Dairy Farmers of Canada – Policy and Government Relations Communications Coordinator

Policy and Government Relations Communications Coordinator We are currently seeking a Policy and Government Relations Communications Coordinator for a one-year term. Working out of our Ottawa office, the Coordinator is responsible for designing, reviewing, correcting and updating various policy and government relations materials. Artistic flair, a keen eye and graphic design skills must be at the forefront when responding to in-house needs for communication materials. He/She also assists the Manager of Government Relations with the monitoring of parliamentary and political developments, lobby efforts and communications with politicians. As such, while reporting to the Assistant Director of Policy Communications, you will:
  • Support the development and implementation of internal and external communications pertaining to policy matters and government relations activities. This includes, but is not limited to: press releases, statements, blogs, backgrounders and factsheets;
  • Keep abreast of all matters that may have communications-related implications for policy and government relations, as well as assisting with the on-going management of the Crisis Communication Protocol;
  • Participating in the organization of events and preparation of related communication material;
  • Take the lead on graphic design activities, identify needs for visuals within policy and government relations materials and ensure said needs are fulfilled;
  • Draft, edit or review articles, website content, presentations or other documents, ensuring content is accurate, tone is consistent and messages are conveyed properly;
  • Provide overall support for DFC Communications activities as required.
This is a full-time position. Occasional travel and/or evenings and weekends may be required. Anticipated start date: August 29, 2016. The ideal candidate holds a degree in Communications, Public relations, Political science or other related field, combined with 3 to 5 years relevant experience. Proficiency in the development of visuals/graphic design is essential, along with advanced knowledge of software such as MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. He/She must be fluently bilingual, as you will be required to draft and proofread materials in both official languages. Knowledge of the Canadian political system and its actors is also necessary. Experience within the dairy industry and/or agriculture sector is an important asset. Think you’re up to the challenge and want to join a dynamic team? Then please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail to hr@dfc-plc.ca prior to 16h00 on August 2nd, 2016. We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Engineers Canada – Practice Lead, Government Relations

Engineers Canada provides national support and leadership to the engineering profession on behalf of its members, to promote and maintain the integrity, honour and interests of the profession.



Engineers Canada fosters a work environment that challenges and empowers employees, promotes learning, teamwork and innovation, and recognizes achievement. Employees aspire to a high-performance culture that is focused on results and combines collaboration and clear direction with scope for autonomy.

Engineers Canada invites applications for the position of Practice Lead, Government Relations. The Practice Lead, Government Relations conducts research, manages projects, monitors and reports on issues of concern, and develops the government relations portfolio. Further, the Practice Lead takes a collaborative approach to implementing actions and activities which promote positive image and outcomes for the profession.

    • Plans and manages government relations and political outreach strategy.
    • Raises the profile of the engineering profession with Members of Parliament, government, and other stakeholders.
    • Conducts research and drafts reports on government and stakeholder activities.
    • Identifies, monitors and evaluates legislation and regulatory developments regarding issues of concern to the profession.
    • Contributes to the development of documents, key messaging, letters, social media content, and other collateral required for government relations and public affairs activities.
    • Plans and coordinates various government relations and public affairs meetings and events.

Conducts research, manages projects, and develops charges for committees and work groups related to this practice area and engages committees in achieving these charges.


  • University degree in political science, public administration, or related discipline.
  • Five years of experience in a policy-related position in the federal government, a government relations position in a professional association, or a similar position in a constituency office.
  • Experience in identifying, monitoring and evaluating government programs, projects, and services.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with and influence others.
  • Demonstrates organizational ability, problem-solving skills, and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Shows initiative and acts in a proactive manner.
  • Team player with a positive attitude and solutions-focused orientation.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and internet resources.
  • Proficient in the use of project management principles, practices, and tools.
  • Experience working with the wide diversity of cultures within the workforce and the community in general and a proven ability to build credibility internally and externally.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email, no later than July 29, 2016 to human.resources@engineerscanada.ca.

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