New Job Director, Dallas Office In Alberta

Director, Dallas Office
Director, Dallas Office

Director, Dallas Office

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $8,177–$10,383 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 36807

Ministry: Executive Council/International Relations

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: January 11, 2023

Classification: Management Senior Manager Zone 2

About Us

The Ministry of Executive Council is responsible for coordinating and supporting the executive arm of government: the Cabinet (also known as Executive Council) and its committees. Executive Council ensures effective strategic planning and coordinated policy development across government engagement of Albertans and the broader global community, and the promotion of a vibrant and innovative public service. It ensures outcomes are achieved, decisions are informed and helps ministries communicate and engage with Albertans.

Alberta’s offices in the United States (U.S.) work to build stronger, mutually beneficial economic ties between Alberta and the U.S. Its priorities include communicating to U.S. decision makers that Alberta: is a key trading partner that supports 966,872 U.S. jobs; is a secure, reliable and growing energy supplier; develops our world-scale energy resources in an environmentally responsible way; and has innovative, forward-facing industries, excellent infrastructure and a competitive business environment. The offices also provide support to Alberta and U.S. companies with an interest in trade and investment opportunities.

The U.S. offices are led by Alberta’s Senior Representative to the U.S., James Rajotte, and his team in the Alberta Office in Washington D.C. The Washington office has been open since 2005 and was joined in 2022 with offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Seattle, Washington.

For further information, visit the ministry website:


As Director, Dallas Office, you will report to the Managing Director of the Washington Office, and be accountable for advancing Alberta’s economic, policy and trade interests in the United States, specific to the region the position is located in.

This successful candidate will be expected to work in Dallas.

You will build and maintain relationships with policy-makers, business leaders and government officials, to promote trade opportunities and attract investments to Alberta. Using your extensive experience in networking and policy advocacy, you will provide the Alberta Washington Office with a perspective on the unique issues in your region and provide politically sensitive advice on appropriate strategies that mitigate risks and maximize benefits for Alberta.

Major Accountabilities of the position include:

  • Establishing networks of key stakeholders to facilitate economic business interests, understand market intelligence, and promote Alberta's story.
  • Providing politically sensitive advice to the Managing Director, Washington Office on appropriate strategies that mitigate risks and maximize benefits for Alberta.
  • Providing advisory and consulting expertise on political and economic development with the US administration to further Canada, U.S. and North American trade.
  • Support other Government of Alberta ministries in advancing their priorities and objectives in your region by providing advisory and consulting expertise on political and economic developments in the US, and providing access to key stakeholders or facilitating connections where none exist.
  • In coordination with Government of Alberta staff in Edmonton, connect with state governments, state organization networks, strategic alliances and partnerships, to facilitate progress on shared interests and identify key priority opportunities for the Alberta government.
  • Supporting North American energy security in order to collaboratively manage threats to our markets from overseas.

As the successful candidate, your objectives in the position will be as follows:

  • Advancing Alberta’s interests in regard to U.S. policy development, U.S. legislative measures, or administrative actions directly affecting many sectors of the Alberta economy.
  • Understanding and considering the political ramifications when developing strategy and business plans for the market.
  • Understanding current political, economic, social issues in Alberta, and in the United States, to develop approaches and messaging to mitigate risks while advancing opportunities.
  • Developing innovative approaches to providing information and market intelligence to clients.
  • Maintaining high-level government-to-government relations at federal and provincial levels.
  • Understanding and balancing the competing interests of industry, government, and national and international concerns.



  • University graduation in a field related to the position assignment.
  • Preferred degree with a focus in Business or Economics
  • Minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience.
  • Preferred degree with a focus in Business or Economics.


  • Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis.


  • Extensive related experience in policy advocacy and networking to drive outcomes.
  • A broad understanding of Alberta’s and the United States’ current economic, political and social issues.
  • An understanding of Alberta’s industry and networks and the Alberta value proposition for international trade promotion and investment attraction.
  • Demonstrated capacity for building relationships with domestic and international businesses, intergovernmental partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Exceptional diplomacy skills in responding and dealing with sensitive and controversial matters and in representing the province at senior political, business and social levels.
  • Knowledge of business management and international business development principles and practices would be considered an asset.
  • Proven success in managing complex issues and positively influencing outcomes.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, listening and interpersonal communications skills.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

Systems Thinking: The work done in the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter- related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.

Develop Self and Others: A commitment to lifelong learning and the desire to invest in the development of the long- term capability of yourself and others.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Developing Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.


$4,088.42 to $ 5,191.71 bi-weekly ($ 106,707- $ 135,503/year)

Current applicable APS International Service provisions and relocation (see Alberta Public Service International Service Guidelines (APSISG) Overview.) Note: APSISG provisions are subject to periodic updates and changes. APSISG LINK


  • The location of the position is based outside of Alberta and Canada.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to work in Dallas.
  • Successful candidates must be Canadian Citizens, permanent resident, or do already have a valid work permit issued by the Government of Canada that allows you to work for the Government of Alberta who must be eligible to work internationally.
  • Final candidates will be required to undergo security screening.
  • Successful candidates must provide clearance to be medically fit for service abroad.
  • This competition will be used to fill four-year contract full-time position, working 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
  • For Internal candidates, please note this is a contract position, not a secondment or temporary assignment. You must seek approval from your home Ministry to hold your base position for the 4-year term. These approvals must be in writing and signed off by the home Deputy Minister.
  • This competition may be used to fill future temporary or permanent roles at the same or lower classifications.

What we offer:

  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

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

    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 Cindy V Zaiffdeen at [email protected].

    If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check