New Job Managing Director, Alberta Washington Office In Alberta

Managing Director, Alberta Washington Office

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $9,603 - $12,620 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 19673

Ministry: Jobs, Economy, and Innovation

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: November 12, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is selected

Classification: Management Executive Manager 1

About Us

Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation leads efforts to grow Alberta’s economy by delivering strategic programs and services to support Alberta’s entrepreneurs and job creators, attract investment, grow trade, strengthen Alberta’s priority and emerging industries and technology sectors, and foster innovation.

For further information, visit the ministry website:


As Managing Director, you will report to the Alberta’s Senior Representative in the United States, and lead programs and initiatives and fulfill a crucial advocacy role to enhance Alberta’s profile, and position our key strategies in priority sectors, which include energy, agriculture, clean technology, life sciences and education sectors.

You will build and maintain international government and business relationships and provide expertise to industry sectors supporting incoming and outgoing advocacy missions, participating in key conferences and events to promote economic relations, bilateral trade and market access. Collaborating with provincial and federal partners, you will provide leadership, strategic direction, and coordination to the Alberta government’s efforts to protect and advance the province’s interests related to U.S. policy development, legislative measures, or administrative actions directly affecting many sectors of the Alberta economy. In providing leadership and direction to the Alberta office co-located with the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, as well as other advocacy-focused offices in North America, you will apply diplomacy and network building skills as you work with dynamic companies, senior leaders, and federal staff to create and support advocacy, trade and investment wins for Alberta. This position requires frequent travel throughout the United States, and occasionally to Alberta and Mexico.


Your background includes related senior management experience working with domestic, intergovernmental and international stakeholders. You have an extensive working knowledge of international business, marketing principles and practices in relation to global business development and trade issues. Your extensive understanding of political landscapes in Alberta, Canada, the US, and Mexico, especially as they relate to Alberta’s energy and agricultural sectors is a key strength. You are a proven leader with superior communication, diplomacy skills, and political acumen. An ability to develop and maintain intergovernmental relationships, industry networks and strategic alliances will be critical in this role. Strong advocacy, consultation, mediation and negotiation skills will contribute to your success. A related degree is preferred.


$4,801.47 to $6,310.03 bi-weekly. ($125,318 - $164,691 / year); along with current applicable APS International Service provisions and relocation to Washington, DC (see Alberta Public Service International Service Guidelines (APSISG) Overview.) Note: APSISG provisions are subject to periodic updates and changes. APSISG LINK


This is a four year temporary opportunity with a possibility of extension.

Candidates must be Canadian citizens and final candidates will be required to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.

The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve.

Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination;
  • If you are a successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
  • Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development

Please see the attached position profile for more information on position responsibilities. Position Profile LINK

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Search at [email protected]

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