Director of Government Relations @ National Police Federation

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Full Autonomy

You will be provided with autonomy in your role and given the opportunity to help create and establish the brand and tone of the NPF

Make an Impact

You will be able to raise the profile on issues surrounding public safety and drive an agenda that can help change the narrative on policing in Canada.

Critical Role

Ensuring that the NPF has the appropriate representation at a federal and provincial levels is critical to its success.

Director of Government Relations @ National Police Federation

Company: National Police Federation

Position: Director of Government Relations

Location: Ottawa

Born out of a long-standing imbalance of power, and coupled with a political climate that resulted in fewer rights being afforded to RCMP members as the force expanded, the National Police Federation was founded to represent members of the RCMP and help move the organization forward in the decades to come. Some of the core areas that will be addressed and challenged during the negotiation process include: a shift to fair and competitive wages being paid to members, providing for proper staffing and training for new members, as well creating a more modern benefits package. The founders and executives of the NPF have long held the position that members of the RCMP deserve a viable, representative voice, similar to the ones afforded to other police organizations across Canada and around the world. In a historic vote that took place in late 2018 with the results being announced in July 2019, voting members of the RCMP elected, with an overwhelming majority, to certify the National Police Federation as their new bargaining agent. The National Police Federation has assembled a team of well-researched, knowledgeable, professional and credible members who are passionate about advancing all members’ rights and protecting all members’ interests and benefits. The NPF’s executives and board members met in early January 2020 in Ottawa to further build-out the framework for how the Federation will function and sustain itself as it advances the interests of its members. The NPF’s board of directors is comprised of 17 elected leaders from across Canada, including the organization’s co-founder, Brian Sauvé who will serve as the President. When the NPF formally launches operations later this winter, it will the largest police association/union in Canada by far and second in North America only to the NYPD.

Skills & Experience

Relationship-Driven This role is all about access, relationship building and your ability to resonate within political circles.
Connections in Government You are confident reaching out to policy makers and influencers in both the federal and provincial government, and that they will be open to a conversation.
Experience Experience working with the media and have clear inroads with staffers and assistants.
Adaptable The political landscape in Canada could soon shift and as a result, you will need to adapt to these changes.

Summary of Role

As the Director of Government Relations for the National Police Federation you will be working with all levels of government to monitor legislative changes or proposals. You will ensure that the needs of RCMP members are appropriately considered when ideas come to the table and ultimately help ensure that any changes hold the interests of Canada’s largest police union at the forefront. You will be proactive in your outreach to all levels of government and relevant stakeholders, attending relevant meetings and building strong relationships at the senior staff and Minister level. You will inform the executive committee on who they should be connecting with and how to position the NPF across Canada. You will understand the nuances of a national organization and make recommendations according to the members’ needs within each specified geographic region..

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