We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourage candidates to apply early!
What we’re looking for
TAF is seeking an interim Director of Research and Innovation to provide strategic direction and quality control for a wide range of in-house and collaborative research, evaluation, knowledge gathering and knowledge dissemination initiatives that advance TAF’S mandate.
This is a full-time, eight month contract reporting to the VP of Programs and Policy. Estimated start date October 15, 2021. Starting salary is $90,000/year, pro-rated for actual time worked.
About The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)
TAF is a regional climate agency with a $90 million endowment fund to invest in innovative low-carbon solutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and scale them up for broad implementation. We are experienced leaders and we collaborate with stakeholders in the private, public and non-profit sectors. We advance the most promising concepts by investing, providing grants, influencing policies and running programs. We’re particularly interested in ideas that offer benefits in addition to carbon reduction such as improving people’s health, creating local jobs, boosting urban resiliency, and contributing to a fair society.
We are a registered non-profit, with a Board of Directors appointed by the City of Toronto, made up of City councillors and citizens. Learn more at taf.ca.
Working at TAF
Talk to our staff and they will tell you that working at TAF comes with amazing advantages. We’re on the leading edge of urban climate change solutions and our work makes a tangible difference. We build meaningful relationships with all kinds of stakeholders – from thought leaders advancing new concepts and approaches to the people who implement change on the ground. Join our dedicated and collaborative team to contribute to the value and impact of our work.
Building an inclusive community with a shared purpose is critical to our work and mandate. We are EqualX30 signatories and believe that teams work best when the people within them are diverse in background and approach, including diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
Virtual Office Update: TAF staff are currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we have no way of knowing when we’ll return to our downtown Toronto location. We are open to hiring candidates from different locations across the GTHA. We expect that all staff will need to meet in person on occasion when we can safely return to our office.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Update: As an agency of the City of Toronto, TAF has adopted the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy, and will require proof of vaccination from all new employees, unless they are unable to obtain a vaccine for a reason related to a protected ground set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
As Director of Research and Innovation, you’ll contribute to TAF strategy and work by capturing, articulating insights and learnings, and creates and champions processes that enable innovation, to accelerate and scale climate outcomes.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do:
The kind of candidate we’re looking for
This is a short-term contract and we’re looking for someone who can really hit the ground running. You’ll be the right person for the job if you have knowledge, understanding and strong curiosity on topics of climate change and related and intersecting issues including social impacts, poverty and inequality, racism and justice, health outcomes, economics, technologies, trends, and more.
We require the following qualifications:
In addition to your salary, you'll benefit from:
Paid time off:
The Intangible Stuff:
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No CV/resume is required for the process. You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the job closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.
If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes an interview that will be conducted through a videoconference. Also, we love giving and getting feedback, so at the end of the application process we'll share how well you performed and will welcome your comments on the process.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 10 2021 ID: 61310