Government Relations Specialist/Senior Consultant, Vancouver

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard Canada Inc. is seeking an experienced government relations, communications and public affairs professional to join our Vancouver team. As a Government Relations Specialist, you will oversee planning and execution of client programs with a focus on government relations, strategic communications and public affairs.

As one of Canada’s leading government relations and public affairs firms, FleishmanHillard develops and executes innovative, strategic and truly integrated programs and campaigns. At FH, we value our people as much as we value our clients. At the very heart of the award-winning work we do for clients is our culture of success and the team members who engender passion, teamwork, entrepreneurship and mutual respect.

FH employees work in a fast-paced, professional and creative environment. We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

About the role:

The ideal candidate will have experience working in government or at the political level, and an excellent understanding of public policy and the B.C. government. He or she will also understand government communications and how to influence political, media and stakeholder environments.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in public affairs, with a proven track record in contributing to a wide range of services including government and media relations, crisis and corporate communications, team management and new business development. We are looking for a confident professional who is comfortable working with others and thrives within a fast-paced and results-driven environment.

Qualifications

  • You have demonstrated success in managing government relations, communications and public affairs campaigns that have increased awareness and successfully influenced government and third party stakeholder audiences.
  • You have a solid understanding of the political/public policy landscape in Canada, and experience working in or with local and provincial government(s) in British Columbia.
  • You have strong writing and communications skills.
  • You are experienced monitoring, analyzing and interacting with officials and other stakeholders such as the media.
  • Your creativity and strategic thinking are matched by your strong leadership qualities.
  • You are a team player who understands how an agency works.
  • You have the ability to create and execute programs involving grassroots coalition building and online outreach.
  • You are driven to help our firm grow and win new business.
  • You get the big picture while paying attention to the details.
  • You have more than five years of post-graduate working experience.
  • You are fun to work with. 

If you like the idea of working for an entrepreneurial practice within an established international network, please submit your resume via email to  careers.cdn@fleishman.ca.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2016; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.

If you need assistance reviewing career opportunities or completing an application, please call 314-982-6283 or email our careers team.

Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.

  • Job ID: 2663
  • Location: Vancouver
  • No. of Positions: 1
  • Experience: 3-5 years