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Climate Policy Analyst

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What We’re Looking For

TAF is seeking an engaged and active individual to support
and help build out TAF’s public policy and advocacy team. This role will help
tackle one of the largest – if not the largest – issues of our time. We are
looking for someone to help realize the goal of making the GTHA net-zero by
2050.

This is a full-time, 2-year contract
with potential for extension. Salary range: $50,000-$60,000, depending on qualifications
and experience. Reporting to the Climate Policy Manager.

Position Responsibilities

You will play a vital role supporting the activities of
TAF’s policy advocacy team. Under the supervision of the Climate Policy
Manager, and the strategic direction of VP Policy & Programs, you will enable
the policy team to work across TAF’s various departments to develop and advance
TAF’s policy goals. This work has real world impacts. We are looking for candidates
who are organized and resourceful on teams, and able to communicate persuasively
and effectively to a range of stakeholder audiences. TAF works with people
across the GTHA, including NGOs and other civil society actors, as well as with
elected officials and civil servants across ministries and departments, and
industry players.

This results in dynamic day-to-day work that varies from coordinating
policy team meetings to support team productivity; providing research and
writing support for deliverables ranging from short briefing notes to strategic
budget submissions and more; providing regular media and policy monitoring from
NGOs and government; undertaking stakeholder research and outreach to ensure we
understand and include more perspectives and analyses in TAF’s work; and providing
project management and campaign coordination for the policy team to ensure we
deliver great work, on time.

This role is unlike most policy jobs because TAF works with both
public and private sectors in a dynamic environment tackling issues and barriers
to addressing climate change. The policy team plays an often creative role of
problem solving major barriers to adopting low carbon policies, technologies,
and solutions.

Your work will be focused on these key activities:

Low-carbon policy research and analysis:

  • Research and assess key low-carbon policy
    opportunities at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
  • Support the preparation of policy submissions,
    background papers, and other advocacy materials to advance select policy outcomes.

Sustainable finance policy research and
analysis:

  • Research and assess key policies and programs at
    the municipal, provincial and federal levels, to accelerate investment in
    climate change mitigation, including opportunities for leveraging public
    dollars with private capital.
  • Support the goals TAF’s Impact Investing team as
    they relate to advocating for new regulations or programs that enable funding
    of low-carbon activities.

Communicating the multiple benefits of
low-carbon policies:

  • Provide research and writing support including
    briefs, memos and other content
  • Coordinate and support delivery of communications
    deliverables that support TAF’s policy agenda from rapid response to strategic
    campaigns

Stakeholder engagement:

  • Be a responsive point of contact for TAF allies
    and stakeholders Canada-wide
  • Coordinate and support TAF’s outreach and
    engagement activities such as webinars, workshops and conference presentations
  • Support TAF activities to build consensus on key
    policy issues

Project management:

  • Coordinate policy research and engagement
    projects undertaken by TAF and its partners including contract and budget
    management, procurement, scheduling, meeting minutes, development of project
    timelines and milestones

The kind of candidate we’re looking for

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in public
    policy, political science, or a related field (graduate degree is an asset)
  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis,
    including the ability to consolidate and integrate multiple perspectives and
    issues
  • Excellent communicator with demonstrated ability
    to translate complex policy and finance concepts into clear and compelling
    messages, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of environmental and/or energy policy,
    with emphasis on policies to accelerate urban GHG reduction
  • Aptitude for stakeholder relations and engagement
    with diverse audiences; experience working with civil servants and elected
    officials of different levels is an asset
  • Experience in project management, note taking,
    and media monitoring
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a
    team

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  • Contract Type: Fixed term
  • Location: Toronto
  • Submitted by: The Atmospheric Fund