Director – Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities – Ottawa

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Director – Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities – Ottawa

Global Public Affairs (Global) is growing our public affairs team and we’re looking for a talented professional, based in Ottawa, to join our Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice, the largest of its kind in the country.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working as part of a high-performing group dedicated to serving a roster of dynamic and well-known clients. The work includes providing government relations, stakeholder relations, and communications advice and support on some of the most high-profile issues, projects, and policy developments of the day. A keen interest in public policy, politics, and current events and trends for this sector is important. In addition, the ability to register as a federal lobbyist is a mandatory requirement of the position.

The ideal candidate will have 8-10 years of experience, along with a blend of policy analysis, government relations, and stakeholder engagement skills. Previous experience working in public affairs, government, or business is an asset.

This position offers a positive and inclusive hybrid work environment and the opportunity to grow and collaborate with colleagues and clients across the country. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a team environment.

Global is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Interested candidates should email their resumes and cover letter to Please include the reference number: TIC-2300 in your subject heading and cover letter. In addition, please include salary expectations in your cover letter.

No phone calls, please. Only selected candidates will be outreached to.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Client Service

  • Designs and executes public affairs strategies on behalf of clients.
  • Provides strategic advice to clients related to their public affairs objectives.
  • Leads client mandates with a focus on excellent client service.
  • Organizes client meeting programs and coordinates follow-up (assist in the preparation of contact plans, meeting agendas, briefing materials, etc.)
  • Reviews briefing materials for events and lobby days as produced by other team members and assists with coordination and execution as needed.
  • Delivers policy and issue-based input for reports and thought leadership pieces.
  • Manages the overall monitoring and analysis of Parliamentary activity and policy development processes relevant to client files and prepares related client updates.

Business Development and Marketing

  • Supports the strategic direction of the Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice and assists in its growth and external marketing activities.
  • Works to develop business relationships for the practice to achieve growth targets.
  • Expands and develops business within existing accounts.
  • Identifies, targets and closes on prospective new clients with an increasing level of business acumen and understanding.
  • Maintains strong involvement in marketing, networking, and business development functions and is comfortable with public speaking and presenting.
  • Mentors and develops other team members by providing regular feedback and growth opportunities for them.

About Global Public Affairs

Global Public Affairs is Canada’s largest privately-owned public affairs firm. With offices across the country, we work with an ever-expanding list of Canadian and international clients in multiple aspects of their business, providing comprehensive strategic government relations and communications counsel and services – from research and strategy development to full project implementation. Whether through government advocacy, managing a crisis, or engaging the local community, pursuing the many elements of effective public affairs is fundamental to the success of any organization. From our inception in 1995, we have built a track record of success, helping organizations of all sizes and in a variety of sectors meet their business objectives. Our guiding principle, From Insight to Impact, is at the heart of our work.