Manager, Intergovernmental Relations

City of Richmond

The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.


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Imagine a career with the City of Richmond, a dynamic environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan city, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.

Manager, Intergovernmental Relations

Job ID: 2019242
$91,238 to $114,048 annually

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Programs Management Group (CPMG), the Manager, Intergovernmental Relations provides strategic leadership and oversight to an assigned portfolio in alignment with the City’s vision, mission and values, and with Richmond City Council’s Strategic Plan. This position works collaboratively to ensure corporate priorities and projects are effectively implemented.

Examples of work activities include;

  • Support the Intergovernmental Relations and Protocol portfolio including: relationship and strategy development with key government entities/stakeholders, strategy and development of funding opportunities, and advise on matters relating to protocol.
  • Provide support in the way of research, report writing, and leadership of assigned projects as required by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Senior Management Team (SMT).
  • Lead role in strategy, coordination and development of funding opportunities including: maintaining senior government relationships including ministries, departments and authorities; maintaining relationships with key stakeholders; funding research and recommendations.
  • Assessment of Federal and Provincial government organizations, various government programs, legislation changes and new budgets affecting the City.
  • Lead project teams across the organization to ensure the City provides the appropriate information/meets requirements for external grant applications as well as fulfills all obligations once grants are approved.
  • Lead advisor on matters relating to protocol functions and international delegations.
  • Lead and facilitate international delegations in the City.
  • Support UBCM and FCM opportunities as they relate to the City.
  • Support ongoing Intergovernmental Indigenous engagement opportunities.
  • Utilize online tools, social media and established relationships to research and monitor ongoing intergovernmental issues affecting the City of Richmond.
Position Requirements:
  • Completion of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration supplemented by training in International Relations and protocol OR equivalent job experience in a related area may be considered. 
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in developing and maintaining relationships with high ranking government officials at the Provincial and Federal level is required. 
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in stakeholder relations, managing stakeholder expectations and leveraging relationships to garner valuable information to maintain a proactive position in the marketplace is required.
  • Work experience in municipal government is an asset.

The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits, attractive incentives and a compressed work day schedule. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada,” please submit your application by following the instructions below:

The City of Richmond uses an applicant tracking system for candidates wishing to view and apply for available career opportunities.  For further details regarding this specific career opportunity, please visit our website at  Applicants will be required to upload a current resume and provide any supporting documentation relevant to the position (Word format).  We are accepting applications until August 25, 2019 at 11:59pm.

The City of Richmond is an inclusive employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. No telephone inquiries please.  

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: City of Richmond
Location: Richmond, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Intergovernmental Relations
Posted: August 2, 2019, 9:45 am
Expires: August 25, 2019, 11:59 pm

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