Employment

  • Manager, Communications

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.4 million people and contributes 7% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    With a new brand and corporate identity in place, you will bring the CCA’s voice to life and improve our presence. A versatile communicator, you are equally adept at creating communications plans as well as writing for all media – from tweets to op-eds. You will play a vital role in the digitization of CCA’s marketing/communications to create a modern, proactive and engaging experience. You will contribute to our web assets, newsletters, social media, articles and speech writing, with a goal of increasing engagement and strengthening our image as the national voice of the construction industry.

     

    In addition to responding to media inquiries, you will also proactively identify and secure opportunities for CCA’s voice to be heard, influencing the government, the public, or other stakeholders.

     

    Reporting to the VP, Public Affairs, you are a key member of the Public Affairs department.

     

    A team player, you are sought out for your can-do attitude and counsel. You are known for being able to achieve results while fostering positive relations.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and execute a corporate messaging strategy
    • Develop messaging to align with CCA strategic priorities;
    • Educate CCA staff on the messaging strategy;
    • Implement the strategy across CCA assets;
    • Support the President and VP, Public Affairs with material for interviews;
    • Proactively seek out opportunities for CCA’s message to be heard, and to place CCA messaging;
    • Measure success of the strategy.

    Refresh our digital properties:

    • Create a compelling experience for members, stakeholders that position CCA as the national voice of the industry and promote the industry as a preferred employer;
    • Support the integration of various platforms under one CCA branded site;
    • Streamline and manage the various digital newsletters.

    Support CCA Hill Day meetings:

    • Write speaking notes;
    • Develop presentations;
    • Message/tweet live.

    Experience

    • Minimum of five years in a similar role;
    • University degree;
    • Network of media contacts.

    Skills

    • Bilingual preferred;
    • Digitally savvy – uses social media, adopts new media readily;
    • Superior oral and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrates accuracy and attention to detail;
    • Self-starter who demonstrates initiative;
    • Demonstrates a high level of digital creativity;
    • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge across all areas of digital, including but not limited to display, video, search and social;
    • Able to build and maintain strong relationships and demonstrate digital leadership;
    • Strong technical knowledge of managing websites.

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

  • Manager, Industry Practices

     

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.4 million people and contributes 7% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    In this newly-created role you will become an expert in construction procurement and contracting issues and opportunities, supporting the vice-president of industry practices in identifying and creating new products and services to help members in their continued success.

     

    You will join a team of industry experts to lead the construction industry in adopting best practices. More specifically, you will be responsible for building a product roadmap and modernizing the development of new documents.

     

    You will be able to respond with your in-depth knowledge to answer detailed member questions regarding contract or best practice documents and will participate in committee meetings. You are known for being able to achieve results while fostering positive relations.

     

    Responsibilities

    Work with the vice-president, industry practices on industry practices issues:

    • Review, track, prioritize, and provide advice on construction procurement and contracting issues;
    • Prepare articles, briefing notes, scripting notes, and web content as required;
    • Liaise with federal procurement and contracting departments and agencies.

    Support the CCA Trade Contractors Council, Lean Construction Institute of Canada and Canadian Construction Documents Committee:

    • Develop and track results of annual plan and priorities;
    • Support the meetings, including developing the agenda, providing presentations, taking minutes, tracking action items;
    • Monitor and identify any issues and opportunities to address issues;
    • Develop product roadmap.

    Experience

    • University degree in architecture, engineering, law, business or other relevant field of study;
    • 3 – 5 years working experience;
    • Knowledge of construction industry, bilingualism and experience working with committees and not-for-profits are assets.

    Skills

    • Effective oral and written communication skills;
    • Interest and skill in understanding and mastering technical information;
    • Strong influencing, facilitating, networking and relationship-building skills;
    • Creative thinker and problem solver;
    • Strong planning and analytical skills;
    • Demonstrates high accuracy and attention to detail;
    • Digitally savvy – uses social media, adopts new media readily.

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.