Placemaking4G Clean Foundation


Clean Foundation works hard every day to take on climate change challenges, create meaningful jobs with livable wages, and inspire a more equitable society.

We encourage applications from Black, racialized and Indigenous Peoples, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers to Canada, and People with Disabilities. If you are a member of a group that has been historically excluded from opportunities, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter or resume and to share your pronouns. We are committed to accommodating those with disabilities at any stage of the hiring process.


A program delivery non-profit, Clean Foundation’s (Clean) drive is to help the communities in which we work make real progress toward a cleaner future.

We understand climate change is an urgent challenge, putting our ecosystems, cultures and economic livelihoods at risk. At the same time, the clean economy is in a period of exponential growth. Here at Clean we support communities by bringing specialized teams together to work on complex problems and deliver clean projects and programming.

To take the steps we need to address climate change, we need to ensure solutions meet the needs of those impacted. By having our partners as part of the discussion and solution, we work together to:

  • Reduce energy poverty
  • Promote social equity and support underserved communities
  • Act on climate change: mitigation and adaptation
  • Contribute to the clean economy labour-force
  • Protect the natural environment
  • Educate and promote action on climate change

We bring multi-faceted subject matter expertise, tools and inspiration needed to encourage the actions that lead to positive environmental change.

Clean Foundation works in the ancestral and unceded territories of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik.


Clean is growing, and is eager to welcome an organized and people-centric HR Operations Manager to the team. Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the HR Operations Manager will provide current human resource expertise. By collaborating with the senior leadership team to achieve Clean’s objectives, they will inspire strong alignment of HR practices with Clean’s policies and practices.

This thoughtful communicator will roll out processes for performance management, coaching, creating talent development activities, process changes and employee relations support.

They will contribute their expertise to support the development and implementation of Clean’s operating strategies. They are comfortable advising on, interpreting and implementing proposed strategies and can draw on their education to provide metrics, support recruitment and training development and work in depth with our HR system (Humi).



  • Oversee HR policies and procedures as needed, ensuring they meet legal compliance and are in line with the overall business aims and supportive of Clean’s values.
  • Provide proactive input on HR and people-related matters to enhance the effectiveness and traction of business decisions.
  • Manage standard reporting processes as needed, ensuring both the accuracy and timely submission of related data.
  • Provide expert counsel on employee selection and performance management.


  • Act as HR support on all necessary aspects from organizational development and communication to employee relations, performance management and talent development.
  • Act as a mentor and coach to the HR Generalist.
  • Coach Managers in all HR matters with the objective of increasing their awareness and facilitating their development.


  • Support the attraction and recruitment of high-quality talent: to include leading activities locally and coaching leaders with respect to interview and selection processes.
  • Implement Training Need Analysis and follow up with the implementation of Talent Development and Succession Planning programs.


  • Certificate or Diploma in HR, Business, Administrative Management, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of related work experience
  • Experience in coaching and mentorship
  • Experience in HR Administration/Operations
  • Proven results focus and ability to meet tight, concurrent deadlines
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Solid understanding of Human Resources principles, concepts, and processes
  • Knowledge related to jurisdictional laws, legislation, rules, and regulations in Canada is an asset
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality, discretion, and sound judgment
  • Experience with an HRIS and HR Services technology
  • Experience with Health and Safety programs and compliance is considered an asset.


This human-centric leader is a natural communicator with strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills.

They are inspired to provide guidance, coaching and support to others, particularly in employee-related areas. They are comfortable leaning into healthy tension with the goal of collective problem solving that meet’s everyone’s needs and Clean objectives.

They have keen attention to detail and are motivated to help others develop and reach their full potential in their careers. They model a professional and inclusive demeanor that contributes to a culture fostering a sense of belonging for others.


Salary: Starting at $65,000 / year

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (Requirement to travel to PEI and Sydney from time to time).

“Work-life balance is at the core of Clean’s culture—those late-night work emails you currently receive will end the day you start with us! Along with our team’s comradery, social club, a well-stacked candy bar and dogs in the office, our employees at Clean have access to a multitude of benefits. With our defined contribution pension plan, health and dental plan, wellness days, paid vacation, volunteer hours and a hybrid work environment (role dependant) we’ve got you covered for both the planned, and unplanned, events in your life.”


Applications will be accepted until 12 p.m. on February 10, 2023.

Please be sure to include a cover letter that speaks to your experience, but we also want to get a glimpse of your personality.

Don’t be generic. Be yourself.

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