Government Partnerships Analyst


Pathways to Education is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow.


Pathways’ Government Partnerships team is responsible for securing government funding, stewarding relationships with key government funders, promoting Pathways’ profile with government stakeholders, conducting outreach with all levels of government, and increasing organizational awareness of government relations.

The Government Partnerships Analyst will report to the Director of Government Partnerships. The Analyst will contribute to the achievement of stewardship and revenue goals by conducting research, identifying and reporting on opportunities and trends, building stakeholder relationships, and developing reports and government-specific communication materials.

The successful candidate has a good understanding of Canadian government at the federal, provincial and municipal level, is a skilled communicator, and is motivated by making a positive social impact.


  • Working with departments across the organization, project manages the reporting process for current funding agreements as well as the drafting of proposals and applications for new funding opportunities.
  • Conducts environmental scans and researches trends regarding government activities related to education, youth, poverty reduction, and economic development.
  • Monitors government websites, ministry strategic plans, education and government stakeholder reports, and regional and national media to ensure that Pathways is aware of relevant new policies, programs, trends and legislation.
  • Provides up-to-date knowledge and analysis of government and public affairs issues across Canada to inform Pathways’ strategic direction. Recommends possible actions to proactively address relevant issues and opportunities
  • Assists in the initiation and cultivation of relationships with external stakeholders by identifying key government contacts, representing Pathways at meetings and conferences, and supporting government “lobby” days and Program Location visits.
  • Develops and provides relevant research and reports to aid in the development of speaking notes, key messages, and presentations for Pathways staff participating in government related activities (roundtables, panel discussions, speeches).


  • A university degree, preferably a graduate degree, in political science or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in government or non-profit sector;
  • Good understanding of Canadian politics at the federal, provincial and municipal level;
  • Good knowledge of social media (esp. Twitter);
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects; and,
  • Proficiency in both official languages.


  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a leading not-for-profit dedicated to excellence and impact
  • Opportunities for learning and professional development
  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive health benefits package
  • RRSP program; and
  • Four weeks’ annual vacation

To apply, candidates should email resumes and cover letters outlining their interest and fit with the role to: [email protected] by July 19, 2019.

Pathways Canada thanks all applicants for their interest. Due to volume, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Pathways to Education Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.