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Manager of Health Policy

  • Posted:Aug 02, 2022
  • Apply by:Aug 07, 2022
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Position Responsibilities:

Government Relations Program Planning and Management

  • Plan and manage the delivery of all advocacy programs and their activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization

  • Identify and develop CBCN public policies, research reports and opportunities to inform health care and breast cancer specific policies.

  • Write all submissions to health technology agencies for new breast cancer therapy indications

  • Manage CBCN public relations profile, including media outreach to ensure that public messaging is consistent with advocacy and organizational objectives.

  • Maintain and engage CBCN medical advisory boards on issues as needed.

  • Cultivate and maintain patient/survivor/caregiver engagement program through CBCN advocacy programming

  • Develop and write all advocacy related resources including patient facing toolkits, advocacy guides and blog posts

  • Write all copy for press releases, letters to government, letters to stakeholders and advocacy campaigns.

  • Develop funding proposals to support the advocacy programs, in collaboration with the Director of Director of Operations

  • Develop, and manage all advocacy program budgets and finances

  • Develop project reporting for leadership team, Board of Directors and Funders

  • Develop and report evaluation findings and recommend changes to improve the advocacy programs

  • Ensure high quality and timely production of all advocacy programs

  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreement

  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with advocacy program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks

Partnership Development

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with patient advocacy organizations and health regulatory bodies to further advocacy agenda.

  • Cultivate key stakeholder relationships, including identifying opportunities for collaboration and strategic partnerships with potential funders.

  • Participate in collaborative conferences and advocacy meetings as a representative of the organization


  • Connect with the Board of Directors and senior leadership team in developing a strategic plan to guide the organization

  • Regularly update the senior leadership team and Board of Directors on program progress

  • Foster effective teamwork among program staff


  • Degree, or equivalent experience, in Health Policy related field

  • 3 – 5 years experience working in a Health Policy role

  • A good understanding of the policy environment as it relates to healthcare

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to speak French considered an asset

  • Ability to travel for meetings and conferences as needed

  • Strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills

Job Type: This position is a one-year contract, with the option for renewal.

Hours per week: This position will start as a position consisting of a 4-day work week, of 7.5 hours per day. The position will be a hybrid in-person/virtual model with 3 days working in CBCN’s office at 185 Somerset St. West Suite 318, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and 1 day per week working from home.
There may be an option, to increase this position to 5 days per week if needed, both the employee and employer would need to agree on this increase.  

Salary: This position will be compensated with an annual salary of $55,000 pro-rated for a 4 day work week to an annual salary of $44,000.

CBCN’s Hiring Policies: The CBCN is committed to employing a diverse team that represents the patients’ and families that we serve across Canada. All applicants are welcome to self-identify as a person representing a diverse population; however, applicants are not required to do so.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Niya Chari nchari@cbcn.ca

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network appreciates receiving all applications; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  


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