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Position: Executive Director
Organization: Green Economy Canada
Location: applicants are welcome from any location across Ontario, with a preference for Toronto

Position Description

We are seeking a passionate, values-driven leader to help us realize ambitious plans to grow the network and impact of Green Economy Hubs across Canada, demonstrating a more sustainable economy is possible. The Executive Director will set and fulfill the organization’s strategy, and oversee and support achievement of revenue targets. He or she will be a highly visible public spokesperson for Green Economy Canada, lead our dynamic team, and support Hubs directly when needed.

Read the Executive Brief for this role here.

About Green Economy Canada

Green Economy Canada (formerly Sustainability CoLab) works with community organizations to launch, grow, and promote Green Economy Hubs across Canada. Green Economy Hubs support networks of local businesses to set and achieve sustainability targets — bringing together, empowering, and celebrating businesses as they achieve their goals. Across 7 communities and with over 250 businesses, we’re demonstrating a more sustainable economy is possible.


Strategy & Growth (40%)

  • Oversee the creation of Green Economy Canada’s annual budget, including revenue targets, and oversee fundraising strategy towards these targets
  • Working with the executive team and Board of Directors, oversee Green Economy Canada’s five-year goals and objectives
  • Lead development and track progress on Green Economy Canada’s annual plan

External Relations (30%)

  • Raise profile and increase influence of Green Economy Canada as the organization’s primary public ambassador and external spokesperson
  • Lead partnership development and government relations
  • Build and grow relationships with potential and current collaborators in Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy, including other eNGOs, academia, and the private sector
  • Build and grow relationships with prospective funders, setting up Development Director for success with a diverse mix of interested supporters

Governance & Leadership (20%)

  • Report to Green Economy Canada’s Board of Directors, and ensure the Board is adequately informed to provide effective oversight
  • Lead Green Economy Canada’s three-person executive team (Executive Director, Development Director, Network Engagement Director), and support one additional direct report (Operations Manager)
  • Overall responsibility for Green Economy Canada’s HR policies and strategy

Network Engagement (10%)

  • Oversee and support cross-cutting aspects of network engagement, for example: evolution and enforcement of Green Economy Hub Standards, Hub performance metrics, and alignment of metrics collected from Hubs with Green Economy Canada’s 5 year goals
  • Ad-hoc availability to support Network Engagement Director with key relationships at Green Economy Hubs, when needed (i.e. presentations to Hub Boards)

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation: $80,500 (plus health and home office allowances)

Ideal Start Date: Flexible (Aug 1, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019)

Term: Full-time permanent

Location: Preference for Toronto

Direct Reports: Network Engagement Director, Development Director, Operations Manager

Candidate Profile


  • Experience raising funds, managing and leading an organization with annual budget > $1M


  • Deeply passionate about Green Economy Canada’s vision and culture
  • Models Green Economy Canada’s core competencies: conscientiousness, collaborative, critical thinking, intrinsic motivation, results driven, continual improvement, and leadership
  • An entrepreneurial leader

Location & Travel

  • Green Economy Canada’s team works remotely via a mix of home offices across Ontario and the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto
  • Applicants are welcome from any location across Ontario, with a preference for Toronto
  • Note this role requires frequent travel

Application & Selection Process

Additional questions can be directed to Green Economy Canada’s Board at .

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to as follows:

  • Subject line: Executive Director and
  • Cover letter and resume saved as one PDF document using the naming convention:
    • Example: LowryKyle-Application-Executive-Director-2018.pdf

Application Deadline

The Board will begin to contact selected interviewees the week of June 18.

Learn More About Green Economy Canada

Check out our most recent annual report
Join the conversation on Twitter @greeneconomyca

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GoodWork ID: 45664       Date posted to Jul 16 2018