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Position: Policy Coordinator
Organization: The Atmospheric Fund
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Role summary: Explore, analyze and help advance implementation of policy solutions to save energy and reduce carbon emissions in cities.

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) advances innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Decarbonizing our cities requires the formulation and adoption of new policies and programs at all levels of government to accelerate implementation of technologies, practices, investments and other low-carbon solutions. While focused on the GTHA, TAF works with stakeholders across Canada to identify, implement, and replicate policies and programs with the potential to dramatically reduce energy use and emissions.

Working at TAF

TAF is seeking a highly organized, policy-savvy individual to coordinate TAF’s policy research and engagement activities.

Talk to our staff and they will tell you that working at TAF comes with many 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 world-class thought leaders to the people who implement change on the ground. Our strong, dedicated team fosters healthy collaboration and learning. And as part of a small and effective organization, we each see the value and impact of our work.

Position Responsibilities

This is a full-time, one-year contract position with the possibility for extension. The salary is $47,000.

Reporting to the Director of Policy & Programs and the Grants Manager & Policy Advisor, you will be responsible for the following key activities:

  • Low-carbon policy research and analysis: Research and assess key low-carbon policy opportunities at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Lead preparation of policy submissions, background papers, and other communications materials around select policy issues.
  • Sustainable finance policy and analysis: Research, assess, critique and help formulate key policies and programs at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, to accelerate investment in climate change mitigation, including opportunities for leveraging public dollars with private capital. Support TAF’s thought leadership in the area of innovative climate financing solutions.
  • Communicating the multiple benefits of low-carbon policies: Working with TAF staff and external service providers, coordinate the assessment and communication of potential benefits of key policy options, including emissions reductions, economic benefits, and other societal benefits.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Liaise with key stakeholders Canada-wide, coordinate and support outreach events such as webinars, workshops and conference presentations, and build consensus on key policy issues.
  • Project management: Coordinate policy research and engagement projects undertaken by TAF and its partners including contract and budget management, procurement, scheduling, meeting minutes, development of project timelines and milestones, reporting and donor stewardship reports.

Do you have this background?

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in public policy, political science, environmental studies, planning, or a related field (graduate degree is an asset)
  • Research and analysis experience in environmental and/or energy policy
  • Experience or knowledge in the area of finance is an asset
  • Experience in project management and/or stakeholder engagement
  • Excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to translate complex policy and finance concepts into clear and compelling messages, both written and verbal

We Welcome Your Application

To apply, please send your resume and a short cover letter explaining how your experience suits this opportunity, combined as a single PDF document to Jaime Klein at jklein@taf.ca by 5:00PM on Friday, July 20, 2018. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank everyone who applies.

Committed to employment equity, The Atmospheric Fund encourages applications from Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups.

About TAF

Founded in 1991, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) invests in urban climate solutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution. TAF is supported by dedicated endowment funds provided by the City of Toronto (1991) and the Province of Ontario (2016) and has invested more than $50 million to date.

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GoodWork ID: 46467       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 13 2018