Manager, International Relations (1-Year Contract)
Be part of building a national brand. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private supporter of high-performance sport in Canada and we are responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic Movement, including the participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games.
The Manager, International Relations will support COC’s mandate, increasing public and private engagement between the COC and the International Olympic Movement. Reporting to the Vice President, International Relations and Public Affairs (VP), the Manager, International Relations will contribute to the following: regular communications with internal and external partners, international relations, outreach and hosting. Through these initiatives, this individual will help build, maintain and strengthen relationships with various stakeholders.
This position will be located in the COC office in Toronto, ON at 250 Yonge St. Suite 3000 or the COC office in Montreal, QC, at 500 René-Lévesque Boulevard West.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES
- Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive international relations strategy that strengthens the COC’s positioning on the world stage.
- Develop strategic recommendations for international outreach with the VP to internal and external stakeholders.
- Build political capital with national and international partners to position the COC for future priorities, with the initial focus on the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
- Support elections for Canadians running for international sport positions.
- Work with the communications team to support the COC President, CEO and Secretary General and senior leadership to advocate Canada’s position on key international topics.
- Align international relations efforts at all levels of the business to amplify the impact of international work being done by the COC.
- Maintain strong relationships with international organizations (International Olympic Committee (IOC), Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOC), Panam Sports).
- Support onsite management and representation at key international events (Games, international meetings)
- Provide guidance and leadership on the international component of a potential Canadian bid for Games
- Research and develop comprehensive briefing notes for the International Relations and Public Affairs Team
- Oversee official visits with international guests and dignitaries.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITICAL SKILLS
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Government Relations, Communications or a related field
- 5-7 years of International Relations and/or Government Relations and/or Public Affairs experience
Skills and Abilities
- Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
- Protocol, government or international diplomacy experience
- An understanding of the International sport system, key players and topics of engagement
- Experience with bidding for and/or hosting international events and/or working with international clients
- Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal/external colleagues and stakeholders
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills; demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment
- Experience developing and implementing strategic plans
- Possess the ability to keep information confidential
- Problem-solving and/or critical thinking skills
- Team player with the ability to work independently
- English and French fluency an asset
- Other language skills an asset (levels may vary)
- Demonstrates and embodies the COC values of Accountability, Excellence, Fun, Respect and Bravery
Competitive salary based on experience, excellent benefits package.
Please send all cover letters and resumes by April 2, 2020 to email@example.com, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The COC is committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes and work environment are inclusive and barrier-free. Accommodation is available upon request for individuals taking part in all stages of our recruitment and selection processes. Please advise the recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs due to a disability are accommodated. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.