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Specialist, Government Relations & Operational Policy Analysis (anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Client Solutions 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC 

Salary Range: $74852.60 to $93565.75

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

This position reports to the Government Relations team in our Office of the SVP, Client Solutions sector.  This sector collaborates with our partners to solve housing affordability challenges. 


About the role
We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. Your expertise, guidance and recommendations will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. 


What you will need
•    Undergraduate degree in social science or a related discipline.
•    Minimum of five years' experience in government relations and policy analysis.
•    Experience working with government at the federal, provincial or municipal level.
•    Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills to develop policy options and assess expected outcomes.
•    Strong written and oral communication skills (in both official languages), including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate.
•    Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders.
•    Demonstrated experience in managing projects and leading multi-disciplinary project teams.
•    Ability to negotiate and influence change.
•    Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
What you will be doing
•    Obtain input from internal and external stakeholders and clients on issues and opportunities related to policies, products, services and/or systems.
•    Conduct research and continuously scan the internal and external environment to identify strategic linkages, partnership opportunities with governments, and innovative products and methods,
•    Lead or contribute to the development of strategies, policies, work plans and risk management for the sector and for other sectors within CMHC as appropriate.
•    Provide expert and comprehensive advice, guidance and recommendations to senior management on the development of intergovernmental partnerships, innovative policies, products, services and/or systems including responding to priority issues.
•    Develop a variety of written documentation, presentations and briefing materials for senior management and in support of internal and external communications.
•    Represent CMHC and, where required, organize or lead meetings, committees, task force / working groups and consultative bodies to communicate corporate priorities and policy positions and to obtain input into, and negotiate, specific CMHC proposals.
•    Identify opportunities and maintain relationships by engaging in consultations with internal and external stakeholders, government and private sector, academics and other related experts.
•    Act as a liaison that clients and stakeholders may rely on to field questions that require innovative responses and solutions related to relevant business area.

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Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.


Job Requisition ID: 4775  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s): Toronto, Montréal, Québec, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon & Vancouver 

Security Requirement: Secret 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.