Director, Government Relations & Policy

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  • 150 Summerside Gate Southwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : September 14, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 6347

Job Description


The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region (CHBA-ER), is the local chapter of CHBA and is a not-for-profit organization that represents Edmonton and its surrounding regions with over 400 member companies – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product, and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals.

CHBA-Edmonton Region is the voice of the regions residential construction industry advocating and collaborating in pursuit of their members’ success. CHBA-Edmonton Region operates under two key strategic pillars being:

Be the voice of the residential construction industry.

  • Reciprocal relationships with government
  • Issue identification and prioritization
  • Partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Increased communications on specific advocacy activities


Build a robust community of industry champions.

  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Professional development
  • Valuable suite of events


CHBA-Edmonton Region’s vision, mission and values are:

To be the voice shaping the future of our industry and our region.

We advocate and collaborative in pursuit of our members’ success. 

Transparency | Integrity | Teamwork | Passion


For more information on CHBA-Edmonton Region please visit their website:



Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director, Government Relations & Policy will have full oversight of government relations, advocacy, policy, and regulatory including leading the Manager, Government Relations. You will become a subject matter expert in the residential construction industry understanding municipal policy and regulatory requirements along with changes to policy that may impact industry and the needs of CHBA-Edmonton Region’s membership.

You will attend and work alongside your team, in understanding the needs of the industry and membership through industry advisory committees that represent the voice of the community. You will build relationships within membership, government, and industry; you will review policy and regulatory documentation condensing them and sharing key messaging with CHBA-Edmonton Region membership; and you will advocate on behalf of membership with government.



Government Relations:

  • Hold regular meetings and foster meaningful relationships with relevant government officials – including elected leaders and city administration.
  • Represent CHBA-Edmonton Region and the interests of the residential construction industry at government briefings, council/committee meetings, engagement opportunities, and related events.
  • Track political happenings to ensure CHBA-ER’s policy advocacy strategy has maximum impact.


Policy development:

  • Review existing policy and regulatory documentation such as zoning, planning, building regulations and energy efficiency, to understand the current industry landscape.
  • Build persuasive policy positions that represent industry and CHBA-ER’s membership advocating on behalf of membership.
  • Pressure test policy positions within your network, with membership and the industry advisory committees along with other relevant internal and external stakeholders to adapt them as needed.
  • Draft formal communications to government including submitting feedback on government policy and discussion papers, briefing notes, and other policy-related assets to support CHBA-ER’s advocacy work.


 Stakeholder Relations:

  • Attend membership events and industry advisory committees to build relationships and to gain an understanding of the industry challenges, opportunities and changes that need to be made to advocate on behalf of membership.
  • Identify and engage other stakeholders who will be influential on topics related to CHBA-ER’s policy agenda, such as other industry associations and community organizations.


Leadership & Administration:

  • A key member of the leadership team in leading the vision, mission, strategy, and culture of the organization.
  • Execute on the Board’s strategy and tactical plan that supports industry and CHBA-ER’s membership needs.
  • Stay abreast of issues and trends that may impact the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Promote the organizational culture by exemplifying leadership through CHBA-ER’s core values.
  • Train, mentor, develop and inspire those on your immediate team and in the organization.



  • Create proactive policy positions in alignment with members’ success.
  • Understand the City of Edmonton City Plan and corresponding files.
  • Develop a good understanding of energy efficiency and its impact to the residential construction industry.
  • Build strong relationships with City Councillors and Administrators.
  • Build strong relationships with CHBA-ER members and the CHBA-ER team.



Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the objectives of Canadian Home Builders Association – Edmonton Region and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following education, experience, and personal attributes:



  • Post-secondary degree in Business, Planning, Political Science, or a related discipline is ideal with equivalent experience being considered in lieu.
  • A Master’s degree in a related field is considered an asset.
  • Registered Professional Planner certification (RPP) would be an asset.



  • A minimum of 10 years experience in a related industry such as residential construction, municipal planning, and/or government relations and policy.
  • Experience in policy development and government relations would be ideal with industry knowledge being a priority.
  • Working knowledge of the City of Edmonton’s Planning files and other related legislation would be valuable.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex technical information and effectively disseminate it to a vast stakeholder group including members, city councillors, city administrators, industry stakeholders and others.
  • Strong technical writer that can condense information succinctly, has effective presentation and speaking skills and can guide change through advocacy and influence.
  • Leadership qualities and attributes are required with formal leadership experience being an asset.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, negotiation, organization, and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrates superior interpersonal skills in dealing effectively with:
    • Internal and external stakeholders
    • Elected officials.
    • Senior staff
    • General public on sensitive matters
    • Direct reports
  • Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter that that will undertake research and analysis leading to the formulation of recommendations and changes to planning policies.
  • Capable of working within tight deadlines with heavy workloads on an ongoing basis.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


Personal Profile

  • Confident with unquestioned personal and professional integrity.
  • Passionate about government relations and advocacy work.
  • A relationship builder and connector.
  • A self-starter that can lead a functional area with confidence.
  • An embracer and driver of change.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexible team player that will support wherever needed for the success of the organization.
  • Positive attitude and energy.
  • Highly organized with good time management skills.
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills.



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.



Edmonton, AB


Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region works in a hybrid work environment.


For the opportunity to join CHBA-Edmonton Region in the role of Director, Government Relations & Policy, please email your resume to referencing Position ID # AKWV-167866.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Tammy Berge at 587-200-0114 ext. 103.

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