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Project Lead, Environment (Indigenous)

Job IDE5-D1-6C-07-3C-2D
CompanyCity Of Toronto
Date Posted2024-07-03
Posted Until2024-08-02
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
Job ID: 46711
Job Category: Project Management
Division & Section: Environment & Climate, Environment & Climate Planning
Work Location: Union Station, 65 Front St. W.
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary Vacancy (12 months) Salary: $86,716.00 - $112,255.00
Shift Information: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, hybrid, per week
Affiliation: Non-Union
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 3-JUL-2024 to 17-JUL-2024

Striving towards making Toronto one of the most sustainable cities in the world, the Environment and Climate Division (E&C) facilitates the development of corporate-wide environmental and energy policies and programs. E&C manages initiatives and programs that seek to reduce the environmental footprint of the entire Toronto community, as well as our own corporate operations, guided by the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.

We are a group of diverse and enthusiastic professionals dedicated to long-term environmental and energy sustainability. If you are a passionate and innovative individual, able to pivot when priorities change, constantly curious, excited by excellent public policy, with a desire to advance environmental and energy policies and programs this is the place for you!

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Program Manager, Policy & Research, the Project Lead plays a critical role in supporting the coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of projects, activities, and assignments pertaining to the programs, services, policies, and/or operations of the Environment & Climate Division, while representing the Division on various committees, working groups and project-related community consultations with the public.

The Project Lead:

- Leads development of a relationship-building and engagement approach with Toronto's Indigenous communities that is focussed on relating the City's Reconciliation Action Plan with environmental and climate change policy and action, with particular attention to climate resilience and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
- Develops and implements outreach and engagement initiatives with a specific focus on engagement with Indigenous communities including youth and elders on climate change resilience and Net Zero topics.
- Conducts research to support prioritization of Indigenous perspectives into climate policy, research and action at the City.
- Coordinates with other Indigenous staff and Indigenous-focussed project work ongoing at the City.
- Supports the development of Indigenous-informed essential actions to enhance climate resilience and move towards Net Zero that would otherwise be absent in only presenting Western worldviews.
- Considers developments within the field and related initiatives by other levels of government that prioritize Indigenous worldviews, along with corporate policies, practices and legislation.
- Participates in the E&C's program planning process, including developing long range Divisional objectives. In support of this, the Project Lead will ensure effective partnerships with other Divisions, agencies, boards and commissions.
- Facilitates requests originating from elected officials, other divisions and the public, coordinating input and assessing project feasibility within current programs.
- Acts as a resource person for communication and inquiries related to Divisional activities and programs.
- Develops promotional and educational materials, and provides presentations as required for various levels of internal and external management/stakeholders.
- Oversees assigned projects and provides contract management, while monitoring project timelines to ensure completion within approved work plans.
- Prepares, coordinates and makes recommendations on Request for Proposal/Requests for Quotation, and tender documents.

Key Qualifications:

1. Lived experiences as a member of a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous community.
2. Education in environmental studies/policy/science, urban planning/studies, public/policy administration, sociology, anthropology, community development or a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
3. Experience working with or in Indigenous communities, preferably in an engagement role. A focus on climate resilience and mitigation policy and information would be considered an asset.
4. Experience in managing complex projects particularly to support Indigenous policy development activities, including research and analysis. A focus on climate resilience and mitigation policy and research would be considered an asset.
5. Experience as a fully accountable project leader handling multiple and diverse projects and priorities in a detail and deadline-oriented environment.
6. Exceptional communication skills (oral and written) that include ability to communicate clearly with community members and specifically members of Indigenous communities, excellent report writing, briefing material preparation and strong presentation skills, able to deliver to various levels of staff and other internal and external groups.
7. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and staff.
8. Proficiency with a variety of software including, MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
9. Familiarity with Ontario Statues, including Occupational Health and Safety Act, employment standards, labour and human rights, and other applicable government legislation.
10. Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Join Us!

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, you can participate in an information session on Wednesday, July 10th 2024 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. You will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the position, the City's application process, working for the City of Toronto and within the Division.

Webinar Topic:

Information Session: 46711 - Project Lead Environment (Indigenous)

Date and Time:

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, 5:00pm | (UTC -04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join Link:

Webinar Number:

2630 741 5456

Webinar Password:

Tzf5x6ASmF3 (89359627 when dialing from a phone or video system)

Join by Phone:

+1-416-915-6530 Canada Toll
+1-613-714-9906 Canada Toll (Ottawa)

Access Code:

2630 741 5456

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