Director, Public Policy and Strategic Engagement, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers


The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is a non-partisan, research-based industry association that advocates on behalf of the member companies, large and small, that explore for, develop, and produce oil and natural gas throughout Canada. CAPP’s members produce nearly three quarters of Canada’s annual oil and natural gas production and provide more than 450,000 direct and indirect jobs in nearly all regions of Canada. According to the most recently published data, the industry contributes over $70 billion to Canada’s GDP, as well as $45 billion in taxes and royalties to governments across the country. CAPP is a solution-oriented partner and works with all levels of government to ensure a thriving Canadian oil and natural gas industry.


The association is now looking for a Director, Public Policy and Strategic Engagement reporting to the Vice President, Sustainability, External Relations and Indigenous Affairs. The Director, Public Policy and Strategic Engagement is a key member of the Sustainability, External Relations, and Indigenous Affairs team and will work in close collaboration with the other team members, as well as in collaboration with other CAPP departments and task groups composed of representatives of member companies.

As the ideal candidate, you will lead the development of high impact federal public policy initiatives and engagement activities to advance and deepen the organization’s positioning as a thought leader and the leading voice for the Canadian oil and natural gas sector. You will be a highly strategic, non­-partisan tactician who demonstrates significant intellect and relationship and influencing skills, ideally with experience both within public sector and corporate settings. As an experienced leader, you bring a combination of public policy depth, strong analytical skills, corporate/business acumen, political insight, as well as the ability to conceive and then implement effective advocacy and relationship strategies. This role is based in Ottawa.

To Apply

To fill this position, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online. We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


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