Careers

Join our expert team

People are at the heart of Earnscliffe’s success — which is why we invest in our talent.

As a team, we are committed to making impactful change that reflects our core values. If you’re a dynamic team player that knows how to adapt meaningfully, we want to hear from you. Come and join our expert team of strategists, communicators, business leaders, academics, government policymakers, award-winning journalists and public opinion researchers.

Flexibility

We offer flex time and accommodate arrangements that allow you to work around times where balance is key.

Parental leave

We offer an employment insurance top-up to make it easier to care for baby and yourself.

JEDI commitment

Justice | Equity | Diversity | Inclusion is the lens we apply to our people, programs and partnerships.

Healthcare

We have you covered at no cost to you, so you can enjoy peace of mind.

Flexible vacation

We offer a flexible vacation policy so you can enjoy the time you need when you need it.

Career growth

We are not only the beginning of your career, we are invested in mentoring you to build a career with us.

Equity partnership

You are not just an employee, you have an opportunity to own a part of our growth.

Open positions

Coordinator – Government Relations

Location: Vancouver

Full Time Position 

Earnscliffe Strategies is looking for a Government Relations (GR) Coordinator based out of Vancouver. GR coordinator will contribute to the strong performance of the Government Relations service line by providing effective research, analysis and writing support on a regular and as needed basis. GR coordinator works across client files with all members of the GR service line and will report directly to the Director of Resource Management with overall strategic direction from the National Business Performance Lead. Responsibilities including but not exclusive to the following:

  • Preparation of client-facing presentations, reports, and other materials, as needed
  • Issue and sectoral research
  • Media, government and third-party monitoring
  • Collection and analysis of relevant data sets
  • Database maintenance, including ensuring accurate records and templates (e.g., biographies, exempt staff lists, etc.)
  • Support for client Lobby Days (e.g., scheduling, material development, etc.)
  • Participating in client meetings and presenting to clients, as needed
  • Other tasks as identified.

Core conduct + expectations

  • Uphold the vision and values of the organization of Excellence, Integrity, Trust, Team and Inclusion, along with justice, equity, diversity and inclusion principles.
  • Maintain professional level consultation with all levels of team members and external clients.
  • Act in compliance with corporate Code of Conduct and federal, provincial and municipal ethics and lobbying regulations.
  • Review all materials to ensure accuracy and quality prior to distribution.
  • Undertake responsibilities and assignments in a timely manner.
  • Ensure timely responses to team member and client requests.
  • Manage expectations within your team and proactively communicate deviations from commitments.
  • Contribute to internal initiatives and programs in support of the management of the business.
  • Meet performance standards as defined by the performance management program, ensuring consistently meeting or exceeding targets established.

Qualifications + skills

  • Post-secondary degree (graduate degree is an asset)
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing conditions and client requirements
  • Resourceful and creative problem-solver
  • Ability to work independently on tight timelines in a high-performing team
  • Must be accountable, reliable, and professional
  • Highly developed written, oral, and digital communication skills
  • Proficiency with CRM systems or Salesforce, and Microsoft Office Suite and Teams
  • Familiarity or experience with the federal or provincial political and legislative processes
  • Strong grasp of public policy issues
  • Bilingualism (oral and written French and English) is not required but is a considerable asset; fluency in French is required for work with French-language clients

Teamwork skills + characteristics

Teamwork is paramount at Earnscliffe. You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven success in working with teams and executive leadership in a complex, multi-disciplined environment
  • Team player who effectively integrates, motivates and builds relationships with cross-functional team members (local or remote), sponsors, key stakeholders, executives, and other individuals or organizations involved with or affected by a project.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate and achieve results with others.
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.

Working conditions

  • Fast-paced workplace environment.
  • You must be able to interact professionally with all team members throughout our organisation while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively.

How to apply 

Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you believe you are the right person for this opportunity via this LinkedIn job posting only. Any resumes submitted through other portals will not be considered. 

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

Consultant – Government Relations

Locations: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

The Earnscliffe Strategies package includes hybrid work model, performance bonus, full health/dental/life insurance coverage and financial wellness (retirement) plan.

