Job Posting Details

Canadian Dental Association

Director, Public Relations

Job Description

Director, Public Affairs

Ottawa, Canada


Founded in 1902, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) is the national voice for dentistry, dedicated to the advancement and leadership of a unified profession and to the promotion of optimal oral health, an essential component of general health. Through a devoted staff and committed national board, the CDA serves its members as a knowledge broker to facilitate consensus on issues that directly affect the profession and as an advocate to influence outcomes that protect, promote and advance the profession. 


As a key member of the CDA’s executive management team, the Director, Public Affairs will develop and implement a high impact public affairs strategy that advances the Association’s public policy initiatives. CDA and the provincial dental associations will look to you for strategic direction and advice. With a track record of partnership and collaboration, you will leverage your existing networks and reputation to enhance CDA’s stakeholder relationships with the goal of advancing a shared mission of advocating for the provision of optimal oral health for Canadians.

As the ideal candidate, you possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the organizational awareness, political acuity and good judgement to effectively position CDA with a diverse group of stakeholders and government officials. You are an engaging and effective advocate in your dealings with governments, and display great comfort in operating in a fast paced and collaborative environment. Creative, strategic and analytical, you embrace complexity and challenge with energy, enthusiasm and a bias to action.  Your ability to communicate in both official languages is a prerequisite for this position.

How to Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume to John Caminiti ( For additional information, please call John at 613-742-3202.

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Contact for Position
John Caminiti
Canadian Dental Association
Ottawa ON

Telephone: 613-742-3202

Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Friday, December 14, 2012