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Appraisal Institute of Canada

Associate Director, Public Affairs



Job Description


The Associate Director, Public Affairs provides critical advocacy and outreach support to the Director, Communications and Marketing to position AIC and its members as “real estate professionals of choice” among federal government, provincial governments, media and stakeholder groups. The incumbent is also responsible for providing direct support to the Advocacy Sub-Committee and Communications Committee to achieve AIC’s strategic objectives.



  • Contributing to the strategic direction of AIC through focused and effective advocacy and communication plans.
  • Works closely with AIC leadership to identify, understand and manage government and stakeholder-related issues and regulatory matters in alignment with AIC’s strategic priorities.
  • Conducting environmental scans of federal and provincial government platforms, policy, priorities, announcements, reports, meetings, budgets and public opinion that will impact real estate.
  • Monitoring media (traditional and digital) to ascertain opportunities to leverage AIC profile and messages.
  • Provide strategic advice on advocacy initiatives and issues management by clearly identifying audience(s) including key decision makers/influencers, and produces targeted supporting materials such as correspondence, briefing notes, submissions and presentations.
  • Plans and/or coordinates meetings/briefings with key stakeholders, including logistical details for meetings, pre- and post-meeting strategy sessions, debriefs with participating executives and drafts summaries for internal use.
  • Researching, writing and editing various documents, website material, reports or Communiqués, directed to AIC members, external stakeholders and the general public.
  • Drafts, and coordinates the approval of, correspondence, presentations and formal policy submissions to government officials.
  • Evaluating and communicating advocacy initiatives on an ongoing basis.
  • Actively participating in marketing and communications team initiatives.
  • Providing support to the Communications Committee and Advocacy Sub-Committee as required.
  • Other duties as required.



  • Minimum of five years’ experience in public affairs or related field
  • Post-secondary education in political science, communications/journalism
  • Knowledge of government and the legislative process is an asset
  • Work experience in a not-for-profit organization is an asset
  • Proven ability to write and edit under strict deadlines
  • Ability to utilize technology as a research tool, production tool and communications avenue
  • Advanced knowledge of social media strategies and web content management systems is an asset
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work with senior management and external stakeholders
  • Bilingualism is required


Individuals with an interest in this role are invited to submit a cover letter and a current CV via email to

Deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. No telephone calls please.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Contact Information

Appraisal Institute of CanadaGlenda CardinalDirector, Finance and Administrationglendac@aicanada.ca
Posting Date: 12-Jan-2017Marketing/Advertising/PR Permanent, Full-Time $60,000 - $70,000/yr 1 ASAP
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