We are a small team with a big mandate—to make life better for Albertans. We do what we do because we love this province and the people who call it home. Alberta is a place of opportunity, resilience, and innovation—and we want to make it even better. We do so by increasing economic and social prosperity through thriving business.
Reporting to the VP of Policy, the Policy Analyst plays a critical role in executing the Business Council of Alberta’s research and policy agenda. This work takes place in two broad streams: supporting the work of BCA’s member-based Task Forces and Committees; and contributing to internally-driven research projects and publications.
In addition to policy analysis and writing, other key elements of this position include: engaging with government, NGOs, and private-sector stakeholders; the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; and a willingness to assist in a range of tasks to help our small team succeed.
The goal of our work is to improve prosperity for all Albertans and Canadians. We believe that the business sector has a leading role to play in helping people, the economy and the environment thrive. We contribute by developing and advocating for policy solutions that enable growth in the short term, and that set Alberta on a path to a long-term sustainable future.
- Provide research support and analysis for BCA Task Forces and committees
- Work with VP, Policy, other staff and Task Force chairs to deliver major research projects
- Contribute to BCA’s regular publications and commentaries
- Engage with BCA members, government officials and other stakeholders
- Attend conferences, seminars and other events on behalf of BCA
- Provide research support for BCA’s executive team
- Work independently or collaboratively to research and write policy papers, as assigned
- Assist Communications team with developing press releases, social media posts and other communications outputs
- Assist with creating PowerPoint presentations and other outreach tools
- Issue and media monitoring
You believe in creating a better Alberta within a strong Canada. You believe that true prosperity means more than just money: it includes family and community; shared economic opportunity; high-quality health care and education; and a clean and sustainable environment.
You have a curious and open mind, driven by data and evidence rather than ideology. You set high standards for your own work but aren’t afraid to ask questions or admit what you don’t know. Because you value learning and personal growth, you welcome tasks that may stretch beyond your formal job description or comfort zone because they give you the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and skills. You take critical feedback well. You are equally comfortable working independently or collaborating with others.
Research and Analytical Capabilities
You are an excellent writer, a creative thinker and a thorough researcher. You believe in evidence-based policy and seek out interesting and inventive solutions to policy challenges with honesty and integrity. You have strong numeracy skills and a good understanding of the public policy ecosystem in Alberta and across Canada.
- Strong knowledge of economic and public policy issues in Alberta and across Canada
- Excellent written, verbal and numeracy skills
- Proficiency in Office 365 Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Ability to work well both independently and in small teams
- Effective time management and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
- Adaptability and willingness to learn
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- A graduate degree in public policy, economics, political science, history or related field
- Two to five years’ relevant work experience
- Knowledge and/or experience in any of the following subject areas:
- Energy and climate
- Education, labour and skills
- Innovation and technology
- Tax, regulatory and fiscal policy
- Indigenous engagement
- Health care
We value work ethic and enthusiasm over formal qualifications. If you believe this is the job for you even though you lack some of the education/work experience listed above, we would love to hear why.
- Vice President of Policy & Chief Economist
WHAT WE OFFER
- A robust benefits plan, including extended health, dental, vision care, disability insurance, as well as wellness and employee family assistance programs.
- Unlimited professional growth potential, learning opportunities, and coaching from colleagues and leaders at BCA.
- Hybrid Remote – combines on-site work at BCA office with some remote flexibility.
- All new employees begin with three weeks of paid vacation time.
- Opportunity for yearly bonus compensation.
- Employer contribution to an employee pension plan.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF ALBERTA
We believe that when business does well, we all do well. Through policy, advocacy, and action, we harness the power of thriving business to deliver “and” solutions that increase the economic and social prosperity of Albertans. We are a non-partisan, for-purpose organization dedicated to building a better Alberta within a more dynamic Canada. Composed of the chief executives and leading entrepreneurs of the province’s largest enterprises, Council members are proud to represent the majority of Alberta’s private sector investment, job creation, exports, and research and development.
Read our flagship piece of work Define the Decade: a 10-year high level economic development strategy for Alberta at DefinetheDecade.com.
Send your resume and cover letter firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the position title (Policy Analyst) in the subject line. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications and, due to the volume received, will be reaching out to only those moving further in the process.