Consulate General of Canada in New York Job Recruitment for Senior Advocacy Officer – New York, USA

    Consulate General of Canada in New York Job Recruitment

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    Job Title: Senior Advocacy Officer (foreign policy and diplomacy)
    New York, New York
    Sector: Government
    Experience: Mid Career

    Position description

    The Consulate General of Canada in New York’s Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Services team of 12 promotes Canadian interests in our territory of NY, PA, NJ, DE, CT and Bermuda.

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    Under the direction of the Consul, you will:

    • primarily advance Canada’s energy and environment policy objectives and priorities in the Consulate’s territory, including through:
    • the development of a rich network of contacts and a comprehensive understanding of political, legislative and regulatory developments at the federal, state and local levels;
    • the development and implementation of outreach and advocacy strategies;
    • the planning and implementation of events; and regular reporting on these initiatives and developments.
    • Advance other Government of Canada objectives and priorities as needed;
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of visits by Ministers, Premiers, Parliamentary Committees and government officials.
    • Given the sensitive nature of many of the files and the high level of political and media attention paid to them, you must demonstrate a significant degree of initiative, judgement and discretion.
    • Liaise effectively with senior levels of local, state and federal legislative and executive branches and the civil society community, as well as senior levels of Canadian federal and provincial government departments, industry, civil society and First Nations communities.


    Area of Selection:

    Open to applicants who are legal residents or citizens of the United States who are:

    • Currently living and eligible to work in the United States;
    • current employees of a Canadian Mission located in the United States;
    • spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff of the Canadian Missions in New York;

    who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in New York does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly.

    Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in New York does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly.

    The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

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    Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language* and experience.

    Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

    *Language will be assessed further during the process.


    Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the duties required by the position (such as International Relations, Environmental Studies, Economics, Business, Communications, or Public Policy)
    • OR a degree from a recognised university and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.


    • Fluency in English (oral and written)


    • A minimum of 3-5 years’ recent* experience working in government or international relations or in an advocacy/policy/economic oriented sector.
    • Extensive experience in developing relationships with diverse clients, stakeholders, and influencers.
    • Experience conducting research and strategic analysis on policy and public affairs issues and in providing superior strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to management and/or clients.
    • Experience in preparing strategic communications materials (speeches, briefs, key messages) for outreach and events.
    • Experience in project management (including strategic planning, execution, tracking/reporting results and budget management) and the application of an intersectional lens to those projects.
    • Experience developing, planning and executing advocacy strategies.

    *Recent experience is defined as within the last 7 years.



    The Rated Requirements are part of the essential qualifications and are relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies. Methods of assessment for rated requirements may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview online, pre-recorded or in-person, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

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    • Knowledge of the factors that influence policy in the United States generally, including the lower Northeast region, and how they may affect Canadian foreign policy and economic interests;
    • Knowledge of the political and economic structures, trends and intersections in the lower Northeast, the United States and Canada; and
    • Knowledge of global trends, and of North American relations, in particular in the areas of foreign policy, energy, environment, security and economic competitiveness.


    • Adaptability and flexibility;
    • Interpersonal relations;
    • Client Focus;
    • Sound judgment; and
    • Integrity


    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to analyse complex thematics and provide strategic advice;
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines;
    • Ability to network and maintain a diverse network of clients and influencers; and
    • Ability to work independently in a proactive, effective and accountable manner;


    Asset Qualifications:

    Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.

    • Ability to communicate in French.


    Operational Requirements:

    Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) regulations of 37.50 hours per week. Occasional overtime, including evenings and weekends, may be required with advance notice.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

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    Conditions of Employment:

    Conditions of employment must be met or complied with before being appointed to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment while being the incumbent of this position.

    – Valid work authorization: Ability to obtain and hold a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period.

    – Security screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security level) which includes a criminal and credit background check from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

    – Vaccination compliance: All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.

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