Senior Manager, Policy

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Posted 2 months ago

Diabetes Canada

A world free of the effects of diabetes is our vision. That’s why we’re working together to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes. We’re sharing knowledge and creating connections for individuals and the health-care professionals who care for them; advocating through public policy; and funding research to improve treatments and find a cure to end diabetes.

Join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes!

Role Overview:
Reporting to the Executive Director, Government Affairs and Policy (GAAP), the Senior Manager, Policy is responsible for public policy priorities that increase the visibility and credibility of the organization and support advocacy for meaningful change for people at risk for, and living with, diabetes. The Senior Manager will research, study, and interpret broad policy direction & programs and provides recommendations regarding specific policy/program options. The position also analyzes and evaluates regulatory, statute, and other impacts and changes to government programs and services to determine their impact on people living with diabetes. This role will have the Heath Policy Analyst report directly to them.

Location: Accepting applications from candidates across Canada. Flexible work agreement policy in place allows employees to work on a hybrid schedule, working from home and working remote.

This role includes, but not limited to:

  • Develops key health policy initiatives, projects, and assignments and provides recommendations to the Executive Director, GAAP.
  • Liaises with Health Canada and other relevant government departments and health organizations on the federal/provincial/territorial policies and programs impacting people affected by diabetes, and provides policy analysis and recommendations to the GAAP team and the entire organization.
  • Participates in internal and external working groups and committees related to various health policy issues relevant to people living with diabetes and leads/ contributes to the development of policy position statements on various matters related to diabetes care and management.
  • Oversees issues, legislation, and developments that impact the policy development function of the organization, including but not limited to: research design, collection and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results that impact public policy for the organization.
  • Assists in the development of health policy reports, resources, and infographics for people living with diabetes, clinicians, educators, public servants, elected officials, and researchers.
  • Provides the analysis of health policy -related issues relevant to the work of the organization, including, researching and synthesizing information, identification of policy options, preparation of policy documents and the evaluation of potential impacts of policy decisions.
  • Oversee and monitor budget, revenue, and expenses for all policy initiatives.
  • Responds to media inquiries about diabetes statistics, facts, and recommendations for type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management, and attends and speaks at conferences and workshops, disseminating information and promoting the organization’s advocacy and policy positions.
  • Directs and leads industry-funded projects that are in alignment with the organization’s strategic direction, assisting in the procurement and coordination of the work of contractors and consultants, in undertaking policy initiatives.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Graduate degree in a discipline pertinent to the job function (e.g., health, public policy, social services, or public health) or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in policy development, policy research, or stakeholder relations in or connected to chronic disease, with an emphasis on diabetes.
  • Understanding of health policy issues and health policy development processes through a history of involvement in/or knowledge of government.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Experience managing people and projects.
  • Research skills and managing multiple priorities from different stakeholders.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize to ensure deliverables and deadlines are met or exceeded.

What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You:

  • A meaningful role, making a difference every day for people living with or at risk of diabetes.
  • An entrepreneurial environment, working for a national organization where you feel valued, recognized, and rewarded.
  • A high-performing, collaborative team environment with proven leadership and highly skilled colleagues and commitment to excellent work culture.
  • Competitive paid time-off benefits and a comprehensive group benefits plan, including health/dental, life insurance, disability, EFAP and company-match Pension/RRSP.
  • Flexible work agreement policy in place allows employees to work regularly remote and/or hybrid schedule.

About the Application Process

If you are already on Diabetes Canada’s job posting site, click on the “Apply Now” button found at the bottom-left of this screen. You will be required to complete a very brief questionnaire and submit your résumé and covering letter.

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If you experience any issues with the application process, please contact us at: [email protected]

At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at [email protected]

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Safe Place to Work – Diabetes Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place and provides direction on the conditions under which individuals are permitted to be employed with DC.

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