Are you passionate about public process and climate action in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area? Do you love diving into the policy research, uncovering information, and building partnerships? TAF is seeking a Climate Policy Coordinator who will provide core support for the Policy team by actively monitoring TAF mandate-led activity, coordinating and contributing to research, facilitating stakeholder engagement, supporting excellent record management, and liaising internally with other TAF teams. If you’re a bit of a policy wonk with a keen eye for details, we’d love to hear from you!
Climate Policy Coordinator Responsibilities
Issue Monitoring & Scanning:
- Implement and maintain an effective system to monitor government consultation processes, pending legislation, industry trends, and current events relevant to TAF’s Climate Policy Mandate, providing timely and relevant updates to the Policy team.
- Proactively monitor, through outreach and desk-side research, mandate-relevant activity and developments in municipalities across the GTHA and develop research briefs summarizing key developments and opportunities for TAF.
- Monitor news, media and other agencies that report on developments relevant to TAF’s policy priorities, producing situation reports on important developments.
Research & Writing
- Conduct research to support climate change policy analysis (e.g. literature reviews, interviews with knowledge holders, environmental scans) providing top-level summaries and extracting relevant information that can be incorporated into the Policy team’s research and submissions.
- Draft and support final production of well-researched policy briefs, blog posts, and stakeholder communications.
Stakeholder Identification & Engagement
- Act as the first point of contact for external inquiries to the Policy team, directly responding to requests or engaging senior team members as appropriate.
- Grow the Policy team’s stakeholder list, identifying relevant organizations, companies, and other allies in municipalities across the GTHA, and beyond.
- Identify and maintain lists of key government officials, including staff and elected leaders, and others with political influence, who can advance climate action in the GTHA.
Administration & Data Management
- Organize and maintain a comprehensive and up to date list of GTHA and/or policy stakeholders in TAF’s database.
- Identify, recommend, and implement improvements and updates to the Policy team’s SharePoint, Slack and Salesforce for improved internal communication and information flow.
- Provide logistics and administrative support for meetings and events, including scheduling, room or technology booking, preparing and distributing materials, presentation support, managing stakeholder invites and engagement, and preparing agendas and minutes.
Qualifications and Characteristics we are looking for:
- Post-secondary degree in environmental or public policy, political science, or related field of study, or equivalent work experience.
- Strong research and analysis skills. Research experience in environmental and/or energy policy; or other related issue such as health or economic development considered an asset.
- Experience in public engagement and working with civil servants and/or elected officials of different levels (could be in a volunteer or internship capacity).
- Experience using CRM/stakeholder databases to manage information, collect and organize data. Salesforce experience an asset.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to distill complex information and ideas into a digestible, easy-to-follow narrative for diverse audiences.
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and related business programs (Slack, MS SharePoint, MS Teams, Salesforce and Zoom).
- Ability to prioritize tasks, working independently and efficiently with minimal direct supervision.