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Government Relations Coordinator- Filled/Closed

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.


  • 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

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