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Position: Program Director, Energy
Organization: Green Communities Canada
Location: Remote, home office / anywhere in Canada

Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $70,000-75,000 (pro-rated 3 days/week until further funding; flexible work hours)
Timeframe: as soon as possible

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Green Communities Canada (GCC) is a national non-profit association of 20 community-based organizations. GCC and its network of member organizations work together for transformative change to improve the resiliency of our communities, conserve resources for future generations, and collectively implement programming to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

GCC pioneered home energy evaluation in Canada. We are Ontario’s first and longest-serving licensed EnerGuide Service Organization and have been committed to creating energy efficient homes for all sections of society. Some of GCC’s other well-known programs include: Ontario Active School Travel, Depave Paradise, Rain Community Solutions, and Canada Walks.

THE ROLE:

We are recruiting for an entrepreneurial part-time Program Director, Energy. This is a unique opportunity to grow and build upon GCC’s long history in the sector. GCC’s Energy Department currently runs two programs: EnerGuide energy efficiency home evaluations and Enbridge’s low-income weatherization program.

GCC is undertaking many new strategic initiatives this year, including shaping a new way forward for the Energy department. The Program Director will play a key role in shaping that future, working collaboratively with our member organizations, and creating a sustainable business model, allowing the Program Director position to continue and expand to full-time.

The Program Director, Energy will be a member of the Senior Management Team. They will work closely with the Manager, Energy Programs (an outside consultant, not a direct report), and report to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development:

  • Guide the strategy for the Energy Department in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Evaluate and seek out development opportunities in new Energy program areas (distributed energy and renewables, micro mobility, electric vehicles etc.)
  • Engage with different stakeholders and potential partners in the sector
  • Lead new proposals and/or grant applications
  • Keep up-to-date on Federal and Provincial climate plans, emerging trends and ways in which GCC’s Energy programming can intersect with social justice to address gaps in diversity within the environmental sector
  • Ensure new programming engages different populations (i.e.: new Canadians, Indigenous communities, youth etc.) in meaningful and reciprocal ways

Program Implementation (Existing Programs):

  • Work collaboratively with the Manager, Energy Programs on evolving processes to build organizational resiliency and better enable our member organizations
  • Develop stronger member organization engagement through monthly meetings, virtual events etc. Nurture and develop these relationships.
  • Develop a marketing plan to boost our EnerGuide business and capitalize on the new Federal commitments to accelerate energy retrofits. To be developed with the help from the Executive Director and Communications Coordinator.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Manage the 2021 budget and prepare the annual program budget for 2022
  • Liaise with other GCC programs and other Program Directors to find synergies
  • Participate in Senior Management team meetings and strategic planning
  • Additional responsibilities will be added if/when the position is extended and expands to full-time, and will include: recruiting/managing a team, communications, advocacy. Other responsibilities will be determined by the new hire and the Executive Director based on the hire’s strengths/interests.

Attributes/Skills:

  • Strong business developer
  • Relationship builder with experience engaging a variety of stakeholders
  • Someone who challenges the status quo and makes change happen
  • Ability to navigate complex problems and develop solutions
  • Can-do and entrepreneurial attitude that inspires people to act
  • Committed to environmental and social justice—someone who understands these linksand has a passion for progress

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven development track record in the non-profit sector, ideally within Energy related areas (home or building retrofits, renewables, electric transport etc.)
  • Experience in grant writing, corporate sponsorship, and/or other fundraising

Nice-to-haves:

  • French language skills

GCC is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including applicants from all cultures and backgrounds, racialized communities, diverse abilities, and sexual and gender identities. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and your CV to Mary Anna Zakula: mazakula@greencommunitiescanada.org by January 22nd, 2021

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jan 4 2021    Numéro : 58191