Wellington Advocacy is a national full-service public affairs team with decades of professional experience serving as senior advisor in Canada’s highest political offices. We deliver a full range of government relations services, strategic communications, digital mobilization and global partnerships to corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. Together, our team’s diverse skill set complements each other to ensure the best advice, analysis and mentorship to our partners and clients. We believe this culture is personally and professional rewarding, offering members of our team a meaningful role in making a difference.
Job Title: Junior Consultant, Government Relations, Ontario
Wellington Advocacy is looking for a Junior Consultant to become part of the Ontario Practice. Reporting directly to the Director, Ontario Government Relations and the Vice Presidents of the Ontario Practice.
The Junior Consultant, Government Relations – Ontario will:
- Support the Director, Ontario Government Relations and the Vice Presidents of the Ontario Practice in their responsibilities;
- Assist clients with navigating policy challenges and government engagement;
- Assist with the preparation of government relations plans, client presentations, memos, proposals and client briefing notes;
- Conduct research on a variety of issues across different sectors and identify potential opportunities and strategies for clients;
- Assist with developing, strategic plans for business development, communications, and advocacy;
- Proactively monitoring, interpreting and reporting on government activities – Including the political, parliamentary, and legislative landscapes;
- Develop strong working relationships with stakeholders;
- Ensure on-time delivery of assignments and projects despite client delay, changes in direction, and revised budgets;
- Prepare and hold the pen on the Ontario Forward Planning calendar and maintain a database of marquee events in Ontario to assist with Government Relations, Stakeholder Relations and Business Development;
- Act as an official note taker on all client facing calls;
- Use their knowledge, skill, and experience to assist the Corporation with its consulting services.
- Post-secondary education in political studies, public relations, communications or a related field;
- Very strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated strength in public presentations;
- A minimum 3-5 years’ experience in government or government relation;
- Established relationships with officials and political staff in key ministries and ministers’ offices;
- A strong understanding of the provincial government decision-making process;
- Bilingualism is an asset.
Qualified applicants should submit your cover letter and resume within the form below or to firstname.lastname@example.org Wellington Advocacy is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace culture.