Executive Director – Pembina Institute
Position: Executive Director
Organization: Pembina Institute
Location: Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto
The Pembina Institute is headquartered in Alberta. This is a full-time position requiring frequent travel.
The Pembina Institute is seeking a dynamic, hands-on and values-driven leader with a national presence to head our team in our mission of leading Canada’s transition to clean energy. The Executive Director’s mandate will be to sustain and deepen Canada’s recent strides in climate and energy policy by building on the Institute’s influence as a leading authority on clean energy solutions, and by representing the organization at the highest levels. The Executive Director will lead our senior management team, identify new revenue sources and oversee financial performance.
About the Pembina Institute
The Pembina Institute is a non-partisan think tank that works to solve today’s greatest energy policy challenges — reducing the harmful impacts of fossil fuels while supporting the transition to an energy system that is clean, safe and sustains a high quality of life.
The Institute is known for its research and technical capacity, evidence-based “tough but fair” approach, unparalleled convening power and deep understanding of industry. Our 45 staff members work from four offices on a $5-million annual budget. Our aim is to influence climate/energy policy in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and federally. Our revenue sources are diverse, including grants from Foundations and governments, fee for service consulting, special events and memberships.
Our staff are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. We value dedication, rigorous inquiry, intellectual integrity, constructive discourse, and care for our colleagues.
About the role
The Executive Director is a strategic leader and manager accustomed to a fast-paced work environment and adept at juggling multiple priorities. This role requires creativity, openness to challenging ideas and to being challenged in return, flexibility, a strong work ethic, excellent time and project management skills, rigorous attention to detail, entrepreneurship and resourcefulness. As a non-profit, we are efficient and strategic in our use of resources without cutting corners — defensible, trustworthy and evidence-based policy analysis is the bedrock of our reputation. The Executive Director’s job is to uphold that standard across our regions and support groups.
The Executive Director leads and manages our dynamic team in the execution of the Pembina Institute’s strategic goals. These are to:
The Executive Director reports to a nine member Board of Directors. S/he works with strong support from with a senior management team to achieve all aspects of the organization’s strategy, influence, financial health, and operations. The Executive Director will:
Candidates for this position must reflect the following experience and competencies in their applications:
In additional to the above, an understanding of international trends in climate/energy policy, and proficiency in French, are assets.
Compensation and benefits
The salary rate is competitive for an executive director in the environmental non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Benefits include extended health and dental, four weeks of holidays per year, RRSP plan, and training and development opportunities.
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
Any questions can be directed to the search consultant: Stephanie Cairns, Principal, Wrangellia Consulting, pembinasearch wrangellia.ca* , phone: 250.360.0456.
An Executive Brief with more detail on this opportunity is available on request.
Email your cover letter and resume to pembinasearch wrangellia.ca* as follows:
Application deadline: Midnight (Mountain Time) on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest.
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GoodWork ID: 37840 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 16 2017