Position: Director of Policy
Organization: Clean Prosperity
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
This is an opportunity to work on one of the greatest challenges facing our country and our world – climate change. As Director of Policy, you will be the primary point person in our organization advocating for smart and ambitious climate policy, with a focus on carbon pricing.
At Clean Prosperity, we believe in finding policy solutions that protect the environment and grow our economy. We currently work exclusively on climate change policy, and focus largely on carbon pricing, which we believe must form the core of a smart climate policy. Ask almost any expert and they will tell you that revenue-neutral carbon pricing is the lowest-cost, most effective way to reduce our emissions. It also helps spur clean tech innovation. And it’s affordable for families when the money is rebated back to them. It is our job, at Clean Prosperity, to make sure that carbon pricing continues to be at the core of our national climate efforts.
We are passionate about what we do and we are looking for a smart, energetic person to join our team to lead our policy work. This should be a dream job for the right person. Is that you?
The Director of Policy oversees government relations, contributes to policy development and helps manage related research projects. As Director, you will be the expert on climate change policy within our organization, the key contact with government staff, and ideally a thought leader on topics related to climate and energy policy. Your main objective will be to encourage Canadian governments – with a particular focus on federal policy but including some provincial work as well – to adopt more ambitious cost-effective climate policy, with carbon pricing playing a leading role.
Below is a list of key responsibilities currently envisioned for this role. We are a fast-paced organization with evolving priorities so these responsibilities may change. Over time, we expect the Policy Director to take partially ownership over setting their own priorities:
Government Relations (mainly federal, some provincial)including:
Policy Development - including:
Stakeholder relations - including:
All candidates must have:
Though definitely not required, bonus points will be given to those who have a comfort with quantitative analysis – such as manipulating datasets in excel (even better if you can use Stata or equivalent)
We are a small (but mighty!) organization that includes our Executive Director, our VP of Marketing, our Associate for Research and one other role that we are currently hiring for a Communications Manager.
You will report to the Executive Director but will work closely with all members of our team.
Location and Hours
Our office is based in downtown Toronto (180 John Street) but this role is Ottawa-based given that much of your government and stakeholder relations will be at the federal level. We will arrange for you to have a workspace at a co-working facility or you can work remotely from home if that is your preference.
We typically work the standard workday (9 am - 5 pm) but are much more concerned about results and getting things done effectively than when you’re working. Note that due to the nature of your role, there may be a need to work during non-work hours at times, but you will have the flexibility to compensate by taking time off during the workday.
Note that we are also open to hiring someone less than full-time (3 to 4 days per week) but would have to discuss if that made sense for both parties.
We’re seeking a star candidate who can help us reach Canadians on this critical issue, and we intend to pay a competitive salary. In addition to your salary, you will also be entitled to benefits. Just as importantly, you’ll be working on something you truly believe in with other passionate people.
How to apply
If interested, please send an email to email@example.com with title “Application for Policy Director” that includes:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date publiée : Jan 14 2020 Numéro : 55631