef industry, thereby increasing overall demand for beef in Canada and long-term sustainability for beef producers, and
  • To develop stronger relationships and greater connectivity among industry partners and organizations to manage public trust issues more efficiently and effectively.

Operating within the Stakeholder Engagement Management Strategy and Business Plan, the success of the stakeholder engagement program is dependent on collaborating and working with industry and stakeholder groups to gather and share information, coordinate messaging, develop resources, and manage activities to proactively increase positive public perceptions of Canada’s beef industry and how beef is raised.

The Stakeholder Engagement Specialist role, along with the Public and Stakeholder Engagement program, is administered through the CCA in partnership with Canada Beef, industry’s marketing arm, and funded through the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off.

Role and responsibilities of the Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

The primary responsibility of the Stakeholder Engagement Specialist is to support the stakeholder engagement team in delivering the business plan core activities. The core activities require innovative strategies in communications to build public trust. The role requires identifying and activating leading edge strategies that reach various audiences identified through our public research channels.

For the full job description, please download the PDF.

Please send resume and cover letter to Public and Stakeholder Engagement Manager Jill Harvie at harviej@cattle.ca no later than March 25, 2019.

 

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