Canada nationals: Program Manager (Water Stewardship)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Vaughan, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Partners in Project Green, the Program Manager, Water Stewardship will deliver Partners in Project Green programming that aims to help businesses in  the Industrial Commercial Institutional (ICI) sector capitalize on the social, environmental and financial benefits of water and wastewater conservation. This position plays an integral role in advancing TRCA, municipal and provincial  goals of climate change, sustainability, and green economy by advancing uptake of innovative technologies and business to business synergies in the employment lands of TRCA’s watersheds. Primary responsibilities include working with business and government leaders to implement large-scale collective projects, leading corporate water stewardship programs, conducting strategic research projects, assessing program performance, supervising staff, managing financial resources, implementing online marketing strategies, and developing strategic relationships to help TRCA reach its objectives.

Partners in Project Green is a community of leaders advancing environmental action and economic prosperity across the GTA. Comprised of businesses, government, institutions and utilities, PPG works to collectively advance social and environmental sustainability through knowledge sharing, technology and infrastructure implementation, and network building. We help businesses lower operational costs while integrating environmental and social responsibility into their business models, and work in partnership with our municipalities to advance sustainability in the region as a whole.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver programs for large- and small-scale business clients.
  • Design program recruitment strategy and recruit participants by leveraging existing network, marketing channels and networking opportunities.
  • Nurture client relationships by staying in touch, keeping abreast of client needs, and creating value where possible.
  • Provide technical advice to clients and facilitate the implementation of low impact development and industrial water reuse opportunities by staying well-informed of industry trends, helping clients coordinate consultant and supplier site visits, digesting proposals, building project business cases, and easing access to external project funding.
  • Monitor and administer the capital budget related to the section and provide expenditure updates to the Senior Manager.
  • Hire and supervise staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Assess and manage staff performance through frequent touch points and by leading work plan reviews.
  • Oversee development of annual work plans, performance evaluations and professional development plans for both full-time and contract staff.
  • Seek new funding opportunities such as research contracts, fees for service, sponsorship and grants.
  • Deliver strategic research assignments for clients involving primary research, secondary research and industry analysis.

What you will need to succeed: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, environmental studies or a related technical discipline.
  • Water Resources/ Technology Certification or equivalent.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in business or the government sector; and Five (5) years experience at a senior level in progressively more challenging positions.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, performance management reporting, budget management, and track record of successful implementation of projects and events.
  • ·Familiarity with water footprint methodologies and water sustainability concepts.
  • Established professional network in the provincial/regional water stewardship policy space.
  • Knowledge of Provincial and Federal climate change programs and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and experience managing diverse clients.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized with a demonstrated strong commitment for the delivery of high-quality customer service under tight deadlines.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in all modes.
  • Presentation creation and delivery.
  • Relationship management.
  • Computer literate and familiar with project management reporting and software programs.
  • Market research skills.
  • Strong business development, influence, and political acuity.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to diverse audiences. 
  • Valid driver’s license.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-181-21 prior to midnight on July 22, 2021.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 


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