The Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME) is currently seeking a Vice President, Policy and Advocacy for its Vancouver office. This position will report directly to AME’s President & CEO and will work collaboratively with all staff, the Board of Directors, committees, and AME’s diverse membership.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

AME’s Vice President, Policy and Advocacy will contribute to the overall success of the Association, as determined by the Strategic and Annual Work Plans. This role is accountable for providing exceptional value to AME members through advocating for policy, programs and legislation that supports a competitive, resilient and sustainable industry.  The Vice President, Policy and Advocacy will be a strategic thinker, enthusiastic leader and respected policy and government relations professional who understands policy development and member-driven industry associations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Policy Development and Partner Relations (60%)

Build and maintain productive relationships with representatives from governments, Indigenous communities, industry associations and AME members to strategize, analyze and advance policy, regulation, legislation, and best practices.  Provide analysis, advice and recommendations to the President & CEO on policy issues and collaboratively develop AME’s policy positions and advocacy messages.

  • Member and Public Engagement (10%)

Engage with AME’s membership and Regional Exploration Groups to ensure efficient and effective two-way communication of policy developments, on-going issues management and knowledge sharing throughout the year.  Drive AME’s strategic communications and related initiatives to advance public policy and outreach objectives.

  • Committee Engagement (10%)

Work collaboratively with committee volunteers to understand member priorities and positions, to receive advice and guidance, and to gain real world examples of policy issues and implementation. Oversee committee governance and work closely with staff to ensure committees are meeting AME’s objectives while also being a rewarding experience for volunteers. Note emerging key priorities affecting AME and its members, and advise the President & CEO of developing or existing opportunities and challenges of interest to AME and the industry.

  • Governance, Supervision and Management (15%)

Work collaboratively with the President & CEO to develop and execute AME’s Annual Work Plans, including financial management. Drive organization performance by developing and motivating the team and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Oversee AME governance practices including adherence to AME’s Bylaws, Terms of Reference and various other guiding documents, ensuring internal policies are being followed.

  • Other Duties (5%)

This role will be responsible for completing administrative tasks/duties and projects not included in this job description from time to time, as assigned by the President & CEO. It should be expected that this position and/or its duties may vary over the course of employment to deal with changing business conditions and/or reorganizations. This may require AME to assign other duties to this role or other individuals to perform responsibilities and duties outlined in this role.

Below are key qualifications and competencies for the Vice President, Policy and Advocacy position:

  • Advanced degree in a related field (ex. public policy, public or business administration, geology, etc.)
  • 15+ years of policy, government relations or public affairs experience related to natural resources
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written) with abilities to comprehend, analyze and communicate complex policy-related information to various audiences quickly
  • Understanding of the mineral exploration and development industry, direct experience is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in policy and regulations related to exploration and development including but not limited to: permitting, land use, wildlife, environment, taxation, etc.
  • Experience working with Indigenous nations and supporting reconciliation 
  • Excellent fiscal management and a proven ability to adhere to fiscal realities
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, proven ability to work as a team and build strong relationships
  • High level of initiative, judgement, and discretion
  • Willingness to travel and attend work events outside of regular business hours

The Vice President, Policy and Advocacy brings strategic depth and tactical expertise, to be both an analyst and advocate, and enjoys operating in the policy sphere within a leading industry, embracing reconciliation, innovation and advanced environmental, social and governance best practices.  You have a strong ability to achieve results through collaboration and the flexibility to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.  You communicate with authenticity, confidence and respect when representing AME and are focused, effective, informative, and inclusive in their daily interactions.

How to Apply

AME is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to Kendra Johnston, President & CEO, at [email protected] by 12 pm (noon) pacific time, Monday June 27, 2022.

AME is committed to serving its diverse membership by creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, national origin, ethnic origin, religion or religious belief.

We thank all applicants for applying, however only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

About AME

AME is the lead association for the BC based mineral exploration and development industry. Established in 1912, AME represents, advocates, protects, and promotes the interests of thousands of members engaged in the industry. Drawing from the Strategic Plan and current policy issues, AME delivers on its goals through a combination of advocacy, leadership, and partnerships. AME engages with governments, stakeholders and Indigenous communities while supporting its members with clear initiatives, policy positions, events and tools that encourage a safe, inclusive, economically strong, and environmentally responsible mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia.


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