Funded by Infrastructure Canada (INFC), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) is a five-year $75 million national initiative whose goal is to enable Canadian municipalities to accelerate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce their vulnerability to climate change impacts – including through the integration of climate considerations in infrastructure asset management. Complementing the MCIP mandate, the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change. Since the program's inception in 1994, over 350 municipalities have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce GHG emissions. The PCP program is managed and delivered by FCM and ICLEI Canada.
Provides programming, research, administrative and logistical support for the delivery of the Partners for Climate Protection program, a national program supported by FCM`s Green Municipal Fund and Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, that’s primary objective is to support local government to take action on climate change though participation in the program’s five Milestone framework and capacity building activities. The position will provide overall support to the program membership in advancing through the program, reporting on activities and accessing available support resources. In addition, the position provides support to the overall capacity building activities for the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program. This typically includes the delivery of 2-3 other defined projects.
Membership Support and Engagement
Provide support to the Program Officer, Regional Climate Advisors, and PCP members as required.
Conducts outreach to the PCP membership to support their progress through the program.
Build and maintain contacts with stakeholders, PCP members and partners to ensure buy-in for program and to provide external outreach to potential clients
Generate reports and lists related to program deliverables and provide general administrative support including document editing, reproduction and distribution
Respond to project queries/ concerns from external parties and ensure action follow-up coordinating with Program Manager
Actively coordinates with ICLEI Canada as the PCP program partner.
Maintain and update information/data using various tracking tools
Creation and coordination of Knowledge Products
Evaluates needs of members and proposes knowledge products; in the past, these have been videos, brochures, case studies, member profiles, learning modules, webinars, etc.
Works with communications team to develop content, and go through production process
Leads the quarterly publication of the PCP Newsletter
Maintenance and coordination of PCP Tools
Ensures community is active and following the codes of conduct in the PCP Hub
Provides technical assistance to members for the PCP Hub and ensures regular posting of information by Secretariat team.
Collaborates with ICLEI in the development, management and delivery of the PCP Milestone too.
Liaises with developers, ICLEI, IT and finance for the maintenance of the PCP Hub and the PCP Milestone Tool
Monitors and evaluates tools, and proposes upgrades whenever needed
Supports the planning and delivery of events and workshops
Helps build and coordinate a community of practice for staff support grant recipients
Responsible for conduct aligned to FCM’s core competencies and business values
Responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements and for ensuring a safe and respectful workplace
Knowledge Experience and Skills
University degree in social sciences or environmental studies
2 - 3 years of experience in project/program management
Thorough knowledge of computer software programs (MS office suite) and electronic communication tools
Knowledge or experience of climate change, community energy planning and local government
Strong priority management and organization skills
Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to establish support and credibility at all levels within and outside the organization
Excellent Customer service orientation
Strong political acumen and discretion
Excellent research skills and uncompromising attention to detail
The ability to work in both official languages (English and French) is an asset.
Occasional travel is required (average 4-5 domestic trips per year)
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept on file for six months following the hiring.