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Job Title: Senior Advisor

ORGANIZATION: The Transition Accelerator
LOCATION: Ottawa or Calgary
REPORTS TO: CEO
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The competition will remain open until the position is filled

Overview

The Transition Accelerator is a new organization that fosters and drives transitions to novel system configurations that provide multiple, superior, business and societal outcomes including emissions reductions. The Accelerator’s initial priorities are advancing Canada’s Hydrogen Economy, Electrification and Grid Integration, Personal Mobility, and Decarbonizing Buildings.

The Accelerator is seeking a full-time Senior Advisor to support the CEO. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for:

  • developing and managing strategic relationships across the country including with funders,
  • responding to third-party requests,
  • leading strategic planning, budgeting, and reporting,
  • and providing proactive advice and recommendations to the CEO.

Values

Candidates for this position must reflect the values of The Transition Accelerator. These values include:

  • Embracing a positive and forward-thinking attitude;
  • Working collaboratively with diverse, and sometimes opposed, views;
  • Grounding all work in evidence-based research;
  • Embracing a multi-disciplinary and pluralistic approach;
  • Focusing on innovation over the status-quo.

Experience, Qualifications and Personal Traits

  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 10 years related work experience;
  • Very strong verbal and written communications skills including demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and proposals;
  • Experience developing and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading strategic planning processes;
  • Experience forging partnerships with industry, academia, governments, and non-governmental organizations;
  • Experience with organizations whose governance involves multiple stakeholders, often with differing priorities and needs;
  • Takes responsibility and initiative, and likes to be held accountable for results;
  • A well-organized individual, comfortable with trouble shooting problems and handling multiple work streams;
  • Proficiency with the Office suite of computer software;
  • Comfort managing remote processes and teams;
  • Experience and interest in systems thinking;
  • Proficiency in English required with French bilingual candidates strongly preferred.

Accountabilities

  • Develop and manage budgets and financial reporting;
  • Lead and manage the organization’s strategic planning process;
  • Manage some fundraising, including fostering potential funding relationships, identifying opportunities, writing proposals and completing all reporting required under existing and new funding agreements;
  • Develop and manage strategic relationships with stakeholders;
  • Assess and respond to 3rd party information requests in a professional and timely manner;
  • Develop content and engagement tools (e.g. questionnaires, presentations, webinars and/or backgrounders) tailored to targeted audiences;
  • Provide proactive advice and recommendations to the CEO;
  • Other duties required by the CEO.

Location and Travel

  • Work will be conducted in a mix of virtual and physical environments. The Accelerator is seeking a candidate based out of Ottawa or Calgary.
  • This is a full-time position requiring some travel.

Application

Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume and short cover letter to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Competition results will be announced on The Transition Accelerator’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. The position has an attractive compensation package benchmarked to sector standards.

Job title: Hydrogen Node Leader

The Transition Accelerator is a new pan-Canadian organization that fosters and drives transitions to novel system configurations that provide multiple, superior, business and societal outcomes including emissions reductions. The Accelerator’s initial priorities are advancing Canada’s Hydrogen Economy, Electrification and Grid Integration, Personal Mobility, and Decarbonizing Buildings.

Background

In order to accelerate tangible progress in implementing a hydrogen economy, the Accelerator and the five jurisdictions of the Alberta Industrial Heartland, launched a Task Force to identify necessary actions and required steps. The Task Force’s work resulted in the release of two reports. The first report provided international and national context for a Canadian hydrogen as fuel economy, the second report provides a spatially explicit analyses of the economic and environmental opportunities of a hydrogen as fuel economy in the greater Edmonton region, and provides recommendations on how to capitalize on the opportunities. One recommendation is to focus effort to develop an economy at the appropriate spatial scale in a new fit-for-purpose Hydrogen Node model. The Node model was developed in concert with six national industry associations and multiple levels of government. Nodes will help ensure that public and private investments along the full hydrogen value chain lead to a sustainable economy maximizing the short, medium and long-term economic and environmental benefits.

The Transition Accelerator is staffing a full-time position to help lead a new virtual entity, the greater Edmonton region Hydrogen Node.

If you are a seasoned veteran, with experience leading in diverse and complex situations, like a challenge, and enjoy driving positive change, this position could be for you.

Values

Candidates for this position must reflect the values of The Transition Accelerator. These values include:

  • Embracing a positive, forward-thinking attitude in an often unstructured environment with multiple unknown variables;
  • Working collaboratively with diverse, and sometimes opposed views;
  • Grounding all work in evidence-based analyses;
  • Embracing a multi-disciplinary and pluralistic approach;
  • Focusing on innovation over the status-quo;
  • A can do attitude with a commitment to help drive change.

Accountabilities

Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will:

  • Lead the refinement of Node design, then implement and manage key Node components;
  • Develop and manage strategic relationships with stakeholders including representatives from industry, government, indigenous, and financial organizations whose mandates align with Node objectives;
  • Help lead the Node as it:
    • Guides derisking technoeconomic analyses performed by an analytical team;
    • Designs and implements an engagement strategy to ensure work benefits from input and advice from diverse perspectives;
    • Identifies regulatory barriers and infrastructure requirements to ensure an economically sustainable hydrogen economy emerges quickly and sustainably;

Location and Travel

Work will be conducted in a virtual environment for now, and may evolve to a physical environment and may eventually involve some travel. It is preferred that the successful candidate reside in the greater Edmonton region or elsewhere in Alberta. The successful candidate must be available for work during normal business hours 8 am to 4:30 pm MT.

Application

The position has a compensation package benchmarked to sector standards and will be open until a suitable candidate is hired. Applicants interested in this position will be open until are invited to forward their resume and short cover letter to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Competition results will be announced on The Transition Accelerator’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.