[Sust-mar] Regional Director, f/t, Cdn. Wind Energy Assoc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Atlantic Canada Regional Director
Organization: Canadian Wind Energy Association http://www.canwea.ca
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Position Summary:

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the position of Atlantic Canada Regional Director. The person will be based in Halifax. Reporting directly to the Vice-President -- Policy and Government Affairs, CanWEA's Regional Directors are responsible for managing and leading CanWEA's policy work and presence within their region, providing information from the region to CanWEA senior management and other staff, and ensuring the coordination of regional activities with direction from CanWEA senior management and the CanWEA Board.


Develop, implement and manage (pending CanWEA Board approval) a regional workplan and budget to support the pursuit of CanWEA's organizational strategic objectives
• Communicate regional caucus issues and context to the VP Policy and Government Affairs
• Communicate CanWEA priorities and other information to regional caucus and regional stakeholders

• Promote, communicate and advocate for the adoption of CanWEA policy positions with political representatives, members of the government bureaucracy, representatives of electricity system stakeholders, media and other key decision makers
• Manage and lead CanWEA's regional Policy Caucus and Steering Committee in identifying CanWEA's priority policy positions and activities in support of CanWEA's organizational strategic objectives
• Develop relationships, partnerships, networks and strategic alliances to support the implementation of CanWEA's priority policy activities

• Identify opportunities for increasing the presence of CanWEA in media and public forums and liaise and collaborate with CanWEA's Communications team to promote the wind energy industry through a variety of communications and outreach initiatives, including identification of allied groups and local supporters; and act as spokesperson when required
• Identify opportunities to pursue new CanWEA members in the region and work with CanWEA's Membership Services team to enhance services for, and increase the membership levels of, existing members in the region
• Liaise with CanWEA's Events team to identify and develop program content for educational / networking events of interest to CanWEA members and wind energy stakeholders in the region

Competencies required:

• Leadership -- Ability to recognize opportunities for growth and development of CanWEA as an association within area of jurisdiction by identifying, articulating and executing new value propositions for CanWEA membership within area of jurisdiction.
• Facilitation -- ability to facilitate discussion of policy issues among organizations that may have differing views to develop common positions on those issues,
• Writing and communications -- ability to synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in a straightforward, easy to understand manner through both public speaking and written materials appropriate for the audience,
• Developing relationships and networks -- ability to interact and develop effective relationships with senior representatives of government, regulatory bodies and industry on economic and policy issues, and an ability to maintain effective networks of such individuals,
• Advocacy -- ability to advocate policy positions at both the bureaucratic and political level within government, utilities or regulatory bodies,
• Strategic thinking -- ability to develop and implement short-term and long-term multifaceted campaigns to achieve specific policy objectives; requires solid understanding of economic and policy challenges/opportunities associated with the development of wind energy projects,
• Self-starter -- ability to work with considerable autonomy, identifying and acting on regional issues as they arise, while able to recognize the need to escalate and seek consultation with the Vice-President of Policy and Government affairs;
• Team Player -- ability to work effectively as a team member; open to sharing with and supporting CanWEA-wide or policy specific initiatives;
• Personnel management: Ability to supervise the work of others, and maintain high productivity with content and motivated staff.

Education and /or experience required:

• Relevant post-secondary degree(s)
• Minimum of five years experience in the energy sector, or with energy and environment policy
• Good general knowledge of the energy sector and/or energy and environment policy. A good general knowledge of wind industry a strong plus.

Role parameters:

• Primary location: Halifax
• Will require some travel across the province
• Regular trips to Ottawa (up to 6 annually) will also be required.
• Expected to represent CanWEA in high-level meetings
• Public speaking required
• Media work required

Organizational information:

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is the voice of Canada's wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its members. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada's leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. To join other global leaders in the wind energy industry, CanWEA believes Canada can and must reach its target of producing 20 per cent or more of the country's electricity from wind by 2025. The document Wind Vision 2025 -- Powering Canada's Future is available at http://www.canwea.ca

To apply:

Send your resume as well as a cover letter at careers at canwea.ca by April 30th 2012.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. We thank you for your interest, however; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.canwea.ca

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