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Senior Advisor, Corporate Affairs

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Corporate Affairs, Strategic Policy and Planning Division
Job Term:
1 Temporary - duration up to 12 months
Job Code:
AGCO/10 - AGCO/10
$47.84 - $59.79 Per Hour
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Corporate Affairs team at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) leads critical government relations and issues management activities, and advances priority corporate initiatives.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Affairs, and playing a key role on a small and collaborative team on a dynamic mix of short-term discrete tasks as well as longer-term project work, you will:
  • Provide research, analysis, and recommendations to identify and address potentially contentious issues, inquiries and information requests as well as to support effective decision-making.
  • Produce concise briefing notes, presentations, reports, response correspondence, and sensitive communications material, often on a pressing deadline.
  • Provide strategic advice to support and maintain effective agency-government relations on issues and projects spanning across the AGCO's regulated industries.
  • Lead work packages for critical corporate projects, including oversight of mandatory training programs for the cannabis and liquor sectors.
  • Support the implementation of government initiatives and priorities through coordination and collaboration with subject matter experts from across the AGCO. This will include tasks such as conducting analysis of AGCO programs and regulatory frameworks, supporting the development of submissions to seek government approvals, and developing responses to one-off government information requests.
  • Plan and implement corporate policies and activities to ensure compliance with applicable laws and government directives.

How do I qualify?

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum five years of professional experience in public policy development, program development and/or project management, ideally in a public sector and/or regulatory setting.
  • A strong commitment to solving complex problems through collaboration, engagement and consensus-building, with proven relationship management and persuasion skills.
  • High level of independent decision-making ability, analytical acumen and political acuity, as well as superior writing capabilities.
  • Knowledge of the alcohol, gaming, horse racing, and recreational cannabis sectors in Ontario from a commercial and regulatory perspective.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, regulatory standards and policies.
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science or related field. A professional degree in public administration, law or business is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage priorities on short timelines.
  • Experience interfacing with and providing recommendations to senior management, boards of directors, external stakeholders and partners.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a criminal background check.

The AGCO has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all staff, including prospective new employees, be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals with valid medical or other human rights-based exemptions will be considered for appropriate accommodation within the policy.

The AGCO is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.

The AGCO has the responsibility to lead by example in advancing racial equity and to build a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and the opportunity to fully contribute. To this effect, you are encouraged to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to the role within your application including, but not limited to, individuals identifying with one or more of the under-represented groups identified within Ontario's Human Rights Code.

Disability related accommodation during the recruitment process is available upon request.

To apply to this vacancy please submit your application online at our Careers Webpage located at by October 18, 2022.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 90 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • This posting is for an organization that is not a part of the Ontario Public Service. The information and tips on the Ontario Public Service Careers website may not apply to this posting. Please use the contact information below to contact the organization directly if you have questions.
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