Website Green Economy Canada

At Green Economy Canada, we envision an economy where environmental sustainability, human well-being, and business success are synonymous.

Green Economy Canada is a national non-profit accelerating Canada’s transition to a vibrant and inclusive net-zero future. We lead a network of Green Economy Hubs across the country that bring together, support and celebrate businesses in taking action on climate change and building sustainability into their operations. To date, over 600 businesses have been supported to collectively reduce over 225,000 tonnes of GHG emissions — the equivalent of removing over 69,000 cars off the road each year. Join us in making business better, together!

The Opportunity

The Senior Manager, National & Atlantic oversees the growth and impact of two Green Economy Hubs – our National Hub and Green Economy New Brunswick (GENB), and their local staff teams. As an ideal candidate, you are an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader, with knowledge of the business, policy, and sustainability landscape, particularly in Atlantic Canada. You love building strategic partnerships and are a big-picture thinker. You are results-driven and have direct experience working with businesses to measure and manage their climate impact. You are a strong people leader with an eye for continuous improvement and a passion for furthering community-led and business-focused climate action across Canada. Does this sound like you? Then join our team of changemakers and let’s transform business as usual!

Ideal Start Date: As soon as possible
Term: Full-time, permanent position
Salary: $76,000 / year
Benefits:

  • Health and dental package or $2,000 health and wellness allowance / year (if opting out of benefits due to spousal coverage)
  • Access to the TELUS Health Employee Assistance Program
  • $60 / month home office stipend
  • 3 weeks vacation + 2 weeks shut down over December holidays and other time off benefits including Summer Fridays (bi-weekly Fridays off during July and August), and eligibility for Green Economy Canada’s statutory holiday policy which provides 12 stat holidays per year.
  • Flexible work arrangements to maintain a healthy work life balance and access to a professional development budget and dedicated work time to pursue PD opportunities.
  • Strong collaborative culture, meaningful work, and awesome teammates!

Location: Must be based in Atlantic Canada, remote work opportunity
Reports to: Director of Sustainability & Innovation
Direct Reports: National Hub & Expansion Manager, GENB Business Sustainability Manager (when hired)

What Does the Senior Hub Manager Do?

Oversee Service Delivery of Green Economy New Brunswick and the National Hub (50%)

  • Support local staff to deliver all aspects of Hub operations in a high-quality way, including member recruitment, member support and resources, sustainability education and peer-networking opportunities, and member recognition activities (an annual report, annual awards and recognition event, and member case studies).
  • Support local staff to establish the Hubs as a “go-to” resource for business sustainability. This includes acting as a senior representative in building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, including funders, policymakers, business networks, and Advisory Committees to further the Hubs’ success.

Lead Hub Strategy, Planning, and Team Management (30%)

  • Build a collaborative team culture, and support and empower direct reports to excel in their positions through activities such as conducting weekly 1:1s, supporting staff professional development, helping to prioritize work, removing obstacles, and celebrating successes.
  • Support the S&I Director in quarterly and annual planning for National and GENB Hubs, and support project scoping by ensuring work plans are developed and maintained to help the team execute work effectively.
  • Own Hub progress towards annual goals and support local staff to develop, implement and adjust strategies to achieve them successfully.
  • Lead high-quality and on-time progress and financial reporting to Hub funders, with support from local staff and diligently manage the Hub budgets.
  • Work with Green Economy Canada’s Partnerships staff and local Hub staff to develop a long-term strategy for continued growth of the National and GENB Hubs, and lead local fundraising efforts with their support to secure external resourcing (e.g. corporate sponsorship) where needed.
  • Bring learnings from the National and GENB Hubs to the broader Green Economy Canada team to help inform improvements to our Hub model, the development of new member-facing resources and tools, and changes to how Hub staff are supported.
  • Integrate new knowledge from the Green Economy Canada network to adapt and improve the growth and impact of the National and GENB Hubs.

Inform & Build Green Economy Canada’s Impact Across New Brunswick (20%)

  • Keep informed of policy changes and advocacy opportunities in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada that impact business sustainability efforts, and lead advocacy work in
  • New Brunswick with support from Green Economy Canada and local staff.
    Proactively identify new opportunities in New Brunswick to expand impact, grow our profile and influence systems change.

