Position Title: Coordinator, Government Relations
Location: YMCA Regional Development Centre – Canada West
Terms: Temporary, Part-Time
Hours of Work: 12 - 15 hours per week
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: October 1, 2021
Salary: Under review
Reports to: General Manager, Government Relations
The Canada West Regional Development Centre (RDC) is an integral part of the service delivery system of YMCA Canada. Reporting to the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, the RDC focuses on overall health, governance, leadership, fiscal sustainability and growth of YMCAs within Western Canada. Government relations (GR) is a critical function in supporting the mandate of the YMCAs and YMCA-YWCAs in Western Canada to create healthier communities. Through government relations, we are building the capacity, relationships and collective strength to influence public policy, government strategies, and investments in order to meet our mission.
RDCs supportive role in GR is operationalized in three main ways: inform associations about emergent provincial government actions that create opportunities or risks for the YMCA; support associations to build capacity to steward government relationships;and coordinate and implement collective, province-wide GR and advocacy strategies
Nature & Scope:
The Coordinator, Government Relations is responsible for supporting government relations (GR) and advocacy efforts, under the guidance of the General Manager, Government Relations, with the YMCAs in Canada West. The coordinator will scan, analyze, and interpret news, developing issues and potential opportunities/risks within provincial governments. Sources of information may include government policies and documents, provincial health orders, legislation/regulations, media, and legislative debates. The information will help to inform provincial GR and advocacy strategies.
We encourage applications from equity-seeking groups including those identifying as female and/or gender-diverse, LGBTQ2SIA+, Black, Indigenous, and other racialized youth, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
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