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SENIOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER  

 

Reporting to the National Director of Government Relations, the Senior Government Relations Manager role will coordinate legislative efforts by working with the provincial, local, and federal governments as well as the media. The incumbent will be responsible for helping our company meet legislative requirements and goals. This role may require similar requirements at the municipal level, as well as emerging international markets for Aurora. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, able to handle multiple issues and tasks at any given time, have a very positive and upbeat attitude and enjoy working in a team environment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead the development and implementation of lobbying strategies, including the drafting of statements, letters and testimonies, and direct contact with legislators and regulators
  • Develop positive stakeholder and partner relations, including working to resolve concerns of municipalities or other businesses, particularly given Aurora’s major presence in Alberta. Assist in managing its execution and reporting against objectives.
  • Lead relevant analysis of AB political and policy environment.
  • Assist in lobbying before elected officials and their staff on a variety of industry-related issues
  • Proactively, identify, analyze, and track legislation and regulations throughout the provinces and countries for which our business operates
  • Participate in industry groups focused on federal and provincial legislative activity
  • Develop, write, and edit government relations content for Aurora publications and communications
  • Assist in the development of agendas, edited materials, as well as help conduct meetings and periodic conference calls of relevant Aurora committees and councils
  • Respond to inquiries directly from association members, other parts of the company, including top executives

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, political science, communications or related discipline,
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a related role, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Knowledge of the Cannabis industry considered a strong asset
  • Direct experience with corporate responsibility communications an asset
  • Experience communicating complex issues in clear, straightforward terms
  • Bilingual, English and French an asset (spoken and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data in an environment of ever-changing deadlines, priorities and requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and collaborate on projects, including in cross-company teams.

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.