Canada nationals: Advisor (Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Policy)

Canada Post
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Description

The Advisor, Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Policy plays a key role in fulfilling Canada Post’s mandate to be a leader in sustainable delivery. Responsible and accountable for managing strategic company-wide projects and initiatives that support the Environmental Action Plan, the Advisor also contributes to corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and key stakeholder engagement. As an environmental and sustainability subject matter expert, the Advisor provides advice to business functions and contributes to corporate policy, strategy, objectives, targets, plans and identification of risks and opportunities.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Advisor, Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Policy.

  • Guides the implementation of strategic environmental and sustainability initiatives, creates project plans and manages resources to ensure project schedules, budgets, and goals are attained. Coordinates cross-functional teams and provides leadership, technical input and direction to execute the Corporation’s Environmental Action Plan. Coordinates effective communications and change management plans to support the successful implementation of these projects. 
  • As a Subject Matter Expert on environmental, sustainability and ESG related issues, provides research and guidance on material issues to support sound decision-making that meets both the business and social components of the corporate mandate. Assesses environmental impacts for business cases and coaches internal teams on how to embed ESG criteria considerations into everyday decisions.
  • Acts as an internal program spokesperson who advocates for increased employee awareness and engagement for environmental and sustainability goals, policies, practices and procedures within Canada Post and promotes the adoption of best practices. Represents the Corporation on external sustainability committees and membership organizations.
  • Facilitates cross-functional working groups with top influencers and stakeholders to ensure alignment and consistency in the delivery of Canada Post’s Environmental Action Plan and ESG framework. . Works closely with lines of business, marketing, communications, finance and operations teams. Leads consultations with bargaining units, employees and other stakeholders to implement projects and initiatives to meet environmental goals.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Contributes to the corporate sustainability and ESG reporting and performance framework, including CDP reporting, carbon accounting, sustainability assessments, scorecards, key performance metrics and performance trends.
  • Prepares reports, presentations, briefing notes, dashboards, predictive models and business cases for senior management, the ESG Steering Committee and the Board of Directors.
  • Keeps abreast of industry best practices and innovations around climate change solutions, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, urban congestion, responsible sourcing, circular economy, zero waste and ESG reporting. Researches and investigates market and regulatory trends; identifies and analyses risks and opportunities, monitors legislative and regulatory requirements and recommends on process, policy or programs. Identifies challenges and facilitates the development of innovative solutions.
  • Conducts business in a manner that reflects Corporate Values and Leadership Behaviours and Habits. Fosters meaningful relationships, founded in trust, respect and mutual understanding aligned with the mandate that the government, the Minister and the Chair of the Board have articulated to the Corporation.


• An undergraduate degree, preferably in Sustainability, Engineering, Business or Environmental Sciences with complementary post graduate studies in corporate sustainability, carbon accounting, climate change, or a related field.

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working in a sustainability or environmental role managing projects and/or overseeing program implementation with a minimum of 2 years in a leadership, supervisory or matrix-lead role.
• Highly knowledgeable about sustainability issues, standards, industry frameworks and approaches, including: carbon accounting, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), CDP, IIRC, SASB, TCFD, impact measurement, life cycle assessment.
• One or more years of experience in a large and complex organization.
• Possess an advanced level of competency in project management and policy implementation.

Other Candidate Requirements
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership, collaboration and team building abilities.
• Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving and innovation.
• Talented in developing and managing relationships with clients, business partners and other stakeholders.
• Recognized as a skilled communicator and presenter, able to build relationships and bridges between people with differing opinions.
• Extremely well organized and self-motivated, capable of managing multiple projects that are delivered on time and budget.
• Attention to detail and commitment to deliver high-quality, great-looking products with impeccable written communication skills.
• Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, MS Teams, Outlook, Sharepoint) and project management tools.

Other Information

• Bilingualism is considered an asset.
• Understanding of business intelligence tools, SAP, and SQL preferred.

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Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.

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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.