Government Partnerships Coordinator

About Pathways to Education Canada

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.

The Opportunity: Government Partnerships Coordinator

Pathways’ Government Partnerships team is responsible for developing productive relationships with government, leading to financial support to advance the mission of the organization. The team conducts outreach with all levels of government, stewards relationships with key government funders, builds the profile of Pathways with government stakeholders, and increases internal organizational awareness of government relations.

Reporting to the Director of Government Partnerships, the Coordinator will support the Government Partnerships team in the achievement of stewardship and revenue goals. The Coordinator will organize meetings and events, maintain lobby registries, and develop and maintain a system of coordination to track critical reporting requirements and deadlines.

The successful candidate has a good understanding of Canadian government at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels, has exceptional organizational skills, and is motivated to be part of a team making a positive social impact.


  • Coordinate meetings and events across Canada, including the coordination and distribution of collateral materials to key influencers.
  • Support the Government Partnerships team in relationship-building activities such as writing correspondence to government officials and responding to enquiries.
  • Work cross-departmentally with colleagues to fulfill government reporting requirements, developing and tracking work-back schedules.
  • Maintain online lobby registries, contact management system, department electronic files, and planning calendar.
  • Support staff participating in advisory and working groups by drafting group documents, taking meeting minutes, coordinating meetings, and liaising with members.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in political science or related discipline;
  • 1-2 years of experience working in government or non-profit sector;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products and social media platforms;
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Proactive and attentive to details;
  • Adaptable and diplomatic, with great people skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects; and,
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.

To apply, candidates should email resumes and cover letters outlining their interest and fit with the role to: [email protected] by November 23, 2018.

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.