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Education and Environmental Performance Manager (Climate Change)

Department or Division: Sustainability

Term: Permanent full-time


  1. Supervises, trains and supports the activities of the Climate Change Section and ensures its alignment with corporate goals, guiding principles, management commitments, sustainability planning and policy development, education and outreach initiatives, and monitoring.
  2. Participates in the hiring of staff, assigns work, assesses staffing needs, identifies and pursues other resources if necessary. Plans and approves staff development. Assists with performance management and, when required, disciplinary action.
  3. Prepares sustainability program plans, policies and projects, including draft bylaws and amendments.
  4. Maintains and reports progress under the Environmental Leadership Strategic Goal, in addition to other Sustainability Plans and Initiatives and assists in the development of annual business plan for the Division
  5. Facilitates and leads teams to directly deliver programs and implement projects in support of the goals outlined in adopted plans and establishes and performance targets for the section.
  6. Builds and maintains corporate and community relationships to support implementation of goals outlined in adopted plans.
  7. Leads implementation of major sustainability initiatives including the Low Emissions Community Plan and projects arising from the plan and greenhouse gas management and reporting.
  8. Leads special studies, research and analysis related to developing and updating sustainability standards, best practice and requirements.
  9. Supports the development of annual status reports.
  10. Assists with the preparation and administration of annual capital and operating budgets for the section.
  11. Prepares and/ or presents reports in response to inquiries of City Council, Committees of Council, senior administration and the public.
  12. Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies and departmental procedures.  Maintains and monitors programs which affect public health and safety.
  13. Oversees section communications and media relations in consultation with Communications Division and as required, acts as spokesperson on relevant initiatives.
  14. Administers all aspects of consulting contracts on behalf of the City and ensures compliance with contractual requirements, local, provincial and federal ordinances and occupational health and safety regulations. .
  15. Provides additional Divisional support in the absence of the Director of Sustainability.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Degree in planning, engineering, social sciences, or related field. 
  • Possession of or eligibility for full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP), Environmental Professional (EP), Registered as a Professional Engineer by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, or other relevant professional designation.
  • Seven to nine years progressively responsible sustainability, planning, community development, engineering or education experience, including experience in environmental policy and programs.
  • Experience with the following would be considered an asset: project management, municipal planning or policy development, greenhouse gas management and reporting, geographic information systems, environmental indicators, public engagement, environmental policy and education.
  • Knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of environment-related projects and programs.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and financial procedures
  • Knowledge of generally accepted project management procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, coordinate, monitor and evaluate work of assigned staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare and present complex technical reports.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic staff, civic officials, representatives of other agencies and the public.

Salary: $89,161.20 to $104,640.36 per year (2018 rates)

Closing Date: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: SCMMA 222