Position: Program Director – Climate Change
Organization: Trottier Family Foundation
Location: Montréal (but not essential)
ABOUT THE TROTTIER FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Trottier Family Foundation is a private family foundation based in Montreal. Our mission is to support organizations that work towards the advancement of scientific inquiry, the promotion of education, fostering better health, protecting the environment and mitigating climate change. The Trottier Family Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create cross sector collaborations, and take risks that others cannot.
We are seeking a Climate Program Director who will contribute to the implementation of the Foundation’s strategic goals and mission for tackling climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Reporting to the Executive Director, and focused on our Climate Change & Environment program area, the Climate Program Director’s responsibilities will include acting as the lead on bold, new and innovative initiatives. The opportunity involves strategic planning, convening, research and analysis, as well as grantmaking and management with grant partners.
Title: Climate Program Director
Location: Montreal (but not essential)
Application deadline: February 14, 2020
Position type: Full time, permanent
Experience level: Mid-level (min. 5 years)
Commensurate with experience plus a benefits package (RRSP, Insurance) and four (4) weeks’ vacation.
The Foundation seeks an individual who demonstrates an unwavering passion for and commitment to solving the climate crisis. This role requires a seasoned strategic leader, who displays a combination of analytical skills and an ability to influence change in highly nuanced contexts. Experience in climate and/or broader environmental sector is highly desirable.
As an ideal candidate, you bring a proven track record of developing and executing strategies aimed at promoting social, regulatory, policy, private sector or behavioral change. This role requires you not only develop strategies on paper, but execute them in ways that result in tangible, measurable impact. You are someone who understands how to navigate the complexity of diverse environments and stakeholder groups, seeking to understand and driving towards common goals from, at times, competing perspectives. A high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to be versatile and diplomatic are key. Leading with a sense of humility and intellectual curiosity, you display a genuine desire to listen to and learn from others. You will operate from a place of respect for the organization’s grantees and help to create an environment of continuous learning with partner organizations and sector experts.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to:
All enquiries and nominations will be kept in strict confidence.
Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will only contact those candidates who most closely match our requirements and who are invited to interview.
The Trottier Family Foundation is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of a minority or marginalized community.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 13 2020 ID: 55593