Our exclusive client is a National Trade Association representing Industry Professionals across Canada.
They require a Government Relations Coordinator (junior position) to assist the Director of Government Relations in their very important. Bilingualism is preferred and Association experience would be an asset.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports the organization’s government relations strategy and initiatives and promote to government officials.
- Prepares reports and presentations to all levels of government, the House of Commons, Senate and legislative committees in consultation with the Director of Government Relations and the President.
- Prepares briefing notes, meeting materials, letters, presentations, and other items as required.
- Conducts research related to key issues as required.
- Coordinates meetings / tracks all meetings for lobbying purposes.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with members of parliament, federal government officials, political staff, key public safety, finance and treasury board policy influencers, and opinion leaders.
- Establishes and maintains effective relationships with counterparts and other staff in partner organizations, coalitions, and with other stakeholder associations.
- Represents the organization at external meetings and functions, making presentations as required.
- Provides information and consultation to members and stakeholders, making presentations as required.
- Monitors and reports developments on issues by maintaining contacts, including with parliamentarians and government officials to share information.
- Other associated duties.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Master’s degree in Public Administration, political science, or equivalent.
- A minimum of 12-24 months of directly related experience in government relations or policy.
- Demonstrated understanding of political and government processes and cycle, national parties’ priorities, and their relationship to policing in Canada.
- Successful past track record of engagement of members of parliament, senators, and staff in political offices.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Excellent verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals holding different viewpoints.
- Flexibility and willingness to take initiative.
- Tact, political-astuteness and a high-level of interpersonal judgement in complex political environments.
- Proven project and time management skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and values which facilitate successful performance in a team-based environment.
- Very high level of attention to detail.
- Ability to manage competing priorities and work independently.
- Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset.
- The ability to travel in support of the Association
Send resume and salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org