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General Manager, Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association

Company: Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association
Location : Hamilton,ON
Company Profile

Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association (HIEA) is … a non-profit association of 14 local industries working with the community to fulfill HIEA’s mandate:

“to improve the local environment – air, land and water – through joint and individual activities, and by partnering with the community to enhance future understanding of environmental issues and help establish priorities for action.”

Job Description

Currently budgeted at an average of four (4) hours per week, this position this will require flexibility of time and will require working some evenings and possibly an occasional weekend. 

Anticipated Start date of March 1, 2021

HIEA is seeking an organized, outgoing individual with a strong technical environmental background and experience in multi-stakeholder forums to take on the role of General Manager. This critical position will act as HIEA’s primary representative, providing advocacy on environmental issues, technical support for members and the organization, developing the HIEA brand and public relations strategy, and recruiting and retaining members.

Reporting to the HIEA Board of Directors, the primary role of the HIEA General Manager shall develop and facilitate HIEA activities, represent HIEA at selected multi-stakeholder forums, advocate for HIEA members’ interests and advise members and the organization on environmental issues, in order to implement the HIEA mandate.

This exciting role offers the opportunity to:

• Ensure HIEA provides ongoing value to its members to maintain the long-term health and relevance of the organization and fulfill its mandate.
• Develop advocacy positions on new policies and regulations pertinent to HIEA members and influence stakeholders to address member concerns.
• Execute the HIEA business plan;
• Act as HIEA’s primary representative with stakeholders, such as governments, industries, environmental organizations and the public;
• Provide support and minimal oversight to the Public Relations Coordinator and Office Administrator, to meet administrative, organizational and legal requirements of HIEA.
• Engage with and support member needs, through advice, events, networking and resolution of concerns.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Science or engineering degree/diploma with an environmental focus and 10 years environmental management experience in an industrial setting;
• Interest or previous work/volunteer experience within the environmental or sustainability fields; in depth knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues is required;
• Fluent in Microsoft Office applications;
• Exceptional written, verbal and visual communication skills;
• Solid problem solving, decision-making skills – ability to work autonomously yet collaboratively;
• Exceptional planning, organizational and time management skills coupled with a strong attention to detail;
• Demonstrated high level of integrity and professionalism.

Qualified candidates are asked to direct their resume, cover letter, communications portfolio and salary expectations to the attention of Heidi Levitzky at prcommunications@hiea.org by January 29, 2021.