Senior Campaign Manager, Canada

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

 

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

 

Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?

 

This is a one-year, fixed term contract with the possibility of extension or renewal.

 

ENERGY TRANSITION OVERVIEW

 

The goal of EDF’s Energy Transition Team is to bend the curve on global greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel production and use by 2030, cleanly and equitably. We will achieve this through a defined set of strategies targeted at 1) reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, delivery, and use, and 2) reducing demand for fossil fuels in power generation, transportation, buildings, and industry. To achieve this goal, we seek reforms in law, regulation, and/or business practice through a mix of strategic corporate partnerships, direct engagement with policymakers, and mobilizing investor and public sentiment in favor of change. In formulating and achieving our strategies, we will work in close collaboration with EDF regions, draw on cutting-edge science and rigorous economic and financial analysis, and act on principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to develop durable solutions.

 

OVERALL FUNCTION

 

EDF seeks a talented and self-motivated Senior Campaign Manager, Canada to play a critical role in the development and execution of EDF’s methane regulatory campaign in Ottawa as well as provincial campaigns in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Senior Manager will be responsible for achieving policy goals by helping create and manage strategic coalitions and relationships with industry, regulators, policy makers, opinion leaders, community groups and other environmental NGOs. They will be deployed frequently to target provinces and will serve as a day-to-day point of contact for our internal and external stakeholders. The Manager reports to the Associate Vice President, Global Energy Transition.

 

Work locations: Ottawa, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify near-term leverage points and opportunities in the Canadian policy and political landscape for improving Canada’s federal and provincial oil and gas methane regulations.
  • Map pathways and strategies for improving regulation and industry performance for mission policy goals.
  • Implement and oversee targeted strategies for developing and gaining consensus among key decision makers and thought leaders on policy prescriptions for achieving EDF’s policy goals.
  • Work with EDF communications staff and external allies and stakeholders to achieve advocacy campaign goals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with federal and provincial elected officials, regulators and ministry staff, energy producers and service companies, local officials and community leaders, environmental NGOs, reporters, and other opinion leaders.
  • Perform policy analysis and development for legislation and regulations, write research memos, communications pieces, and internal reports.
  • Assist in identifying, hiring, and managing contractors to help with the federal and provincial campaigns as needed and within budget.
  • Work in collaboration with EDF’s Science team and technical consultants and legal staff.
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values
  • Undertake special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice President, Global Energy Transition.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, oil and gas, or environmental studies plus at least 6 years of relevant experience
  • Strong understanding of Canadian provincial and federal policymaking, structure, and political processes
  • On-the-ground experience and existing relationships with federal and provincial officials and staff would be a distinct advantage
  • Deep knowledge of environmental and regulatory issues related to oil and gas production strongly preferred, as well as regulatory compliance and enforcement
  • Demonstrated experience crafting strategy for and managing public affairs campaigns, including managing consultants; message development and communications strategy; constituency outreach; and multi-stakeholder coalition building
  • Demonstrated ability to independently recommend and determine approaches to completing projects and managing processes where precedents are not always available
  • Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think strategically and work on fast-paced, dynamic issues
  • Ability to recognize and build on political opportunities for progress
  • Ability to work both independently and as a leader or member of teams in a dynamic and creative environment with colleagues and partners of varied background and experience.
  • Detail oriented and organized self-starter, strong project management and execution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills and judgment; able to professionally represent EDF with varied stakeholders
  • Able to adapt to frequent change and prioritize effectively under constant deadline pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Must have the right to live and work in Canada when applying
  • Fluency in English required and fluency in French preferred

 

 

Hiring Range

We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.

The pay range for this role is 95,000 - 112,000 CAD which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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