GREATER MONTREAL CLIMATE FUND
Accelerating the climate transition in Montreal
Position: Executive Director
Organization: Greater Montreal Climate Fund
Location: Montréal, Quebec
About the Greater Montreal Climate Fund
The Greater Montreal Climate Fund ("GMCF") is a newly established not-for-profit corporation that aims to support the reduction of GHG emissions in the region of Greater Montreal. Part of the Low Carbon Cities Canada initiative (LC3), with an initial endowment of $30M, the GMCF will act as a catalyst to develop the most promising and innovative low carbon solutions by investing its capital, providing grants, convening, influencing policies, and running programs. The GMCF strongly believes in the importance of acting with determination and agility in the fight against climate change, and to do so in collaboration with all the actors involved in the region.
The GMCF’s board of directors is looking for an Executive Director (ED) with the qualities of a builder and a mobilizer to set up and operationalize the GMCF. An intimate knowledge of the issues related to the fight against climate change in an urban environment is preferable. The successful candidate must above all demonstrate an entrepreneurial flair and have experience at the head of organization(s), where they will have demonstrated unifying leadership. The ED will help define the initial GMCF strategy, initiate its key partnerships and activities, and hire and lead the initial team. They will work closely with the new board of directors.
Reports to: Board of Directors
Status: Permanent, full-time
Entrepreneurship — The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and will have demonstrated the ability to build a new organisation. Notably, they will need the ability to build a team, develop policies and partnerships, make strategic choices and initiate projects.
Leadership — The ideal candidate will develop an innovative vision for the GMCF and will mobilize the organisation’s internal and external stakeholders. They will lead the GMCF team with inclusive leadership, creating a work environment that is positive, collaborative and motivating, even in challenging or uncertain situations.
Networking and Relationship Building — The ideal candidate will develop and maintain a network of key contacts among stakeholders in the fight against climate change and will have demonstrated their capacity to establish cross-sectorial partnerships. Ideally, they will already be known for their work within the Greater Montreal community.
Communication — The ideal candidate will know how to express themselves with conviction and clarity in order to present and promote the GMCF’s mission and projects in various contexts, including to foster collaboration with key partners. They should be a skilled public speaker.
Planning and Organizing / Resource and Fiscal Management — The ideal candidate will have previous experience in management and organisational planning. They will define the GMCF’s priorities and manage its human and financial resources in order to reach the GMCF’s goals.
As the GMCF’s first employee, the ED will be the cornerstone of the organisation. They will be responsible for establishing and operationalising the GMCF, as well as leading its ongoing activities.
Responsibilities: initial steps to set up / operationalize the GMCF
Responsibilities: ongoing activities
Competitive salary and benefits.
Please submit your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . Your cover letter should describe to what extent you have the experience and qualifications required to assume the responsibilities of Executive Director.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 30 2020 ID: 55703