Position: Senior Manager, Funding Services
Organization: Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Location: ByWard Market Area, Ottawa, Ontario
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government.
Department: Green Municipal Fund - FCM Programs
Classification: Level 7
Salary Band: $103,700 – 137,200
Language: Bilingualism in English and French is considered to be an asset
The cornerstone of the FCM Programs department is the Green Municipal Fund™ (GMF), a $625 million permanent endowment from the Government of Canada. As a leading catalyst for innovation at the local level, GMF offers funding (loans and grants) and knowledge to local governments and their partners for sustainable municipal initiatives designed to support communities to improve air, water, soil quality and to protect the climate. GMF also strives to help lever investments from public and private sector sources into the municipal sustainability projects. Through GMF, municipalities have built better transportation assets; constructed efficient and resilient buildings; diverted waste from landfill; made previously unusable land available for development; and improved soil and water quality. GMF also strengthens the capacity of Canadian municipalities to plan and invest in innovative, sustainable infrastructure, thereby saving millions of dollars for taxpayers and creating jobs that contribute to local economies.
A key source of enabling funding for local governments, GMF grants are allocated to plans, feasibility studies and pilot projects, while below-market loans, usually in combination with grants, are allocated to capital projects. An efficient and rigorous process, which includes funding services, and ensures that only the best, most innovative projects are approved. GMF has therefore been a test bed for some of the most innovative, sustainable municipal initiatives in North America.
FCM shares the lessons and expertise gained from these initiatives through skills-enhancement, training and knowledge-sharing activities including case studies, manuals and reports, webinars, the FCM Sustainable Communities Awards and the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference. These activities help other communities replicate the successes of GMF-funded initiatives, multiplying the benefits of those initiatives across the country.
As an evergreen, revolving fund, a fundamental principle is to ensure that GMF's financial sustainability over time be maintained while creating the maximum benefits to Canadians through the initiatives it supports by carefully balancing risks with returns.
Reporting to the Managing Director of the GMF, the Senior Manager, Funding is responsible for strategic and functional leadership, planning activities and management of all aspects of the funding services offered by the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). Key responsibilities include the review and approval of GMF funding applications and credit analysis and the contracting and disbursements of funds for approved municipal environmental initiatives. The Senior Manager leads the unit’s work to ensure that GMF’s funding products and associated processes are aligned to client needs and optimized to enable innovation and stacking with other sources of funding from public and private sector sources. The Senior Manager also plays an active role in understanding how to lever additional investments into municipal sustainability projects beyond those being directly supported by GMF funding in order to enable broad replication and mobilization of environmental solutions in the municipal sector. The Senior Manager serves as a leader in internal and external brokering of agreements to ensure that GMF is able to support and ensure the success of the most transformative opportunities while mitigating financial risks.
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The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); offices located in the ByWard Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services.
For additional information on this posting, or for further information on FCM, access our website at http://www.fcm.ca.
Visit the careers section of our website to apply. Deadline for applications is July 25, 2018.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept on file for six months following the hiring.
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GoodWork ID: 46443 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 11 2018