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Economic Policy Analyst job in Calgary

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Job Ref:  8498a7ed
Employer:  Direct Solutions - Canada
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Alberta
City:  Calgary
10/10/2016 09:33
Job Description:

The positionThe Calgary Chamber's policy department is a thoughtful, deliberative policy development and advocacy team that is dedicated to improving the conditions faced by Calgary business through ideas and action. We create a long-term, vibrant vision for Calgary's business community - a vision that policymakers, thought leaders and activists can use to shape public discourse and enact meaningful change that will make a difference for our members. We firmly believe that business constitutes an important part of the fabric of our society, and work to ensure that all levels of government champion the good of our city's business community. Through dialogue with leaders, thinkers, businesses and citizens, we explore the vital issues facing Calgary's economy, develop an influential point of view, take a stand, and put our idea into practice to affect positive change. It is expected the Economic Policy Analyst is willing to live by the core purpose of the Calgary Chamber...helping to make our members more successful. While we appreciate all resumes, only those deemed qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted. No phone calls please. Qualifications:2-5 years of relevant public policy, research and government relations NA of an undergraduate degree in economics, statistics, finance, or public policy. A graduate degree would be an NA qualitative research, problem solving, critical and strategic thinking, oral and written communication NA interpersonal skills with an ability to work in both team and individual NA interest in policy and current affairs and building and maintaining relationships with Chamber members, Chamber committees, governments, and NA time management skills, with an ability to balance multiple project priorities under short timelines and minimal NA experience related to economic development policy issues is an asset. Responsibilities:Policy FormulationSupport the planning and implementation of the Chamber's policy and advocacy strategies, a detailed process for the policy and advocacy model, and the related framework for the Chamber's policy related NA to ensure that we understand the key policy issues facing business through regular engagement of policy committees (of which there are five) and members through a number of different primary data gathering approaches. This may include surveys, roundtables, one-on-one meetings and focus NA, implement, monitor and evaluate policy formulation that yields maximum impact - in other words, make sure that we craft policy so that it actually gets adopted and implemented. This may require approaches that consider how we scan, scope, research, develop, iterate and formulate our policy positions and NA the coordination and ensure successful operation of the Chamber public policy committees. Work with policy committees to craft specific policy positions/solutions that will enable Calgary, Alberta and Canada to be the most competitive jurisdictions for NA and draft public policy reports, resolutions, briefings and/or presentations that need to be submitted to necessary parties including all three levels of government, Alberta and Canadian Chambers of Commerce, pre-budget submissions, task forces and others as NA policy-related topical keynote speakers, event series, symposia, policy dialogue roundtables and NA there is policy and research support for the events and membership teams when hosting business or policy dialogue roundtables in association with speaker events. AdvocacySupport the Calgary Chamber government relations NA regular meetings with elected officials in all three levels of government, continually working to establish relationships with them to understand their priorities and to advance the policy positions of the Calgary NA engage elected officials and senior bureaucrats on major positions of the Calgary Chamber. Current AffairsStay on top of business-related issues and be prepared to respond to the membership, media or government where NA the Calgary Chamber research and current affairs activities including issue identification, solution formulation and communication NA and implement research and analysis on major business issues facing Calgary, culminating in impactful research reports and presentations on what this means for Calgary. A variety of mechanisms and approaches are expected including annual state of business report, specific research reports on different issues impacting Calgary's competitiveness, or ad-hoc NA a regular "voice" on key business issues through social media, blogs, and regular contributions to Calgary Chamber NA a capable and available spokesperson for the organization, if required, to members and the media. The Calgary Chamber offers:A non-profit environment, supporting big-profit ideasA competitive compensation package that promotes goal achievementHealth and dental benefits, great time off (vacation, sick time, birthday day off, civil and bank stat holidays recognized) as well as RRSP matching Ready to get started?Please visit NA to apply online.

Company Description:

Grow, connect and influence with the Chamber

For 125 years the Calgary Chamber of Commerce has been working every day to make Calgary a better place to live, work and grow a business. This is a rare opportunity to be part of that important work.

If you like to be at the centre of the action, then the Chamber is the place to be. You will have the chance to establish relationships with every business in the city from large public companies, to neighbourhood restaurants. The Chamber connects businesses to each other and to new ideas, helps them grow and expands their influence by meeting with government decision makers to ensure business-friendly conditions exist.

But the Chamber is not for everyone. It's a high-performing team that expects a lot of every member and delivers amazing results.

It starts with values. These are ours:

- Make an impact
- Get it done
- Do what's right
- Never stop pushing
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