FAIR Canada Is Hiring Policy Counsel

Job Posting: Policy Counsel PDF

We currently have an opening for a policy counsel at FAIR Canada.  The successful candidate for this multifaceted role will be an integral part of the organization, reporting to the Executive Director and working with the Board of Directors.

Position Description:

The Policy Counsel will be responsible for supporting FAIR Canada’s efforts to advocate for investor rights and to be a catalyst for positive change within the Canadian financial services sector. The role includes analyzing public policy proposals and developing impactful commentary to help advance the rights of investors, particularly retail investors, in Canada. The position offers the opportunity to make a difference while working in a small but active organization, together with a competitive salary and group benefits.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and analyze investor related regulatory proposals.
  • Identify relevant issues affecting investors, particularly retail investors.
  • Conduct strategically focused research and reviews on issues impacting investors.
  • Draft high-quality submissions and other communications in plain language to regulators, self-regulatory organizations, and governments.
  • Promote FAIR Canada’s advocacy and outreach through social media channels and developing website content.
  • Work with the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors in delivering on FAIR Canada’s strategic objectives and corporate governance priorities.
  • Build positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including subject matter experts, regulators, self-regulatory organizations, governments, and other investor advocates or strategic partners.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four years’ legal or regulatory experience.
  • Knowledge of the current capital markets regulatory regime, and an understanding of current issues faced by investors, particularly retail investors.
  • Experience working in the securities/investments industry or regulatory/legal environment.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent plain language writing, presentation, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable using social media.
  • Fluency in French language is an asset.

Application Deadline: December 23, 2020

Please provide your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in our organization and your relevant experience to info@faircanada.ca. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About FAIR Canada:

The Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights/Fondation canadienne pour l’avancement des droits des investisseurs (FAIR Canada) is a non-profit organization and a registered educational charity that acts as a national voice for investor protection in securities regulation. We are independent, and aim to be a principled, constructive, and trusted thought leader on regulatory policy issues being considered in Canada’s financial services sector. For more information about FAIR Canada, please visit our website at www.faircanada.ca.


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December 02, 2020