Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs, Ontario Retirement Communities Association

Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs, Ontario Retirement Communities Association

Title: VP of Corporate and Public Affairs, Ontario Retirement Communities Association

Reports To: CEO

SUMMARY 

Reporting to the CEO, the VP of Corporate and Public Affairs is responsible for the development  and oversight of the association’s Strategy, Government and Stakeholder Relations,  Communications, CORE (Collaborative Retirement Economics) and Governance work. As a  member of the senior team, this position will have important input into all aspects of association  business.

Key priorities will reflect the goals of the current strategic plan and support achievement of  these key priorities along with the satisfaction, engagement, and growth of members, resulting  in sector advancement and membership retention and growth.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • A strategic advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors, provides expert advice regarding positioning with government, stakeholders, public and health sector partners to inform association strategies, policies, and advocacy positions
  • Identifies and analyzes key sector risks and provides options and recommendations • Establishes a network of internal and external contacts and manages effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Supports development of stakeholder mapping, policy papers and products for different association business areas and audiences
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the Public Affairs Committee, the Labour Relations Advisory Group, and the CORE Committee
  • Works with 3rd party consultants as needed to conduct and present research to support advocacy and communications activities of the association
  • Advances public speaking opportunities for the CEO to educate stakeholders and raise the profile of the association
  • Manages GR/communications team to prepare presentations, position papers, submissions to government and correspondence on a range of policy, advocacy and membership issues • Oversees CORE initiative
  • Oversees Sustainability, Risk and Governance (SRG) strategy
  • Supports the ongoing development and performance management of the Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Government Relations Specialist and Communications Specialist
  • Has responsibility for the Public Affairs (Government Relations, Public Affairs/Stakeholder and Research projects) and Communications budgets
  • Participates in association events and activities as required (member meetings, road shows, convention, summer conference)
  • Attends community and stakeholder events as necessary

CORE COMPETENCIES 

  • Demonstrates big picture, strategic thinking, vision and sound decision making to ensure the association delivers on key strategic priorities
  • Experience working with and providing expert advice to volunteer Boards and Committees
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise and consult with internal and external stakeholders and organizations
  • Advanced analytical, written, and oral presentation skills
  • Committed team member with desire to contribute in a meaningful way to a motivated and successful association
  • Results oriented with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet established goals and  timeline
  • Acts ethically and with integrity and transparency
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to team while holding them accountable to their own goals and deadlines
  • Is committed to ongoing self-development and continual learning

WORK CONDITIONS 

  • Professional office
  • Travel and Attendance at ORCA events

ABOUT ORCA:  

The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is a voluntary non-profit association  representing the operators of retirement communities across Ontario. With over 600 members,  ORCA represents 92 percent of retirement home suites in the province that employ more than  30,000 full-time and part-time employees. Since 1977, ORCA has set the standard for retirement  homes in Ontario through leadership in education, training, and advocacy for its members.

 

Linsey Raschkowan

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