What We Hope You Will Bring

  • Based in Atlantic Canada
  • Relevant experience (5+ years) or formal education in sustainability, energy or environmental management, business, or a related field.
  • Oral and written bilingual proficiency in English and French is a major asset.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team management skills, with an ability to listen well and work collaboratively with team members to support a caring, productive, and positive work dynamic. You are comfortable working both independently and remotely, with anability to form strong collaborative relationships with team members and support direct reports to excel in their role.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with demonstrated success in managing significant projects from conceptualization through to implementation on time and on budget.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with demonstrated ability to anticipate stakeholder needs and effectively communicate and align diverse groups around a common goal.
  • Critical and strategic thinking skills to help your team to evaluate the best course of action to take to support Hub success and focus resources on highest impact opportunities. An ability to share perspectives candidly and diplomatically to generate better solutions, while also acting decisively to focus resources on the highest value activities.
  • Experience working with businesses to measure and manage their climate impact, with a passion for and understanding of the importance of community-led action and the role of businesses in climate action and the low-carbon transition.
  • A strong ambassador for Green Economy Canada and the local Hubs’ work; able to represent our work to senior leaders, partners, and funders, furthering their trust and collaboration with us.
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented with an ability to effectively plan and manage multiple priorities, be proactive, and build trust that work is completed with quality and care.
  • A learning and resourceful mindset to help find solutions to challenges while growing your knowledge and skills and Green Economy Canada’s capabilities.
  • Strong comfort with navigating frequent ambiguity.
  • Receptivity to feedback to learn from experiences and integrate those learnings in a thoughtful way to achieve stronger outcomes in the future.
  • Experience convening and facilitating conversations with groups and coaching one-on-one.
  • Excitement for working in a small but innovative non-profit with ambitious sustainability goals. You enjoy having diverse but focused work, a flexible and evolving working environment, and opportunities to learn and grow alongside wonderful people.

How To Apply

Please tell us a bit about your interest in this role and send a resume to Emma Murphy, Director of Sustainability & Innovation, at [email protected]. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting the week of July 1st 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

We sincerely thank all applicants, however, we will only be able to personally contact those selected for an interview. Please advise if you have any accommodation needs – we are committed to ensuring you can participate fully in the recruitment process.

Green Economy Canada is an equal opportunity employer where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work because of, not in spite of, our differences. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, volunteers, members, subcontractors, and vendors in all our activities and operations, regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), dis/ability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

What’s it Like Working at Green Economy Canada?

At Green Economy Canada, we seek to blend the nimbleness and autonomy of a small team with the influence and opportunities afforded to a national network.

We are bold, ambitious and optimistic. Our vision is for an economy that makes environmental sustainability, human well-being, and business success synonymous.
We care about what we each accomplish, not where we work from or how many hours we put in.
We want working together to feel effortless and the ways we work together to be intuitive.
We embrace innovation: we’re willing to take risks, we know we’ll make mistakes along the way, and we push ourselves to apply what we learn each time. At Green Economy Canada, it’s okay to fail.
We have fun, enjoy working together, and laugh often.
We’re not satisfied with the status quo: we don’t think “because that’s how it’s always been done” justifies a course of action. We challenge each other, think critically, and strive for objective decision-making.

Our Manifesto:

Now is the time to transform business-as-usual. From the climate crisis to social inequalities, we know the status quo isn’t working. Together, we can change this.

It takes all of us — every business and organization across Canada — to seize this moment. It’s a matter of rethinking what we do and how we do it, and working together to make it a reality.

Green Economy Canada sees what’s possible.

Our network is a place for leaders who are ready to challenge the status quo and make the transition to a vibrant and inclusive net-zero future.

It’s a journey we will take with you.

It starts with listening and understanding what can be done differently. It means providing the guidance, tools, and connections to help you succeed. It accelerates when businesses, non-profits and governments join forces. And it ends with seeing how we can do more together than alone. So, join us, and let’s make business better, together.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@greeneconomy.ca.