Careers

Earnscliffe Strategy Group’s people are at the heart of our success. Founded in 1989 and independently owned by our Principals, we operate from offices in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec.

Our team includes Campaign Strategists, Communication Experts, Business Leaders, Academics, Government Policymakers, Award-winning Journalists and Public Opinion Analysts. We are proud to be a recognized leader in each of our service offerings: Strategic Communications, Government Relations, Public Policy Analysis, and Public Opinion and Market Research.

Our team is committed to, and operates to deliver against, our core values of Excellence | Integrity | Trust | Team | Inclusion. We look for these same qualities in those who join our growing team.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate. Our organization is increasingly representative and diverse, including being 40% owned and operated by women. Our strategic initiatives include a talent strategy that applies a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) lens to our recruitment, development, benefits, rewards, and recognition. Earnscliffe offers companywide accommodations for working arrangements including working from home, flex time and recently introduced an employment insurance top-up program for pregnancy and parental leave.

If you are interested in a career with our team, please send an email to careers@earnscliffe.ca with your resume and a cover letter explaining your career objective.

Current Openings

Government Relations - Principal (Ottawa and Toronto positions available)

FULL-TIME POSITION
Package includes bonus and full health/dental/life insurance coverage

Earnscliffe Strategy Group is looking for an experienced Principal to join our Government Relations team. Our Principals play a vital role in leading our client teams and ensuring high-value, excellent client service. This position focuses primarily on client relationships management, business development, and management and oversight of client team service delivery. The position is available in our Toronto and our Ottawa office.

ABOUT EARNSCLIFFE
Earnscliffe’s people are at the heart of our success. Founded in 1989 and independently owned by our Principals, Earnscliffe Strategy Group operates from offices in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec.

Our team includes former Government Policymakers, Campaign Strategists, Communication Experts, Business Leaders, Academics, Award-winning Journalists and Public Opinion Analysts. We are a recognized leader in each of our service offerings: Government Relations, Public Policy Analysis, Strategic Communications, and Opinion and Market Research.

Our team is committed to, and operates to deliver against, our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Trust, Team, Inclusion. We look for these same qualities in those who join our growing team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Government Relations Principals report directly to the National Government Relations Practice Lead with responsibilities including but not exclusive to the following:

Client Service and Team Management
• Lead multi-faceted client servicing teams in areas of government relations, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and/or other relevant areas.
• Act as primary point of contact for client requests and team demands.
• Responsible for management of client team, ensuring that team members understand their respective roles and responsibilities on a client file.
• Accountable for ensuring all client materials meet standards for quality, accuracy and completeness.
• Determine and identify relevant materials to be circulated to clients.
• Contribute an informed perspective within the client team and to the client as appropriate.
• Reconcile views and perspectives within a client team to support the delivery of a single aligned suite of advice and recommendations to the client
• Ensure action items are completed and deliverables developed for the client on behalf of client team.
• Support the coaching and development of team members.
• Accountable for the administration of the client account, including invoicing, managed revenue splits, sales credits, etc.
• Meet annual internal managed revenue targets.

Market Eminence and Business Development
• Identify and pursue opportunities to raise profile publicly, aligned with respective service offering and expertise.
• Identify market opportunities and develop and execute pursuit strategies in support of sales.
• Coordinate and develop pitch materials and proposals in support of qualified sales opportunities.
• Identify and pursue opportunities to expand the scope of service offerings within existing client accounts.
• Meet annual internal business development and sales targets.
Material and Product Development
• Develop initial drafts of GR Strategy and Plans for client team.
• Determine the strategy, plan and approach in support of client objectives.
• Ensure required material are prepared in advance of regular client briefings
• Collect and analyze relevant information and intelligence.
• Develop analysis in support of reports and thought leadership.
• Preparation of presentations, reports and other materials.

Monitoring and Intelligence Gathering
• Establish and maintain two-way communication with relevant official bodies.
• Develop sectoral and industry-specific expertise
• Collect and share intelligence internally as appropriate
• Develop analysis and perspectives based on publicly available information and internally collected intelligence
• Proactively identify relevant emerging issues.

CORE CONDUCT AND EXPECTATIONS
• Ensure behaviour aligns with the vision and values of the organization (including justice, equity, diversity and inclusion principles) maintaining professional level consultation with all levels of team members and external clients and in compliance with corporate Code of Conduct.
• 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 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
• Minimum post-secondary degree/ diploma preferred.
• Minimum 6-10 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.
• Demonstrated ability to undertake business development activities in pursuit of developing a book of business
• 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 Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Power Point, Visio 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

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you believe you are the right person for this opportunity via our LinkedIn job postings here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-earnscliffe-strategy-group/jobs/

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. Our organization is increasingly representative and diverse, including being 40% owned and operated by women. Our strategic initiatives include a talent strategy that applies a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) lens to our recruitment, development, benefits, rewards, and recognition. Earnscliffe offers companywide accommodations for working arrangements including working from home, flex time and recently introduced an employment insurance top-up program for pregnancy and parental leave.

