Career Opportunities

To drive decisions, change opinions, and frame the public conversation, you need experience and expertise on your side. Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) is unrivaled on both fronts. We are Western Canada’s public affairs company. From premiers’ and ministers’ offices to high-level positions in industry, our team has advised, managed, and shaped the issues that matter most in the region. See below for current opportunities to join our team.

Government Relations Consultant – Edmonton, Calgary, Regina or Vancouver

About the role
Are you a government relations professional looking for a new and exciting challenge in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment?

Are you comfortable drafting complex strategy documents, press releases, key messages, policy proposals, pre-budget submissions and presentations on behalf of clients?

Are you passionate about public policy and advancing the issues of North American corporations, associations and not-for-profits?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Government Relations Consultant role at Canadian Strategy Group might be for you.

Reporting to the leadership team, Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) is seeking a full-time government relations and communications professional to join our growing Western Canadian team.

On any given day, you might go from assisting with a pitch in a corporate board room to writing a press release for your client to responding to proposed legislative changes and then finish your day writing a strategy document for a major corporation.

Job requirements
The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and a creative thinker with a growth mindset and desire to expand our business in Western Canada. This person is excited about working as part of a growing team and consistently goes above and beyond to deliver on internal and external expectations.

The ideal candidate will have experience lobbying municipal, provincial and federal governments as a consultant or in-house professional. This person demonstrates an ability to work independently and as part of a growing team.

This person does not shy away from a challenge and thinks quickly about creative solutions to problems with minimal intervention and oversight. This person always finds a way to get the job done and is highly motivated to deliver results for clients.

This person will be deeply connected politically and have an extensive network within the business community. This person possesses considerable familiarity with major issues affecting businesses, associations and not-for-profits. This person is constantly reading the news and on the lookout for budding trends in business, politics and the community.

We respect any municipal, provincial and federal legislation that may prevent former designated officials from lobbying for a period of time following their employment (i.e. a cooling off period). All candidates will be required to disclose whether they are subject to any of these restrictions.

Work experience
A minimum three to five years’ experience working directly in government relations or advocacy as a consultant or in-house lobbyist.

Direct political experience in government, opposition or within party politics (at any order of government) is required.

Education
A Bachelor’s degree in political science, business, communications or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is considered an asset.

Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; business writing is essential for success in this role and the ability to effectively draft strategic plans, communications plans, key messages and client information alerts is paramount
  • Ability to independently manage existing clients by being a highly competent and trusted strategic advisor with minimal oversight from management or partners
  • Ability to secure new clients by engaging in business development activities
  • Ability to manage the priorities of multiple stakeholders and clients while meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong emotional intelligence (“EQ”) and people skills
  • Extensive understanding of the political environment and decision-making processes at the political and bureaucratic level
  • Deep understanding of legislative and government documents with the ability to quickly synthesize complex information and formulate effective advice for clients
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office suite programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a pro at learning and adapting to new technology
 

This position is eligible for corporate bonus programs, which will be discussed with the successful candidate.

If this interests you, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to [email protected]