Beyond outreach

It's been four months since the Campbell administration fired former Sierra Club of Canada president Louise Comeau, the outreach and strategic engagement director for the government's embattled climate action initiative. That post, according to the government's directory, remains vacant. This, despite the fact government launched a search to find a replacement for Ms. Comeau. But the climate action secretariat is now hiring an executive project director who will be "responsible for directing, implementing and coordinating across government the integration, delivery, and communication of the Climate Action Plan, the Green Cities initiative and the Water Plan - where these three plans overlap." The following is a complete copy of that posting.

Executive Project Director
Full-Time

Climate Action Secretariat
Victoria

Opportunity:

The BC Climate Action Secretariat was created as the central government agency responsible for meeting the province's greenhouse gas reduction targets by coordinating climate action activities across government and with stakeholders. The Secretariat has a mandate to ensure an innovative, coordinated and effective approach to climate action in British Columbia.

The Executive Project Director is responsible for directing, implementing and coordinating across government the integration, delivery, and communication of the Climate Action Plan, the Green Cities initiative and the Water Plan - where these three plans overlap. The three initiatives overlap primarily with respect to how we design our communities, and how we help people make different choices.

The Executive Project Director maintains an understanding of the challenges and complexities of the issues, possesses a record of success as a leader who has established goals, accomplished change, developed teams, promoted innovation, built relationships, solved problems, and ensured accountability.

Your work history will include a number of years experience working in climate change / action, green development, smart growth, planning, and regulation of land use activities, and considerable project management and contract management experience, as well as a record of developing plans, policies and/or regulations. Experience in mediation and negotiation and knowledge of the public sector and government systems and processes, and experience promoting ideas and initiatives, presenting information and providing training are all essential to this role.

A role description and a listing of qualifications is attached. For information on climate change and the Climate Action Plan visit http://www.livesmartbc.ca/plan/index.html

To express an interest in this opportunity, please submit application materials to LC@gov.bc.ca by August 1, 2008. Your interest is appreciated.

Competition: Executive Project Director, Climate Action Secretariat
Closing Date: 2008-08-01

1 Comment

I wonder if this and other similar job vacancies may help to explain the unusually vocal enthusiasm that Vancouver's WestSide ENGOs expressed for Premier Gordon M. Campbell's carbon tax. Perhaps they believed that their obsequious praise would help propel some of their own into highly paid provincial government sinecures in Victoria.

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