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Regulatory Affairs Manager

Location: Ottawa / Hybrid

Overview:

The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) represents Canada’s 60,000 beef producers and works to address issues that concern beef producers. With CCA headquarters in Calgary, CCA also has an Ottawa office that focuses on domestic and international advocacy regarding climate change, trade, economic resiliency, innovation and research.

The Regulatory Affairs Manager is a key role within the CCA Policy team. The Manager will support policy creation and dissemination across a breadth of files at CCA. Based in the CCA Ottawa office the individual will create and maintain strategic relationships and communication channels with key government officials as well as elected officials and staff. The Manager will monitor regulatory consultations being developed by the Federal Government and lead CCA’s regulatory files.

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.

The Manager will be a key part of CCA’s climate change work, focusing on the policy and regulatory components domestically. As part of the climate change file, there will be the opportunity to engage internationally as well through our global partnerships.

Reports to: Senior Director, Government and Public Affairs

Key Responsibilities:

CCA Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Food Policy

Climate Change

Communications

Qualifications and Skills:

Education: University degree paired with relevant experience.

Please send cover letters and resumes to [email protected] by Monday, November 14, 2022, with the subject line: Regulatory Affairs Manager.

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Executive Director Contract Opportunity, Canadian Beef Industry Conference

The Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) is a collaboration of the national beef industry groups including the Canadian Cattle Association, Canadian Beef Breeds Council, Canada Beef, National Cattle Feeders Association, and the Beef Cattle Research Council. The CBIC organization is responsible for planning and executing the annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference event. Our goal is to create a gathering place to learn, network, and collaborate with speaker sessions, industry meetings, workshops, and social events that engage primary producers, value chain participants, service providers, government, researchers, and a broad array of industry stakeholders.


We are looking for an Executive Director to lead the CBIC. The Executive Director is responsible for planning and executing the Canadian Beef industry Conference. Reporting to the CBIC board, which is made up of representatives of the member organizations, the Executive Director manages the operations and execution of CBIC in collaboration with the volunteer Event Operations Committee.

Responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to:

Operational Excellence

Experience and Qualifications

Contract Details

This is a contract position with a minimum one (1) year term. Hours are flexible but you must be able to deliver on all aspects of the CBIC operations and conference delivery, which is estimated to be a full-time equivalent position.

The conference is currently held annually, with the next event scheduled for August 14-17, 2023, in Calgary, Alberta and the following conference planned for August 2024 in Regina, Saskatchewan. A one-year renewable contract term is proposed, with annual renewal negotiated each fall.

Part-time contract support personnel may be hired directly by the CBIC or sub-contracted by the successful candidate but must fit within the budget operational plan approved by the Board.

Contract Rate: Is negotiable and dependent on qualifications and experience and proposed approach to operational delivery.

Location: Remote working locations allowed. Being located within driving distance from Calgary is preferred but not required.

Travel: The conference is located at different locations throughout Canada, so travel is required to both plan and deliver the event.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Andrea Brocklebank, Board Chair
Canadian Beef Industry Conference
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Summer Intern, Canadian Cattle Association

Location: Calgary/ Hybrid

Overview:

The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is the national voice of Canada’s 60,000 beef producers. Founded by producers and led by a producer-elected Board, CCA works to address issues of concern to Canada’s beef producers.

We are looking for a talented, self-motivated individual to participate in our CCA Summer Intern Program.

Job Description:

CCA’s Summer Intern Program is a unique opportunity for students interested in the Canadian beef industry 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, Board Members, and key industry stakeholders to help overcome challenges and advance priorities important to the Canadian beef industry. CCA also encourages students to propose summer projects to CCA for consideration. There is one position available based in CCA’s Calgary office.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Specific Activities for 2023

Please send cover letters and resumes to Ryder Lee at [email protected] with the subject line: CCA Summer Intern. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2022.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Canadian Cattle Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: CCA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CCA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Canada.

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Summer Intern, Canfax Research Services

Canfax Research Services (CRS) provides the Canadian beef industry with 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 and evaluate the impact of management decisions on cost of production. CRS maintains its independence as a third-party source of unbiased market information, maintaining operations through regular publications, long-term contracts and projects. CRS is responsible for database maintenance, background research, statistical and market analysis for regular publications and specialized research projects – including the Canadian Cow-Calf Cost of Production Network.

We are looking for a talented, self-motivated individual to participate in our Summer Intern Program.

Job Description

The Summer Intern Program is a unique opportunity for students interested in the Canadian beef industry across a broad range of topics. The successful candidate will be involved in collaborating on research projects in the areas of productivity, sustainability, policy, and global markets as they relate to the Canadian beef industry.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Specific Activities

Please send your resume and cover letter, by Friday November 25th to:

Brenna Grant, M.Sc. P.Ag.
Executive Director, Canfax Research Services
180, 6815 – 8th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
Ph: (403) 275-5110 or Em: [email protected]

The Canadian Cattle Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: CCA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CCA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Canada.

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Summer Intern, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on advancing environmental, social and economic sustainability in the Canadian beef industry. The CRSB drives recognition and continuous progress in beef sustainability through sustainability benchmarking, setting strategic goals, and communicating on-the-ground continuous improvement. CRSB’s Certified Sustainable Beef Framework was developed as a tool to: recognize sustainable practices in beef production and processing through on-site 3rd party certification; support sustainable sourcing commitments for the retail and foodservice industry; and provide credible, science-based claims about sustainable beef production in Canada.

We are looking for a talented, self-motivated individual to participate in our Summer Intern Program.

Job Description

The Summer Intern Program is a unique opportunity for students interested in the Canadian beef industry across a broad range of topics. The successful candidate will be involved in collaborating on research projects in the areas of productivity, sustainability, policy, and global markets as they relate to the Canadian beef industry.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

The deadline for applications is December 2, 2022 or until position is filled.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Dayna Cameron
Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
180, 6815 – 8th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
Em: [email protected]

The Canadian Cattle Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: CCA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CCA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Canada.

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