Under the direction of the Deputy Head (FPDS), and in accordance with the international priorities of the Government of Canada and its specific objectives in the US, the incumbent is responsible for legislative and congressional liaison within CNGNY US territory of responsibility. In general, duties fall under four categories: monitor, analyze and report on legislative and regulatory activities of interest to Canada in state legislatures and regional bodies; conduct research on issues of interests to Canada, key congressional, legislative and executive stakeholder positions on these issues, and the impact of the US-Canada relationship in CNGNY US territory, by liaising with key congressional and legislative offices; coordinate and support legislative territorial outreach and/or regional visits; and carry out other advocacy related duties in support of whole of mission priorities as required. The FPDS Officer will work closely with the FPDS and International Business Development teams at the Consulate, including its regional presences, as well as with the Canadian network of Consulates in the United States to coordinate activities and initiatives. The candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to think innovatively around program delivery, plan effectively in a highly demanding environment, develop and engage a network of external partners, work independently in a proactive, accountable manner and communicate effectively.
- A minimum of 3 years’ recent experience working in legislature or government or in an advocacy/policy/economic oriented sector.
- Experience conducting research and analysis on policy and public affairs issues and in providing high-quality advice, briefings and written reports to management and/or clients.
- Experience in developing relationships with clients, stakeholders and influencers.
- Experience in project management (including planning, execution, tracking/reporting results and budget management).
- Experience using social media tools professionally for promotion and/or to generate new opportunities.
- Experience in an office environment with working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, internet research and databases.
*Recent experience is defined as within the last 5 years.
2. Experience working in a legislative environment.
- Experience working in an innovative manner with individuals or groups to forge partnerships and cross-sector initiatives; and
- Experience in obtaining and preparing meetings with key policy and public affairs experts and leaders.
- Knowledge of the factors that influence policy in the United States generally, including the lower Northeast region, and how they may have an impact on Canadian foreign policy and economic interests; and
- Knowledge of the political and economic structures and trends in the Northeast of the United States, and Canada.
This position requires occasional travel throughout the territory of the Consulate General of Canada in New York and, on occasion, to Canada.
• Have independent work authorization in the U.S. and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions.
Method of application:
In completing their applications, candidates will confirm that they meet all the essential requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position number.
All submissions must be electronic; hard copy applications will not be accepted. Please indicate the competition number on all correspondence.