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Stakeholder Relations Advisor

Ministry of Transportation
Northwest Operations
Thunder Bay
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
6A008 - ProgPlanEval06
$76,382.00 - $112,555.00 Per Year
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Job ID:
Consider this position in the Northwest Operations Branch where you will lead the development and implementation of stakeholder relationship strategies.

We are looking for your leadership and communication skills to coordinate internal and external stakeholder engagement efforts, and when required, serve as the spokesperson and provide advice to executives, program area managers and staff on engaging stakeholders.

NOTE: occasional travel required for stakeholder engagement meetings.

NOTE: This position is located at 615 James St South Thunder Bay , however alternate work arrangements may be available.

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Leads the development and implementation of stakeholder engagement
• Lead, in collaboration with other program areas, information sharing, training, relationship building forums and/or regional visits with stakeholders
• Identify stakeholder issues, generate insight on stakeholders, assess the political climate, and provide input to ministry policies, programs and strategies on those topics
• Interpret and translate complex policy content in to clear, easy to understand language for stakeholders.

How do I qualify?

Stakeholder Engagement

You have knowledge of and skills in:
• Stakeholder engagement principles, best practices and methods to develop effective strategies
• Stakeholder engagement skills to conduct effective consultations with stakeholders to identify their perspectives and concerns
• The broad issues underlying stakeholders, and the culture, governance, community perspectives, protocols, and political dynamic s in the province

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

You have:
• Consultation, presentation, and negotiation skills to lead consultations and liaison processes with project teams comprised of ministry multi-disciplinary staff
• Facilitation skills and diplomacy, to facilitate discussions, diffuse tensions, and resolve issues
• Partnership building and relationship management skills to foster collaborative relations
• Written communication skills to plan and prepare critical communications materials, prepare briefing notes, presentation decks, executive summaries and recommendations
• Political acuity to collaborate, share information, lead/participate in relationship building forums and visits with stakeholders.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

You can:
• Assess a range of relationship management factors, including political climate and legal and legislative requirements, and balance stakeholder interests
• Review policy proposals and provide input
• Identify and develop options and recommendations that address issues

Policy Knowledge

• You can interpret and apply complex policy in clear language and assess impacts

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 615 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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