About the Role
Blue Green Canada (BGC) is a national not-for-profit organization, founded in 2010 by Canadian labour unions and environmental and civil society groups that promotes solutions to environmental issues that have positive employment and economic impacts. We are seeking a committed and experienced Program Manager to lead our efforts in support of growing a clean heavy industry sector in Canada. Based in Ottawa, you will help us establish a strong presence with the federal government and all elected officials. You will also support engagement and relationship building with partner organizations on the challenges and opportunities of the clean industrial transition.
If you are interested in finding alignment between organized labour and environmental movements and you know that good jobs and a clean environment can go hand in hand, please consider responding to this posting. If you are a self-starter, and keen to hit the ground running, then we want to hear from you.
This is a full-time position with a salary range of $60,000 to $75,000 depending on experience. This role will be reporting to the Senior Program Manager and is accountable to BGC’s Board of Directors.
Duties and Responsibilities
In this role you will be coordinating the execution of an 18–24-month strategy that builds on our existing efforts. You will increase engagement to ensure an inclusive and fair labour transition to the low carbon economy by expanding relationships among the workers and communities that rely on carbon-intensive industries for their employment, and elected officials and government decision-makers who are designing Canada’s industrial decarbonization efforts. This includes:
Developing and implementing campaign strategies that will lead to a win
Participation as BGC’s representative in government consultations, House of Commons and Senate hosted standing committees
Building positive relationships with stakeholders, government officials, labour, and other ENGOs
Convening, in person, virtually or both, events that engage workers and their representatives in dialogues on what is needed to ensure that industrial decarbonization plans work for workers.
Promoting and supporting the values of the organization
Skills and Experience
5+ years experience in advocacy or public policy work with a preference for experience in advancing and achieving change and a proven ability to build relationships
Knowledge of Canadian legislative and regulatory frameworks
Solid understanding of project management principles (developing work plans, managing budgets, identifying and managing risks, etc.)
Ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines
Ability to think critically and make well-informed, timely decisions
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate ideas and actions to people at all levels in an organization
Strong background in environmental issues is an asset
This role will be based in Ottawa, however we anticipate that the position will be virtual until spring 2022; with office arrangements to be determined with the successful applicant, once public health measures allow.
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Program Manager” in the subject line. The position will be open for applications until a suitable candidate is found.