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Government Affairs Advisor

Kelly Services

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 9, 2021.

Kelly Services has an exciting opportunity with our North American natural gas client’s Calgary location.

We are seeking a qualified Government Affairs Advisor for a one-year contract term that has potential to go long-term.

The successful candidate will exhibit strong collaboration skills, have at least 4 years of related work experience within government relations, public relations or public affairs and a degree within political science, public relations, business, or policy.

Read on to learn more and apply today, application deadline is Monday July 12.

Job Description of the Government Affairs Advisor:
• This role is focused on research and monitoring, providing support to the entire External Affairs Canada team, as well as our client’s Business Units, project teams and the rest of PACS with specific focus on supporting team in coordination with business development in new ventures
• This person is expected to be able to manage several files at once, analyze multiple public policy perspectives, and educate internal clients on the specifics of policy implications for our client
• Support engagement with Canada’s federal and provincial governments and will support the efforts of the Public Policy Working Group
• Work closely with federal and provincial Government Affairs as well as Industry Affairs to ensure alignment and strategic positioning where possible across the enterprise
• Responsible for maintaining a weekly report on Government activities and track all issues and policies that impact our client’s corporate interests
• Work closely with the External Affairs Canada team in coordinating the public policy and government relations activities associated with our client’s business development teams in pursuing new ventures such as CCUS, Hydrogen and Renewable Natural Gas Specific Accountabilities of the Government Affairs Advisor:
• Work closely with External Affairs teams in Canada and the United States to ensure alignment on issues and execution of inter-related advocacy strategies to advance Enbridge interests and projects
• Provides Government Relations support to internal colleagues active in projects or issues as well as to all Business Units
• Support the development of company positions on key public policy issues which impact the business environment in which our client operates
• Drafting background briefs on key government and regulatory initiatives / programs / policies / announcements for internal consideration and action
• Manage logistics around engagement in support of External Affairs teammates
• Contributing to Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability (PACS) – Canadian Government Affairs team annual and project specific strategic and tactical plans so that they reflect those policies issues in which the company is advocating Lead coordination between the Canada and United States External Affairs teams on new ventures public policy and government relations Technical Skills:
• Demonstrated capability in developing and delivering an annual strategic engagement plan
• Demonstrated capability in ensuring strong linkages both inside and outside of the organization
• Good computer skills and experience working with graphic and presentation programs.

• Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at once, under constant deadline pressure
• Proven experience writing and implementing communication plans
• Strong research skills in subject matter field  Requirements:
• A University degree in public relations, political science, business, or related field.

Bilingual English and French is a strong asset.

• Significant professional development leading to excellence in areas of subject matter expertise
• More than 4 years of progressively responsible public relations/public affairs/government relations experience.

• Understanding of human interaction and external partner relations
• Lifelong commitment to learning
• Project management methodology
• Deep public policy knowledge and experience in the development of public policy