Intergovernmental Relations Officer

November 10 2022
Expected expiry date: December 9 2022
Industries Public administration
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community work, Management, Consulting, Project management, Business analysis,
Ottawa, ON

Work closely with all provincial and territorial governments while supporting the work of Canada's Premiers.

This is a full-time, two-year contract position with the Council of the Federation Secretariat in Ottawa. Annual salary is $60,000 - $70,000.


  • Fluently bilingual in French and English.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good understanding of government decision-making and business planning processes.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of competency within a professional environment.
  • Exercise sound judgement and discretion.
  • Respond positively and quickly to changing circumstances, with a demonstrated capacity to build and maintain relationships.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • General and strong computer literacy.
  • Capacity to make a contribution to the Secretariat as demonstrated by previous work experience and references.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; service oriented.
  • Tact and diplomacy to deal with a variety of different people and situations.
  • Highly organized and extremely attentive to details.
  • Ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities.
  • Ability to work well in a small, dynamic, and highly motivated team.


  • Work closely with the Executive Director to provide advisory and administrative support to advance the Secretariat’s work and projects.
  • Provide oversight of the Council of the Federation (COF) websites and COF Library.
  • Provide program support, analysis, and liaison for working groups/committees
  • Coordinate meeting logistics, prepare agendas, follow-up and minute taking; organize virtual meetings and conference calls; prepare outcomes notes
  • On assigned projects (e.g., Literacy Award, Internship Program, others as assigned), operate with considerable independence in managing day-to-day activities under the overall supervision of the Executive Director.
  • Interact with Provinces/Territories, respond to inquiries and share pertinent information to support the advancement of project/working group goals/objectives.
  • Provide logistical, planning and hands-on support in connection with off-site, large-scale meetings.
  • Assist in administrative and financial activities, such as supporting budget preparation, consolidation, and reporting.
  • Work closely and act as a mentor to the COF intern; oversee the work of the intern on key projects/tasks.
  • Proofread French and English documents/texts; translate short texts/emails.
  • Maintain contact lists.
  • Respond to miscellaneous information requests
  • Undertake research and writing projects as assigned.
  • Undertake general office duties and other duties as assigned.


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