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Smart Green Communities Program Manager

Job Title: Smart Green Communities Program Manager
Organization: reThink Green
Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Term: Two-year funded position, possibly permanent
Start date: March 2019
Salary: $38,0000 – 45,000 annually
Reports to: Executive Director


reThink Green brings together ideas, partners and resources to build a sustainable community. Programs of reThink Green include Smart Green Communities, Green Economy North, The Forge and the annual Earth Festival.

Smart Green Communities is a membership-based program for municipalities and First Nations in Northeastern Ontario, focused on developing strategies to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Our program provides technical and interpretive support for municipalities undertaking processes of energy and emissions planning.


The successful candidate will lead the Smart Green Communities program. They will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships with participating communities, motivating and managing team members, and ensuring grant deliverables and reporting requirements are met. As a member of the senior staff team at rethink Green, they will also engage in strategic planning for the organization

The Program Manager will undertake the following tasks:

Program Management and Supervision (15%)

  • Develop team member workplans, with clear deliverables and timelines

  • Identify relevant funding applications and ensure grant reporting functions are completed

  • Coordinate with Green Economy North program staff to collect primary data from participating communities to build greenhouse gas emissions inventories

Outreach and Networking (15%)

  • Identify and recruit additional potential Smart Green Communities program participants

  • Attend community events to represent Smart Green Communities program

  • Maintain regular contact with municipal and First Nations staff and elected officials regarding energy and emissions planning

  • Reply to requests for program support and training opportunities

Research and Plan Preparation (30%)

  • Research community energy planning best practices across Canada and prepare a briefing document for participating municipalities

  • Review data from communities to identify emerging trends, needs, and resources for energy planning in the participating communities

Community Reporting (15%)

  • Assist with setting emissions reductions targets and collaborate on the development of action plans for participating communities

  • Prepare sections of the regional energy and emissions plans

Administrative Duties and Events (25%)

  • Maintain Smart Green Communities program activity database

  • Populate and monitor online membership portal with relevant materials

  • Develop programming and content for public events in the Smart Green Communities program. Oversee invitations, registration, and publicity.


Post-secondary education in planning, environmental or social sciences, education, management, or a related field. Past professional and/or community experience will also be considered.

Candidate should have demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience in a professional setting.

Knowledge of climate science, sustainable development, land use planning framework in Ontario, and/or the low-carbon economy is an asset.


Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills (oral and written) Attention to detail in written communication. Experience preparing planning reports, policy briefs, or research papers and French language skills are assets.

Project Management Skills: Conscientious and detail-oriented; ability to plan, strategize, set goals, develop work plans, work efficiently and track progress; strong ability to work independently; ability to multi-task and assist with multiple projects and initiatives; initiative to explore new ideas and create new opportunities; ability to make decisions and resolve problems.

Interpersonal Skills: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.

Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and adapt to a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to learn new technologies and master new skills.

Environmental Knowledge: Current knowledge of key environmental issues, including climate change. Continued interest in learning and expanding knowledge of the Greater Sudbury environmental community.


Please send cover letter and resume to . Interviews will begin February 27th 2019 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 12 2019    ID: 51230