This job opportunity is being advertised on behalf of the following organization and is not a Manitoba government civil service position.

Director, Strategic Services & Public Affairs

* Exempt


Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA)

Corporate Services - Senior Management

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 35667

Salary(s):   The LGCA has a comprehensive pay and benefits package.

Closing Date:   November 5, 2019

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.


The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) regulates the province’s liquor, gaming and cannabis industries, including oversight for liquor sales, service and manufacturing; gaming employees, products, events and operations; and retail cannabis stores. We strive to serve the public interest by regulating these industries in a respectful, impartial and balanced manner. 

The LGCA is seeking a highly-motivated individual as its Director of Strategic Services and Public Affairs. Reporting to the executive director and CEO, the director is responsible for: information technology (IT) services and initiatives; corporate communications, public education initiatives and issues management; issues analysis and advice to develop and recommend legislation and policy; and independent and collaborative empirical research.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are conditions of employment.

The successful candidate must have:
• A graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in social or political science, business, communications, public relations, public administration, management, research or a related discipline.
• Diverse leadership experience and knowledge, including five to ten years in public sector management with demonstrated success in: directing and leading corporate, IT and public affairs accountabilities; and conducting and directing complex and varied legislative and policy projects.
• Integrity, a strong work ethic and a demonstrated ability to make independent decisions that align with legislative accountabilities, strategic aims and operational priorities.
• Demonstrated political acumen, respect for others, adaptability and issues management expertise to develop and implement government and corporate initiatives and to respond to liquor, gaming and cannabis issues, which can be public, sensitive and urgent.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal, public speaking and written communication skills to produce and deliver complex and sophisticated materials for a variety of audiences.
• Demonstrated initiative, professionalism, analytical and problem-solving skills to seek and implement innovative and proactive solutions to complex issues and challenges.
• Strong management and supervisory skills, with the ability to lead, coach, mentor, foster collaboration, and motivate department staff, and to address and manage conflict and performance challenges.
• Strong business acumen, including the ability to plan work to meet strategic and operational goals, and the financial planning, budgeting and reporting experience to perform work in a cost-conscious manner and maximize the use of resources.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize a varied and unpredictable workload.
• Expertise with the Microsoft Office suite.

The following qualifications are desired:
• Proficiency in French.

The director is a member of the LGCA’s senior management team and is responsible to foster internal and external collaboration, service excellence and innovation to further the LGCA’s conduct and reputation as an innovative, balanced and accountable regulator. The director is required to identify emerging needs, assess resources and risks and make informed decisions to provide: strategic corporate services; information technology initiatives and services; research, policy and communications services; and advice and briefings on sensitive and sometimes contentious liquor, gaming and cannabis issues. The director is required to anticipate, assess and manage the impact of these decisions, solutions and advice on the government and minister, the LGCA, the board, management and staff, clients, the public, businesses, charities, industry employees and other stakeholders. The director uses their political and business acumen, knowledge, influence and networks to further the LGCA’s standing as a respected and trusted public body.

The LGCA has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity leave top-up plan, family-related leave and a defined benefit pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers). The LGCA also has ergonomic workstations and free parking. Training, educational support and career development opportunities are available.

Please quote your name and the advertisement number in the subject line of your email. Please submit your cover letter, resume and any other documents in PDF format. The LGCA does not accept .zip files or links to Google Docs, Dropbox or any cloud-based storage systems as a replacement for PDF documents.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 35667
Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority
Human Resource Services
1055 Milt Stegall Drive
Winnipeg, MB , R3G 0Z6
Fax: 204-927-5384


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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