Contract Duration: 2 Years
The position of Senior Manager, Partners in Project Green is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about business sustainability, climate action and eco-innovation. Under the direction of the Director, Community Engagement and Outreach, and with accountability to Partners in Project Green Executive Management Committee and funding partners, the Senior Manager will use their leadership skills, innovation, and strategic vision to lead a highly motivated team to effectively deliver, monitor and report on business engagement. The Senior Manager will act as primary spokesperson for the program and drive business and government engagement across the greater Toronto area developing and managing partnerships, supporting business innovation and climate action.
Partners in Project Green: A Pearson Eco-Business Zone was launched in 2008 by TRCA and the GTAA, with support from the regional municipalities of Peel and York, the City of Toronto, and the nearby business community to create North America’s largest eco-business zone focused on driving environmental action and economic prosperity. Developed to achieve watershed protection within industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) lands, a major land use in TRCA’s urbanized watersheds, PPG was intended to facilitate the engagement of partner municipalities and important IC&I stakeholders, acting as a catalyst to mobilize business communities within employment areas. Since 2008, PPG has engaged hundreds of businesses around Toronto Pearson, one of Canada’s largest employment hub. The vision of Partners in Project Green is to grow the Pearson Eco-Business Zone model as an internationally recognized community of leaders advancing environmental action and economic prosperity across the Greater Toronto Area.
Lead the implementation of program strategy through targeted delivery, monitoring, and reporting of programs and services.
Manage the program governance committee made up of business leaders, municipal partners and subject matter experts and implement effective strategies based on committee vision and directives.
Recruit industrial, commercial and institutional members by leveraging existing networks, marketing channels and event opportunities.
Create new connections and collaboration opportunities for Partners in Project Green Members.
Nurture client relationships by staying in touch, keeping abreast of client needs, and creating value where possible.
Represent TRCA and Partners in Project Green on external committees, associations and working groups to gather information and discuss emerging trends, best practices, challenges and to develop partnerships.
Represent Partners in Project Green at networking events and attend media inquiries and interviews.
Develop and implement program funding strategy, and strategic partnerships such as marketing, delivery and funding partnerships.
Create new business models and pursue new business opportunities.
Seek new funding opportunities such as research contracts, service contracts, sponsorship, large corporate donations and grants.
Lead program administration, evaluation, process improvements, procurement, and contract management.
Develop short- and long-term work plans, priorities, goals and strategies for the program.
Manage program budget, including creating budget forecasts and leading the annual capital budget process.
Lead and empower a team of 7-8 staff, including performance management, coaching and staff development. Provide guidance to Program Managers with respect to supervision and performance management of their direct reports.
Perform other duties as assigned, including TRCA or Board communications/presentations and Municipal Council presentations.
Four (4) year university degree or equivalent in business, economics, environment or a related discipline.
Masters in Business Administration (MBA), considered an asset.
An entrepreneurial spirit, with seven (7) or more years of professional experience in business and/or the government sector.
Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience at a senior level in progressively more challenging positions, including supervisory experience.
Experience in developing and implementing business strategy and corporate governance mechanisms.
Valid driver’s licence.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge and understanding of urban sustainability, industrial symbiosis, eco-business solutions, climate change and natural resource management.
Strong business development and fundraising skills through innovative finance mechanisms.
Knowledge and understanding of Provincial and Federal environmental legislation, municipal land use and environmental policies, operations and general practices. Well versed in legislation and regulations concerning TRCA’s and Toronto Pearson’s mandate.
Effective relationship management skills to facilitate multi-disciplinary support with staff teams within the organization.
Self-motivated and highly organized with a demonstrated strong commitment to the delivery of high-quality customer service under tight deadlines.
Proven leadership skills and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills in all modes, including presentation creation and delivery.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to facilitate partnerships among businesses, academic and government/agency stakeholders that develop and support business innovation.
Demonstrated experience in performance management reporting, budget and finance management.
Collaboration and facilitation skills.
Computer literate and familiar with project management reporting and software programs, Microsoft Suite, as well as client relationship management software.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting #TRCA-252-19 prior to midnight on November 6, 2019.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or driver’s abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.