Manager – Climate Action, Natural Systems & Biodiversity – District of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

Manager – Climate Action, Natural Systems & Biodiversity

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The District of North Vancouver declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in July 2019. We are seeking an experienced, civic-minded leader to coordinate the District’s response to the emergency in the newly created role of Manager, Climate Action, Natural Systems and Biodiversity. This is an exciting time to join the District as we embark on a range of transformative initiatives including digital service delivery, a call to climate action and commitment to a liveable and prosperous region.

About the role:
Reporting directly to the CAO, you will lead the District’s initiatives in research, education, policy development and implementation in alignment with key actions identified in the District’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan: Impact 2050, and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. As the subject matter expert, you will coordinate the District’s response on climate action and sustainability while engaging key stakeholders including Council, staff, levels of government and other community partners to ensure the success of multi-stakeholder projects.

About you:
Your technical skills in climate change adaptation and mitigation planning, carbon accounting and natural systems combined with exceptional communication and collaboration skills make you an ideal candidate for this role. You have experience with natural infrastructure, natural asset management, ecosystem services, nature-based climate solutions, and deployment of phyto-technologies (green roofs, green parking areas and natural drainage basins). As an experienced Manager, you have the ability to leverage relationships across the organization to work with inter-disciplinary teams and committees. Your strong facilitation and project management skills will enable you to achieve results and balance stakeholder objectives while managing resources within tight timelines. You will lead a team which strives to achieve carbon pollution targets in alignment with best practices, advance the District’s corporate environmental agenda, develop corporate and community training and coordinate technical projects related to climate action, natural systems and biodiversity.

You have a degree (Masters preferred) in a related field (e.g. Environmental Science, Climate Science, Ecological Restoration, Resource Management or Engineering) and a minimum of 7-10 years experience in progressively senior roles managing staff. Your experience includes developing, implementing and managing complex environmental and climate change-related programs as well as an understanding of Provincial and Federal climate and environmental policy. You have considerable knowledge of the Local Government Act and Community Charter, Clean BC and the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. (An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered).

About the District of North Vancouver:
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District is inspired by nature and enriched by people. The District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. We are a flexible, family-friendly employer with an earned time off program and an inclusive workplace culture.

If you are passionate about climate action and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver, designated as one of BC’s Top Employers in 2018 and 2019.

Please apply online only with your cover letter and resume at by October 13, 2020 to be considered for this competition.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted

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