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Job Number:  46174
Capacity Building Coordinator
Job Posted: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
(61 days ago)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Region: Ottawa area Type: Full time
Location: Ottawa Salary: $51,400 - $64,600

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government.



Department:               Partners for Climate Protection Program (PCP) and Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP)

Classification:           Level 3

Language:                 Bilingualism is considered an asset



Funded by Infrastructure Canada (INFC), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) is a five-year $75 million national initiative whose goal is to enable Canadian municipalities to accelerate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce their vulnerability to climate change impacts – including through the integration of climate considerations in infrastructure asset management. Complementing the MCIP mandate, the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change. Since the program's inception in 1994, over 350 municipalities have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce GHG emissions. The PCP program is managed and delivered by FCM and ICLEI Canada.


Major Purpose:

Provides programming, research, administrative and logistical support for the delivery of the Partners for Climate Protection program, a national program supported by FCM`s Green Municipal Fund and Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, that’s primary objective is to support local government to take action on climate change though participation in the program`s five Milestone framework and capacity building activities. The position will provide overall support to the program membership in advancing through the program, reporting on activities and accessing available support resources. In addition, the position provides support to the overall capacity building activities for the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program. This typically includes the delivery of 2-3 other defined projects.


Key Responsibilities:

Membership Support and Engagement

  • Provide support to the Program Officer, Regional Climate Advisors, and PCP members as required.
  • Conducts outreach to the PCP membership to support their progress through the program.
  • Build and maintain contacts with stakeholders, PCP members and partners to ensure buy-in for program and to provide external outreach to potential clients
  • Generate reports and lists related to program deliverables and provide general administrative support including document editing, reproduction and distribution
  • Respond to project queries/ concerns from external parties and ensure action follow-up coordinating with Program Manager
  • Actively coordinates with ICLEI Canada as the PCP program partner.
  • Maintain and update information/data using various tracking tools

Creation and coordination of Knowledge Products

  • Evaluates needs of members and proposes knowledge products; in the past, these have been videos, brochures, case studies, member profiles, learning modules, webinars, etc.
  • Works with communications team to develop content, and go through production process
  • Leads the quarterly publication of the PCP Newsletter

Maintenance and coordination of PCP Tools

  • Ensures community is active and following the codes of conduct in the PCP Hub
  • Provides technical assistance to members for the PCP Hub
  • Coordinates PCP Hub posts
  • Liaises with developers, ICLEI, IT and finance for the maintenance of the PCP Hub and the PCP Milestone Tool
  • Monitors and evaluates tools, and proposes upgrades whenever needed


  • Supports the planning and delivery of events and workshops
  • Helps build and coordinate a community of practice for staff support grant recipients
  • Assists in the coordination and delivery of Transition 2050
  • Responsible for conduct aligned to FCM’s core competencies and business values
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements and for ensuring a safe and respectful workplace

Knowledge Experience and Skills:

  • University degree in social sciences or environmental studies
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in project/program management
  • Thorough knowledge of computer software programs (MS office suite) and electronic communication tools
  • Knowledge or experience of climate change, community energy planning and local government
  • Strong priority management and organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to establish support and credibility at all levels within and outside the organization
  • Excellent Customer service orientation
  • Strong political acumen and discretion
  • Excellent research skills and uncompromising attention to detail

Language Requirements:

  • The ability to work in both official languages (English and French) is an asset.


  • Occasional travel is required (average 3-4 domestic trips per year)



The benefits of joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the ByWard Market; FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services.

How to Apply:
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For additional information on this posting, or for further information on FCM, access our website at www.fcm.ca.

Visit the careers section of our website to apply. Deadline for applications is July 22, 2018.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept on file for six months following the hiring.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
24 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5P3
www:   www.fcm.ca

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