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Hiring: Director, Transportation
Organization: Pollution Probe
Location: Office is located in downtown Toronto near Union Station, however, majority of staff work remotely with occasional in office meetings
Job Type: Full-time

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. Over the past five decades, we have been at the forefront of progress on a range of environmental issues. We pursue environmental gains by working productively with governments, industry, and the public, with a steadfast commitment to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthy Planet. Our niche in the environmental movement lies in our systems approach, which embraces three principal drivers for progress: technology and innovation, rulemaking, and behavioural change.

Pollution Probe has an immediate opening for Director, Transportation. This position is ideal for an individual with previous experience in transportation policy and / or program delivery, and 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 Pollution Probe team values everyone's contributions and ideas. We provide excellent working conditions with flexible hours and the opportunity of remote working.

Overview of Position

Working directly with the Sr. Director Policy and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, as Director, Transportation you will lead the development, planning and delivery of a variety of clean transportation projects from concept development through to reporting and evaluation. The Director, Transportation is responsible for setting the strategic priorities for the transportation program based on sound 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 lead Pollution Probe’s national efforts to decarbonize the transportation sector and reduce its environmental impacts, while contributing to economic growth in Canada. The Director, Transportation is a member of the Pollution Probe management team and will work with the CEO and staff to advance the implementation of the organization’s Strategic Plan and its priorities.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Establish the transportation program’s project plans and terms of reference that include projects’ scope, timelines, budget, and resource requirements, including the provision of regular program status updates for the CEO and external partners.
  • Manage project teams, liaise with external partners and stakeholders, and coordinate meetings to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Lead business development efforts, including drafting proposals and preparing sponsorship pitches for the transportation program.
  • Supervise one or more staff members and provide functional leadership on transportation issues within Pollution Probe and with external partners.
  • Develop external relationships with other organizations in government, industry, academia and civil society to facilitate the development of partnerships to advance clean transportation.
  • Act as lead spokesperson for the transportation program for media and public engagement events.
  • Provide expert guidance and oversight on clean transportation
  • Represent Pollution Probe in its clean transportation work with external partner organisations by participating in committees and advisory bodies such as the Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance, the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee, the Railway Association of Canada’s Locomotive Emissions Monitoring program, and other initiatives to advance the electrification of light, medium and heavy duty on road vehicles.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum three years experience in a leadership position and demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and building teams to achieve success
  • Ability to develop a vision, strategic objectives and the plans and projects for implementation.
  • Strong background in transportation, and knowledge of clean transportation policies and programs that mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce air pollution
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, strategic planning, policy research and business development skills
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills - written and oral
  • Experience with generating revenue such as grants and contracts
  • Excellent interpersonal, team building and stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Solid administration, coordination, and budgeting skills
  • Experience working in a Microsoft Teams environment, with proficiency in MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Salary and Benefits:

Pay commensurate with experience.

This is a permanent, full-time position offering health and dental benefits, flexible hours, remote work, and a competitive salary.

To Apply for Consideration:

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to , with the subject line: "Director, Transportation Application" and indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork. Submission deadline is Feb 13, 2023. No phone inquiries please. Email to the above address only.

This position will remain posted until filled with the start date as soon as possible. We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 24 2023    ID: 66697