The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) seeks a full-time, contract, Director, Government Relations, reporting directly to and working closely with the President & CEO.
MBOT is the voice of business in the City of Mississauga. MBOT is the preeminent business association in Canada’s 6th largest city. Through the lens of our mission to “Connect, Champion and Advance”, the successful candidate will display and promote a position of non-partisanship in their actions, government relations and leadership. The successful candidate will execute campaigns designed to engage and grow the MBOT membership roster by advocating for business at the three levels of government. You will have a keen sense of how to monitor these levels of government and how government policy and tactics are developed and interpreted to service the needs of MBOT members.
The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of how all three levels of government operate, with a particular focus on the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel municipal governments. Through partnerships with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Director will engage on issues at both the provincial and federal levels as well.
A background in government, politics, public policy and/or public administration is essential, as well as experience running or working within a business association with an advocacy focus. A strong understanding and demonstrated relationships with government officials – both elected and non-elected is required – and relevant work experience within Mississauga and/or Peel Region is highly desirable.
Our team conducts themselves with the highest ethical and moral standards, being action-oriented and possessing a high level of energy, while at all times showing a superior level of diplomacy.
Resumes should be forwarded to Sufya Hayat, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO at [email protected].
Salary range is Competitive Salary + Benefits and Incentives
Closing date is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM.