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Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Research



Company Information

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents wireless service providers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry, including handset and equipment manufacturers, content and application creators and business-to-business service providers.

Job Description


Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Research develops, recommends and implements strategies and tactics on policy, regulatory and legislative issues affecting Canada’s wireless sector. Working with the Manager of Government Relations, this position also contributes to CWTA’s federal, provincial and municipal government relations portfolio. Success in this position is achieved through the effective management of research and analysis, positioning on policy and presentation and delivery of CWTA’s core industry-related messages.

The Director of Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Research contributes to the development and successful execution of an annual action plan, ensuring that annual budget targets are met and value is delivered to the Association’s members.


  • Identify emerging issues and trends, and relevant technological, business and policy developments;
  • Provide advice on regulation and policy to CWTA members and senior staff;
  • Produce written submissions, presentations, reports and correspondence articulating CWTA’s positions in response to government policy and regulatory initiatives;
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of industry data and statistics;
  • Prioritize and supervise research studies and economic analysis on industry topics;
  • Ensure the accuracy and reliability of information used to support CWTA strategies and tactics;
  • Build and maintain relationships with federal government departments and agencies (including ISED, CRTC, CCTS, Privacy Commission); provincial and municipal government departments and agencies; and other stakeholders (trade associations, consumer groups).
  • Appear in front of public and private audiences on various subjects.
  • Lead, direct and provide oversight for many CWTA-run initiatives, committees, councils and working groups.
  • Support the launch of new industry initiatives as directed by the CWTA Board of Directors.
  • Work with senior staff to help lead and conduct strategic planning exercises to ensure the implementation and adoption of an annual action plan by all CWTA staff.


  • Superior writing and editing skills are essential.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to maintain a neutral and objective position within a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on working collaboratively and building business relationships.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, under the direction of a President and CEO, an Executive Committee and Board of Directors, or part of a team as required.


  • Bilingual (English and French) is considered an asset.
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to ensure projects are successfully brought to completion.
  • Ability to travel.


  • Post-secondary education in a related field (e.g. public policy, law, journalism, communications) and a minimum of five to seven years’ related experience.
  • Research, public policy and regulatory experience is essential.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic plans in a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Experience working in a membership-based organization and in the wireless industry are considered assets.



Qualified applicants should submit a covering letter, including salary expectations, and their résumé to: Please note in the subject line: Director of Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Research.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. CWTA thanks all those who apply.

Contact Information

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications AssociationKatherine WinchesterDirector, Operationsdocumentcontrol@cwta.ca
Posting Date: 19-Dec-2016Other Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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