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Climate Change Project Manager for ICLEI, Canada

About: Climate Change Project Manager for ICLEI, Canada

Position Summary of Climate Change Project Manager

As ICLEI Canada’s Climate Change Project Manager, you will lead our
expanding team of adaptation and resilience professionals in a variety of
climate action initiatives, including ICLEI Canada’s established Building
Adaptive and Resilient Communities Program (BARC) and the
newly-launched Ontario Resource Centre for Climate Adaptation (ORCCA).
This dynamic role encompasses a range of responsibilities, including
project development and management, partnership development,
fundraising, and cross-country promotion and representation of ICLEI’s
mission and activities. You will draw on skills across these domains as well
as your leadership acumen and experience with climate change adaptation
files at the local, provincial, and national level to lead our team in further
securing, supporting, and delivering an active roster of adaptation

Responsibilities for Climate Change Project Manager

Program & Project Development and Management
● Develop new projects to meet the needs of communities in
assessing risk, planning, and implementing adaptation and
● Manage ICLEI Canada programs and projects related to adaptation
and resilience, including staff, tasks, timelines, and budgets.
o This includes but is not limited to the newly-launched
Ontario Resource Center for Climate Adaptation, which
provides access to Great Lakes- and Ontario-specific
information, resources, expertise, and capacity-building for
various stages of local adaptation action.
● Maintain service delivery standards to meet the capacity building needs of
● Collaborate with ICLEI Canada staff and local partners to develop and deliver
programs and projects.
● With the Executive Director and Managing Director, work to maintain annual
workplans and budgets for the Adaptation & Resilience Team.
● Assist with onboarding staff to new projects related to adaptation and resilience.
Partnership Development
● Develop, maintain and enhance ICLEI relationships and interests with a diverse set
of partners and funders related to adaptation and resilience.
● Maintain excellent client relations with existing and potential new municipal and
public sector contacts.
● Work with ICLEI Canada staff to support and maintain connections with BARC
members and other peer cohorts.
● Collaborate to secure funding for ICLEI Canada and their programs and projects.
● Develop project proposals, through both Request for Proposal processes and
unsolicited applications.
● Provide general support to ICLEI Canada’s grant and sponsorship activities as
related to adaptation and resilience.
● Regularly present to Councils, municipal staff, Indigenous partners, community
members and other stakeholders about adaptation and resilience planning
(including BARC and ORCCA programming).
● Communicate ICLEI and ORCCA’s mission and promote activities across Ontario, Canada,
and internationally as required.
● Participate in local government sustainability and climate change-related events.
● Organize and support ICLEI events throughout Canada.

● Must live in and be legally eligible to work in Canada, with the ability to travel in
Canada and abroad as needed.
● A minimum of seven (7) years of directly-related experience in adaptation and
resilience, project management, and program development; experience
holding a management position is an asset.
● Direct experience in climate change adaptation/resilience, disaster risk reduction,
vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies, and adaptation/resilience
● Knowledge of climate change files at the local, provincial, and national level.
● Familiarity with key stakeholders related to climate adaptation in Canada.
● Confidence in developing and facilitating workshops ranging in length from 1-hour
to full-day.
● Experience working with local governments and an understanding of the non-profit
environment in Canada.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience developing and
delivering presentations, workshops, and training.
● Excellent leadership capacities and a knack for diplomacy.
● Ability to adapt and excel in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with evolving
● University degree in environment, urban planning, sustainable development or
related discipline.
● Bilingualism (French / English) is an asset.



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