Director, Stakeholder and Partnerships


Director, Stakeholder and Partnerships

Government of Ontario
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: June 17th 2024
Deadline: July 3rd, 2024
Salary: $130,930.00 - $178,580.00 Per Ye

The Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs is seeking a Director, Stakeholder and Partnerships to provide operational oversight, strategic direction and leadership in the planning and management of Ontario's intergovernmental office in Ottawa. The successful candidate will lead consultation with partners across the Ontario Public Service (OPS) to ensure consistent and coordinated communication of government intergovernmental priorities, initiatives, and programs. The role also provides leadership in the development of strategic approaches to Ontario's interest in Canada and advises the premier's office and government on actions required to protect and promote Ontario's interests abroad.

An effective leader in the OPS is responsible, innovative and collaborative. A responsible leader is someone who demonstrates authenticity, accountability and courage in how they interact with others. An individual who models ethical behaviour, and who is honest and capable of making difficult choices. An innovative leader is someone who leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. An individual who inspires others, values continuous learning and encourages development and integration. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centered outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity. A leader who consistently works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace. Working knowledge or proficiency in French would be preferred but not mandatory.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Provide strategic leadership with the ability to plan, develop and implement strategies and initiatives on intergovernmental priorities, policies and programs.
  • Develop and build strong relationships with the federal government, City of Ottawa, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage critical business relationships and partnerships with the federal government and municipal officials to build and influence the sharing of information and insights.
  • Ensure alignment and integration of policy matters integral to the development of quality communications, issues analysis and related products.
  • Lead the provision of communications and advice to the cabinet office and senior communications staff.
  • Lead the provision of advice and expertise to senior leaders, political staff and ministry stakeholders on key issues and outcomes.
  • Build and support an inclusive learning environment and culture that is responsible, people focused, and collaborative.
  • Create and maintain key networks and contacts that facilitate advocacy and intelligence gathering on issues of importance to Ontario and Ottawa.
  • Lead the establishment, planning and staffing of a new intergovernmental office in Ottawa.
  • Lead the provision of protocol support in Ottawa for the premier, the secretary of the cabinet, and visiting ministers and deputy ministers.
  • Direct the establishment and application of benchmarks and performance measures that monitor, evaluate, and continuously improve business processes, technology and expertise.

Complete Job Description

Posting in French


Executive Leadership

  • Ppromote and foster an open, inclusive, equitable, and accessible team environment.
  • An agile, strategic thinker and an effective problem-solver.
  • Inspire others to deliver in a complex, high-paced environment with multiple, competing priorities.
  • Demonstrate resiliency and have experience leading and motivating high performing teams during times of change and periods of uncertainty.
  • A collaborative leader that focuses on helping others grow while driving people-centered outcomes.

Relationship Management, Communication and Political Acuity

  • Build and sustain effective working relationships with the premier's or minister's office, the secretary of the cabinet, executive leadership, the federal government, other jurisdictions, and stakeholders.
  • Superior negotiation and consultation skills to lead the development of intergovernmental strategies, approaches and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure that complex information is communicated in a clear and meaningful way to stakeholders and senior officials.
  • Aanticipate, recognize, and identify potential issues and develop mitigation strategies to reflect Ontario's interests.
  • Bring people together in support of common goals and maintain cooperative relationships while keeping a consistent focus on results.
  • Demonstrate leadership in a regional office environment while ensuring close communication, alignment and collaboration with the overall ministry

Knowledge of Government

  • Extensive and varied experience navigating the decision-making structures and processes within government, in both line ministries and central agencies.
  • Understand intergovernmental relations and have led initiatives that include multiple jurisdictions.
  • Understand government fiscal and budgeting processes, as well as project management, business planning and reporting.
  • A strong communicator that keeps partners and senior leadership updated on complex and technical information.
  • A strong understanding of fiscal frameworks to plan and deliver projects and events.
Additional Information

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The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 3, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized, and persons with disabilities. The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. A dedicated team of employment accommodation specialists are available to discuss individual accommodation needs and ensure the hiring process is inclusive and free from barriers. Contact them at if you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. All information discussed related to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Contact Information
Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
Government of Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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