The Transition Accelerator is a new organization that fosters and drives transitions to novel system configurations that provide multiple, superior, business and societal outcomes including emissions reductions. The Accelerator’s initial priorities are advancing Canada’s Hydrogen Economy, Electrification of Mobility, Agri-food, and Electrification and Grid Integration.
The Accelerator is seeking a full-time Coordinator to provide strategic and operational leadership and support for its Electrification and Grid Integration priority. The Coordinator will be responsible for leading the development and execution of a plan to advance and accelerate Electrification and Grid Integration in Canada and potentially across the Canadian-US border as a critical component of a strategy to attain a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.
Initial position objectives of the Accelerator’s Electrification and Grid Integration work are:
- Establish Canadian expertise to undertake technical, economic and policy research to advance electrification and grid integration projects within Canada, and between Canada and the United States; and
- Establish the Northeast Decarbonization Alliance (NEDA): a stakeholder process to accelerate greater integration of Eastern Canadian and Northeastern US power grids.
Candidates for this position must reflect the values of The Transition Accelerator. These values include:
- Embracing a positive and forward-thinking attitude;
- Working collaboratively with diverse, and sometimes opposed, views;
- Grounding all work in evidence-based research;
- Embracing a multi-disciplinary and pluralistic approach;
- Focusing on innovation over the status-quo.
Experience, Qualifications and Personal Traits
- Experience in forging partnerships with industry, academia, governments, and non-governmental organizations;
- Experience in leading strategic planning processes;
- Knowledge of the Canada’s electrical sector is a strong asset;
- Experience with organizations whose governance involves multiple stakeholders, often with differing priorities and needs;
- Takes responsibility and initiative, and likes to be held accountable for results;
- A well organized and experienced project manager, comfortable with handling multiple work streams;
- A detail manager and problem solver;
- Strong verbal and written communications skills including writing reports and proposals;
- Ability to operate and thrive in an environment where information may be incomplete and ambiguous, and there is not full alignment among stakeholders;
- Ability to manage processes and teams remotely if required;
- Experience and interest in energy systems and systems thinking;
- Proficiency in English required with French bilingual candidates strongly preferred.
- Coordinate logistics and materials for both internal and external meetings;
- Drive the development of, then lead and support NEDA in developing strategic objectives and a related workplan to achieve these objectives;
- Develop and manage budgets;
- Report on activities ensuring they are delivered effectively, on-time and on-budget;
- Coordinate reporting documents as required under funding agreements;
- Write, and/or support development of funding proposals and reports;
- Comprehensively track and measure the impact of NEDA efforts against established strategic objectives;
- Provide advice and coordination to support engagement and relationship building with relevant stakeholders including academics, industry, governments – municipal, provincial, federal and indigenous) and the social sector;
- Develop content and engagement tools (e.g. questionnaires, presentations, webinars and/or backgrounders) tailored to targeted audiences;
- Represent the Accelerator and NEDA at internal and external events, in government relations, stakeholder engagement and third-party convening as required;
- Coordinate stakeholder interviews with relevant stakeholders;
- Contribute to the development of the Accelerator’s overall long-term strategy and annual work plan;
- Identify emerging opportunities and moments where effective engagement is essential to achieving our objectives; design and/or lead the engagement efforts as needed to support achieving those outcomes;
- Identify and manage potential risks associated with our activities and approach, in coordination with senior leadership.
Location and Travel
- Work will be conducted mostly in a virtual environment with the ideal candidate based in either Montreal or Ottawa;
- This is a full-time position requiring some travel.
Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00PM EST on February 10, 2020.
The Position has an attractive compensation package benchmarked to sector standards.