About Earnscliffe

Founded in 1989 and independently owned by our Principals, Earnscliffe Strategy Group operates from offices in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa.

Our team includes Communication Experts, Business Leaders, Academics, Government Policymakers, Award-winning Journalists and Public Opinion Analysts. We are a recognized leader in each of our service offerings: Strategic Communications, Government Relations, Public Policy Analysis & Opinion, and Market Research. Earnscliffe Strategy Group is looking for experienced and motivated Government Relations consultants who hold a unique balance of project management experience, writing and interpersonal skills together with strong business acumen and a proven track record working in strategic communications. Located in Vancouver, Toronto or Ottawa, you are looking for your next career opportunity where you can continue to grow and guild on your experience.

Core responsibilities

Our Consultants play a vital role in supporting our Principals and project teams in the strategic and tactical delivery of our government services. This position focuses primarily on developing government relations materials and products; supporting project management; and other activities in support of excellent client service. Government Relations Consultants report directly to the Director of Resource Management with overall strategic direction from the National Business Performance Lead. Responsibilities including but not exclusive to the following:

Material and product development

  • Develop initial drafts of strategic plans for client teams.
  • Lead on the development of comprehensive contact maps.
  • Manage the preparation of material for regular client briefings.
  • Collect and analyze relevant data sets, information, and intelligence.
  • Prepare presentations, reports and other materials for clients and prospective clients.
  • Monitoring and Intelligence gathering
  • Establish and maintain two-way communication with relevant official bodies.
  • Issue and sectoral media scans.

Media and announcement monitoring

  • Record and distribute reports covering meetings and conference calls.
  • Monitoring legislatures, committees, question period, and other proceedings.
  • Share intelligence internally, as appropriate.

Client service

  • Circulate relevant materials to clients.
  • Contribute an informed perspective within the client team and to the client as appropriate.
  • Capture notes and action items on behalf of client team.
  • Liaise with clients with direction from the client lead.

Core conduct and expectations

  • Uphold the vision and values of the organization of Excellence, Integrity, Trust, Team and Inclusion, along with justice, equity, diversity and inclusion principles.
  • Maintain professional level consultation with all levels of team members and external clients.
  • Act in compliance with corporate Code of Conduct and federal, provincial and municipal ethics and lobbying regulations.
  • Review all materials to ensure accuracy and quality prior to distribution.
  • Undertake responsibilities and assignments in a timely manner.
  • Ensure timely responses to team member and client requests.
  • Manage expectations within your client team and proactively communicate deviations from commitments.
  • Contribute to internal initiatives and programs in support of the management of the business.
  • Meet performance standards as defined by the performance management program,
  • Ensuring consistently meeting or exceeding targets established.

Qualifications + skills

  • Minimum post-secondary degree/ diploma preferred.
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience working in a similar role or within a professional services consulting firm preferrable within public sector, government relations.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively leading multiple projects/files, including the ability to prioritize and negotiate when presented with conflicting demands.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications, comfortable with presenting concepts to a diverse audience across the organization.
  • Political savviness, ability to identify and respond appropriately understanding various parties and stakeholders involved in decision making processes with the ability to anticipate reactions and recommend solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with peers, direct reports, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with CRM systems or Salesforce and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Power Point, etc.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making abilities to make sound recommendations based on research, alternatives and reputational risks.
  • Effective time management skills to manage timelines while working under pressure.
  • Excellent public speaking, facilitation and/or presentation skills.
  • Self motivated with a high level of initiative and exceptional organizational skills.

Working conditions

  • Fast-paced workplace environment.
  • You must be able to interact professionally with all team members throughout our organisation while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively.

Earnscliffe values + expectations

Uphold the vision and values of the organization of Excellence, Integrity, Trust, Team, and Inclusion, along with justice, equity, diversity and inclusion principles. Apply the standards of consistency, fairness and respect in all dealings with all Earnscliffe team members.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume via this LinkedIn job posting only. Any resumes submitted through other portals will not be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer complying with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate. Our talent strategy applies a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) lens to our recruitment, development, benefits, rewards, and recognition.

We are an equal opportunity employer complying with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate. Our talent strategy applies a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) lens to our recruitment, development, benefits, rewards, and recognition.