Job Posting – Analyst, Policy and Knowledge Centre

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October 20, 2021
Position Type

Full-time

Ottawa

About FPAC

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canadian wood, pulp, paper, and bio-products producers nationally and internationally. Canada's forest products industry generates $80 billion annually and exports over half of that to the world.

The industry is one of Canada's largest employers, operating in 600 forest-dependent communities from coast to coast, and directly employing over 230,000 Canadians and providing another nearly 700,000 indirect jobs across the country.

Canada’s forest products sector is a world leader in sustainable forest management, a critical player in the fight against climate change, and committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and communities. You can learn more about us and our work at www.fpac.ca.

We have a great opportunity for someone who is interested in public policy, analyzing data and information, and supporting the development and maintenance of our organization’s ‘knowledge centre’. The Analyst, Policy and Knowledge Centre will:

Areas of Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with subject-matter-experts within the FPAC team, and under the leadership of the Senior Manager, Economics and Labour Policy, lead the development and maintenance of a knowledge base related to core facts, statistics and messages used by FPAC in its public policy and communications work, including analysis as needed related to FPAC’s climate change and carbon files.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager, Economics and Labour Policy, conduct regular audits of FPAC data projects to identify needs, opportunities for integration of new data sources or value-adds, and best practices to be applied across subject areas.
  • Support FPAC policy and communication teams by making available up to date key facts and messages and by proactively identifying information and data needs and suggesting approaches and ways to build them.
  • Support FPAC subject matter experts through regular monitoring of government reports and activity, literature and database searches and analysis, executive summaries, and presentations.
  • In collaboration with partner organizations, build a network to exchange best available information and perform tracking and information gathering on priority subjects.

Qualifications
  • Completed undergraduate or graduate degree in environmental science/biology, forestry or natural resources management, political science, journalism/communications, economics, or a related field.
  • Bilingual (French/English) would be of value but is not an absolute requirement.

Assets
  • Expert researcher and analyst.
  • Fast learner who can work independently, and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and juggle competing demands
  • Natural curiosity, strong analytical skills, and the ability to think critically.
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and writing.
  • Highly skilled in using Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Highly skilled in using remote webinar/meeting tools (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting).
  • Interest in data visualization and the presentation of complex data for general audiences. This could include GIS skills and map creation.
  • Interest in exploring performance measurement within the context of public policy.
  • Ability to prepare reports, presentations, and conduct various analyses in Excel.
  • Attention to detail.

Interested in Applying?

At FPAC we are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We celebrate it within our team and believe that our different backgrounds and experiences make us stronger. With every person we hire, we aim to add to a culture where everyone is valued and all employees can grow in our team-oriented organization.

Interested candidates should apply in confidence to hr@fpac.ca by November 12, 2021.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest but only those under consideration will be contacted.

For more information contact:
Kerry Patterson-Baker
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Follow FPAC on Twitter: @FPAC_APFC
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