About Pollution Probe:
Pollution Probe is a national, not-for-profit organization that has worked for more than 50 years to improve the health and well-being of Canadians, by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change. Our approach is to define environmental problems through research, to promote understanding through education and to press for practical solutions through advocacy – all based on sound science and technology.
Pollution Probe has an immediate opening for Lead, Research & Analysis to fill a maternity leave, with the potential for further extension. This position is ideal for a self-directed individual who works well as part of a team, enjoys opportunities to liaise with external partners, and is looking for wide-ranging responsibilities in a fast-paced and inclusive environment. We approach our work with a collaborative mindset and our small team values everyone’s contributions and ideas. We provide excellent working conditions with flexible hours.
What Will Your Typical Day Look Like?
With this exciting position, no two days will look the same! Reporting to the Director, Policy & Programs, as Lead, Research & Analysis, you will play a key role in the planning and execution of a variety of projects from concept development through reporting and evaluation. You will conduct research, undertake policy analyses, contribute to outreach and engagement efforts, and ensure all projects are completed on time, on budget and of the expected quality. This position brings a unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of environmental issues across the organization’s four main program areas, and to contribute to finding practical, tangible solutions to address them. Your time will primarily be devoted to efforts under our Water and Circular Economy programs, with support for the Energy and Transportation programs, as required.
The Lead, Research & Analysis will be responsible for the following key functions:
Project Management and Business Development
You will be involved in the end-to-end management of multiple, simultaneous projects. This will require you to establish project plans and terms of reference that include project scope, timelines, budget, and resource requirements. You will also provide regular project status updates for management and partners.
In collaboration with the program director, you will help to manage project teams, liaise with external partners and stakeholders, and coordinate meetings to ensure successful outcomes.
The Lead, Research & Analysis will also contribute to business development efforts, including drafting proposals and preparing sponsorship pitches.
Research, Analysis and Engagement
You will be responsible for undertaking primary and secondary research activities, including literature reviews, jurisdictional scans, interviews and surveys, and for communicating the results to project partners, funders and the public.
The Lead, Research & Analysis will contribute to the development of a variety of written documents and resources, including research reports, educational materials, backgrounders, web and social media content, etc. This will often require knowledge translation of technical reports and materials for the purpose of communicating with general audiences.
You will be involved in the development and delivery of presentations for various audiences, as well as the coordination and facilitation of webinars on relevant subjects.
You will be responsible for contributing to additional efforts as assigned and required. As a member of the Pollution Probe team, you will support the goals and objectives of the organization and contribute to team initiatives.
Skills and Experience:
University degree (environmental or related)
3-5 years project management experience and demonstrated ability to manage complex projects resulting in measurable successes
Demonstrated critical thinking, strategic planning and business development skills
Demonstrated writing experience, both technical and for general audiences
Excellent presentation and communication skills – written and oral
Experience with proposal writing and cultivating sponsorship
Demonstrated primary and secondary research and policy analysis skills
Excellent interpersonal, team building and stakeholder relationship management skills
Keen attention to detail and solid administration, coordination, time management and budgeting skills
Digital skills and workshop design and facilitation considered an asset
Pay commensurate with experience.
To Apply for Consideration:
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , and indicate where you saw this posting. No phone inquiries please. Email to the above address only.