Career Opportunities

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Communications Manager and Summer Intern - 2020

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

 

Summer Intern - 2020

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is offering a summer internship in Calgary, AB. This internship is a unique opportunity for students interested in the Canadian beef industry to engage across a broad range of topics including (but not limited to) public policy, research, communications, and advocacy.  Interns will have the opportunity to engage directly with CCA staff, government officials, and key industry stakeholders to advance on challenges and opportunities important to the Canadian beef industry. 

Location: Calgary 

Status: Summer Intern, May 1st – August 21st, 2020

Responsibilities

  • Participation in lobbying efforts and assist in policy development
  • Assist in communication updates to member organizations
  • Active participation in association meetings
  • Assisting with advocacy efforts
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate studies
  • Applicants should be enrolled in an agriculture or associated program, have beef production experience, and/or an expressed interest in pursuing a career in the Canadian beef industry
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be available for the duration of the internship
  • Must have excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Must be able to work in the Calgary office

Specific Activities for 2020:

  • Support the compilation and standardization of CCA policy briefs and supporting documents. Including research, writing and collaboration with the CCA policy team across all CCA’s policy files including animal health and care, trade, domestic agriculture, food, and environment
  • Perform a metrics and program review on Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL)
  • Analysis work pertaining to farm taxation laws affecting succession and livestock tax deferral amendments
  • Review of global beef and forage research targets/activities/themes to support the renewal of the next 5-year national beef research and extension strategy
  • Development of beef and forage extension materials including topic pages, fact sheets, infographics, and decision-making tools in areas of priority
  • Working with the Canfax staff to produce analysis and content for the weekly market outlook
  • Specific research projects on feedlot profitability and fed/feeder swaps
  • Help organize Member of Parliament Summer Tours / National Campaign with our provincial members
  • Research and analysis of ridings directly and indirectly economically impacted by the Canadian Beef Industry
  • Help prepare for Fall Advocacy Reception and assistance with CBIC/CCA semi-annual meetings including the Bov-Innovation sessions at CBIC

Salary: $19.00/hour

To download a PDF of this job posting, click here

If you are interested in this position, submit your cover letter and resume to: David Moss, General Manager at mossd@cattle.ca.

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