Outreach and Partnerships Officer

Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC)

Montreal, QC, CA

The Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC), headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is seeking an experienced professional to fill a staff position as Outreach and Partnerships Officer.
This is a full-time, two-year position with the possibility of renewal, based at the CEC Secretariat in Montreal.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and carrying out actions to develop partnerships and engage stakeholders in the cooperative work of the CEC across North America.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the primary responsibilities of the incumbent will include:
  • Develop and recommend a Stakeholder and Community Strategy for the CEC, which will be aligned with the organization’s current and future strategic and operational plans.
  • Identify, develop, and cultivate opportunities for strategic relationships (including networking activities, event participation, and other mechanisms} involving non-federal governmental departments and agencies, the private sector, advocacy groups, Indigenous Peoples, youth, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Develop and recommend supporting and reporting mechanisms for the Stakeholder and Community Strategy. These should include performance objectives, advice on performance measurements, and rationale for human and financial resource requirements.
  • Provide support and guidance on best practices and effective approaches for developing and managing relations with stakeholders at the planning, implementation and reporting phases of CEC initiatives and projects.  
  • Manage specifically-identified initiatives for engaging stakeholders and for project work. Identify and recommend external funding opportunities that could use, expand and develop the capabilities of the Secretariat.
  • Develop work statements, negotiate contracts and manage performance under contracts.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for decisions pertaining to the management of engagement initiatives and project work, i.e., on the direction of work, planning and implementing initiatives to meet objectives; hiring temporary staff, including setting objectives, managing workloads, conducting reviews and assessing performance, negotiating contracts and managing performance.
Attributes and qualifications
The successful applicant from Canada, Mexico or the United States will have the following education and experience:
  • University degree in social sciences, communications, law, public administration or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 8 years working with industry/business and or a state/provincial/federal level government.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, partnership-building with governments and nongovernmental organizations, external relations, or a similar field in North America.
Applicants must have superior analytical, writing and communication skills, including the ability to work in a multicultural environment with periodic travel between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The candidate should possess very good knowledge of written and spoken English and Spanish, and a good knowledge of French.
The work will be carried out according to: the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation; as well as any other related future agreements between the three Parties; the CEC Headquarters Agreement with Canada and Quebec; and CEC policies, guidelines and procedures and financial rules.
The salary for this position will be determined based on professional qualifications. An employee benefits package is included.
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation promotes employment equity and encourages diversity.  Please submit your résumé by 28 February 2020.   No phone calls or email message inquiries, please. Follow the instructions and apply online.  
Frantz Bernard
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
700 De la Gauchetière St. West, Suite 1620
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3B 5M2
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an international organization created by the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the environmental side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement, signed by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The CEC’s mandate is to facilitate cooperation and public participation to foster conservation, protection and enhancement of the North American environment for the benefit of present and future generations, in the context of increasing economic, trade and social links between the NAFTA partners.
We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies during that time.




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