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Head, Stakeholder Relations (Permanent)

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About us

We are an organization driven by purpose. We are obsessed about serving Canadians and we are deeply committed and passionate about protecting their hard-earned money when it matters most. We live our promises and commitments every day by serving Canadians as one, and we have their best interest at heart. We strive to build an inclusive, accepting culture with commitment, determination and a bias for action.

The right challenge is waiting for you! Discover how valuable your experience can be and join our team.

About the role

Important information

Please send your resume to our Executive Search partners at Knightsbridge: Sylvia Malo, Research Consultant ( or Lisa Knight, Managing Partner (

Under the guidance of the COO, the Head, Stakeholder Relations oversees the development of CDIC’s stakeholder engagement and communication strategy and plan to achieve CDIC’s vision, goals and promises. This includes ensuring that CDIC has a proactive, integrated, coordinated and consistent approach to communicating and engaging with all external stakeholders.  This role is key in managing CDIC’s reputational risk and safeguarding CDIC’s reputation with external stakeholders and empowers the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, and International Relations teams to advance CDIC’s interests.

We trust you will be up to the challenge:

  • Identifies and proactively manages external stakeholder relationships in collaboration with subject-matter experts across the organization to ensure accuracy of communications materials and congruence of message in BAU and crisis environments
  • Proactively follows media and stays abreast of key developments impacting CDIC’s stakeholders, to identify opportunities, risks and challenges
  • Guides and manages the international relations team in shaping CDIC’s brand globally and contributing to standards setting in deposit insurance
  • Oversees the development and execution of crisis communications strategies and plans, and messaging
  • Manages public stakeholder relations
  • May be called upon to act as a bilingual spokesperson for CDIC
  • Influences the development of CDIC’s public awareness strategy and accompanying multi-million dollar advertising and marketing budget
  • Partners with the Director Communications and Public Affairs to create social, digital and traditional media strategies and tools
  • Maintains strong knowledge of CDIC issues and priorities
  • Mentors and coaches communications and international relations leaders

About you

You take pride in your work and are passionate about having an impact. You face challenges head-on, are an excellent communicator, collaborator and act with integrity.

We trust you will bring your expertise:

  • 7+ years managing a team of professionals in a variety of disciplines
  • Advanced degree in Public Policy, Communications, International Relations, Journalism, Business or related field
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Exceptional communicator in both English and French
  • Proven ability to tease out complex issues into relatable and relevant content for broader consumption
  • Proven ability to execute to plan. Project management experience (PMP) an asset
  • Media relations experience, an asset
  • Grace under pressure

Important information

Please send your resume to our Executive Search partners at Knightsbridge: Sylvia Malo, Research Consultant ( or Lisa Knight, Managing Partner (

Must have

Language Requirements: CBC

Security Clearance: Secret (Level II)

Sound like you?

If you are passionate about serving Canadians and see yourself as our future Head, Stakeholder Relations (Permanent) please click the "apply now" button below or send your resume to CDIC at Please quote competition # 1338 and send by closing date of December 4, 2020.

CDIC is committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and will reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and hiring process.

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