Corporate Climate Response Coordinator – Comox Valley Regional District

13 July 2023

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Corporate Climate Response Coordinator
 

Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week

Are you naturally collaborative, service-oriented and results-focused? Do you want to make a difference in your community and be part of an organization that has a direct impact on the quality of life of residents in the Comox Valley? At the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) we are committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace which is representative of the community we serve. Our core values-collaboration, service, accountability and sustainability help guide us in everything we do. If you share our commitment and values, please consider applying with us.

In addition to the Comox Valley being an attractive geographic location to live and play, rich in rural agriculture, vibrant urban development, meandering coastline and dramatic mountains, working at the CVRD provides work/life balance through flexible work options (including remote work for eligible positions), competitive salary and wages, employer-paid benefits package, and municipal pension plan. At the CVRD we value continual learning and growth and support employees’ development through technical, professional, and leadership training.

Working with the CVRD is a plus for everyone. To learn more, visit our website at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/about/careers/work-cvrd

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Corporate Climate Response Coordinator (Coordinator) to join our team. The Coordinator will focus on planning and implementing projects along with developing policies and programs with the primary focus on reducing CVRD’s corporate greenhouse gas emissions (50 per cent reduction by 2030, net zero by 2050). A critical component of this position is to decarbonize CVRD facilities and fleet through energy retrofits and fuel switching as well as pursuing renewable energy and heat recovery projects. The Coordinator will also provide support for the implementation of community climate projects including active transportation and transit.

Reporting to the Manager of Transit and Facilities, the primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Focusing on the corporate perspective, the Coordinator will identify resources, risks and opportunities for projects entailing climate adaptation, resilience and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions;
  • Supporting CVRD corporate climate action initiatives in relation to achieving carbon neutrality and GHG reduction targets;
  • Updating, monitoring and implementing the Corporate Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) and the annual corporate energy emissions inventory;
  • Collaborating with internal staff from a variety of departments to develop and implement work plans related to CEEP initiatives;
  • Coordinating and investigating opportunities with CVRD facilities and infrastructure for energy conservation, district energy, waste heat recovery, fuel switching and renewable energy;
  • Assisting with implementation of projects related to CVRD infrastructure and facilities, including energy retrofits and new construction;
  • Supporting the development and administration of corporate climate action policies and programs related to green buildings, procurement and life cycle cost analysis;
  • Developing staff reports and other correspondence to support corporate climate action initiatives and provide guidance to staff and elected officials;
  • Facilitating an increased awareness across the organization of corporate climate impacts and actions;

 
Our ideal candidate is:

  • A relationship builder able to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including colleagues, elected officials, and the public;
  • A strong communicator with excellent facilitation and leadership skills;
  • A confident, professional speaker with the ability to make presentations of complex material in understandable terms;
  • Educated in an applicable undergraduate degree of four years or equivalent in environmental studies with a focus on sustainability, climate change, or other related field from an accredited university with over two up to three years of directly related experience in climate action/adaptation and energy/emissions reductions. OR educated in an applicable diploma of over two and up to three years, or equivalent in environmental studies with a focus on sustainability, climate change, or related field from an accredited institute of technology with over four up to five years of directly related experience in climate action/adaptation and energy/emissions reductions. (An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered);
  • Current knowledge of provincial, regional and corporate plans, programs, policies and practices related to climate action and adaptation including, the Local Government Climate Action Program, CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy, Climate Action Charter, Comox Valley Regional Growth Strategy, CVRD Corporate Energy and Emissions Plan.
  • Knowledgeable in project management methodologies and able to provide day-to-day oversight of external consultants/contractors/stakeholders and execute projects;
  • Strategic, analytical and creative when it comes to problem solving;
  • Self-motivated, organized and able to balance multiple priorities;
  • Resourceful with strong research and writing skills;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with strong skills in Adobe Acrobat, Explorer, SharePoint, IMAP and using programs for energy and emissions tracking.

 
A valid BC Class 5 driver’s license is required for this role. Successful candidates will be required to consent to a Canadian Criminal Record Check (including vulnerable sector search if applicable).
 
This is a CUPE Local 556 position with a current wage rate of $38.25 per hour.
 
To review the complete job description and to apply go to www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/jobs.

The closing date for this position is July 27, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Applications for available positions with the CVRD must be received prior to the indicated closing date and time. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted in a timely manner to arrange an interview. Virtual or in-person interviews are available.

The CVRD respectfully acknowledges the land on which it operates is on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.

The CVRD is committed to providing a safe, respectful and inclusive work environment. We celebrate diversity and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.