Job Posting Details

Director, Government Relations, BC (Full-Time, Permanent), Central 1 Credit Union

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia
Posting Date:March 23, 2018
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

Company Description

When you’re passionate about what you do and where you work, the rest comes easy. That’s the culture at Central 1 Credit Union, and that’s precisely what we’re looking for from you. Supporting nearly 150 member credit unions across British Columbia and Ontario, we’re the backbone of the credit union system in both provinces – taking care of everything from online services and product development, to payment processing, trade association services and more.

Our team of over 600 employees represent some of the most innovative, passionate individuals you’ll ever meet; people who honestly care about the organization, its members and each other. In other words, people who love what they do.


Job Description

The Director, Government Relations, BC will be developing and delivering Central 1’s government relations program.  They will also be supporting Central 1’s communication department, as required.  They will be handling the development and delivery of government relations services to member credit unions, and analyzing federal and provincial government legislative and regulatory proposals that could impact upon member credit unions or on Central 1. The will be the advocate for statutory and regulatory proposals, provincially and federally, that promote the development of the credit union systems of British Columbia, specifically, and the credit union system of Canada, generally.

As the ideal candidate, your primary accountabilities include:

  • Monitoring and analyzing provincial and national public policy, especially provincial, federal and international legislative trends respecting the regulation of the financial services industry; 

  • Participating in the development of amendments to federal and provincial financial institutions’ statutes and regulations, including the Credit Union Incorporation Act (B.C.), the Financial Institutions Act (B.C.), the Company Act (B.C.), the Bank Act and the Trust and Loan Companies Act (Canada), ensuring that a consultative process is followed, utilizing internal and external resources, including legal counsel as required;

  • Developping submissions to governmental and regulatory authorities;

  • Preparing and presenting briefs, position papers and speeches to Executive Management, the Board of Directors, the credit union system, government, political caucuses and external organizations;

  • Representing Central 1 and the B.C. credit union systems to the federal, provincial and municipal governments;

  • Establishing positive rapport with MLAs, MPPs, MPs, Senators, elected and appointed municipal and regional officials and appointed provincial and federal personnel to promote adoption of legislative proposals or other initiatives that promote the growth, development and stability of the credit union systems in Canada;

  • Overseeing all aspects of the planning and delivery of an annual credit union lobby day in Victoria;

  • Communicating orally and in writing to credit unions, revisions to and interpretations of statutes and regulations which impact on their operations;

  • Developing and delivering seminars relating to legislative and governmental processes and developments;

  • Managing the Board’s Legislative Committee and other working groups, as required;

  • Negotiating statutory and regulatory amendments that may have an impact on credit unions;

  • As requested by Executive Leadership Team, representing Central 1 to affiliated organizations, including, but not limited to the CCUA’s Legislative Affairs Committee;

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and provincial statutes, regulations and administrative guidelines, and escalating significant breaches of compliance requirements to the Corporate Secretary/General Counsel and, if necessary to the President and Chief Executive Officer;

  • Developping, documenting and actively communicating new and revised compliance policies to all relevant departments and personnel;

  • Assisting the Corporate Secretary/Legal in identifying, addressing and integrating significant legislative or regulatory compliance requirements into Central 1’s business plan and strategic initiatives;



As the ideal candidate you possess:

- A graduate degree in political science or public administration or an MBA;

- At least ten years of experience in the public sector, preferably including experience working for elected officials, provincially or federally. 

-Have a firm understanding of federal and provincial financial institutions’ statutes and regulations.

- Possess advanced comprehension of Canada’s parliamentary system and laws relative to financial institutions. 

- Demonstrated skills include exemplary oral and written communication, a strong client-service orientation, the ability to function well in a team and the ability to develop innovative approaches to addressing legislative concerns. 


Additional Information

As much as we believe in working hard, we also believe in personal growth and taking time for ourselves. Accordingly, our total rewards philosophy amounts to one of the best compensation and benefits packages in the industry – from performance-based incentives and extended benefits, to training and education reimbursements and ample vacation time.

Central 1 is committed to diversity and inclusion. If you have a request for a disability-related accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Reporting to: Chief Transformation and Legal Officer

Grade:  H

Date Posted: March 22, 2018

Internal applicants must apply by March 29, 2018

*Unsolicited resumes from vendors will not be accepted for this or any position at Central 1*