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Director, Government Relations


Calgary, AB, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Req ID:  30253
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Legal
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular


Be a leader in advancing TELUS’ social purpose through innovation in connectivity, health, community, agriculture and sustainability. 


Our team and what we’ll accomplish together 

TELUS is a company whose businesses are driven by social purpose and is laser-focused on creating impact in five key areas: enabling human connections, revolutionizing healthcare, giving back to our communities, transforming our food system and leading in sustainability.  As such, we invest in and grow these businesses in ways that shape public policy from building networks that are foundational to a digital economy to technology solutions for healthcare and smart agriculture, and supporting iIndigenous reconciliation. 
As Director, you’ll lead the strategy, planning and execution focusing on government relations in Alberta. You’ll engage with and manage relationships with a panoply of stakeholders including executive leaders, government, trade associations, civil society and academics.  Your energy, drive and resilience will get the job done and create a better future for Alberta and Canada.


What you’ll do 


  • Develop and execute Alberta government relations strategy including:
  • Undertaking a wide variety of creative tactics to deliver on TELUS’ priorities
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with political leaders, academics, civil society groups, trade associations, public servants and other stakeholders
  • Supporting TELUS public sector sales team and federal government relations
  • Supporting Indigenous reconciliation efforts
  • Leading the creation of reports, submissions, messages and collateral materials
  • Leading and training TELUS team members to support advocacy efforts
  • Reporting on progress to executives
  • Guide and support executives in developing their relationships with key government officials
  • Partner with public sector entities at all levels of government to advance Alberta’s innovation economy and connectivity, support public sector sales, and strengthen federally-focused advocacy with Alberta stakeholders
  • Oversee TELUS’ Alberta lobbyist registration and ensure full compliance with all rules and regulations guiding engagement with the Alberta government




What you bring 


  • Experienced government relations professional with a strong business development mindset
  • Recognized expert in the Government of Alberta, Alberta public sector, Alberta politics, and Indigenous Affairs & Reconciliation in Alberta
  • A data-driven approach to public policy advocacy and campaigning
  • A talent for bringing people together and harnessing the collective energy to get things done
  • Exceptional common sense and judgement combined with an intrinsic ability to steadfastly navigate the ambiguous and uncharted
  • Extraordinary ability to craft clear and simple communications, and bring forward insights and recommendations to all levels of stakeholders




  • Experience in the telecommunications sector

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly. 

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. 

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





Technology Solutions

We’re into seeing where technology can take us, so if you have ever imagined what the future of supply chain management, cybersecurity, the cloud and Internet of Things will look like, we want you to be part of the team that makes it happen.

We are honoured to be recognized

TELUS’s fastest network. 5G enables a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications

Innovation centres across Canada that bring our team members together with customers, partners, start ups, universities, hospitals and fellow colleagues to tackle some of the biggest technological hurdles Canada will face in the near future.

Million active users logging into My TELUS per month (consumer mobility).


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.