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Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Mining Association of BC

Location: Vancouver, BC

MABC is the voice of British Columbia’s steelmaking coal, metal and mineral producers, smelters, and advanced development companies. Our industry benefits all British Columbians and supports more than 35,000 jobs and over 3,900 small, medium, and indigenous affiliated businesses in every corner of the province through an annual spend of nearly $3.7 billion on goods and services. Our members’ products have among the lowest carbon footprints globally and are helping the world transition to a cleaner, low-carbon future; safely and responsibly.

We are searching for a Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, responsible for analyzing, managing, and developing Association positions on a myriad of policy files. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, you are a dynamic policy professional who can work independently and as part of a high-functioning and small professional team. You are well-equipped from past work in a natural resource sector and can balance interests within a member-driven trade association. The Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs brings solid analytical depth, knowledge, experience, and inter-personal skills to help MABC’s members thrive in a complex regulatory environment involving decarbonization, Indigenous reconciliation, land use and environmental issues.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with the MABC team to execute the Association’s strategic plan.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to senior management on environment, regulatory and Indigenous affairs and analyze, research, and help lead on legislative, policy and legal matters affecting the mining industry.
  • At the direction of senior management, participate in and help manage MABC’s committees to identify member priorities, positions, and responses for submissions to government and advocacy plans.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and officials where appropriate to identify and manage emerging provincial and federal policy, regulatory and legal issues and initiatives.
  • Working with senior management, maintain productive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and represent MABC externally as required.
  • Be a great colleague with a long-term interest in developing a strong organization and a pleasant, inclusive workplace.

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Graduate degree in a related field (economics, resource management, public administration, public policy, etc.).
  • 8+ years of policy and experience in a trade association, mining, business, and/or government resource agency with ability to research and analyze complex policy issues is required.
  • Strong knowledge of provincial/federal environment and land use regulation and Indigenous affairs landscape.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Environment, Social and Governance practices.
  • Knowledge, experience, and relationships with Indigenous nations across British Columbia.
  • Strong research, analytical and writing skills and ability to develop a variety of materials for different audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience helping deliver complex projects involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build strong relationships on behalf of MABC.
  • Strong communication and oral presentation skills.
  • High level of initiative, judgement, and discretion.
  • Willingness to travel and attend work events and functions outside normal business hours.

To apply for this hybrid position, please send your resume to: The closing date for applications is March 1, 2024. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.