The Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) is a collective impact initiative of 14 community leaders working to accelerate climate action in the Burlington-Hamilton, “Bay Area” region. BACCC is supported by the Cities of Burlington and Hamilton, along with the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College. Its mission is to create a sense of urgency and mobilize the community to catalyze climate action in the region. To do this, BACCC develops turn-key policy solutions on climate issues. It convenes Implementation Teams (BACCITs) that bring together actors in the public sector, industry and community to work together on key priority projects that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area. These projects will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation, buildings and industry sectors. The Bay Area Climate Change Council Manager will support BACCC by overseeing the coordination, evaluation and promotion of BACCC’s projects and that of its Implementation Teams (BACCITs). The ideal candidate will be a systems thinker and problem solver who has extensive experience in successfully leading multi-sector projects and collective impact initiatives. The candidate will also have experience in strategic planning, policy analysis, and government relations.
The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Collaborate with BACCC, the BACCITs, and key stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate priority climate change projects and programs that have the potential to significantly reduce GHGs – these projects will include clear objectives, milestones, performance metrics, timeframes, implementation roles and responsibilities.
- Ensure BACCC, BACCITs and stakeholder relationships are well-managed and leading to successful multi-sector projects through effective communication and stakeholder relations.
- Continue to update and evolve BACCC’s strategic plan and corresponding work plans.
- Provide regular progress reports to inform BACCC, BACCITs, as well as City Councils, key stakeholders and the public informed and engaged.
- Effectively fundraise through grants, partnerships, and donations to secure resources for BACCIT projects and programs.
- Perform policy analysis and government relations activities to forward climate policy in the region.
- Support the design, implementation, and evaluation of engagement and outreach campaigns and assets, including events, digital, and print campaigns.
The successful applicant must have:
- A minimum four (4) year Degree in Business, Urban and Regional Planning, Engineering, Sustainability, Environmental Science, and/or Environmental Resource Management.
- A Masters Degree or Graduate level studies will be considered an asset.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Experience in supporting collective impact initiatives.
- Digital marketing or experience in maintaining website is considered an asset.
- Demonstrated commitment and understanding of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion with the ability to communicate and work effectively inter-culturally with diverse groups of students, employees and the community.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience with the following:
- Demonstrated success in leading multi-stakeholder projects, in particular, collectives or coalitions.
- Experience in leading the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainability and/or climate change-related projects.
- Demonstrated experience in stakeholder relations and communications.
- Experience and understanding of climate change policy, best practices and innovative opportunities.
- Experience in multi-stakeholder engagement and outreach.
$77,520 – $96,900
Mohawk College is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Department at (905) 575-2047. Mohawk College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
**Please note that this is a hybrid work position. The BACCC Office is located within the Centre fore Climate Change Management at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus. Candidates will be required to be able to work in the office a couple of days a week and attend in-person meetings within the Hamilton-Burlington region on an ad-hoc basis.