New Job Government & Community Relations Liaison In Ontario

Government & Community Relations Liaison
Government & Community Relations Liaison

Government & Community Relations Liaison

Company : Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
Salary : From $54.55 an hour
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Position Details:
Current Rate of Pay: Min = $54.55/hr, Max = $63.25/hr
Employment type: Full-Time Permanent
Hours of work: 35 hrs/week
Work location: Head Office
Division: Government & Community Relations
Business unit: Government & Community Relations (City of Toronto and Durham Region)
Travel: 10%
Remote Work: Hybrid

About TRCA:
With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Government and Community Relations Liaison engages stakeholders, including municipalities, agencies, and community groups to support the planning and execution of TRCA programs and services within the City of Toronto and Durham Region. The Liaison will build relationships with municipalities, partners organizations, and stakeholders to advance initiatives, build positive relationships, and raise the profile of TRCA.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Liaises with government partners and community groups to advance projects, programs, business development opportunities and raise the profile of TRCA
  • Supports the Senior Manager and appropriate divisions/business units in the development of service level agreements, memorandums of understanding, other agreements necessary to advance programs and services.
  • Summarizes complex information/issues into briefing packages for senior manager and Senior Management including development of key messages, issues management road maps, decision points and priority actions in consultation with staff in other business units
  • to support time sensitive and critical decisions
  • Provides engagement and communications expertise to other TRCA staff as needed on specific watershed and municipal issues.
  • Supports the Senior Manager on implementation of multidisciplinary working groups and initiatives to support and advance TRCA priorities internally across the organization and with a broad range of external partners and stakeholders
  • Monitors and interprets municipal, provincial, and federal policy/initiatives and their potential impacts on TRCA programs and services and recommends TRCA response/action
  • Supports municipal partners in the development of council reports required to advance to partnership projects and fee for service work and in connecting with appropriate staff at TRCA
  • Supports administration of relevant accounts and budgets, including working with the Senior Manager and other teams and divisions to establish budgets, track expenditures, and manage account
  • Incumbents may also be assigned other duties
What will you need to succeed:
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Planning, Public Administration, Public Affairs/Relations, Communication, Political Science, Business Administration, Environmental Studies or Science, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, or a related field
  • Valid Ontario Class G2 driver's license
  • 4+ years of experience in government or public affairs, with a proven track record of stakeholder management success
  • Working knowledge and understanding municipal process and political landscape
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, with government partners and key stakeholders
  • Ability to develop clear, concise, and compelling communication packages tailored to varying audiences
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrates responsiveness to internal and external customer requests and needs
  • Influential communicator able to facilitate discussions between parties with different perspectives of competing interests and resolve conflicts
  • Demonstrated expert at interacting diplomatically with others in public forums
  • Able to self-manage workload and prioritize tasks as an ongoing challenge in a frequently fluctuating workload and multiple deadlines
  • Ability to identify and tactfully engage Senior Management and TRCA in other divisions of TRCA on when multi-disciplinary teams of staff may be required to address stakeholder and municipal requests and or produce deliverables with team members who are not direct reports
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on July 24, 2023.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.