Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Western Canada, CNIB Guide Dogs

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Alberta and NWT
British Columbia & Yukon
Any office in Western Canada
Job description
  • Acts as a  spokesperson for the organization with government stakeholders including Municipal, and Provincial   representatives and staff in Western Canada
  • Develops and broadens relationships with government stakeholders and other corporate and private stakeholders in Western Canada to achieve the organization strategic plan and promote funding opportunities.
  • Strengthens and supports the organization's capacity to influence policy makers at the   Provincial levels in Western Canada
  • Effectively engages stakeholders in Western Canada and keeps them informed of the organization's activities, achievements, needs and concerns.
  • Develops a strategic approach, framework and tactical advocacy plan for the organization. This includes leading stakeholder relation activities in Western Canada such as strategic planning, lobbying activities, relationship building, outreach with public and private entities (including and consumer groups)  
  • Relationship management with key allied and other key stakeholders and partners in Western Canada
  • Ensures that contractual obligations for  provincial or other agency-funded projects in Western Canada  are met and that program reports as required are prepared and submitted to meet contract deadlines.
  • Ensures compliance with CNIB policies and legislative obligations.
  • Exhibits a supportive management style in all human resources related matter.
  • Ensures an effective communications strategy is maintained and supported.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Passion for making our community a better place for people who are blind or partially sighted.
  • Proven relationship building and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work with and support volunteers at all levels, including senior leadership volunteers.
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues showing good judgment in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment.

Experience and Education

  • Relevant post-secondary education with a minimum of 5 years in a management capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing effective community-based programs and services.
  • Sound knowledge of the not-for-profit and community services sectors.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated success in stakeholder and community relations.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software. 
  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and vision loss is considered an asset.
  • Bilingualism an asset.
Working conditions
  • Willingness to work flexible, non-regular-hours to accommodate achievement of goals.
  • Willingness to travel across Western Canada  , as required.
Application and contact information

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.