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Manager, Government and Community Relations - 27636

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jan 4, 2022
Posting End Date: Jan 17, 2022

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Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
 

Air Canada is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join its Government and Community Relations team. If you are a proactive and creative person and are looking for an exciting challenge, we want to hear from you. 

Reporting to the Vice President, Government and Community Relations, the incumbent will:

  • Proactively monitor any trends in policy or regulatory changes impacting, directly or indirectly, Air Canada and/or the airline industry, with a particular focus on provincial or municipal issues in Quebec and Atlantic Canada;
  • Assist with the preparation and development of policy position and advocacy strategy to support the competitiveness of the airline industry and Air Canada’s business objectives;
  • Establish and/or maintain relationship with different key decision makers at all levels of governments (including elected officials) and key stakeholders in communities;
  • Negotiate partnership agreements to enhance Air Canada visibility and presence in communities;
  • Support and/or organize events and prepare presentation and/or speaking notes for Senior Management public appearance in different communities; 
  • Represent and ensure visibility of Air Canada in public forums and events across the country including events organized by chambers of commerce, trade and industry organizations;
  • Serve as Air Canada representative with local/provincial associations, interest groups or third party organizations; and
  • Identify and create opportunities to raise Air Canada’s profile with target audiences in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. 
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline required 
  • Previous experience in Government and/or stakeholders’ relations (5 to 10 years) and knowledge of government decision-making process is essential
  • Knowledge of the airline industry is an asset
  • Proficiency in French and English both verbal and written
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Travel as required on a frequent basis 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  • Excellent decision-making abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated
  • Good judgment and discretion
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required

Diversity and Inclusion
 
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
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