Wednesday , August 4 2021

Air Canada Hiring – Director, Government Affairs

Website Air Canada

Job Description:

Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drafting documents in response to public consultations and preparing briefing notes on various subjects of current interests
  • Ongoing contact with Government of Canada officials across the full range of issues of interest to Air Canada.
  • Develop and implement action plans to sensitize parliamentarians and Government officials to complex industry issues
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders and associations with a focus on those in the transportation and tourism industries
  • Prepare Air Canada executives for meetings with senior government officials, elected officials and/or their advisors, or official functions in
  • Ottawa, Parliamentary Committees or Government bodies appearances or hearings
  • Day to day management of the relationship between Air Canada and senior political and government officials in the Government of Ontario and municipal authorities in the province.
  • Participation in special projects as required.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant legislation concerning lobbying activities for the federal government and the Government of Ontario
  • Manage the Air Canada government relations community donation strategy in respect of Ontario and projects outside of Ontario relating to our federal interests
  • Develop and maintain key relationships to represent Air Canada with various bodies of the Canadian Government and the Government of Ontario
  • Facilitate contact between operational branches at Air Canada and appropriate contact points within the Government of Canada
  • Day-to-day management of the communication between Air Canada and elected officials and members of their staff, government officials in key federal departments and federal agencies.
  • Liaison with key stakeholders in the aviation sector (NAV Canada, CATSA, etc.) to promote Air Canada’s interest
  • Active monitoring of Federal policy development and political climate and proactively respond.
  • Monitor and pro-actively work on legislative, regulatory and policy development affecting Air Canada and the airline industry
  • Identify and create opportunities to raise Air Canada’s profile with target audiences in Ottawa and in Ontario
  • Develop and maintain relationships with senior political and officials in the Government of Ontario and municipal authorities in the province.
  • Monitor and pro-actively work on legislative and regulatory activity in the Ontario Government that affects Air Canada

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree or higher preferred
  • Strong experience in government relations (10 years), including in a management position, and deep knowledge of government operations
  • Knowledge of the airline industry is an important asset
  • Strong political acumen and understanding of the government decision-making process
  • Experience in drafting public policy documents
  • Oral and written fluency in both French and English
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent decision-making abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated
  • Good judgment and discretion
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

Job Details:

Company:  Air Canada

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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