ID# 20-2018 Location: Edmonton, AB
Reporting to the Executive Officer, Policy & Advocacy, the Director of Government Relations (Director) is responsible for strategic relationship cultivation and maintenance with Government of Alberta staff, government relations staff in municipalities and other key stakeholders to advance the sustainability and vibrancy of Alberta municipalities. The Director provides strategic advice, manages sensitive policy issues, and leads complex projects that engage the AUMA Board and its committees in identifying issues and opportunities and developing and advocating solutions. Other activities relate to creating policy development plans and advocacy strategies and preparing related correspondence, briefings, speaking points, and other materials.
The incumbent works with AUMA’s members to advance understanding of key municipal issues and priorities, seek their input, and build consensus on approaches that will meet their diverse circumstances and needs. As well, representing AUMA on external committees and work groups provides an opportunity for the incumbent to influence policy and build relationships relating to community development and local governance. The Director actively seeks out opportunities for grant funding and leads preparation of related applications, work plans, and final reports.
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