Marketing Manager - Contract Position

12-14 MONTH MATERNITY LEAVE COVER

Earnscliffe Strategy Group is looking for an experienced and motivated Marketing Manager for a 12-14 month maternity leave cover. The right person holds a unique balance of project management experience and interpersonal skills together with a proven track record working in marketing and/or digital communications.

Ideally located in Toronto or Ottawa, you are looking to make an impact in this contract opportunity where you can continue to grow and build on your work experience and on Earnscliffe’s 2021 marketing strategies and goals.

Our team is committed to, and operates to deliver against, our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Trust, Team, and Inclusion. We look for these same qualities in those who join our growing team.

ABOUT EARNSCLIFFE
Earnscliffe Strategy Group’s people are at the heart of our success. Founded in 1989 and independently owned by our Principals, Earnscliffe Strategy Group operates from offices in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec.

Our team includes Campaign Strategists, 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, and Opinion and Market Research.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Our Marketing Manager will play a vital role in executing our 2021 corporate Marketing and Brand Strategy through your experience with project management, digital communications, social media strategy/management and graphic design.

The position will also support our Principals and project teams with the design of client and marketing materials in line with our brand guidelines.

On joining the team, you will report to our Chief Executive Officer as well as work closely with our National Strategic Communications Practice Lead and graphic/web designer. Your responsibilities include but are not exclusive to the following:

Branding and Design
• Help lead the implementation of our 2021 brand guidelines nation-wide
• Assist with formatting and finalizing any Earnscliffe-branded documents for internal or external use
• Work with our graphic designers to build new marketing collateral for digital and print use, such as social media graphics, sell-sheets, and promotional materials

Social Media & Email Marketing
• Lead the development and management of our corporate content calendar
• Lead the creative and management of our social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
• Recommend best approach for social media and email campaigns and establish opportunities for optimization
• Test new strategies and tactics and commnunicate areas for growth, success and next steps
• Track and report on the performance of social and email campaigns.
• Maintain various mailing lists through MailChimp
• Work with Project Lead to design and execute various marketing email campaigns through MailChimp
• Work with Human Capital Lead to execute and manage job postings
• Work with Project Lead to execute and manage social media advertising campaigns
• Work with Executive on corporate event and sponsorship opportunities

Website Management
• Work with graphic designer to assist in website design and development
• Regular maintenance of our website to keep content up-to-date & user-friendly
• Continually update our News and Insights section with thought leadership, punditry.

Project Management
• Work with Project Leads and Graphic designers to keep the project/campaign on track, on brand and in line with the marketing strategy
• Manage competing priorities of multiple projects with varying complexities while meeting firm deadlines.
• Project manage and assist with a diverse mix of marketing and digital communications projects as required.
• Act as liaison between project teams and graphic designers.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
This challenging role requires a complex combination of skills and knowledge. These include the following:
• A degree or diploma, or equivalent experience, related to strategic communications, journalism or marketing
• Minimum of five years experience working with a communications agency, or in a digital marketing and advertising agency, or public relations corporate or consulting environment.
• Excellent writing skills with the ability to distill complex information into concise messages that resonate with the audience and are appropriate for the intended platform
• Experience in graphic design and website design and/or development
• Expertise with the design and creative development process for social media channels, digital, and print communications.
• An thorough understanding of various social/digital platforms and industry trends.
• Project management experience and ability to maximize results within given constraints, including timelines, budget and scope.
• Demonstrated commitment to transparent, ethical communications materials implemented with integrity.

TOOLS
• Proficiency working with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, (and G-Suite materials) and Microsoft Teams
• Proficiency working with Wordpress, MailChimp and social media platforms like Facebook Business and Ad Manager, Twitter, Hootsuite and LinkedIn.
• Proficiency working with Adobe Creative Suite products like Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Premiere Pro

TEAMWORK SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS
Teamwork is paramount at Earnscliffe. You will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Proven success in working with teams 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.
• Proficiency of being able to influence decision-making at the Executive and Board level
• Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.
• Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail.
• Confidence in your knowledge of your craft and ability to communicate your opinions and recommendations respectfully and with conviction

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Fast-paced workplace environment (currently remote)
• Flexible work hours to accommodate geographical time zones
• You must be able to interact professionally with all team members throughout our national 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 posting only. 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. Our organization is increasingly representative and diverse, including being 40% owned and operated by women. Our strategic initiatives include a talent strategy that applies a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) lens to our recruitment, development, benefits, rewards, and recognition.