Government Relations Strategist, College and Public Relations

Red River College Polytechnic

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le Nov 2, 2023
Winnipeg, Canada
Type d'emploi
Annual Salary
$61,113 - $83,618 per annum
Heures par semaine
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Position Location: Notre Dame Campus (Winnipeg, MB)
Full-Time Position Available

An eligibility list may be created for similar casual, part-time, full-time, and term positions

RRC Polytech is a leader in applied learning and innovation. Our talented team of employees is passionate about education, innovation and student success. We offer competitive salaries, extensive benefits and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a rewarding career.

Tâches et responsabilités


RRC Polytech is a pioneering institution committed to excellence in education, innovation, and impactful partnerships. We are actively seeking a dedicated and strategic individual to join our team as a Government Relations Strategist. This role will play a crucial part in advancing our institution's priorities and perspectives at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government.

Reporting to the Director, College and Public Relations. The Government Relations Strategist will be an integral member of a dynamic team focused on promoting our strategic goals and perspectives to government stakeholders. The GR Strategist will be responsible for cultivating relationships with officials across all levels of government to advance the College's strategic priorities and raise its visibility. Additionally, they will develop strategic plans that align the interests of the College with government priorities, facilitating advocacy and engagement efforts to secure opportunities to grow RRC Polytech and advance the institutions strategic priorities.


• Degree in communications, political science or public administration; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

• Several years of relevant, professional experience working with government or in similar government relations, community engagement, or communication and public affairs roles

• Experience working in Manitoba’s post-secondary sector with an emphasis on its public college system

• Experience developing briefing notes, budget submissions, funding proposals and presentations to government

• Strong understanding of government structures and processes at municipal, provincial, and federal levels

• Strategic thinker capable of aligning College priorities with government agendas to achieve shared goals

• Excellent organizational and project management skills

• Collaborative team player with the capacity to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders

• Experience in event-planning

• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to respond diplomatically to both internal and external inquiries

• Excellent understanding of political processes and sensitivities, and issues management with a track record of positive relationships with media, politicians, senior staff, community leaders, decision makers, and stakeholders

• Excellent interpersonal skills and intercultural communications skills with high professionalism

• Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills for various types of media – print, email, digital, social media, etc. - with an eye for detail

• Strong ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in dealing with confidential and/or controversial College and government matters

• Experience building a respectful workplace culture that promotes diversity, learning and continuous improvement


• Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada

• This position may be required to work evenings and/or weekends

• This position may be required to work overtime

• This position may be required to travel

Comment candidater


Applicants are to clearly demonstrate how they satisfy the selection criteria in their written submissions and must identify the competition number when submitting their application.

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An eligibility list may be created for similar casual, part-time, full-time, and term positions

At RRC Polytech we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, where all employees and students feel valued, respected and supported. We aspire to have a workforce that is representative of the diversity within our communities, and welcome applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, persons of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Competition #: 2023-235

Closing Date: November 17, 2023

Salary: $61,113 - $83,618 per annum

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Red River College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If an applicant requires accommodation during the application or selection process, Human Resource Services will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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2055 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H0J9

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