Job Title: Program Director, Energy
Organisation: Green Communities Canada (GCC)
Location: Home office, anywhere in Canada
Closing Date: 22 January 2021
Salary: $70,000-75,000 (pro-rated 3 days/week until further funding; flexible work hours)
Contract Type: Not Stated
Working Pattern: Part Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
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.
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.
Role and Responsibilities
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 buildorganizational resiliency and better enable our member organizations
Develop stronger member organization engagement through monthly meetings, virtualevents etc. Nurture and develop these relationships.
Develop a marketing plan to boost our EnerGuide business and capitalize on the newFederal commitments to accelerate energy retrofits. To be developed with the help from theExecutive Director and Communications Coordinator.
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.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
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
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
French language skills
Please send a cover letter and your CV to Mary Anna Zakula: firstname.lastname@example.org by January 22nd, 2021
More about GCC here. Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position via WIAN.