Government Relations Officer

Corporate & Public Affairs · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Corporate & Public Affairs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Government Relations Officer

 

Scope:

 

Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) is seeking a Government Relations Officer to join the Corporate Public Affairs team in a fast-paced, challenging, and exciting work environment. The ideal candidate for this position will have 4 years’ of experience in government relations. The Government Relations Officer is responsible for advancing Egg Farmers of Canada’s government relations activities. This position supports the development and execution of the organization’s annual government relations strategy, and contributes to efforts to develop and maintain strategic relations with MPs, Senators, political staffers and other officials to positively influence government policies that have an impact on the Canadian egg sector.

  

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop and execute comprehensive government relations strategies that support Egg Farmers of Canada’s business objectives
  • Keeps abreast of the strategic direction of the federal government, including parliamentary committees, opposition parties and key departments
  • Monitors House of Commons, Senate and departmental activities, such as bills, motions, studies and consultations
  • Manages correspondence with MPs, Senators, political staffers and some departmental staff on issues of importance to Canada’s egg sector, and assists in building strong relationships
  • Drafts presentations to government, letters to ministers and key officials, briefs, speaking points, consultation submissions and other content on an as needed basis
  • Ensures consistency and clarity throughout all government relations activities and messaging
  • Prepares Egg Farmers of Canada leadership for meetings with government officials, advocacy days and committee appearances
  • Organizes annual events to reach elected officials. Attends functions and meeting on behalf of Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Collaborates with partners, stakeholders and colleagues on opportunities and engagements
  • Ensures that Egg Farmers of Canada’s is in compliance with the Lobbyist Registration Act
  • Manages and liaises with external service providers, consultants and virtual teams to advance projects and programs

 

 Qualifications/Skills:

 

  • A strong understanding of the federal government and parliamentarian process
  • Superior communications skills (written and interpersonal)
  • An understanding of agriculture, food and environmental policy
  • A responsive and result-oriented self-starter, and a consummate team player
  • Ability to foster strategic relationships
  • Keen judgement and sound decision-making
  • Tact and diplomacy

 

 Education and Experience:

 

  • Minimum four years of government relations, advocacy or related experience
  • An undergraduate and/or master’s degree in political science, communications or a related field
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset

 

Now in its fifth decade as one of Canada’s leading agriculture organizations, Egg Farmers of Canada manages the national egg supply and promotes egg consumption while representing the interests of regulated egg producers from coast to coast. We are very proud to announce that Egg Farmers of Canada was named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for the eighth consecutive year and we have again been selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top employers for 2021 for the tenth consecutive year! For more information about Egg Farmers of Canada, visit eggfarmers.ca.

 

Egg Farmers of Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Corporate & Public Affairs
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level