Government Relations Coordinator
Remote (Canada)
Full-time

Posting start date: January 5 2022

The National Police Federation is currently hiring a full-time Government Relations Coordinator to join our growing team. 

The Government Relations Coordinator will support the Government Relations and Policy team in developing and maintaining business relationships with relevant stakeholders and government officials at federal, provincial, and municipal levels. You will conduct research and assist the team in the development of strategies and projects.

The Government Relations Coordinator will also help to plan and organize the National Police Federation’s advocacy efforts and lobby days federally and provincially. You will be supporting the monitoring of public policy, legislation, and political issues across Canada that impact RCMP Members, policing, and NPF business.

Reporting to: Manager, Government Relations

Location: Remote

Who We Are:
The National Police Federation (NPF) is the sole certified bargaining agent for regular Members and reservists of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police below the rank of Inspector. The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP Members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019. We are the largest police labour relations organization in Canada, the second largest in North America and the first independent national association to represent RCMP Members. 

Our mission is to provide strong, fair and progressive representation to promote and enhance the rights of our Members across the country.

Our head office is located in Ottawa but over half our staff work remotely across Canada.  We stay closely connected through our active internal communications program and up-to-date I.T. tools. 

Why Work with the NPF?

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Generous Group Benefit package including both Health Care and Taxable Spending Account.
  • Group Registered Savings Plan (GRSP).
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • An inclusive, passionate and fun team environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the organization’s government relations and policy strategy and initiatives and helps to position the NPF as the “go to” voice of Canada’s RCMP Members.
  • Researching, writing, editing, and creating various documents, collateral, reports, presentations, and internal/external updates to NPF Members and stakeholders.
  • Drafts and coordinates the approval of correspondence, presentations, and formal policy submission to government officials.
  • Conducting environmental scans and ongoing monitoring of police related issues, media, parliaments, and local governments to identify opportunities to leverage NPF’s profile and messages.
  • Plan and coordinate meetings/briefings with key stakeholders, including logistical details for meetings, pre-and post meeting strategy sessions, debriefs with participating executives and drafts summaries for internal use.
  • Assists in the coordination of NPFs internal and external policy committees, task forces and working groups.
  • Conducts research related to key NPF issues as required.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with counterparts and other staff in partner organizations, coalitions, and with other stakeholder associations.
  • Other related duties, as required by the Director, Government Relations and Policy, and Manager, Government Relations.

Qualifications/Key Attributes:

  • Education in Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy or equivalent.
  • 2+ years’ experience in government relations, either working in provincial/federal politics or in an association or union setting, with consistent progression in responsibility.
  • Must be eligible to obtain Secret (Level II) Security Clearance. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of political and government processes and cycle, national parties’ priorities, and their relationship to policing in Canada.
  • Must be available for occasional overnight travel.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work in a busy environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals holding different viewpoints.
  • Very high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and values which facilitate successful performance in a team-based environment.
  • Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Office Productivity tools (Teams and Outlook).

The National Police Federation hires based on merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply. While we welcome applications from all interested individuals, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.