Manager, Government Relations
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national trade association representing home, car and business insurance companies. IBC works on a wide range of compelling issues that are important to our industry and Canadians, including, but not limited to, climate change, disaster resilience, sustainable finance, cyber insurance, privacy, auto theft and road safety.
The position is located in Ottawa and reports to IBC’s Vice President, Climate Change & Federal Issues. We seek a confident, experienced and dynamic individual who can represent the interests of IBC and its members companies through government relations; communications; delivery and engagement on strategic priorities.
As an excellent communicator, you understand government at all levels. You will monitor and engage in the public affairs environment to represent the interests of IBC’s members, keep them informed of key developments, and help formulate strategies for advancing shared solutions in the public interest.
IBC offers a hybrid working environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Represent the interests of Insurance Bureau of Canada and its member companies
Assist with the development and implementation of government affairs/communication strategies
Assist with the preparation of briefing materials for government and political officials
Analyze complex policy issues and prepare analytical and concise summaries
Develop effective relationships with key stakeholder groups, ministerial, legislative and political officials
Monitor House proceedings and attend Parliamentary hearings
Plan and organize events
Strong communication skills, in English with French an asset
In-depth knowledge of Canadian Parliamentary and federal legislative/regulatory processes
Minimum bachelor degree in a field related to the position (e.g. political science, public administration, economics)
Minimum three years work experience on Parliament Hill, with the federal government in a related department or with a government relations firm with a financial sector policy focus
Exceptional interpersonal, networking and organization skills
Knowledge of media and public relations
Excellent communications and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to manage and meet deadlines, self-directed, take direction and work as a member of a team
This position qualifies under the Employee Referral Program.
IBC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
IBC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Alongside a commitment to excellence, IBC is also committed to building a diverse working environment with hiring practices that encourage diversity in all its forms, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity, among others.