Position: Government Relations Representative
Employer: Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)
Deadline: March 21, 2023
Employment Type: Employment
Position Level: Senior
Salary Range: $65,000
Closing Date: March 21, 2023
Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) is the peace and social justice agency of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada. Quakers won the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize and are internationally recognized for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. CFSC’s work continues this long tradition of transformative and sustainable approaches to human rights, justice, and peace. As people of religious faith, Quakers strive to speak truth to power while speaking to that of the divine in every person.
The Government Relations Representative is a full–time position (35 work hours/week). Consideration will be given to all qualified applicants who are located in Ottawa or willing to relocate to Ottawa.
The Government Relations Representative is responsible for representing Friends’ (Quakers) interests in Ottawa. This is a dynamic position that requires the implementation of a government relations strategy, cultivating relationships with
elected officials, senators, staffers, civil servants, and other relevant stakeholders in Ottawa. The position requires a self–starter excited about representing the different areas of work of CFSC. The position will work collaboratively and closely with our existing staff team.
The ideal candidate will have:
A background in government relations,
Solid knowledge of peace and justice work,
Strong experience cultivating relationships with elected officials, senators,
staffers, civil servants, and other relevant stakeholders in Ottawa,
Experience developing and implementing a government relations strategy,
Experience working for small (under 10 staff) businesses or nonprofits that
Ability to work collaboratively online with a committee and staff dispersed in communities across Canada.
Compensation: the starting salary is $65,000 per year, for a 2–year term. This 2–year pilot project may be extended pending a positive review.
Start date: immediately. If offered the position the candidate will need to be located in Ottawa upon beginning in the role of Government Relations Representative.