The Pembina Institute is seeking a Program Director to join our B.C. team and lead our work on creating a climate legacy that British Columbians can all be proud of. We are seeking someone with strong relationships in Victoria and a record of influencing policy change with all levels of government. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing the current strategic direction for our climate legacy program with a focus on carbon pricing, and for setting our approach to achieve policy change that results in a thriving clean economy and reduced carbon pollution in B.C.
We are looking for a strategic thinker who understands the power of engaging and mobilizing, and who brings fresh ideas about how to create change. We are looking for someone who wants to drive to solutions and values rigour and solid research. We are looking for a relationship builder and someone who is equally comfortable talking to a clean tech entrepreneur in Vancouver, meeting with a cabinet minister in Victoria, or speaking to a room of 100 people in Prince George.
Why the Pembina Institute?
The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.
Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary rate is competitive for a program director in the environmental non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
• extended health and dental
• four weeks of holidays per year
• flexible work hours
• strong growth potential in an entrepreneurial environment
• RRSP plan
• training and development opportunities
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
Roles and Responsibilities
Strategic planning and implementation
• Lead development and refinement of the strategic objectives for the program, working with the B.C. Director and other staff
• Oversee the execution of work designed to achieve specific goals
• In conjunction with the B.C. Communications Lead, design a communications strategy to support the strategic objectives for the program
• Collaborate with staff in B.C. and across the organization to design and execute an engagement strategy for the program
• Collaborate with other staff to ensure coordination across the organization when necessary
• Lead and execute on workplanning for project teams
• Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
• Provide oversight and guidance on technical analysis
• Unite and motivate teams to execute strategic plans and projects
• Supervise and/or provide mentorship and guidance to one or more staff members
Budget management and fundraising
• Responsible for managing the budget for the program, and ensuring projects and initiatives are completed within budgeted amounts
• Work with the B.C. Director and the Associate Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships to meet the program’s fundraising target (e.g. by identifying new and stewarding current partnerships, submitting grant applications, securing event sponsorships)
External spokesperson and relationship building
• Be lead spokesperson for media related to the program with support from team members as necessary
• Lead government relations for the program, with support from team members
• Be lead relationship builder/holder with external influencers for the program area, and delegate as necessary to team members
This position is located in our Vancouver office and reports to the B.C. Director. It is full time and may require some travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings.