Full Time, Permanent
Ontario, Toronto
Posted 3 months ago

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Do you have an established career working in Provincial Government or in Government Relations? Are you a clear communicator with excellent skills to navigate key parliamentary activities (ex. Speech from the Throne, Budgets, House, Senate, and Legislature Committees)?

Join our client as a Manager, Government Relations and be a part of an organization dedicated to improving safety standards, promoting social responsibility, and advocating for sustainability through standards development and testing, inspection, and certification throughout Canada and around the globe.

This role will liaise with government departments and agencies to ensure organizational business opportunities are promoted and work internally with the Standards, Research, and Marketing teams to strategize the planning process of the Government Relations team.

PERKS:

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Healthcare and retirement savings plans.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Paid time off.
  • Flexible work schedules.

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY:

  • Understanding the value proposition of business opportunities identified in the Government Relations strategic plan for Canada and driving funding and closing revenue opportunities.
  • Developing relationships with key government departments and agency stakeholders to effectively promote the organization and its business objectives and uncover new opportunities.
  • Collaborating and liaising with team members internally across various departments.
  • Monitoring, advocating, and lobbying for legislation and regulation related to potential business opportunities.
  • Monitoring domestic and international developments in anticipation of potential impacts to the organization (ex. free trade agreements).
  • Keeping current on relevant government initiatives and programs that might impact current or future opportunities for the organization, through meetings with government departments and agencies.
  • Acting as the spokesperson for the organization during government hearings (ex. House and Senate Committees).
  • Supporting the development of the government relations strategy together with the Vice President and other internal stakeholders.
  • Managing expense budget (approx. $75K) and part of the Director’s and the Vice President’s budgets, as required (ex. special events).
  • Informing the Marketing and Research teams regarding the organization’s involvement in key government initiatives to ensure development and execution of engagement and communications activities (ex. government relations blog posts and special events).
  • Providing policy, legislative, and regulatory council for issues impacting the organization and key parliamentary activities (ex. Speech from the Throne, Budgets, House, Senate, and Legislature Committees).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in public policy, public relations, political science, business, or related field.
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in government or public/government relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence government decisions and secure funding.
  • Established relationships with officials in government departments and agencies.
  • Strong knowledge of government department or agency decision making.
  • Experience effectively leading and developing direct reports.
  • Fluency in both English and French will be an asset.
  • Talent for public speaking and presentations.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience utilizing graphic and presentation software.
  • Effective management, coordination, and event execution skills.
  • Professional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

COMPENSATION:

  • $90,000 – 135,000 annually.

Job Features

Job Category

Administration, Communications

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